FeedBurner Loses Half Your Subscribers

Check your FeedBurner stats, but don’t worry too much: no, there was no mass exodus, you did not lose more than half your subscribers overnight.

There’s a simple explanation: FeedBurner is missing Google FeedFetcher stats- that’s the number of users who read your blog in Google Reader.  Last time I reported the same, Google Reader represented about 40% of my readership- apparently now it’s about 60%. 

Ironically it happens on the day when FeedBurner is in the news for launching  AdSense for feeds.


  1. That is pretty funny it would happen today. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I was sitting here scratching my head, looking at my last post thinking, “Was that just really offensive or something?” 🙂 Thanks for putting my mind at ease.

  3. You won’t have to suffer with this much longer, we are developing ZuneBurner! It’s much better.

  4. Oh, you’re preparing for a Zune Burning? 🙂

  5. I’ve covered the Feedburner Myth on

    It would be so nice if these feedcounts could be stable. I saw mine plummet to 1500-ish at the weekend but today it’s showing an all-time high of 3202!

  6. We lost 50% of our feed stats. Removed them completely for now.


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