Earlier I mentioned that I wished YahooFeedSeeker was more like Bloglines bot in that it should report subscriber counts back to publishers.

It already does that!

Here's a bit from my access log, slightly reformatted: - - [23/Mar/2004:08:13:30 -0800] "GET /blog/rss2.xml
HTTP/1.0" 304 - "-" "YahooFeedSeeker/1.0 (compatible; Mozilla 4.0;
MSIE 5.5; http://my.yahoo.com/s/publishers.html; users 236; views


It had been a while since I looked and I didn't remember seeing a mention of this at work--which isn't to say nobody mentioned it.

Thanks to Rick for pointing this out in my comments.

Posted by jzawodn at March 23, 2004 09:14 AM

Reader Comments
# Manish Jethani said:

Yeah, but for us poor people who use LiveJournal.com for blogging, it isn't much use, is it? That's what I like about Bloglines. It just works.

on March 23, 2004 10:05 AM
# rr said:

BTW, the stats are for last 30 days and track usage, not subs.

on March 23, 2004 10:09 AM
# Balaji said:

Thats cool. is there a way to find out who are those subscribed users?

on March 23, 2004 03:09 PM
# cpsafreena said:

hack yahoomail

on March 24, 2004 08:35 PM
# Jeff said:

I have examined my log files and on the line for Yahoo Feed Seeker there is nothing after ....Publishers.html. Has something changed since your entry? Do I just not have enough readers?

on December 5, 2004 07:32 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

No, YahooFeedSeeker stil reports data.

on December 5, 2004 10:50 AM
# Jeff said:

I went back and reviewed my entire access log for November and still do not see any subscriber information on any line for YahooFeedSeeker? I must be missing something?

on December 6, 2004 08:10 AM
# eurotrash said:

An interface to see this somewhere would be nyce.

on February 13, 2005 06:36 PM
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