FeedBurner Officially Not Listening Any More

So is this how it ends – with a whimper not a bang.

Yesterday, Google officially shut down the FeedBurner twitter account – http://twitter.com/FeedBurner – and its associated (awkwardly - but revealingly – named) blog, AdSense for Feeds.

It’s a sad end for the once great FeedBurner brand. Google has long been tone deaf to users’ cries for help from FeedBurner, but they’ve now formally opted out of any and all conversations, shedding nearly 12,000 Twitter followers en route. Could you do that? Would you? I suppose at least they have at last stopped pretending to engage.

So. What does it say about a service when its social media presence is removed? It speaks volumes.

I have no insight into Google’s plans, but with the FeedBurner API officially deprecated, the blog and Twitter account now officially dead, what’s next? The forums, perhaps? And then what?

The FeedBurner service continues – for now. But if this action gives you pause – and it really, really should – and you want a supported, reliable, RSS and email automation service for your blog, podcast, publication, then download our free FeedBurner Migration Guide and see for yourself what’s involved in safely switching.

Meet Phil Hollows


Phil Hollows is the founder and CEO of FeedBlitz, the email marketing and social media automation service, and premium FeedBurner alternative. After graduating from Oxford University in 1987, Phil built on his high tech, consulting, and marketing leadership experience, and by 2005 the seeds of FeedBlitz were germinating. Private equity investment followed shortly thereafter, and the rest - as they say - is history. He also authored "List Building for Bloggers" {ListBuildingForBloggers.com}, outlining proven email strategies to build your audience, increase engagement, and grow your income. Pre-FeedBlitz, Phil was vice president of product marketing for enterprise network security management company OpenService (now LogMatrix), and vice president of technology at the web testing company RadView Software.


2 comments
phollows
phollows

Hi Jessica: Absolutely! Everything you see on this site involving email is done via FeedBlitz. The sequence that starts when the migration guide form is submitted is an autoresponder, directly subscribed to. It has a custom landing page so you can access the doc right away. At the end of the sequence a trigger fires and moves the reader to the main bog list.

Jessica Sideways
Jessica Sideways

Howdy,

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I just signed up for my free FeedBlitz trial and I am looking forward to implementing it on my blog. I am wondering, though, could I set up an autoresponder when someone comments on my blog like y'all have when someone requests the FeedBurner Migration Manual?

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Most sincerely,

Jessica Sideways