Websidestory announced the improvement of their product. Download tracking of RSS feeds and podcasts will be integrated in their new Version 3.6. The RSS tracking will be free for current Websidestory customers but will require further implementation. 

A great long awaited feature that finally gets done. I hope that Websidestory and other big webanalytics vendors approach RSS a little bit out of the box. Features as Feedburner offers should be included.

Tracking a feed and publishing the numbers of Feed subscribers can have a huge marketing impact for a website and can have a massive impact on the recognition of a webanalytics vendor. Feedburner’s and other RSS tracking solutions are a prove of the success.