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October 10, 2012

Google Feedburner 101 - Register your Blog for Service













If you've seen our infographic on 12 Ways to Gain MORE Blog Followers, you might have noticed that RSS Subscriptions made the list. Google Feedburner allows these subscriptions to be easily maintained and controlled.

To register your Blogger Blog for Google Feedburner go to their site at:

http://feedburner.google.com/

You will first need to input your blogs url and click "Next".




The next screen will say they found two different types of feeds: Atom and RSS. Which one do you want to burn? Essentially, they both do the same thing. RSS has been around longer and comes in nine different versions. Our Blogger feeds Atom by default and because it is newer there are only a couple different versions. It's really your choice whichever you decide, choose it here and click "Next".



On the next screen,enter the name of your Blog and in the second box you will see your feed address. You will need this in a minute so write it down. I will also show you where to find it for future reference. Click "Next" when you are done.



Next Screen - Congrats! You're feed is live, blah, blah, blah, here's your feed address again, click "Next".



Next screen, read this one and choose what additional help you want. It's all FREE. You can make changes later also. Click "Next" when you are done.



The next screen shows directions on how to redirect your Blogger feed to your new feedburner account. Don't worry about it because I'm going to walk you through it. At the top you will see "Edit Feed Details". Click on it and you will see your feed address...for future reference.



So let's get that feed redirected. Open another tab or browser window and bring up your Blogger Dashboard, then go to "Settings", then "Other". You will see Site Feed and "Post Feed Redirect URL". This is where you will input your new Feedburner URL. Click on "Save Settings" in the top right corner.



That's it! Way to go! Your feed is now being delivered by Google Feedburner and you are on your way to gaining more blog followers.

Come back later this week for:

Google Feedburner 102 - What all those Feedburner settings do!

&

Google Feedburner 103 - Email Subscriptions!

If you already have your feeds burned, who do you use?