feedburnerFor bloggers, Feedburner has for many years been the easiest way to collect subscribers and to send new blog posts by email. However, over the last couple of years, Google has not updated Feedburner and in fact, has removed a number of features, including their API, Adsense and even closed their Twitter account.

In addition, there is now no support for Feedburner, and in recent months I have noticed that the service is becoming unreliable on occasions. So it is clear that it is time to change. If you are using Feedburner for your blog, I would highly recommend investigating the alternatives in the very near future.

As I am a bit on the lazy side, I have known about this problem for nearly a year, but I have finally bitten the bullet and changed over to using another email service. Although not noticeable on my blog, my subscribe box now registers all new subscribers with my new mail service.

For those of you who are subscribers to my blog, you should not notice any difference, although with fingers tightly crossed, I hope you don’t get duplicate emails of my new blog posts as the services change.

If you need help with finding an alternative to Feedburner for you blog, I found this great step by step guide on WPbeginner, which helped a lot in making the move quite painless. It took me about an hour in all to change two blogs over to Mailchimp.

The End Of Feedburner Is Coming
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3 thoughts on “The End Of Feedburner Is Coming

    • 15/02/2015 at 12:21 pm
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      Anything that give choice adds value, Steve. I have chosen Mailchimp, but I’ll see how it goes. At least with the choice of alternatives around, there is always the option to change again later.

  • 17/02/2015 at 9:58 pm
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    Hey Derek,

    Great post that gets right to the point, that Feedburner is heading out the door, and probably sooner rather than later. I’m pleased to hear that you made a switch to a Feedburner alternative.

    The inevitable closing of Feedburner was one of the reasons behind my partner and I creating Feedio which is an alternative to Feedburner. If you’re looking for a service which provides support for both RSS-to-email and standard RSS with a bunch of useful analytics and other engagement tools then I invite you to check out Feedio.

    Thanks Derek

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