Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The adoption of syndication feeds: some numbers

While doing some further reading concerning my earlier post on the impact of syndication feeds on site traffic, I came across this post from last October on TechCrunch. It lists the top sites by number of Google Reader subscribers: Top Blogs On Google Reader.

I decided to do some checking on the growth over the last six months (actually five months and 3 weeks) to see how things have changed. I only did the first thirty as I thought that was enough to make the point. (And I was bored with it.) Now I know that some of these numbers are skewed tremendously by the bundled feeds offered by Google, but there's no denying that there is something big going on here. These numbers get your attention. You also have to keep-in-mind that Google Reader is just one tool, albeit a big dog, that people use to consume feeds.

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