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Explore Your Options Feedburner Style

posted 4 Dec 2010, 11:12 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 4 Dec 2010, 11:13 ]

Have you ever wondered what you could do with Feedburner? Do
you even know that you have options? Go ahead. Explore. Use
the list below as a quick guide to what tools are available
to you and how you can use them to benefit your blog. When
you've decided to utilize these tools just log in to your
Feedburner account and start burning your feeds.

Delete Feed

   * Don't want this feed anymore? Just delete it.

Transfer Feed

   * Don't want to be responsible for this feed but someone
else does? Transfer the feed to another Feedburner owner's
account using their email address. They will need to confirm
this.

Analyze

   * Check your feed stats

   * View subscribers and what platform they use to
aggregate their feed subscriptions

   * Find out how your blogs are being used

   * Export stats to spreadsheets

Optimize

   * BrowserFriendly—make your feed pretty and easy
to preview in any browser. No more raw XML format for your
feed. No, no!

   * SmartCast—submit your podcast feed to iTunes

   * SmartFeed—ensure your feed is compatible with
your subscribers' feed readers'

   * FeedFlare—make each post interactive. "Give your
subscribers easy ways to email, tag, share, and act on the
content you publish by including as many or few of the
services listed below. FeedFlare places a simple footer at
the bottom of each content item, helping you to distribute,
inform and create a community around your content."
-Feedburner

   * Link Splicer—shorten your blogs URL's and add
them to your existing directory

   * Photo Splicer-mix your photo feed (eg. Flickr) and
your blog feed

   * Geotag Your Feed—enter your zip code or latitude
and longitude to let your subscribers know exactly where you
are publishing your blogs from

   * Feed Image Burner—Add an image to your feed

   * Title/Description Burner—enter a custom Title
and Description to your feed to make it more appealing

   * Convert Format—You can choose from many
different formats to burn your feed in

   * Summary Burner—only give your subscribers a
short preview of your blog and provide a teaser message to
get them to your website

Publicize

   * Headline Animator—Create a custom banner for
your feed's 5 most recent items      *
BuzzBoost—republish your feed as HTML

   * Email subscriptions—copy and paste this code to
provide a link for your readers to directly subscribe to
your feed via email      * PingShot—Notify services,
search engines and blog aggregators when you publish a new
post

   * FeedCount—Create a cool graphic to further
promote your blog feed

   * Socialize—Publish your feed to the social web.
Use title's only, short descriptions and a link and send it
to Facebook, Twitter, etc. without lifting a finger

   * Chicklet Chooser—Creates HTML for you to copy
and paste into your side to create a cool promotional button

   * Awareness API—Developers can use this to promote
your feed's traffic outside of FeedBurner

   * Creative Commons—Retain your copyright but allow
others to copy your content if they give you appropriate
credit. Specify your terms.

   * Password Protector—your readers will need your
previously specified username and password to access your
feed. This is for private feeds, rather than public feed
distribution and disables email  subscriptions

   * NoIndex—Only activate this if you do NOT want
search engines to index your feed

Monetize

   * Configure Ads—Use Google Adsense to get ads in
your feed

Troubleshootize

   * Troubleshoot any Feedburner problems. If you can't
find the solution here…Just Google It!

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