OK, I’m throwing the towel.
Dear readers (how many of you are really out there??), is anyone among you able to explain to me how the Feedburner stats work? Following daily the numbers of my blogs, I have come to understand that the displayed number of subscribers was based on how many readers connected each day. Well, is it? I have noticed that, on weekends (and holidays), the number could go down a lot, making me think that many subscribers were connecting from work. Made sense. So, I quickly realized that it was not because people were actually unsubscribing (although I am not naive enough to believe nobody has!). The number of subscribers would still slowly go up month after month.
But now, I don’t get it. The number went down by half some time ago, to sharply go up again, and back down by half (114 on time of writing). It’s been there for days now, making me depressed. Or should I be?
Here’s the graph for the last 30 days:
I know something is fishy with Feedburner. One of my blogs, the too neglected The Big Integration, is supposed to have between 0 and 2 subscribers. I know it’s way more, because I personally know about a dozen (unless they all lied when they confirmed receiving my feeds), and each time I talk about WebTrends, about 25 people visit from the company on the same day. How would they know if they hadn’t subscribed?
So, please, help me make sense of this nonsense!!
What am I missing (besides brains)?