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This article was published on August 4, 2008

    Feedburner hack: how to get 2500 subscribers overnight (video)

    Feedburner hack: how to get 2500 subscribers overnight (video)
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    Established blogs like ReadWriteWeb and Techcrunch proudly show a Feedburner chicklet that displays the sites popularity. But beware – since people are more likely to subscribe to a site with a bigger amount of readers, some sites manipulate the counter.

    Every once and a while co-editor Patrick and I stumble on a shady looking website with a ton of readers. That made us wonder whether Feedburner is hackable. I’ve sacrificed my personal blog for a hacking experiment and the result; faking your subscriber count IS possible! (read more)