I don't chase blog stats but wondered what the demise of Google Reader would mean for RSS use. It appears that Feedburner (which I use for watching that) is either broken or blatantly lies.
My Feedburner Subscribers (the green line below) plummeted from ~9500 to ~250 after Google Reader closed. I wondered if there were thousands of zombie Reader accounts boosting the FeedBurner stats?
Now it appears FeedBurner is randomly fluctuating between reporting several hundred and tens of thousands of subscribers.
My conclusion: Google FeedBurner is either totally unreliable rubbish or is deliberately misreporting stats. If that is the case with FeedBurner what does it mean for the Google’s other stats service which is widely used to evaluate Google advertising effectiveness…?