Earlier this week I asked all of my RSS subscribers to change the link they use because I am moving away from Google’s FeedBurner. The biggest problem I face now is how to count my subscribers, the main feature I used in FeedBurner.
One of my Twitter followers on Wednesday pointed me to a new Web site called URI.LV, a new service dedicated to replacing FeedBurner. Created by Maxime Valette, the new service will count your subscribers, much like FeedBurner does.
With a WordPress plug-in you can choose to hide the fact you are even using the service, so users will continue using the same feed. Unlike FeedBurner, the site feed will not be redirected, unless you want it to.
I put a test feed in the system yesterday and it did count the subscribers and the hits to the overall feed. It’s too early to tell how accurate it is, but there are so many people in the same position I am in that I wanted to share the information. I’m hoping this will work out as a viable replacement.
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