What If The Google Reader Readers Just Don’t Come Back?

MG Siegler, a partner at TechCrunch has this interesting perspective on the death of Google Reader…

When I heard about the killing of Reader, I decided to dig a bit deeper to see just how much traffic Reader is responsible for. And I did this not only for my own site, but for TechCrunch as well. The results are both fascinating and terrifying. When Reader takes its dirt nap in July, a lot of us could be really screwed in the two places it hurts the most: our egos and our pocketbooks.

In the past 30 days, Google Reader has been the number four referrer of traffic to TechCrunch, behind just Google Search, Facebook, and Twitter — and it nearly beat Twitter. Google Reader accounted for a little over three percent of all visits.

If you go back to include the past year, Google Reader falls to number five on the list, with Aol.com, the parent of this site, sneaking in there as well. But the percentage of total referrals jumps a bit in that span, to just over four percent. Continue reading

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This video is the earliest screencast I can find of me using Feedly which puts my history at just over 2 years. I have been using Google Reader for almost 7 years but there are times — even when Google Reader was NOT a dead man walking — that I used Feedly for my personal news aggregation. This will be the first in a series of tips and tricks videos for new users of Feedly. The Feedly action starts at about 4:00. Interesting to note that two of the three great products in this video are dead only 2 years later; Google Reader and Gist…
Read more at http://e1evation.com/2013/03/21/welcome-to-feedly/#wpt7AQiODR8VsOsZ.99

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