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FeedBurner Awareness API


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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 Awareness API was first published on June 22, 2005.

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Maybe they don't have a PING service due to bandwidth problems and SPAM?
by Fernando da Silva Trevisan on 06/22/2005 at 6:44:12 PM UTC
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
by Pete Freitag on 06/22/2005 at 7:50:45 PM UTC
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

We obviously need to do a better job of publicizing this!

Eric Lunt
CTO, FeedBurner
by Eric Lunt on 06/22/2005 at 11:19:21 PM UTC
Eric, Thanks... I must have missed that on the ping-o-matic page.
by Pete Freitag on 06/22/2005 at 11:22:00 PM UTC
actually we do have a ping api... :)
by chris on 06/23/2005 at 9:38:32 AM UTC