6Mar | 2013
Today’s post is actually a very long one, because instead of breaking it down I decided to just do a full post covering all the basics of Feedburner so that you don’t have to be jumping post back and forth. I originally wrote this post about a year a go because a lot of my Design clients where having trouble understanding how to set up Feedburning and the importance of not having a “naked” feed.
Just in case you haven’t heard about Feedburner before, you should know that it is one of the most popular and fully featured free service for syndication of your blog feed. Once you have set up your free Feedburner account, you can choose to redirect your blog feed through Feedburner, instead of simply offering the default feed which are automatically generated for your blog in either Blogger or WordPress.
There are many reasons why burning your feed through Feedburner will be beneficial for both you and your readers, and don’t get me wrong Feedburner has had a lot of little issues in the last couple of years (then it became a part of Google) but for being a free service I totally give it thumbs up, I’ve personally tried other paid feed services and after a few weeks I always came back to Feedburner. Sometimes I hate it and wish they had better capabilities but overall they are a pretty awesome service and in this post I want to explain why and the basics to get you running =]
In this post I will cover all of the following:
- Why use Feedburner?
- How To burn your feed
- How to activate FeedCount
- How to automatically publish to Twitter
- How to activate Email delivery
- Additional recommendations