FeedBurner

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FeedBurner is a service that aggregates feeds, provides analytics to publishers, caches their feeds, and has an optional email feature to deliver posts as emails to subscribers.

FeedBurner was purchased by Google which now calls it "Google FeedBurner".

Google shutdown FeedBurner APIs shut down on 2012-10-20 (per https://developers.google.com/feedburner/ ).

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Features

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Leaving Feedburner

Google has recently (as of August the 14th 2013) made an interesting change to Feedburner that makes it easier for a site to take back its feed. In the past, Feedburner would redirect requests to a deleted feed to the original one for 1 month. It now offers a permanent redirection, which makes leaving easier.

Once permanent redirection is selected, site authors should add a header or footer to their feed in order to advertise the new address at least during the first months, to let their subscribers change the address in their feed readers.

To remove your feed from Feedburner, login into your Feedburner console, select the feed to remove, and click on "delete".

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Before submiting, don't forget to check the "With permanent redirection" checkbox.

Criticism

Lack of HTTPS support

Feedburner fails to consume https URLs to RSS feeds:
After updating my configuration to have it use my https URL – in case it was unable to follow a 301 redirect – I was surprised to notice Feedburner was throwing a 400 Bad Request error. Despite Google guidelines promoting the use of HTTPS, Feedburner, a Google service is unable to handle it.[1]

Indieweb Examples

Current

  • Saltercane (run by bandmember Jeremy Keith) uses FeedBurner, especially for email subscriptions
  • add yourself . . .

Former

  • gRegor Morrill on gregorlove.com — migrated from FeedBurner back to self-hosted Atom as of 2015-02-11
  • add yourself . . .

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