Top 40 sites according to FeedBurner stats

Thanks to FranticIndustries for including both and eHub on his list.

FeedBurner is a popular RSS feed manager, with over 600.000 feeds in their roster. One of the advantages it offers is tracking the statistics for your RSS feed usage. Publishers can also choose to go public with this data, and many of them are displaying the number of their RSS subscribers, according to FeedBurner, on their site.

However, FeedBurner, for some reason, isn’t trying to be a popularity measuring tool. They have the data. They have the capabilities. Yet, they’re not maintaining any sort of top list of feeds with the most subscribers. The number of RSS subscribers is not the ultimate way to measure the popularity of a website, but it’s a really important metric. If FeedBurner were to maintain such a top list, it would be at least as important as Technorati and Alexa’s top lists.

Besides waiting for FeedBurner to actually do a top list, the second best thing I could do is to create my own list of top blogs according to their FeedBurner RSS subscriber data. Maybe this experiment encourages the folks at FeedBurner to do the same thing themselves.

1. BoingBoing
2. TechCrunch
3. Simply Recipes
4. Interesting Thing of the Day
5. 43Folders
6. Mashable
7. DumbLittleMan
8. 37signals
9. John Battelle’s Searchblog
10. CrunchGear
11. Read/Write Web
12. Coding Horror
13. How to Change the World by Guy Kawasaki
14. MicroPersuasion
15. Duct Tape Marketing
16. DiggNation
17. GoogleOperatingSystem
18. LifeHack
19. TreeHugger
20. FrenchMaidTV
21. Small Business Trends
22. Jeff Clavier’s Software Only
23. A VC
24. Search Engine Watch
25. My Personal Finance Journey
26. ProBlogger
27. Chris Pirillo
28. On The Media
29. FeedBurner
30. Vitamin
31. UberGizmo
32. Get Rich Slowly
33. Web2Explorer
34. ParentHacks
35. Particle Tree
36. Political Wire
37. Copyblogger
38. Writers Write
39. Mac Mega Site
40. Emily Chang
41. Photoshop Killer Tips
42. eHub
43. French For Beginners
44. MobileCrunch
45. GeekZone
46. TheRssBlog