Have you logged into FeedBurner.com lately? If you have, you may have noticed a message at the top of your browser letting you know that all accounts are being moved away from FeedBurner to Google. If you haven’t moved your account just yet, you have until February 28th, 2009 to do so. So today, I decided to move my account over to Google and figured I’d share my experience in case you were wondering how difficult of a process it is.
The process was simple enough. You tell Google which account you want your FeedBurner feeds to be moved to and then, you select the Move option which will move the feeds off of FeedBurners hardware onto Google’s. According to FeedBurner, their algorithms for detecting the number of subscribers to a given feed is more accurate on Google which may be the reason why some people have seen a decline in their numbers after the move.
My account only contained about 5-6 different Feeds which took about 30 seconds to move. Once the move is complete, you’re given a new URL that allows you to manage your account: http://feedburner.google.com.
As I was going through this process of moving accounts, I realized that I still use the FeedBurner Feedsmith plugin for WordPress which consolidates all of the various Feed URLs generated by WordPress into one FeedBurner feed. Once you move your account over, be sure to visit this plugins settings page and change the feed url to the new one or else visitors will be subscribing to a feed that doesn’t exist.
Have you had any troubles moving your account from Feedburner to Google?