From almost 15,000 subscribers to zero. At least that’s how it looks for Feedburner’s stats on the Branding & Marketing blog for now.
If you are a blogger and have used Google’s Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may be aware that Feedburner Feeds are now gone.
Here’s what is on their development site:
Important: The Google Feedburner APIs have been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011 will be shut down on October 20, 2012.
You can still log in (as of 5 pm today) and export the emails from your Feedburner account and place them into a mail client account like Constant Contact or Mail Chimp, but I wouldn’t wait until Oct. 20 to get this finalized.
It appears that Google Reader is still working from the Feedburner feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/brandingmarketing was this blog’s Feedburner feed. Nice statistics and free. For a while anyway.
Feedburner is the program I use to send my RSS feed out so that subscribers would know there was a new blog post. For now you can read the feed at www.brandandmarket.com/feed.
So now I’m working on a replacement. Trying Feedcat to see how it works. (I’m not too optimistic I’ll stick with them. They spell details datails. Not a good sign.
Email subscribers: I managed to capture those who were subscribed by email. You will be up and running soon using an email client (MailChimp) that can serve as an RSS service.
I apologize in advance if you miss a post or receive 2 posts!!
If you have a better way to address the changes at Feedburner — other than MailChimp and Feedcat, I’m open to suggestions! Please leave a message below in the comments!
Update 9/25/12 : Feed Cat seems to be working, so far 91 people have subscribed. I used the basic feed for subscriptions. Still working on my RSS into email portion with MailChimp, but it looks like I can set up a campaign with code that will automatically do it either daily, weekly or whatever I select. Only 2000 email addresses and only 12,000 emails per month. So with 2000 people on my list, I can only send 6 blog posts a month.
A recent post by the Marketing Land blog written by Matt McGee outlines some of the signs that Feedburner may be dying.