Which blogs have the most feed subscribers

I’m a bit of a stat head and enjoy trawling through log files and looking at pretty graphs. One statistic that I’m particularly interested in is the number of subscribers different sites have in different niches.

FeedBurner offer a great service for managing your sites feed and provide all sorts of interesting stats. You can also put one of their chicklets on your site to boast share with the world how many subscribers your site has.

I thought it would be both interesting and fun to create a top 100 (or so) of the sites with the highest feeds, so spent Saturday morning doing a big trawl around.

Site Subject Subscriber count
Engadget Technology
Boing Boing Technology & Humor
TechCrunch Technology
Simply Recipes Cooking
Xataka Technology
Interesting Thing of the Day Info
Mashable Technology
43 Folders Technology
TechCrunch.fr Technology
Dumb Little Man Misc
37 Signals Technology
Freakonomics Technology
John Battelle’s Search Blog Technology
Daily Kos Info
Read/Write Web Technology
Coding Horror Technology
Crunch Gear Technology
Duct Tape Marketing Business
Church of the Customer Technology
Micro Persuassion Technology
Life Hack Technology
Genbeta Technology
Coolest Gadgets 🙂 Technology
pf blog Finance
Small Business Trends Technology
BlackRimGlasses Technology
ProBlogger Blogging
Search Engine Watch Technology
Get Rich Slowly Finance
Matt Cutts Webmaster & SEO
FeedBurner Blogging?
Loic Le Meur’s blog Technology
Double Tongued Info
WebDeux.info Technology
CopyBlogger Blogging
Britannica Blog Technology
feld Business
Computer Zen Technology
Digital Tech News Technology
flickrbabes Eye candy
Writers Write Info
Emily Chang Technology
Mobile Crunch Technology
The Apple Blog Technology
VidaExtra Technology
Fan Blogs Misc
Search Engine Roundtable Webmasters & SEO
Search Engine Journal SEO
Manolo’s Shoe Blog Misc
Search Engine Land Webmasters & SEO
bitelia Technology
The Budget Fashionista Technology
Quick Online Tips Webmasters
Digital Inspiration Technology
Techno Chica Technology
plasticbag.org Technology
Applesfera Technology
Gizmologia Technology
Shoe Money Technology
Pronet Advertising Technology
Ruby Inside Technology
The Simple Dollar Finance
David Seah Technology
Online Marketing Blog Technology
Everything USB Technology
snook.ca Technology
Apple Weblog Technology
Shopping Blog Shopping
Directo al paladar Technology
le Hournal du Geek Technology
Marketing Pilgrim Technology
fosfor gadgets Technology
Zen Habits Technology
Talk Crunch Technology
2803 Technology
John Chow Making Money
weblog tools collection Blogging
Hacked Gadgets Gadgets & Technology
Traders Trade Business
Trump University Business
Entrepreneur’s Journey Technology
Challies Technology
GHacks Technology
Ask Shane Ask Shane
Free iTunes Downloads Technology
Paul Stamatiou Technology
Neatorama Humor
MWG Blog Technology
Go2Web2 Technology
Xataka Movil Technology
Ask the VC Business
LiewCF Technology
hiper def Technology
ConverStations Blogging
Random Good Stuff Humor
Daily Blog Tips Blogging
Science Base Technology
Slash Gear Technology
Macapper Technology
Personal Financial Advice Finance
Net Stumbler Technology
Pick the Brain Intelligent stuff
Bloggers Blog Blogging
Say No To Crack Humor
Connected Internet Blogging
Net Business Blog Technology
Matt Brett Technology
One Tip a Day Software
TechBuzz Technology

I’ve only been able to list sites that are both using Feedburner and choose to make their count public, so some of the big guns like Steve Pavlina, Lockergnome, etc. are absent from the list.

I will add new sites to the list as and when I find them, so if you know of a glaring omission with at least 2,000 subscribers please let us know via a comment, I’d like to build the list up to be a top 100 and as I’ve only covered a few niches that I know of I’m sure that I’ve missed plenty of others.

About Al Carlton

Al quit the 9 to 5 rat race in January of 2007, before then he was a software engineer and systems architect of financial system. Nowadays Al spends the days running his various businesses and experimenting with different ideas and opportunities.
Al can be found on twitter at AlCarlton.


  1. Hey,

    I guess we should be included twice-
    Our main blog feed has 7,501 subscribers and our sales feeds has 2,501 subscribers.


    (Thanks Chris for the heads up 🙂

  2. Hey guys, thanks for compiling the stats and dealing with the comments. This is a tough art to gauge so it will never be perfect.

    Mark @ Dumb Little Man

  3. Al: Only accepting new sites over 5,000 doesn’t really make sense to me when you still list several sites with under 2,000. If the list is to be accurate, you should add anything with more than the smallest number currently on the list, then delete the feed with the least subscribers.

  4. The tech website http://www.popgadget.net has over 12434 subscribers and definitely ought to be on your list

  5. I have translated this great post into Chines.Thank you for your hard word:)

    Here is the Chinese post:国外RSS订阅数最多的100个博客

  6. PFBlog.com at 31,206.

  7. Great work. You should open a wiki to have the list maintained and enhanced by any blogger.

  8. Not sure when I’ll be able to join this list, but nice compilation never the less. But sadly, I’m a regular reader of stevepavlina.com and really wished I could know how many people have subscribed to him.

  9. Good work.

    Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com) has 31,420 subscribers as of May 8th. You’ll see the yellow Feedburner counter at the bottom of the left column underneath the orange RSS chicklet.

  10. Awesome list. I never even heard of Simply Recipes before and it has 204k readers!

  11. I wonder if anyone will hit the million mark.

  12. For updating your list, you can pick up some popular finance blogs from this post

  13. Your Top 100 blogs made me think…what about those blogs at the other end of the spectrum with the fewest subscribers? Check out my Bottom Ten of blogs. These are all great blogs with fewer than 100 subscribers, as far as I can tell.


  14. I’ve added everybody else that has left a comment with >5,000 subscribers and a chicklet I could see or find. If I missed anybody please let me know by means of a comment here. Thanks.

  15. Our Sports Supplements blog has a whopping 2 subscribers!

  16. i was a bit surprised… bizone http://bizone.wordpress.com has over a million subscriber.

    joke :-0

  17. If u interested on the opposite, just follow my site. By now it still zero comment. How fast to be 100 by comment here? Just curious…, i think it wouldn’t ever get 1st a hundred..LOL

  18. Someday, I will be in this list. I am defiantly persistant when it comes to working on my blog.

  19. It certainly does fluctuate, Tim. I had a spike at well over 2700 earlier in the summer, peaked at about 2550 middle of last week and have once again dropped down to about 2300 today. At one point over Labor Day w/e it fell to 1600 or so just for a single day then bounced back to 2450 or thereabouts.

    It has to be something to do with the way Feedburner pings the different types of aggregators and readers. If lots are offline or not being run because it’s a holiday weekend, then the number falls.

    Snarfer, for instance, which has Sciencebase in its science section by default, fluctuates by as much as 100% over the course of a week, which I can only assume is due to people working at a different machine when they’re out of school/work


  20. http://ilovetypography.com is a niche one; already has almost 3,500 feedburner subs, and climbing.

  21. Can you look at http://manojjasra.blogspot.com to add to your list, we sit at over 1500 subscribers

  22. thanks for the GREAT post! Very useful…

  23. Are you planning on updating this list?

  24. My Sciencebase Science Blog obviously features on the list because it hovers around the 3000 standard RSS subscriber mark, but add to that the 1000 Sciencebase Yahoo group members and our almost 1000 Odiogo listeners and we nudge slightly further up the list. Obviously, not anywhere near Engadget which seems to have passed the million subscriber point by a long way


  25. I never knew many of these blogs until I landed on this post. Thank you very much for the list. I will explore all of them.

  26. YouQuoted.com Has over 3500 subscribers.

  27. Wow… I’ve already spent several hours looking over each of these blogs and I haven’t finished yet! But I would say this is a very good and useful list. Many of the most excellent blogs I found here. Good job!

  28. Well, now I really know who the top commentators are and can check out their blogs. thanks for posting this.

  29. Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed that Sciencebase has this week consistently been well above 3000, definite breakthrough with a peak mid-week of 3421. I’m hoping for even bigger figures for next week but not holding my breath.

    David Bradley’s last blog post..Night at the Web Museum

  30. TECK.IN (http://teck.in) has over 12,000 subscribers.

    Sree’s last blog post..BBC World News Now on Reliance Mobile as Live Streaming

  31. Wow that is a boatload of subscribers. Almost there 🙂

    Jacques’s last blog post..What Niche Is Right For You? 6 Niche Finding Ways

  32. Are these actual images of the feeds? Can you update this post?

  33. Interesting post. Hopefully I’ll be about to boast share my new blogs subscriber numbers once it isn’t so embarassing

  34. wonder if the number of subscribers could affect search ranking in the future?

    • Im pretty sure that this sort of stuff will already be used in the rankings now. Dont forget, feedburner is owned by Google so they have all the stats they need from this.

      Why else would they have bought feedburner 🙂

  35. When was the last time this was updated?

  36. Last time it was updated was in 2007, will there be a 2011 version?

  37. Wow, these guys are setting the bar pretty high.
    It would be cool if you could do an article on how they have managed to get thees subscribers. Of course great content I suppose, but building up a base like they have is an art form.

    Very inspiring though. Thanks for the share.
    Bill Jenkins
    Webmaster, bestlawnmowereviews.net

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