Most bloggers have been using Feedburner to manage their RSS feeds since before they got bought out by Google.
What does FeedBurner signing off of Twitter mean?
Not a peep about their plans so far – but FeedBurner has never been the same since Google bought them out.
I knew about that tweet because I happened to be Skyping to Phil Hollows, creator of FeedBlitz about our plans to migrate all FeedBurner accounts. Phil just published his thoughts on FeedBurner Officially Not Listening Any More.
NOW we better wake up and get it done because better safe than sorry. If Google kills FeedBurner all your feeds will quit working, your subscribers will be lost, and you’ll be starting over.
Google already forced us to migrate once and we don’t know
what is coming – so why don’t we all go ahead
and migrate to FeedBlitz now?
Many of us have been wanting to migrate to FeedBlitz anyway, but it is so powerful and does so much that we haven’t made that happen yet. What we need is bloggers helping bloggers to make the transition.
As soon as any of us has experience and skills, moving will be easier for all of us. Fortunately, Phil @FeedBlitz now has a Free FeedBurner Migration Manual.
There are also many other resources to make migrating simpler. I will add links to the best of them at the bottom of this post shortly.
Twitter Chat Expert Deborah Anderson @SocialWebCafe is already hard at work migrating GrowMap, setting up FeedBlitz on our new B2C Twitter Chat Services blog and making sure our FeedBlitz setups for SMBcontest and our other JV blogs are properly optimized.
Businesses and blogs MUST be building mailing lists and use social media to drive more subscribers to their lists.
FeedBlitz handles both RSS feeds like FeedBurner
AND social media in one solution.
If you use Feedburner now, check out the FeedBurner Migration Guide from FeedBlitz, our choice as the best premium FeedBurner Alternative.
- XLNT >> FeedBurner to FeedBlitz Feature Comparison – multiple excellent charts on how they compare
- FeedBlitz List Building for Bloggers Guide
- VIDEO: How to Set up FeedBlitz RSS Feeds – when you create a new feed you should see the link.
- Coming soon – more links to videos and other useful tips.
FeedBlitz links ARE affiliate links. That is NOT why I recommend them. I use them – I want to use them exclusively. I recommend others use them at least for their RSS feeds and seriously consider using them for their email marketing and social media marketing as well.
FeedBlitz provides major advantages – especially to agencies,
consultants, VAs, and others who manage accounts for clients.
If you are a VA or marketing professional, within your own FeedBlitz account you can:
- Create a new account for a client.
- Ask your client’s permission to give you access to their already existing FeedBlitz account
AFFILIATE LINK FAQs
For those unfamiliar with affiliate marketing, this section applies to ANY affiliate program:
If you click on one or more affiliate links and buy FROM THE SAME DEVICE USING THE SAME BROWSER an affiliate may receive a commission for that sale IF you do not clear cookies.
It does not cost the BUYER any more if
an affiliate is paid than if they are not.
If you have clicked on more than one affiliate link, some affiliate programs pay the commission to the LAST AFFILIATE LINK aka LAST CLICK and others pay to the FIRST AFFILIATE LINK you clicked on.
If you would like to make sure a particular affiliate receives a commission for your purchase:
- Clear ALL cookies (unless you know exactly which cookies to clear – that may NOT be obvious)
- Click on their affiliate link
- Let them know you used their link so they can see whether they receive credit
This is especially thoughtful when the commissions are monthly recurring like FeedBlitz or AWeber.
I encourage bloggers to use and promote FeedBlitz.
If you run into difficulty, leave a comment or contact me directly for assistance.