Tips to Optimize Your RSS Feeds With Google FeedBurner

FeedBurnerFeedburner is my favorite RSS Subscriber model which I use for delivering regular updates to my subscribers. Its one of the most popular and it has been acquired by Google some-time back.

RSS Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into “widgets,” “gadgets,” mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display blogs, podcasts, and major news/sports/weather/whatever headlines just about anywhere via Google.

So its very important that your subscribers can have a better experience viewing your RSS feeds. Here are 5 Power Tips which can make your RSS reader more happy in long term.

Email Timings

The best time according to me would be delivering your daily content two hours after publishing the post on your website. And ofcourse everyone should have a specific time for publishing posts. A genuine reader always awaits your updated content everyday. Go to Publicize –> E-Mail Subscriptions –> Delivery Options for timed settings.

Thanking your newly subscribed user

Paying respect, a Thank You or “Why You Should Subscribe” message on your feeds is good option. To activate this feature, Go to Optimize tab of FeedBurner dashboard, click Browser Friendly under Services and enable Personal Message. Enter the message and it will be displayed on your feeds.

Enable Social Bookmarking

Go to Optimize –> FeedFlare and you will can give your subscribers easy ways to email, tag, share, and act on the content you publish. FeedFlare places a simple footer at the bottom of each content item, helping you to distribute, inform and create a community around your content.

Displays rotating headlines

Go to Publicize  -> Headline Animator and you from here you can displays rotating headlines from your feeds. You can adjust the click through URL, colors, size and date formats. You can integrate it on your website, social network profiles or even in your e-mail signatures.

More Good Content

Go to Optimize –> Link Splicer. This feature lets you share collected links from Delicious, Furl, Digg, Bloglines Clip Blog, My Web 2.0 and ma.gnolia with your subscribers. So you can provide them some more good free stuff.

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