We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Google & MyYahoo are king of RSS

Report analyses most popular aggregators

FeedBurner, an RSS feed-tracking and management service, has released a report that analyses the most popular feed aggregators on the web based on content views and clicks back to a publisher's website.

The results? Google Reader tops the list of feed aggregators as far as views, which are the number of times a feed's content is downloaded and displayed. But MyYahoo! is the largest driver of traffic back to a publisher's site, according to the report.

MyYahoo! had 54 percent of the clicks (returns to a publisher's site) in the survey with Google Reader pulling in 21 percent, FeedBurner said. The top four aggregators measured by clicks also included Bloglines, with 11 percent, and Netvibes, with 9 percent. Those four accounted for 95 percent of all web aggregator clicks.

Meanwhile, Google Reader pulled in 59 percent of the views, according to FeedBurner. Google Reader, Bloglines, NewsGator and Netvibes accounted for 98 percent of all recorded views, FeedBurner said.

The survey used the 604,533 feeds that FeedBurner tracks on behalf of 347,000 bloggers, podcasters and publishers.


IDG UK Sites

Very best Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Latest bargains on phones, tablets, laptops and more...

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday feeding frenzy infects the UK

IDG UK Sites

VAT MOSS: Will I be affected by the EU VAT changes? Here are the facts for designers and artists

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 UK: Apple deals, Amazon deals & Black Friday tech offers