[development] Module to Track RSS Subscribers

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Tue Jan 17 11:49:52 UTC 2006

Op maandag 16 januari 2006 20:04, schreef Nick Lewis:
> Hi folks, I'm in the early stages of building a set of scripts that
> parse out info about hits to a site's RSS feed. The goal is to
> trasmogrify what is now only viewable as thousands of anonymous hits to
> node/feed to a list of total hits to node/feed by ip address. My hope is
> that this will be the foundation for a module/feature that gives me a
> ballpark idea of how many RSS subscribers I actually have.
> Anyone working on something similar?

Please have a look at xstatistics. I think this can very well go in as 
improvement to my current "algorithm" :p It works, but only for large sties. 
Small sites get skewed stats because of bots hitting the feeds. 

I think rewriting the feeds (with session IDs) is a too big task. And a big 
overkill, if all we want is generate some stats on the feeds. We are not 
going to replace awstats and the likes anywhere soon anyway. 

And about that, we should really really really (times 100) try to get a new 
colums in the core stats table to track the client, after 4.7. It is all that 
is missing to make the stats table a 1-1 copy of the apache logs. 


(and no, let us please not start discussing here whether or not drupal should 
replace awstats and the likes)

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