My Feed Stats are not available
I just noticed that my feed stat tab is not on my DASHBOARD. I rely on those figures to agument what I find out with other blog stats. I am not happy if WordPress decided to discontinue Feed Reader Stats. BRING THEM BACK!!!
Meh. It was interesting only in that it showed how sophisticated the readers tended to be. On one of my blogs the feed readers outnumbered the browser readers. Besides, everyone who cares about feed stats seems to be using the Feedburner workaround and they’re getting their stats from that instead.
Matt says the feed stats weren’t used often. I wonder if he meant that most bloggers didn’t read them — or what. Also I wonder if they were accurate.
I used them and will miss ’em.
I didn’t check mine that often, I must admit, and most of my close friends are feed readers rather than browser readers. Do try the Feedburner thing (multiple threads around if you search for it) and see if that gives you what you need. It’s my understanding that it supplied some stats that WordPress didn’t in addition to those it did.
Oh wow, this is really bad. Feed stats matter SO MUCH MORE than blog stats, because feed stat numbers = actual number of dedicated readers. There will be a mass exodus from WordPress.com if this sticks, esp. since wordpress also bans the use of any java-script stat counters that we could add ourselves.
I refer you to the Feedburner workaround I mentioned immediately above your post.
Rain Coaster…you may have told me how to do this before… but my head has been swimming in a pile of information for the last 4 month as I have been attempting to assimilate Blog world information and application. I need to know how you created a work around. I would ask you to be as detailed as possible to help me understand.
Besides, everyone who cares about feed stats seems to be using the Feedburner workaround and they’re getting their stats from that instead.
Thank you very much. Craig
As a vote of protest…I agree Dr. Mike BOOOOOOOO Bring them back, please!
So far, my search for “feedburner workaround” just gets me back to these threads which recommend it. I use feedburner already. Does it measure the same variety of feedreaders being used that the wordpress feed stats counter did?
(and rather than be yet another person unpleasantly telling the rest of you to go look in other forums, it actually takes less typing just to do this: “feedburner.com” And you’re welcome!)
I check my feeds all the time. They’re a much better indicator of dedicated readers than random visits. I want them back. I’ll try feedburner.com, but I’m so non-geek. Just clicking on the WordPress dashboard was so easy. Maybe there’s something better than WordPress.
Can someone out there help me to configure and receive the “feedburner workaround” that raincoaster said many people use? I am not familiar with the process. I want the feed stats back Word Press Staff. Thank you!
I don’t know how it works; I’d just do a search of the forum, as I know people have covered it many times. You’ve started a thread on it yourself, several months ago. The basic idea is you try to encourage all your feed readers to use Feedburner.com instead of other services, and then Feedburner gives you stats for their usage.
Now I remember. Thank you Raincoaster!
You’re welcome; sorry I can’t be more directly helpful. I may need YOU to teach ME this soon, if I decide I want to use that workaround!
Please go to your dashboard and see Matt’s post. Feed stats have been “pruned” as in discontinued. http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/06/13/retiring-feed-stats/
This is crap, I don’t understand why the people on Matt’s Support Post “Retiring Feed Stats” couldn’t understand how much more important Feed Stats are than “Blog Stats”… someone goes through the trouble and effort of putting you onto their RSS list, then Feed Stats kept track of which of these people read your posts each day and which RSS Account they came from versus some random dude clicks on your page for a second before realizing it’s not porn then off they go… how hard is that to understand? And what’s with the “Pruning back” crap analogy?
If, as Matt claims, the “FS” were not being used as regularly as the “BS” it was most likely due to the “BS” being the default Stats Page and the “FS” being described as a “Beta Page” with no serious explanation as to what the “Feed Stats” were and how they were collected. There’s a big hole on my Dashboard now and the fact there seems to have been no explanation as to why WP pulled something I consider to be important makes me a little nervous… (I left a version of this on another like-minded forum thread)
(1) There is no “hole” in your dashboard but there is a link to Matt’s announcement http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/06/13/retiring-feed-stats/
(2) And IMO what’s crap is volunteers having to deal with your repeated rants posted into multiple threads. You have been previously advised in another thread to take your opinions to staff in a feedback. We do not discuss policy on the forum.
Bummer. I’ll miss them.
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