Friday, April 13, 2012

Feedburner Socialize Hack

 Google Feedburner used to offer a "Socialize" feature (under the "Publicize" section) for blogs that would connect to your Twitter and automatically tweet links to all new blog posts for you. It was a great way to advertise your blog to people who may not follow your RSS or are glancing at your Twitter feed.

As of the writing of this post, this service has been removed from Feedburner, but still works. Who knows if Google's planning on getting rid of it in the future? But for now, here's how to use it yourself...






To activate this for your own blog:

First, log in to your Feedburner account and choose a feed.

Your address will include an "id" field that's a string of letters and numbers... That's the ID of your feed.


Take that ID, and append it to the end of the following link:

http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/socialize?id=

As long as Google hasn't disabled this completely by the time you're reading this, that'll take you to the Socialize config. Just set it up, click "Save" and away you go.

1 comment:

  1. I really wish Google with do something with FeedBurner. It's been stagnant for years now and it's a great service. Typical Google I suppose.

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