Feb 19

Feedburner Breaking? Any Alternatives Out There?

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I like checking FeedBurner statistics from time to time. Some might call this navel gazing, but I am interested in seeing what is going on in terms of RSS subscriber figures etc., This is especially important for the company blog.

So I was quite upset this evening to discover that the "all time" statistics option is no longer available in my Feedburner control panel.

I checked their official forums and was able to confirm that it's gone, though nobody from FeedBurner seems to be willing to offer an explanation as yet.

There is, however, still a way of getting the data out from Feedburner.

When you login to your account select the feed you are interested in.

You should see an Export option on the menu bar to the left and you can choose to download as either Excel format or CSV.

Once you've exported the data from FeedBurner you can then use it with any software you like to generate pretty (or not so pretty) graphs etc.,

It will be interesting to see how this change pans out.

Is this yet another case of a Google acquisition turning sour?

So are there any alternatives out there to FeedBurner?

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5 Responses to “Feedburner Breaking? Any Alternatives Out There?”

  1. From Dominykas:

    FeedBurner pretty much has the monopoly – I was researching this topic just lately – didn’t find anything reasonable on the net. Most of the competition closed down or are going towards business services. There is, however, a WordPress plugin which does that, even if it’s a little bit buggy.

    Posted on February 19, 2008 at 7:37 am #
  2. From Rainsford:

    I’m not familiar with feedburner, but you could try mint by Shaun Inman (haveamint.com) I’m not sure if it produces stats for RSS feeds but it does everything else. I was considering installing it on my site.

    Posted on February 19, 2008 at 9:38 am #
  3. From Michele Neylon:

    @Dominykas – I’m not using WordPress anymore, so that’s not a runner unfortunately
    @Rainsford – I was looking at that… I couldn’t see anything for RSS

    Posted on February 20, 2008 at 1:39 am #
  4. From Bill Flitter:

    There is an alternative to Feedburner – Pheedo. There are few pionts of differntiation worth noting.
    1. Our focus is on generating revenue from syndicated services (RSS). Our tools/services are built around this concept.
    2. We do provide stats on feeds. These stats help us understand how to generate more revenue for publishers.
    3. Because we want to provide great ad performance to our advertisers, our system is open to qualified pubs.
    Hope this brief intro was helpful and not too commercial. You can find out more information at http://www.pheedo.com.
    Best regards,
    Bill Flitter
    Pheedo, Inc

    Posted on February 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm #
  5. From Michele Neylon:

    Does your system provide details on subscribers over time?

    Posted on February 20, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

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