38 Incredible Blog Tips II: Setting up FeedBurner.

FeedBurner is a google service that allows you to place an rss image like the one on my sidebar so your readers can easily subscribe to your blog and follow it thrugh a feed reader or get updates via e-mail, the best part of using FeedBurner is that you can set up google AdSense on it so you can make extra money from it aside from your blog.

To create a feedburner account simply go to http://feedburner.google.com, accsess with the same email you have your blog registered on, and the system will automatically detect your blog, follow the instructions and you are done, now, here's when the tricky part begins, you now need to utilize every tool FeedBurner gives you, when you are done setting up FB for your blog, you'll see this screen:



From here go to OPTIMIZE, and enable "browser friendly" and "smart feed", your viewers will thank you for it. Now, if you have a twitter account, FeedBurner will publish your blog entries automatically to Twitter. Go to PUBLICIZE and click on "Socialize" add your Twitter account, on additional text you can put "Your Blog's Name:" and set it as "beginning of post" to give a small intro to the link FeedBurner will create, Hash Tags are twitter's labels, for instance, my hashtags are always #atheism, #atheist, because that's my blog's demographic, so set it up as "create hash tags from item categories", now whenever you write a blog entry whatever you put in the "labels" section here will appear as a hashtag on twitter, your tweet would end up looking like this.

Incredible Blog: Gambling For Salvation http://goo.gl/fb/abcd#atheism #atheist

Save that and click on "Email Subscriptions" to give your viewers the option to subscribe via email, im offering subscriptions from a link, it's the small code on the bottom of the page, but you can use the big code if you like. Now click on "Chicklet Chooser" to make a logo like the one i have here to the right. and finally go to Headline Animator to create your feed's headline. Now for AdSense, go to the MONETIZE tab, it will link you directly to your AdSense account, there just click on ADSENSE SETUP, then adsense for feeds, fill in all the info and you're done, now you'll earn some profit from not only the blog but also your blog's FeedBurner page.

Now, to put FeedBurner to a good use, you need to set an RSS feed on your Facebook fan page, you know, the one we made on the last Tips column, so, go to your facebook page and search for Social RSS, allow the application into your fan page and fill all your info in there, what that will do is that every day it will look for content on your FeedBurner page and post a link to it in your facebook fanpage, here's how it looks on my fanpage http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Incredible-Blog/146237768748496 in order to get a short intro instead of the whole thing in facebook, go to the blogger dashboard, go to settings and click on "Site Feed", choose Short on Allow Blog Feeds and on Post Feed Redirect URL put the URL of your feedburner so it looks like http://feeds.feedburner.com/YOURBLOGNAME, save and you are ready to go.

Take the time to do all of this and your blog's traffic and income will see a considerable boost!, remember to leave a link to your FeedBurner like mine here on the sidebar so some of your followers can click on it if they rather use a feed reader to follow you and support your blog.

38 Response to "Incredible Blog Tips II: Setting up FeedBurner."

Michele said...

Nice post!Thanks!
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BLUERAD said...

Honestly this is great stuff, i'm going to put it to practice soon, ive been getting a few hundred hits on my feeds but no revenue.

Thanks a bunch, really appreciate it and love your layout, will work hard to improve on my own blog(s)

Take care!

izmeer said...

Thanks for the tip

Potato Skinz said...

Thank you! I have the service enabled and get a decent amount of hits as well - need to get the revenue part up. This will probably need to be a change of content/structure?

ShredGuitar said...

Awesome!

Deep Thought said...

Thanks will try it out later!

Muhunty said...

thank u for ur tip mate. wil have to see how it works.

crammarc said...

WOw thanks for sharing!

Kevorkian said...

This will indeed be useful

shirou said...

great post, keep it up..

James said...

Very nice, im going to look into this.

Katie Greene said...

i totally and completely agree with what you wrote above. i didn't read it too closely though...

Jacob said...

haha already haz it

Tannebaum said...

great tip thanks

Silly Old Bum said...

really useful.. helped me to set up the feeds :D

Slumph said...

i went to an extremely complicated way to set mine up, thanks! =D

Tal Zahn said...

Thanks, but I didn't care for the feeds option personally. Still, it's good information for those who care too, and I look forward to more tips :)

Biff Tanner said...

Great tip Cheers

arnyke said...

Very cool post bro !

Swift Love said...

looking forward to the next update...

THE FAV LIST said...

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Oscar said...

good idea

Cynthia said...

Hey, thanks, that's very useful!

Trades For Veterans said...

Good Info!

The Loon said...

Hmm... might do it.

Randy said...

Gotta check it out

- Enfermo - said...

Nice post - keep up the good work! ;)

Travie said...

Thanks, just set mine up :D

Swarmster said...

Great post, showing some love, keep it up =)

ramrod360 said...

This is helpful, always wondered how to use rss.

Undertaker said...

I'm just gonna go ahead and try this as well.
Cheers mate!

moxie said...

Great post man!

JRam said...

Does the social rss app on facebook post all your old rss feeds too? Not just the current one onward.

hunter time said...

thats cool i'll try it out when i got time

Skunkfunk said...

Great tips, thanks

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Thanks for the comments on my last Boom Protein blog post.

delphinium said...

interesting

JRam said...

Can't seem to get socialize to work with twitter, added permissions and everything.

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