If like me you were stuck with FeedBlitz subscribers, or subscribers on any other network that you wanted to move over to Feedburner, then here’s the method I discovered today.
Feedburner is the number one service that allows bloggers control over their feed. If like me you’ve been using their services for a long time, you might have signed up for a Feedblitz account so that you could still offer a email subscription offer to your readers. In fact, Feedburner used to over their email service via FeedBlitz.
However, Feedburner now offer their own service which in my view is much better as it includes the very cool ‘FeedFlare’ service that adds nice additional functionality to your feed for readers including email this, technorati links, comments count and the ever-present ‘digg this’ link.
Other benefits of moving would be that all your email RSS readers would be managed by one service, and you’ll improve your blog’s bragging rights (‘my feed count’s bigger than yours mate!’) by giving your feed count an overnight boost. It might even give you a nice revenue boost if you are part of the Feedburner FAN advertising network.
So how do you move? Do the following:
- Log into feedBlitz and go to ‘My Account’ and select ‘My Syndications/View and Manage’
- Find the feed you want to move. Click on it and select ‘Subscribers’ and then ‘Export (OPML)’
Now all you have to do is email the nice people at Feedburner and they’ll add the subscribers to your Feedburner subscriber list. Simple. I’m so glad that I discovered this simple fix today, as I was on the verge of emailing directly my FeedBlitz subscribers and asking them to move, which wouldn’t have been very nice…..
I’m assuming this fix will work with any other feed that allows you to export an OPML. Let me know if this solves a nagging problem for you as well, or if this allows you to merge a different feed network with Feedburner.