Fun with FEEDJIT

By Doug Schaefer

I’m not sure if you noticed, or are reading this blog from one of the
syndication sites it gets copied too (like Planet Eclipse, or the Wind
River Blog Network). But if you check back to the original site
and scroll down a bit, you’ll see a new panel called the FEEDJIT Live
Traffic Feed. I know people express concerns about web things following
them, and if I get enough negative response to it I’ll pull it off. But
in the meantime, I’m spellbound by this feature.

I’m learning
quite a lot about the audience for this blog. The traffic feed gives me
the city that where the person was, which is spread throughout the
world, as well as a hint at how they got to my site. A few people come
directly, I guess from an RSS reader where they’ve subscribed one way
or another (Thank you!). More often, though, people end up here based
on google searches, and I get the snippet that they were searching for!
Creepy, but very useful.

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