How to nail someone faking the Feedburner count

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Hi,

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:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/douchebagblogger

thats a ~ followed by a fc.

Go find those nut jobs with fake reader counts, and make them pay. So much for blogging ethics! 

Enjoy!

Edited 8 years ago
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Mohan
Mohan
from Bangalore
8 years ago

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 :)

 

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Yes, yes please flaunt your reader count. hehehe 

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

This ones great ethical hack to work with Wink

Rohini
Rohini
from Bangalore
8 years ago

Nice work , Vineet and Lol at the example name.

Sowmya
Sowmya
from Chennai, Manama
8 years ago

Wow - that's an interesting new trick. However for my blog it only works if I use

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~fc/gitaaonline

(i.e the "feed" has to be changed to "feeds2") -  Any idea why?

Sowmya
from Chennai, Manama
8 years ago

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/gitaaonline also works (only feed as mentioned in Vineet's message does not work for me)

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
8 years ago

My bad, edited the topic now 

Sanjay Vedula
Sanjay Vedula
from Hyderabad
8 years ago

Thanks Vineet!

Simple URL based test.

Cool!

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Sorry Guys, 

Thats a typo from my side. 

Its Feeds and not Feed. 

Sorry for the confusion! 


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