Divide my reported hits by 24

· Syndication

At birdhouse.org, Scot Hacker points out how RSS skews logs, noting that his NetNewsWire generates a hit on this site’s server logs 24 times a day.
Actually, I wish I had a nice web-gui interface for sifting through my raw traffic logs but I currently don’t, so I tend to rely on numbers reported at Salon Blogs rankings. The web-bug trick works only for the HTML versions of pages and doesn’t count RSS traffic. I think you can pass a variable to the Radio community server to see RSS traffic numbers but I’m not sure what they mean.
Scot recommends removing feed paths from your traffic summaries to see more meaningful information.