FeedBurner Awareness API

June 22, 2005

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FeedBurner is introducing their Feed Awareness API. If you have a free account with FeedBurner you can get your feed circulation (number of subscribers), and number of hits on your feed using their REST api.

If you have a pro account you can get item, and resyndication data from the API.

I am wondering why FeedBurner doesn't have a ping API yet? So you can tell them that your feed has updated.

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FeedBurner will host your RSS feed for you and provide lots of value added services, such as stats, ads, splicing links or photos, etc.

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Maybe they don't have a PING service due to bandwidth problems and SPAM?
Perhaps, though I would think they have quite a bit of bandwidth due to the amount of feeds they host. I'm not really sure how the ping service would get spammed though? I am referring to a ping service such as pingomatic.com
When you search for new posts in a blog, it's an action of the program SEARCHING FOR the blog. When you ping, YOU tell the program that you make some new posts... so, maybe you can ping it a lot of times and, even if you don't get too much atention, you can consume all the bandwidth of the service - you and some others too. Just thinking about and speculating, I'm not some kind of specialist... :)
Hello there. We do have a ping service! In fact, we're one of the services listed at ping-o-matic, or you can just ping us directly. Check out http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000478.html We obviously need to do a better job of publicizing this! Eric Lunt CTO, FeedBurner
Eric, Thanks... I must have missed that on the ping-o-matic page.
actually we do have a ping api... :) http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000478.html
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