What is FeedBurner? – Managing Feeds to Glamorize Your Content

Being known throughout the world was once a dream that only few people could achieve. However, through the great advancements that communications and technology has reached, especially with the emergence of the Internet, ordinary people can now easily make themselves known to practically anyone on the planet. The blog craze, which started just a few years ago, is now a normal part of daily life.

News feeds that deliver content from blogs and other websites to people have made information retrieval just so convenient. And now, things are getting even better, in terms of information dissemination, with the help of remarkable tools that have been just made available. One of such great devices for enhancing people’s means of publicizing is FeedBurner.

What Exactly is FeedBurner?

It is amazing to imagine how something could grow big in less than two years. FeedBurner is basically news feed management provider that has just been launched in the year 2004. Now it is the largest service provider of its kind serving over 20 million subscribers all over the world. FeedBurner helps commercial publishers, bloggers, and podcasters deliver and promote the content of their sites, and even make money out of it using invaluable web-based services.

The service also provides the greatest network of advertising for feeds, bringing together an unmatched level of content fed from the leading bloggers, blogging networks, publishers, and media companies all over the world. This makes FeedBurner an indispensable tool for those who are looking for imaginative methods of attracting viewers and listeners as well as those who need to know how far one’s content reaches in the competitive world of information technology.

What is a Feed?

Feed has become a buzzword in the online community. More formally known as a news feed, a feed is any content whether text, sound, or video, which users may subscriber to so that they can read, listen and watch it through a feed reader. They are basically delivery packets for publishers to be able to reach their audience easily, and conversely, for audience to be able to get updates from their favorite publisher, blogger, or podcaster regularly.

Feeds are very useful to the great number of people who like keeping track of their favorite blogs or websites. Feeds are aggregated to feed readers so that subscriber would not have to manually visit the source websites or get their inbox filled with subscription email just to see if something new comes up with their favorite pages.

Feeds are very beneficial to consumers, publishers, and advertisers alike. Consumers are now able to view a great amount of information in a very short time by subscribing to feeds, while at the same time, eliminating other things they do not necessarily want to see. It is like having just a particular column delivered instead of the entire newspaper. Publishers, meanwhile, can distribute their content instantly because it is fed automatically to their subscribers. Advertisers also benefit by being able to reach their target market more directly, since they can advertise to particular groups of interest.

What is so good about FeedBurner and how does it work?

Most blog users and podcasters publish feeds automatically as they post their content online since most blogging platforms and publishing tools already have automatic feed options. Others may also use certain tools that convert their web content into a format that is easy for distribution or feed. FeedBurner then helps the publishers to enhance their feeds and make it more easily distributable to their audience. FeedBurner then publicizes the content, making it easer to be subscribed to by viewers. The service also optimizes the distribution of content, making it easy to share, link, and tag by subscribers.

FeedBurner also helps publishers analyze their traffic, informing them not only how many have subscribed to their feeds, but also where the subscribers come from and what subscribers like the most about one’s web content. FeedBurner also helps publishers make their content profitable by accessing the lucrative and wide-reaching FeedBurner Ad Network.

FeedBurner adds value to one’s blog, podcast or commercial publications by processing it and providing a valuable boost that could make it attractive to the hoards of potential subscribers online. Making one’s self to the world is made easy with FeedBurner.


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