I have written a few posts about HitTail so it's about time I did one on FeedBurner.
One of the constraints of this weblog experiment that has not been stated up until now is that nobody knows about it who is web comfortable in the day job/real world. So who the people who are subscribing to this weblog are, I have absolutely no idea, but they did not come from local friends or family. More important is that the growth from zero to a whopping 18 tops is organic without any particularly focused effort. It is as if one threw a message in a bottle into the cyber-sea and received answers from all over the world. The level of connection on the web is truly amazing.
All of my hits on FeedBurner come from feeds not site visits. In fact, it would seem that nobody has ever actually visited my site. Not that I blame them, most of my connecting is through the Google Reader, at least my initial connections.
More people are finding items of issue through my del.icio.us account. The number of people find the Listing all ideas - Ideablob: where ideas grow at my del.icio.us account continues to get bigger even though I never actually got around to posting the article from Entrepreneurial Mind.
The regular feeds picking up my site include:
The bots looking over my website include:
| Another Google Bot |
Another Googlebot. There are multiple versions, some prepend the Mozilla string in their user-agent, like this one. Googlebot is Google's web-crawling robot. It collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Google search engine.
| Lijit |
This content was viewed within the Lijit service
| Moreover |
Moreover polls xml feeds for use in a number of applications such as an enterprise news aggregator
| Technorati Search Bot |
Technorati is a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere - the world of weblogs.
| IceRocket |
This is the crawler for the blog search component of search engine Ice Rocket
| FeedBurner Feed Insurance |
When you see this user-agent, you know it's working!
| Sphere |
Sphere is a blog search engine
I don't know if the I am getting more hits from Lijit because I signed up with them or not. The Sphere hits were from my del.icio.us account. This is fine with me and fits in with the philosophy of this weblog in that it is suppose to be about the links to intriguing and informative websites. Below are my top 1o all time most popular links or posts.
|Transcending Economic Castes||–||20||–|
|-- Staff Bios-- Center for Social Media…||–||19||–|
|Listing all ideas - Ideablob: where ide…||–||19||–|
|New York Law School: Professor Beth Nov…||–||18||–|
|Finding The Style For A Sucessful Caree…||2||12||–|
|World changing paradigm shifts come fro…||–||13||–|
|Slashdot | Fair Use Worth More Than Cop…||–||13||–|
|Web 2.0 For The Over 50 - A Good Experi…||–||13||–|
|Attempting To Tag Intelligently||1||12||–|
|Getting One's On-line House In Order||2||11|