Re: "Awareness" in feedburner
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stephen Eley" <SFEley@...> wrote:
> On 8/21/07, Michael W. Dean <kittyfeet70@...> wrote:
> > Should it be turned on? What are the pros and cons?
> The Feedburner Awareness API allows access to your Feedburner
> subscriber stats from outside applications. Whether you should turn
> it on depends on -- well, whether you want to allow access to your
> Feedburner subscriber stats from outside applications.
> I have it on for mine -- I don't mind people knowing my subscriber
> counts. In fact, I have a widget on the Escape Pod site that displays
> it publicly. I also have the FB dashboard widget on my Mac so that,
> with one press of a button, I can find out my day's subscriber counts
> for Escape Pod, Escape Pod Classic, Pseudopod, Scott Sigler's feed,
> and a few others.
> Oh, and as a secondary effect, turning on the Awareness API will also
> allow your podcast to be listed in the Top 100 Subscribers listing on
> Podfeed.net. (http://www.podfeed.net/feedburner_rankings.asp) I
> don't think that's a big deal, but it's one of the very few places
> where anybody can research anything about podcast audience sizes, so
> take it for what it's worth.
> Have Fun,
> Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
> ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
Thank you, Steve.