Python Feedburner Awareness API Script

feedburnerI spent some time trying to find a snippet of example code that used Feedburner’s Awareness API with Python but I Google wasn’t much help. So I put one together for you.

One thing that I didn’t realize about feedburner stats is that if the feed publicly displays a chicklet on the site (like mine) then the RSS data is available without authentication. Therefore it’s possible to display a history of other sites RSS statistics on your own. Maybe you can think of a way to use that data.

By adding a dates argument to the REST URL you can request historical data from the API but as the script is written it will just print out the current statistics.

Example Usage:

$ python
HalotisBlog :
2009-08-11 - 32 - 87 - 217

Here’s the Python source code:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# (C) 2009 HalOtis Marketing
# written by Matt Warren
import urllib2
    from xml.etree import ElementTree
except ImportError:
    from elementtree import ElementTree
#add a dates=YYYY-MM-DD,YYYY-MM-DD argument to the url to get all data in a date range
url_prefix = ''
URIs = ['HalotisBlog',]
def print_feedburner(content):
    tree = ElementTree.fromstring(content)
    for feed in tree.findall('feed'):
        print feed.get('uri'), ':'
        for entry in feed.findall('entry'):
            print entry.get('date'), '-', entry.get('reach'), '-', entry.get('circulation'), '-', entry.get('hits')
if  __name__=='__main__':
    for uri in URIs:
        content = urllib2.urlopen(url_prefix + uri).read()