May I Answer to your questions? FeedBurner FAQ

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feedburnerFeedBurner is most widely used email service system for distributing content through RSS. FeedBurner service is free as well as of high quality. Are you using FeedBurner for distributing your content to your subscribers? If you are using it then this article is an unofficial guide to FAQ for answering your questions about FeedBurner service. If you have any more queries or concerns and any tips please do let me know, so that we can share them with all.





Q: What is FeedBurner Email?

A:  FeedBurner is a free email service from Google that allows publishers to deliver their feed content to subscribers via email.


Q: How much does FeedBurner service cost?

A: FeedBurner service is absolutely free of cost.


Q: Can I customize the Feed delivery timing in FeedBurner? 

A: Absolutely Yes, You can customize the time zone for the feed delivery and you can set the time during which the feeds will be delivered.


Q: Is Email Branding possible in FeedBurner?

A: Yes, Email branding is completely possible in FeedBurner. You can set your own domain email so that when ever subscriber gets the email will see the custom email address in from field. You can customize the subject line and title of the email that is being sent to your subscribers, you can add your custom logo to the email that appears at the top of the email. You can customize the body and headline text, font colors.


Q: How do I use FeedBurner to syndicate feeds from my own web domain URL ( instead of the default FeedBurner address which is feeds.feedburner/xyz ? 

A: Yes, You can use your own domain URL instead of the default FeedBurner URL. By using FeedBurner’s Brand Service You can do so. For more details how to do it please read my post about “Use Your Own Domain as FeedBurner Feed Address”.


Q: How can I put Adds in my FeedBurner Feeds?

A: Yes you can put adds in your FeedBurner feeds. Either you can use Google adsense or you can insert custom html code to the feeds.


Q: How can I use FeedBurner service for my Blogger/Blogspot blog?

A: Blogger/Blogspot and FeedBurner both are the products from Google, so integrating FeedBurner feed for blogger blog is very easy. Blogger has a very good integration with FeedBurner feed, so directly in Blogger account you can integrate with FeedBurner service.


Q: I am moving from WordPress blog to Blogger blog, will it affect my existing subscriber? 

A: Practically it will not affect your existing subscriber but remember to change your feed URL in FeedBurner feed settings.


Q: Is there any provision to find the total number of feed subscriber in FeedBurner?

A: Yes, Off course you can check the number of subscribers you have in your FeedBurner account.


Q: Do I need to ping FeedBurner to update the feed whenever I make any changes or post a new article?

A: No, You do not need to ping FeedBurner manually to alert them about your new article or update. FeedBurner automatically checks for the updates on your feed and gets them automatically.


Q: I am getting invalid feed in FeedBurner, what has gone wrong?

A: If you are getting invalid feed please check your XML feed for any white spaces, verify that the XML well formatted as a feed. You can also verify your feed against and rectify your problems. If you are using wordpress then check if any of your plugins are tempering your feed.


Q: I have two different websites and I want to provide consolidated feeds, is it possible in FeedBurner?

A: No, directly you cannot burn consolidated feeds in FeedBurner, however you can use any third party RSS mixer to create a single feed for your websites. You can use RSS mixer, Yahoo pipes or Super Glu for mixing your feeds into a single feed.


Q: Can I use feeds for different category for my blog/website?

A: Yes, but FeedBurner does not have any direct provision for it, but you can create multiple feeds for each category.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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