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, RSS feed and social media automation service, and premium FeedBurner alternative. He is also the author of “List Building for Bloggers,” - http://ListBuildingForBloggers.com - highlighting proven email strategies that build your audience, increase engagement and grow your income “ without the geek speak. Phil started what became FeedBlitz in 2005, raising private equity investment in 2006. Before that, he’s held a variety of high technology, consulting and marketing positions in both the US and the UK since graduating from Oxford University in 1987. Phil’s lived in the US for nearly 22 years. The father of two teenagers and currently living in greater Boston, MA, Phil enjoys hearing from folks stateside how much they love his accent, and from friends and family back in England how American he sounds