January 14, 2011
Why should you use Feedburner? Well because you can pimp your blog and podcast feeds. That’s why. Feedburner gives you all kinds of tools to make your feed pretty, push it out to your social networks and make it easier than taking candy from a baby to subscribe to your feed. Feedburner breaks down their tools into 5 categories, Analyze, Optimize, Publicize, Monetize and Troubleshootize. Let’s do a quick run through of what is in each of these categories.
Find out how many subscribers you have, where they came from and what feed reader they use. Why do you want to know? Well it will help you get to know your readers better and keep track of how many more you get every day.
The short of it is, you can push your feed to search engines, blog aggregators and your podcasts to iTunes as soon as you’ve published a new post. Activate features to automatically shorten URL’s and splice your blog feed with your photo feed.
Get the word out! Use the socialize features to publish updates to your social networks about your new posts. Let your subscribers get your feed by email, Creative Commons your feed, create a graphic for your feed and much more to really make your blog feed pop and dazzle anyone who may stumble across it.
Yup, you can use Google Adsense in your blog feed. Who knew?
Having problems? Questions? Not enough info? Find all of your answers and more in this section and if you still don’t know how to fix your problem…Just Google It!
Okay so on a last, side note…If you decide one day that you don’t want to blog anymore and keeping your feed is just too much trouble. Or perhaps you burned your feed one too many times…just delete it. And if you just want to transfer your wonderful feed to another Feedburner owner simple enter their email address to transfer it and make sure they authorize this transfer.
That pretty much covers it. If you are a web developer or really interested in making your blog feed shine (which you should be) log in to your Feedburner account to discover all of the wonderful things you can do. Start activating some of these awesome features today to get the most out of your blogging.
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