Is using feedburner still a must for blog feeds?


I'm setting up a blog for my OSS/startup and I'm wondering whether given the uncertain future about feedburner (or maybe thats just the API) whether people are still setting up their blogs to use feedburner?

Also if so what wordpress plugin people are using to get it working with the current version?

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asked Jun 3 '11 at 01:07
Vdh Ant
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Might be of use to provide some context, since until I looked into it, I had no idea that Google was killing APIs, or ending active development on APIs. Source: Google blog post: "Spring cleaning for some of our APIs "

That said, nothing about that post leads me to believe feedburner will stop slurping RSS feeds even though Google is ending active development on the APU. My guess is that in most cases, abuse of the API's is frequent, and Google has decided it's not providing value to support the APIs any more. Clearly, all of this is just my opinion, and not based on any statements from Google on how feedburner's API status is related to the future of feedburner itself.

UPDATE: While not comments on feedburner's API, here are some official Google statements that lend support to the idea that the API's are hurting Google: "The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse ..." SOURCE: Google Translate API. I would also say that it is highly, highly unlikely that Google plans to kill off Google Translate itself in the future; but again, just my opinion.

answered Jun 3 '11 at 03:28
Blunders .
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  • Thanks for the reply and sorry about the context missing, my bad. I guess the question then is, is there enough value in using Feedburner over just using the built in RSS feeds in Wordpress? – Vdh Ant 13 years ago
  • @vdh_ant: Yes, I thought that was the core point of your question, though I don't know the answer - just tried to address what I saw as the main issue; that being will feedburner be killed. I'm also not even sure if RSS a huge source of traffic anymore either. My suggestion would be to re-ask the question on http://webmasters.stackexchange.comBlunders . 13 years ago
  • @vdh_ant: Posting a link to the cross-post for others to follow: . 13 years ago

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