New Feature: Traffic Statistics!

So a few days ago I pointed out the work Steven over at Poliblog did to correlate blog traffic statistics with Ecosystem rankings, and I complained a bit that somebody should come up with a standard API for reporting traffic stats so that I could integrate them into the Ecosystem.
Then I thought about it a bit, and realized that, with limitations, it was possible to do such a thing even today (This kind of thinking comes naturally from the unofficial TTLB Ecosystem motto: “API? We don’t need no stinkin’ API!”) . So I did. Witness: the new traffic statistics page.
Now, the major caveat is, stats are only being gathered for weblogs that use SiteMeter, and then only if you make your statistics public. But to my surprise, a whole heck of a lot of weblogs fit into that category. (As of today, about 700 out of the total of about 3100).
As far as I know, this the first time anyone has gathered traffic statistics for this many weblogs in one place, though I could be mistaken. The scan routine is integrated into the normal daily Ecosystem job, so the statistics will be updated daily just like the normal Ecosystem listings.
As always, please let me know if you see anything funkylike, and enjoy!
-NZB

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