- Track the historical readership of your blogs (that use Feedburner, and have the Awareness API turned on)
- Compare and track the readership of popular blogs, competitors, etc. When you see that a blog uses Feedburner for their feed, try entering the blog to see if the Awareness API data is public. For many, it is.
Features and Notes
- Uses compact, expressive sparkline chart for historical trend (showing 30 days by default, but configurable), showing the ebb and flow of your feed subscribers
- Before you can use Feedsparks to track your own feed subscribers, either turn on the Awareness API in FeedBurner for each of your feeds (preferred), or provide your FeedBurner userid and password to the gadget.
- Configure which feeds to show from the “Edit Settings” menu of the widget
- Shows current day’s number, with green/red arrow showing if it’s up or down from yesterday
- In the sparkline graph, the green dot is the point of highest traffic, red is the low point, and blue is the current number
- Choose to show statistics on FeedBurner’s circulation estimate (default), feed hits, or reach
- You can choose how many characters to include in the name, before it gets truncated with an ellipsis ….
- Code now hosted on Google Code with a MIT License.
- Built on Google services (feedburner to query data, google charts to display it). All other work happens locally in your browser, so the Feedsparks gadget should be quite scalable and reliable. And it if doesn’t work, it’s Google’s fault
- Uses the twotone royalty-free icon library
- New as of v12: You can now optionally choose a display name that’s different from Feedburner’s id. For example, “Leancodecom,Leancode” grabs the data for the Leancodecom feed from FeedBurner, but displays it in the widget simply as “Leancode”.
- New as of v12: Supports dynamic height resizing
- New as of v12: Uses new Google Gadgets image caching features to speed loading of sparklines and icons.
- New as of v16: Supports charting “reach” in addition to feed circulation and feed hits
Let me know if you have any feedback or feature requests!