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Build Your Own RSS Tracking Application: An Overview and Data Collection

Content syndication via RSS and XML and blogging are extremely hot topics, but there are few tools available to track people reading and interacting with your content and articles. With a little bit of Perl knowledge, you can use our “build your own” hack to write a bare-bones RSS traffic analyzer.

If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves a bit and dig into some Perl, you can significantly enhance your ability to track syndicated content compared to the little you’re likely able to learn using only web measurement tools [Hack #47] . Using the following scripts to track your own RSS feeds and posts will tell you:


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