Say Goodbye to FeedBurner and Hello to FeedPress

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Say Goodbye to FeedBurner and Hello to FeedPress

Poor FeedBurner.

It appears to have been neglected for years, and the RSS service doesn’t seem to fit anywhere into the Google+ ecosystem. That can only mean one thing. It will go the way of the Dodo bird Google Reader.

There is hope for publishers who want to make their content available via RSS, though – and it comes in the form of a service called FeedPress.

Best alternative to FeedBurner

FeedPress isn’t just the best alternative to FeedBurner – it’s better than FeedBurner.

FeedPress has all of the features that FeedBurner has, along with several more features. It also has a cleaner and more modern UI/UX.

FeedPress UI

Features that will be familiar to FeedBurner users include:

  • Subscriber analytics
  • Customizable hostname
  • Subscriber counters
  • Customizable newsletter
  • Display tracking
  • Click tracking
  • Podcasts tracking
  • Newsletter subscriber export (FeedPress also supports importing)

FeedPress makes its service even better by including additional features that aren’t available from FeedBurner, like:

  • File and JSON API
  • White labeling
  • Social network sharing
  • Dropbox export
  • WordPress plugin
  • Piwik plugin
  • Mint plugin

One of its coolest features is the ability to view realtime logs and troubleshoot my feed.

Realtime Logs

I’ve been using the service for several weeks and so far it works great. Installation was incredibly simple, especially with the WordPress plugin.

And deleting your feed on FeedBurner is simple because you have the option to have a permanent redirect to your source feed when you cancel it. I like it so much that Raven is now using FeedPress for our blog feed (subscribe now!).

Here’s a tutorial from FeedPress on how to migrate your feeds over from Feedburner:

To access all of the features FeedPress offers, you will need to sign up for the Premium account. It’s only $3/mo (or $30 a year) so it won’t break anyone’s bank. They are also actively developing it, and plan to add notifications (emails and webhooks) in the near future.

Drop FeedBurner before it drops you, and switch to FeedPress today.

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Jon is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) for Raven Internet Marketing Tools.

More about Jon Henshaw | @RavenJon

Tell us what you think

  • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

    I occupied a short url there hehe
    http://feedpress.me/me

    me me me and me :D

  • http://www.maxminzer.com/ Max Minzer

    Already submitted feedback earlier :)

  • http://raventools.com Jon Henshaw

    They seem to be very responsive. I wouldn’t be shy about tweeting them and/or submitting a feature request in their contact form.

  • http://www.maxminzer.com/ Max Minzer

    Opps, meant “FeedPress” haha fixed.

    Tried it. It’s wonderful and clean. Wish they had a way to customize header – upload a logo instead of feed title. But I’m sure it’s coming some time in the future.

  • http://www.maxminzer.com/ Max Minzer

    Also, once you initiate the change, FeedPress will show you these instructions:
    https://feedpress.zendesk.com/entries/24128526-How-to-migrate-your-feed-from-FeedBurner-to-FeedPress

  • RavenCourtney

    Good idea, Aaaron. I found a FeedPress video and added it into the post.

  • http://www.maxminzer.com/ Max Minzer

    Hello, FeedBurner! ;)

  • Conrad O’Connell

    Nice alternative. I have to feel that most google products that aren’t really actively developed are going away. Sucks to rely on them for that stuff.

  • http://www.StaminaMusic.com/ Aaron KRONiS

    cool! I’m sure your users would enjoy a video example of how to switch over. see you at PubCon!