PubSub Now Monitoring 8 Million Blogs

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Over 8 Million Blogs Served...
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PubSub are now monitoring over 8M blogs according to the threadlinked post at CEO Bob Wyman's site.

Over the weekend, the number of blogs we monitor at PubSub.com passed over 8 million. As of a moment ago, we were monitoring 8,049,578 blogs, of which we consider 4,591,573 to be "active." (Currrent numbers are always shown on our home page.) I believe that 8 million is the largest number of blogs being monitored by any of the various search engines, directories, etc. that provide coverage of the blogosphere.

For those that dont know, pubsub provides a monitoring service - you stick in your keywords - maybe a product, company name or whatever then pick up the results on RSS and subscribe via your newsreader.

Why is this good? Think about it: You publish stuff on certain topics right? Being first to the news or first to interestng posts gives you a massive advantage over less savvy competition and even being among the first to report on something cool within your niche can generate a whole lotta link love :)

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But...it's quality, not quant

But...it's quality, not quantity that matters...

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As a general statement for almost everythng that's great - but what's your point Brian?

Point is simply that when I t

Point is simply that when I tried out pubsub a while back, I ended up with the most awful irrelevant stuff being returned. There was no filtering or relevancy seemingly at work.

Also there's the great link rcjordan supplied elsewhere, pointing out that two-thirds of blogs are dead. So what worth is are the RSS feeds from these?

That pubsub can access 8 million blogs is great - but not if 2/3 are dead and irrelevant, and the other third are returned with no order of relevancy.

Of course, perhaps I'm being overly critical. :)

Pubsub is great but....

Just lately it keeps breaking the dates on the feeds keep getting all muddled up and I just have to turn it off until Pubsub gets it act together again. They may jabe 8 million blogs being monitered but if they cant get it stable there's no point.

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Also there's the great link rcjordan supplied elsewhere, pointing out that two-thirds of blogs are dead. So what worth is are the RSS feeds from these?

I hear ya - the dead ones will not show up on your rss once you have read the feed (or marked them read or however your reader works) only the new ones.

I agree on sorting though - when someone is actually able to determine authority or source properly they'll be onto a real winner...

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