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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ADD FEEDBURNER ACCOUNT TO YOUR BLOG


 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOW ABOUT FEEDS-PART 1

ADD FEEDBURNER ACCOUNT TO YOUR BLOG

What is Atom/RSS?

  Atom and RSS ( Really Simple Syndication) which  help the readers to get automatic updated posts of blogs or websites. These updating are also called Feeds. Feeds help to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into "widgets," "gadgets," mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display blogs, podcasts, and major news/sports/weather/whatever headlines etc.

Our Atom: http://businessvartha.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Our RSS: http://businessvartha.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

The major disadvantage is that Atom feed or RSS feed is difficult to read as it is syndicated with plain HTML. In such cases, we had to use a Feed reader like Google Reader or Bloglines.

How to create a Blogger Feed using FEEDBURNER?

With raw Atom and RSS, a blogger cannot optimize the feed. So we use “FeedBurner” as our platform to change the feed and make the most out of that. Simply follow the below given steps and create a Feedburner account and syndicate your feed

  1. Go to www.feedburner.com, login with your Google ID and password.
  2. Enter your blog's web address( URL) in the "Burn a feed right this instant?" form found on FeedBurner homepage after your login.If you like to publish a podcast with your Blogger feed, check the "I am a podcaster" box. Click Next».image
  3. Then the Original feeds of your blog will be identified and provided to select. Usually two original feeds are given. You may select any one of these, and click “Next»
  4. Next page, you can see a welcome, where the “Feed Title”  and “Feed Address”  are given. You may change both according to your ways. Please note down the feed address as hereafter this will be your main Feed address. Click on Next»
  5. Your feed address will look like this

          http://feeds.feedburner.com/YOUR FEEDNAME

Up to here, you have completed the necessary step to configure your Feed. In  next steps, you may customize the applied FeedBurner services to Provide a more detailed podcast listing at iTunes&Yahoo! search and  additional free FeedBurner Stats options for a more richly detailed view of your feed readership. After configuration simply click Next», till you get a message “You have successfully updated the feed”. Here, you may logout and redirect your feed as described as follows.

You may Analyze, Optimize, Publicize, and Monetize your blog feed.Simply follow the links

Redirect your Blogger feed to your FeedBurner feed

Traditionally blogs have two Original feeds like Atom and RSS. After you create a Feedburner account, blogger can make sure all feed traffic for your blog content goes to your FeedBurner feed. This will help FeedBurner to collect exact statistics and subscribers to the 'Original Feed' are routed through FeedBurner. To redirect your feed:

  1. Sign in to your Blogger account.

  2. From the Blogger Dashboard, click the Settings link for the blog you want to promote.

    The Settings page for your selected blog should appear.

  3. Click the Site Feed link under the Settings tab.

  4. Type your complete FeedBurner feed address into the Post Feed Redirect URL text field.Type in your entire feed address like this           http://feeds.feedburner.com/YOUR FEEDNAME 

  5. Click Save Settings.

Once "Settings were Saved Successfully" then onwards,blogger will redirect all feed traffic for your blog to your FeedBurner feed.

Happy Feeding…….

6 comments:

Swathi Pradeep said...

Hi Reetha,
Thanks a ton for visiting my blog again and for your valuable comments :)
Your Blog posts on Feedburner are AWESOME! :)

Reetha said...

Thank you swathi for your comment. Hopes that you will love these tips

The TIMES Of everywhere said...

hey really useful post!..

Liz said...

You always post helpful information! Thanks

Shabnam Sultan said...

Hey it is a detailed post on adding Feedburner to your account.Very helpful for newbies.Keep it up :).

The Muse said...

I am terrible at the mechanics...

Great blog!

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