Monday, 14 December 2015

Increase Your Digital Clout Day 17/30

Feeding the network

Feedburner… What an awesome name and a great Google free service to do a fair number of things on your blog.  Today we are going to explore Feedburner
Every blog publishes what is called an feed which can be read by many other different websites…  As Google explains…
What are feeds?
I see "RSS", "XML", and "Atom" out there, but I don't know how I might use these links when I find them.
Feeds are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. 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.

Here is a 5 minute video which explains What is Feedburner and What are RSS feeds?

The question you should be asking yourself is “why would I want to use Feedburner when my blog system already creates a feed?   I can allow others to just post my feed into their reader of choice or widget or mobile device or whatever.   The reason is that Feedburner does this for almost every type of reader etc with a single click of a button and so much more.  This is the reason I decided to use Feedburner rather than my original feed.

Feedburner’s tagline is FeedBurner delivers the world's subscriptions wherever they need to go. Publish a feed for text or podcasting? 

This video will explain step by step the process of using Feedburner

Feedburner will increase your traffic and you will find this process to be useful if you are using a blog as your main social media “sun”

Online Services

In Project Management terminology: 
The Project
  • Building a Foundation for a Social Media Network.
Deliverable (is the noun):
  • Feedburner
Tasks (is a verb):
  • Read the content of the day’s activities
  • Set up a feedburner account
  • Spend some time getting use to using feedburner’s options
  • Check out the supporting links added to the bottom.

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