Feedburner 0: How to fix

Feedburner is having a problem with its subscriber counts and stats and it would probably take days before the issue is fixed. Here’s a solution.

The Feedburner Status Blog says “We have been encountering difficulties with our stats production pipeline for data representing Sept 19th and 20th, 2012. We are currently working to resolve the issue.”

Just in case you haven’t heard yet, Google will shut down access to Feedburner’s APIs on October 20 which means the RSS and Email delivery functions won’t be working anymore by that time.

“Important: The Google Feedburner APIs have been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011 will be shut down on October 20, 2012,” Google Developers Feedburner API page announced.

This blog has more than 11,000 subscribers and about 4,000 regular email readers daily. A separate site we’re maintaining has more than 6,000 subs and half of them read through email. We’re thinking of migrating to another newsletter service to continue serving them.

Some suggest FeedBlitz while others thought MailChimp is better. We’re trying to assess everything before transferring to any of these programs. Our recommendation will be included in an update of this post.

If you’re considering doing the same thing. Here’s how to download the email address of your subscribers so you can export them to another newsletter delivery option.
  • Login to Feedburner and go to the “Publicize” tab.
  • In the sidebar, click “Email Subscriptions” to expand.
  • Click “Subscription Management.”
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  • At the bottom of the page find and expand “View Subscriber Details.”
  • Click “CSV” and save the file. You’re now ready to export the email addresses of your subscribers.
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