Instant Blog Updates to Google Reader!

I have been noticing instant updates of our blog posts to Google Reader for over the last week. I publish and within seconds its instantly indexed on Google Reader… did they tweak the tools? Have you observed it too?

The usual cycle is I publish a WordPress article, which gets pinged to Pingomatic (though I could try the WordPress pinging lists too), then feedburner bot comes crawling our feed and gets updated, then Google Reader pays a periodic update check to the feedburner feed and gets updated… this process usually took 15-60 minutes earlier.

Although I shifted from Bloglines to Google Reader, I always envied the fact that Bloglines RSS aggregator somehow managed to grab my articles faster than Google Reader. But since last week – I publish and its crawled. Amazing!

Google seems to have tweaked the settings of the entire mechanism, all of which is incidentally owned by Google – from Feedburner to Blog Search Engine to Google Reader. Are your blog posts getting indexed instantly by Google Reader?