How to nail someone faking the Feedburner count
You might have come across some blogs with some not so good content but still have a huge number of RSS readers. Mostly, it might be a fake chicklet they might have downloaded.
There is a quick way to check it.
If the Feedburner name is douchebagblogger (say)
then just type this on the address field:
thats a ~ followed by a fc.
Go find those nut jobs with fake reader counts, and make them pay. So much for blogging ethics!
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That is awesome! Good way to find out the actual numbers. Thanks for sharing it Vineet.
Here is mine - http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/mohanbn :)
Wow - that's an interesting new trick. However for my blog it only works if I use
(i.e the "feed" has to be changed to "feeds2") - Any idea why?
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/gitaaonline also works (only feed as mentioned in Vineet's message does not work for me)
Thats a typo from my side.
Its Feeds and not Feed.
Sorry for the confusion!