Feedly is crushing everyone else trying to filling the gaping void left after Google killed its Reader product. It’s also becoming a significant driver of traffic overall, ranking No. 14 in Parse.ly’s top 30 list and producing more than 7 million page views. (Parse.ly measures traffic sources for major media players)
Here’s a graph showing Feedly getting almost eight times the use of the next RSS reader.
And a chart showing Feedly as one of the leading sources of traffic to news sites.
Not to worry that your blog is not included among the major news sites looked at for Feedly traffic. This report does tell you that Feedly is being used as a source of news and information by your audience and that those reading content via Feedly are sharing to social media via Feedly.
Over the last month, Feedly was the sixth leading source of traffic to my blog, trailing only Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Google News.
As of a couple months ago Feedly had over 13 million users, up from 3 million in April and was handling over 32 million feeds of content. From everything I can tell, Feedly’s management has risen to the occasion with the necessary servers and related resources to meet our demand for a good RSS reader.
As way of background, Feedly is a news aggregator application for various desktop Web browsers as well as mobile devices. Feedly compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources (blogs, mainstream media, Google News alerts) for the user to customize and share with others. Feedly is a big time saver for many legal professionals. Rather than receive news via email, including Google Alerts, or search and browse for content, Feedly delivers users just the news info they’re looking for – in curated folders. Sharing is a cinch with sharing to Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter built right in to Feedly.