My Beef With Feedburner

I want to use Feedburner. I think it’s a great idea that it tracks clicks from a newsfeed. But I just don’t want to be tied into the Feedburner service. If I have lots of people subscribed to my feed at Feedburner – what happens if they change their terms of service or start charging more than I’m willing to pay?
Whine, whine, whine – I’m a whiny consumer!

Update: Holy Christ – within minutes two guys from Feedburner answered my questions and quelled my concerns. That kind of responsiveness deserves my business and I’m going to tell everyone about them.

94 thoughts on “My Beef With Feedburner

  1. Dick

    you can use our service without being tied to feedburner! you can redirect your feed to us, and still have users pointing at your original feed. then when you decide to throw us out of the house, just stop redirecting to us! there are lots of examples out there of folks that do this. Check out http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000425.html for detailed how-to and then check out q&a number 2 on this post http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000688.html for examples

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  2. Eric Lunt

    I totally understand your concerns, which is why we’ve tried to get the word out that you can use a redirect trick so you continue to “own” your feed url. Check out question number 2 of our “Very Frequently Asked Questions” here: http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000688.html . Some more detailed instructions here: http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000425.html . Finally, someone else’s account of how they did it here: http://www.37signals.com/svn/archives/000896.php
    Hope you give it a try!

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  3. Andy

    THANKS GUYS!
    Holy God that was fast!
    Now I get what you’re saying – now that I think a little more and not be a reactive consumer! Hee hee!

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    I was thinking this afternoon about the old saw “A man wants all women for one thing, a woman wants one man for all things.”

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