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Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner


If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. For many years, FeedBurner (acquired by Google in 2006) has been the principal provider of RSS and basic email subscription services to bloggers. Here are some posts commenting on Google’s actions: Is FeedBurner about to be closed by Google?

Goodbye Feedburner, Hello Feedblitz

Ari Herzog

After nearly four years of powering this blog’s email and RSS delivery options, I’ve parted ways with Google and its free Feedburner service and embraced the paid service of Feedblitz. Feedburner used to be a wonderful company with an amazing tool that had responsive customer service — until Google bought them. Photo of train by Bruce Fingerhood. Yes, I am.

Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

It’s particularly worrying in some areas, where companies of the size and scale of Google have effectively closed out the market, particularly in terms of RSS syndication with Feedburner and RSS reading with Google Reader. And now there’s some worrying signs about Feedburner, spotted by good friend Julius Solaris , who runs the Event Manager Blog. What’s happening to Feedburner? But also the @Feedburner Twitter account is being closed from today as well. The Feedburner API was already deprecated and is due to close in October, 2012. Buffer.

Is it Time to Burn Feedburner? There are Alternatives


This is a guest contribution from Steve Williams of Feedburner: The top dog in decline. The – by far – most popular choice in the blogging community is (still) Feedburner. Feedburner offers solutions for both RSS and Email. However, since Google bought Feedburner in 2007, it never got further developed. General

FeedBurner vs. Aweber: Do You Really Need an Autoresponder for Your Blog?


When it comes to turning casual visitors into regular readers there are two main options—FeedBurner and Aweber. FeedBurner uses Feed-based technology (RSS and Atom) to send updates to your blog subscribers. Owned by Google (Google bought it in 2007 for $100 million), FeedBurner is one of the biggest feed syndicators on the Internet. Advantages of FeedBurner.


Solving Feedburner Feedsmith plugin problems with Wordpress 2.9

The Way of the Web

Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Real investments in virtual worlds continue My new project is now live… → Solving Feedburner Feedsmith plugin problems with WordPress 2.9 January 3rd, 2010 · View Comments If you’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.9 Shan IS this even compatible with WP 3.0 or even necessary to make your feeds go to FeedBurner?

#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

Taylor Marek

In Business I speak about why most businesses fail and how it is linked sometimes to hearing the dreaded “No” In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860. In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. In Episode #88 you will learn about the current economic situation, as well as give you some homework. link]. link].

#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

Taylor Marek

In Business I speak about why most businesses fail and how it is linked sometimes to hearing the dreaded “No” In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860. In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. In Episode #88 you will learn about the current economic situation, as well as give you some homework. link].

Reasons to Love CommentLuv Blogs


CommentLuv blogs are blogs that allow commenters to leave behind not only the main link to their website, but also a link to their latest blog post as well below the main comment. So why should you love CommentLuv blogs, and how do you get the most out of them as a commenter, blog owner, and blog reader? CommentLuv for Commenters. Get More Comments. Related Posts.

Driving Traffic From Blog Comments

The Marketing Blog

November 14, 2007.12:31 pm Driving Traffic From Blog Comments Jump to Comments Today morning, I was listening to the Episode No. PR Evangelist Neville talks about one of the blog-posts on Darren Rowse’s blog which addresses the power of commenting on blogs. Caroline Middlebrook has done some analysis of her blog traffic/stats for the month of October and she’s got about 700 visitors just from blog comments. Another interesting thing as Darren points out is that Caroline doesn’t put blog link in her comment. It dominates the entire work.

6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

At the time, bloggers were reliant on RSS subscribers more than ever and many of them used Feedburner to track how many people subscribed to their feed. After Google’s acquisition of Feedburner in 2007 they provided very little in the way of updates or support the following years. creatively (heh) named the site, Please Don’t Kill Feedburner. Blog Tyrant.

Use CommentLuv for better comments - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Use CommentLuv for better comments I just finished my daily ritual of reading my favorite sites. Once I left a comment I saw that it had grabbed a feed from my site of the last post and added it. I saw that the plugin is called commentluv and once I saw this I had to have it. Leave a comment! Are you using commentluv?

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Step Four: Detach Yourself from Feedburner. It’s a shame that the efforts of whoever built Please Don’t Kill Feedburner don’t seem to be paying off, as I really think the service is on its last legs. One of the biggest aspects of Feedburner for a long time now has been the ability to show off how many subscribers you have. ProBlogger: 94,647. Social Media

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Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives


Pippity supports Aweber , InfusionSoft, OfficeAutopliot/SendPepper, MadMimi, MailChimp, iContact, GetResponse, 1ShoppingCart, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact, Feedburner, Silverpop, DadaMail, Vertical Response, Interspire, Active Campaign, Email Broadcast, HubSpot, Ymlp, Gravity Forms and Tribulant. Back then, I was definitely not a fan. The times have changed though. Chris Brogan.

The Complete Marketing Communications Measurement Guide

Spin Sucks

If they’re writing blogs, you’ll comment on their blogs and create your own blog. Because Google is no longer supporting Feedburner and some of you are not receiving your subscription (including me; somehow I don’t have any pull on my own blog), we have switched to Feedblitz. The Spin Sucks community is an interesting one. love that. Starting a Business. Do it.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that will well over 100 million blogs on the web now it can be challenging to stand out, the effervescent Diana Adams shares a list of common mistakes to avoid such as making your RSS button hard to find, posting inconsistently, and failing to respond to reader comments. How to Be an Awesome Blog Commenter by HubSpot Blog. Write great blog post headlines? Stuart W. Blog SEO.

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4 Critical Mistakes that Cost me 1000?s of Subscribers, Fans and Followers


Like many early stage bloggers, for months I obsessed about seeing the chiclet count on my Feedburner badge hit 1,000, only to find that it wouldn’t do much for me other than inflate my ego. Top add to that Feedburner became completely unreliable and the subscriber count fluctuated dramatically on a weekly basis. The number of people who subscribe to your blog via RSS is one of the most meaningless metrics because it’s not an accurate representation of who is really reading your blog. I’ve found blogs with 1,000′s of RSS subscribers and virtual no comments.

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5 Things People Absolutely Hate About Your Business Blog

Shift Digital

Use something like FeedBurner to set up a subscribe by email function on your blog. Again, you can look to FeedBurner to set up this functionality. No Commenting allowed. If you don’t allow commenting your shutting the door to engagement. You can always adjust your commenting settings to require comment approval if you wish. 5. Let me know in the comments below as I leave hearing from you! Have you ever wanted to share a blog post on Twitter but couldn’t find share buttons? Here are 5 things people hate about your business blog. 1.

Just Write

Waxing UnLyrical

As I commented on the post, I recalled how I felt every one of the emotions he described (I’m too scared!, must have asked Lauren 20 questions about when it would run, how commenting would work, what I should look out for… and she answered every single one of them patiently. how much time will it take?, who will read it?, Image: Jeremy Brooks via Flickr, Creative Commons.

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Making the Hop from PR to Media Operations, Part 1

Spin Sucks

Because Google is no longer supporting Feedburner and some of you are not receiving your subscription),  we have switched to Feedblitz. He’ll be live from 12-1 ET so set a reminder and then come hang out in the comments to ask him questions about love, life, and his book. Today’s guest post is by  Julia Wall-Clarke.  . It is 5 a.m. also worked the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


FeedBurner. aggregates anything via bookmarklet + RSS-OPML, Twitter, Google Alerts, YT, FL + commenting, output via embed, RSS, API, PHP, manual or automated. And relative to the sheer volume of content available to me, I’m actually consuming a smaller percentage every day. How do you do it and what tools are available to you? How do you do this in a time-efficient manner? Filtering.

How to Email Your Blog Updates Like a ProBlogger


Are you handling your email subscriptions in Feedburner? hope it’s not going into Feedburner. See, Feedburner is pretty lousy when it comes to email marketing. Feedburner’s free. Quit using Feedburner. You’ll be rocking with the big boys in no time flat. I’ll even help you in comments if you get stuck. You baby your list. Really old.

HOW TO: Move a WordPress blog from one domain to another

Josh S Peters

Commenting – Using a 3rd party commenting system can increase the functionality of your commenting. prefer Disqus , but Intense Debate and Facebook Comments  are other popular options. If you’re using something else then you’ll have to check with your provider or use this as an opportunity to start using Feedburner. The domain transfer is done! 

Why Quitting Twitter is Healthy For You


Why Quitting Twitter is Healthy For You 19 Commenting, replying, asking, sharing, and helping are among five tips you can use to overcome Twitter block , wrote Mark Havenner last year. Reflecting on my Twitter sabbatical one week in, I wrote about finding value in other ways: engaging with friends and colleagues on Facebook and LinkedIn , enhancing my knowledge on assorted Ning-powered online communities, and actively commenting on other people’s blogs. January 22, 2010 Comments January 22, 2010 Gwen Bell @gwenbell Bravo, Ari. He missed quitting. should know.

10 Ways to Position Your Blog Above Copycats


Michael Martinez published this post about how scraper blogs exploit RSS feeds like Feedburner by sending out links to blogs on a buy list. Having an online network of marketers and peers will help you position yourself above copycats because you’ll have comments on your hard work and a thriving community that knows where to find you. 9. Share your approach in the comments.

An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

Spin Sucks

Feedburner/RSS feed. Comment management tools. Today’s guest post is written by  Jay Pinkert. Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from to my own self-hosted site. You satisfactorily met all the deliverables enumerated in our service agreement. If you infer from that statement a recommendation or endorsement, please don’t.

6 Readers Share Why They Read Blogs by Email

Ari Herzog

Reaching out to six random email subscribers spread across the planet (courtesy of Google’s Feedburner application which displays email addresses of anyone who subscribes this way) and asked for their insights, they were more than willing to share… Mark Harai, a business development consultant in Costa Rica: RSS readers just don’t work for me. devour email.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


Comments. Comments are the life of your blogging community. Here’s how to moderate them effectively and provide benefits for your comment authors. employ the following plugins and tactics to combat spam and make comment moderation manageable on the WordPress platform. You have to keep an eye on your spam folder as it does tend to mark some good comments as spam.

How to Turn Your Twitter Profile Page into an SEO Masterpiece


will show you how to set this up in Google FeedBurner. First you go to FeedBurner. Next go to the top of the page and copy the URL. (It should look similar to this: [link] Next, paste it into FeedBurner. February 26, 2010 Comments February 26, 2010 Jared @farmfreshlinks Interesting. Is my password at risk if I load my twitter feed into FeedBurner? Thanks, Jep February 26, 2010 Cheryl Lawson @PartyAficionado Awesome! I’m doing the Feedburner thingy right now. Feedburner would never change your password. Why is this important? Thanks a ton !

SEO Run Amok

Spin Sucks

If you want to join my legion of ‘bunker dwelling, bitter, ‘wants to take over the world’, rant mongers’, then visit my blahg and leave a comment on any of the posts. Please include the phrase ‘Howler Monkey Angst’ and sign up with the Feedburner thingy. Note: Feedburner thingy is usually broken. Brian Meeks returns! Search engine optimization is all the rage these days.

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3 Simple Ways to Find Relevant Twitter Followers


Apparently it was hacked by some kind of redirection script that sent people who arrived from search engines including (which also meant Feedburner, Gmail and Google+) to another site. In conjunction with the CommentLuv plugin like the comment above from this site, it is easy to see which bloggers write about similar topics so you know they will be a great Twitter user to follow.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

4-Become a part of the conversation and start commenting on the blogs you read. tip thrown in for those who are ready for a head start, and because Id really love to get to know my readers through comments here). Join a social network, subscribe to blogs, comment and Tweet. Once you do, I encourage you to come back here and share your experience by leaving a comment.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

Also, there are a number of rather "noisy" individuals who not only post frequently, but whose posts are commented on to a high degree; if you've commented, you'll be repeatedly notified of the updates. A way to prevent that is to "Mute" the post. As it slowly and deliberately expanded, it kept growing from the inside out. The analytics alone would be enough to catch my attention.

A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins.

Saying It Social

explained on Wikipedia [link] Know Your Meme [link] What Social Media Is and What Social Media Is Not [link] List of social networking websites on Wikipedia [link] Google Social Search Launches, Gives Results From Your Trusted “Social Circle” [link] Boolean Searching on the Internet [link] Tools & Analytics Google Alerts [link] Technorati [link] FeedBurner [link] Google Analytics [link] Woopra [link] Social Mention [link] Trending Tools About IQ [link] Digg [link] Google Trends [link] Popular Bookmarks on Delicious [link] Twitter Search [link] Yahoo! Buzz Index – Today?s

Warning: Reading May Cause Your Hat to Fall Off

Viper Chill

” If anyone knows the quote I’m referring to please do share it in the comments, they probably worded it far better than I did. Now I’m even getting link removal requests for blog comments: This was nothing more than a blog comment with his first name as the username and already no-followed. It’s almost like the entire city purchased it. Right?

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Comments. Comment by Hjörtur Smárason on May 19, 2008 @ 7:13 am. Comment by lou suSi on May 19, 2008 @ 7:15 am. I’ve asked for recommendations and have a pretty decent profile going on LinkedIn. Comment by Julius on May 19, 2008 @ 7:16 am. Comment by Christopher S. Comment by Steve Woodruff on May 19, 2008 @ 7:23 am. Comment by Jamie Grove - How Not To Write on May 19, 2008 @ 7:35 am.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


Discussion – This is primarily about your commenting settings. always check the option for “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” and uncheck “An administrator must always approve the comment.” This is the service that puts a picture next to your comments on any WordPress site. FeedBurner. DomainsBot. KnowEm.