Hello, Our Name Is FeedBurner

I have updated my blog RSS feed to FeedBurner. If you run a blog then I can highly recommend this service. FeedBurner gives you a whole whack of information about your RSS subscribers. The most important information it tells you is how many people actually subscribed to your RSS feed. Before FeedBurner, that number was a mystery. Well, it’s still a mystery right now because I’m still waiting for the FeedBurner stats to update. Not only can FeedBurner tell you how many people read your feeds, but it also tell you what RSS readers they use, what posts they read, where they come from, etc.

The easiest way to install FeedBurner on a WordPress blog is to use Steven Smith’s FeedBurner Plugin. This Plugin direct 100% of your feed traffic through FeedBurner, ensuring accurate readership stats. The Plugin is extremely easy to install. Just upload to your Plugins folder, activate it in your WordPress control panel and then enter the FeedBurner URL for your RSS feed. The cool thing about this Plugin is that it automatically converts any existing subscribers from the old feed to the FeedBurner one.


7 thoughts on “Hello, Our Name Is FeedBurner”

  1. Ronnie says:

    John, thanks for all the great info. I will try this on my blog.

  2. Char says:

    Thanks for the tip. I was using Feedburner on my blog while I had it on Blogger, but now it is hosted on its own domain using WordPress and I didn’t know about that plug-in.

  3. Eli says:

    I just started using it the other day in fact… 108 subscribers in the first 2 days. Nearly 200 subscribers now 🙂
    Quite a nice number, especially as the first few days all I had was an rss icon down the front page somewhere ..

  4. I don’t like the new style before I could read the whole post with my rss reader (Google reader) now I can only read the first 3 lines.

  5. Gaj says:

    Hi John,

    How do I get people to subscribe to comments using feedburner and what plug-ins are available for this?

    Cheers,
    Gaj

  6. John Chow says:

    Gaj – Getting people to sub a comment feed is a lot harder than getting them to sub to the main feed. While I have over 1,000 readers subbed to my post feed, there’s only 6 readers subbed to the comment feed.

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