April 22, 2005

Topix.net feed sub stats

by skrenta at 8:53 AM

Susan Mernit points to a fascinating scrape and analysis of Bloglines subscription data. According to the spreadsheet, Topix.net feeds in aggregate are the #3 subscription source at Bloglines.

We wondered how Topix.net stood in aggregate, since the most popular feed lists on bloglines and my yahoo are for individual feeds. We've often wondered how we'd do if they counted all of the Topix.net feeds together.

Topix.net has 187k subs total on My Yahoo, compared with 7k on Bloglines. My Yahoo is *huge* in rss.

For calibration, our gay/lesbian feed is our most popular feed with 18,649 subscribers on My Yahoo. My Yahoo shows it as their #82 most popular feed. We can also confirm that knitting is much bigger online than silicon valley techies would guess. Our knitting feed is our 12th most popular feed; quiliting is #10.

Top Topix.net RSS feeds on Bloglines+My Yahoo:

position  subscribers  feed
1.18,649Gay/Lesbian
2.6,991NFL
3.6,329MLB
4.4,681NBA
5.3,785NCAA Football
6.2,624Religion
7.2,114Photography
8.913Entertainment
9.898Blogs
10.816Quilting
11.627New York Yankees
12.615Knitting
13.614Illinois Basketball
14.584Recipes
15.552Ohio State Football
16.488Catholicism
17.481Formula-1 Racing
18.463NASCAR
19.462Chicago Cubs
20.453Michael Jackson

All Topix.net feeds.