Does FeedBurner have any benefits left? [video]

If you have your own domain and website, have WordPress with PowerPress, and you don’t care about unreliable RSS stats, what benefits does FeedBurner even provide?

Wayne Henderson (from Packers Fan Podcast) heard me mention FeedBurner and repeat my recommendation against it in 21 things podcasters should learn from the Podcast Awards.

I still think that FeedBurner is unnecessary for most podcasters. But even if you have everything right, there are only three potential benefits of FeedBurner for podcasting (but I still recommend using something else for these):

  1. Email subscriptions
  2. Feed caching
  3. Feed portability

Hear more about this in the video answer to Wayne Henderson’s question.

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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their son, "Noodle Boy."

2 comments on Does FeedBurner have any benefits left? [video]

  1. Usama Wahid says:

    Hello, I am somehow with you for that podcast thing but what you say about these ordinary benefits is they are useful?

    http://blogcooters.com/benifits-of-feedburner/

    1. Those benefits are all right, but they can all be done better with other tools. And some of them, like Atom, are downright unnecessary. Faithfully,

      Daniel J. Lewis

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