May 01 2008
Something is going on with Feedburner; yesterday my stats showed the highest number they’d ever shown, today they’re less than half that. I expect them to fluctuate some, but over the last month I’ve seen drops of over 1000 subscribers in a day, to be back up to their normal levels the next day. Today’s drop was nearly 2000 subscribers overnight.
Paperghost claims it’s got something to do with Netvibes, but I’m not sold. This has been happening to me a lot and for over a month, so it’s not too likely to be a single point causing this much fluctuation, unless that point happens to be part of Feedburner. There’s been very little written on this so far, so I’ll be very interested in seeing if Feedburner addresses the problem on their own. I suspect it has more to do with the integration with Google than anything else.
Anyone else seeing this type of fluctuation in your Feedburner stats? Or are you a little less stats obsessed than I am and only look at your subscriber numbers when there’s a reason? Hopefully there’s someone from Feedburner looking for posts like this who can answer my questions about stats fluctuations. Or maybe I need to tweet about it and hope they’re looking at Twitter too.