How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

Feedburner is another free tool provided by Google and will allow the blog visitors to subscribe your blog via Email. You will create a RSS feed-a data format allowing your blog subscribers to stay updated with your blog’s content.

Once created, you may also view the status of those who have subscribed, which will be reviewed later in this section. Although we go through all the steps to set up your feed and add the feedburner Gadget to your blog.

Once the feed is created, you will get the HTML code needed to be inserted into a gadget in your blog’s sidebar. This guide explains how to create and Add RSS Feeds to website or blog.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

Importance of RSS Feeds:

  • This is very useful to analyze the statistics of subscribers and you can optimize your blog posts.
  • Users can easily utilize the benefits of your blog updates via Email and Feed readers (Feedly and Netvibes etc.) with this RSS Feeds.
  • You can count your blog subscribers (Social Proof)
  • When you publish new article, Ping services will informs to the search engines about your new article easily and many more.

Steps to Setup and Add RSS Feeds to website:

1. Login your Gmail account.

2. Open “Feedburner.google.com” in new tab. Then reenter password in the box. (The password you used to login to Blogger).

3. In the next screen, copy and paste your Blog’s address into the text box “Burn a Feed right this instant” then click NEXT. How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

4. In the net screen “Identify a feed source”, choose either format (Default “Atom” was used).

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

5. Click next and you are now at screen that has generated your feed title and feed address. You may modify the feed title. But do not change anything in the Feed address. Click Next.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

6. Now Feed has now been setup. Then click “Skip directly to feed management”.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

7. In “Get more Gusto from your feed traffic statistics” page check the options in as given below in the screenshot. If your blog related to Podcast Downloads check the “Item downloads enclosures (Podcast Downloads)”. Then click “Next” and you have completed the setup.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

8. Now successful message will be appear like “You have successfully updated the feed “Your Blog Name”How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

9. Now go for “Publicize>Email Subscription” (Left Column)

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

10. Click “Activate”

11. Within few seconds, you should receive a message about successfully activating the service. If you get an error, logout, log back in; go to your feed; Click Publicize, Email subscription and try again.

12. Copy the HTML code into note pad

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

13. Go to Blogger “Dashboard > Layout > Add a gadget > HTML > Javascript”

14. Now new window will open and paste the HTML code from notepad to “Content Box” and give title like “Get updated”, “Subscribe with Email

15. Adjust the gadget position in the layout panel, then”Click Save changes” and “View Blog” to check the site.

Adding Email Subscription to Blogger Blog:

1. Login to Blogger dashboard account.

2. Go to “Dashboard > Layout > Add a gadget > HTML > Javascript”

3. Now new window will open and paste the HTML code from notepad to “Content Box” and give title like “Get updated”, “Subscribe with Email”, “Grab your Inbox” like this.

4. Adjust the gadget position in the layout panel, then”Click Save changes” and “View Blog” to check the site.

Adding Email Subscription to WordPress Blogs:

There are several Plugins available in the WordPress Pugins directory. Here I am suggesting few plugins you can install the plugins and add the Feed burner code.

Plugin 1: FD FeedBurner: Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed seamlessly and transparently to Feedburner.com.

Plugin 2: Optin crusher (free): This plugin is Free that help to create email option at the footer of your blog. There is more chance to subscribe your content with this form due their more visibility.

Plugin 3: Mail list (free):It collects user’s email address with fully customizable form in various ways like implemented with Ajax, Write and send newsletters, manage your mailing list.

Another method to add Feedburner in wordpress blog:

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard account
  2. Go for Appearance > Widgets > Drag and drop the “Text” widget to the sidebar.
  3. Now go for your Feedburner account then go for “Publicize > Email Subscriptions” and copy the HTML code. Paste in the Text widget of wordpress account.
  4. Now save the settings. That’s it.

Feedburner Optimization Tips to get more Subscriber:

1. Summarize your Email:

To summarize your Email first Go to Optimize in feedburner account and Click on Summery banner then set the Minimum length of Summery Banner, which should be 200. Activate this.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

2. Add Your Logo for Your Feed:

Adding of your brand logo gives the professional look in your feeds. To do this, go to Publicize > Email Branding. Add your Logo URL in the box.

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

3. Adjust Blog Title in Feeds:

Adjustment of blog title is very important. Enable this feature in RSS feeds in Feedburner. This is very simple.

Go to Publicize> Email Subscription >Email Branding , then add this code in the Email Subject / Title.

${latestitemTitle} : Blogging Den

Note: Replace the “Blogging Den” with your Blog Title

How to Create and Add RSS Feeds to website by using Feedburner

Conclusion:

In this guide we have discussed about how to setup and Add RSS Feeds to website or blog. RSS Feed is very important to every blog to analyze the subscriber statistics and to optimize your posts. Feedburner is one of the top Google service. It gives the lots of flexibility in this aspect. If your are not using this service Burn your feed immediately. Happy Blogging.

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