I have been using FeedBurner for a very long time. I believe I have used FeedBurner more or less since the day I launched my blog. It’s been how I’ve delivered my content to my readers via RSS and via email for many years. It’s been a good relationship, but…
The relationship has ended.
I wrote a post about the feedburner alternatives about 2 years ago, that shows that a switch has been on my mind. But, the reason I decided to try something other than Feedburner was due to two posts I’ve been reading lately, the posts were written by Danny Brown and TheJackB - they’ve moved to FeedBlitz and so have I.
The reason I decided to move is not just that there have been speculations about Google abandoning Feedburner, but I wanted more features and a more reliable service and a company I can actually contact and provide me with customer support. My content and my subscribers are too important to not being able to have control – I didn’t feel that I was in control with Feedburner.
The FeedBlitz features
I have been testing FeedBlitz for a few days, and three features I really like are that I now have a mobile version of my feeds. This means that FeedBlitz creates a small mobile version of my feeds, and Feedburner didn’t. And, FeedBlitz also integrates the comments inside the feeds, and that’s something that might help encourage interactions with my readers.
And, I have more stats (internal click tracking) and I’m able to brand my feeds in a better way, and my feeds are now SEO friendly.
The migration from Feedburner to FeedBlitz
The first thing I did was to download a guide that FeedBlitz provided. I read about 10 pages and started to migrate the data. Everything happened within a few minutes after I finished reading the guide.
The migration to FeedBlitz was very easy, and it took me just a few minutes. I imported all my Feedburner subscribers with just a few clicks, and I haven’t noticed any problems at all. So far I’m very impressed with what my experience at FeedBlitz. But, like I’ve said, I have only been with them for a few days.
I’ll let you know more in a few weeks.
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