tedster - 2:21 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
the number of subscribers Google shows in /webmasters is completely different than the number of subscribers listed in Feedburner. And I mean they are off by a few thousand.
Interesting - is the number you see in WMT higher than Feedburner? That would make sense, since there are certainly other ways to subscribe to a feed.
Pretty sure I've read a quote from MC stating they don't use these sorts of metrics in the algos.
If you mean "bounces" in terms of the conventional analytics measures, yes. However, a "fast click" where the visitor QUICKLY bounces back to the SERP for another choice is a different situation. Still, I agree that it is a very nuanced metric, whether it is currently in use or not. Yahoo used it for years, and apparently Bing does today. I'm pretty sure Google records it, whether it's currently in active use or not.