FeedCat – A New RSS Provider

August 20, 2012

I found out two weeks ago that Google might, or might not, shut down Feedburner. Since we don’t know, I’d go with the assumption that it will. I have had my issues with Google, in which I blogged a bit in the past, and still cannot get access to my account – even if it’s just to transfer information out.

Google has dropped support for Feedburner and closed its Twitter account, I know many bloggers rely on this service, unfortunately we can no longer reliably do so. In my search for an alternative I found a few good ones, all have their merits and several are much better.

I chose FeedCat.net, if you notice the RSS button on the upper right hand side of the screen. I feel comfortable enough with my move, I think it was the right decision. I might move to a paid service, but that depends – right now I don’t have access to my old Google account to transfer the subscribers.

Google is pushing everyone to go on Google+, maybe that’s why they are not supporting Feedburner anymore – they see it as a redundant service. To be honest I used G+ (until my account was disabled) and wasn’t too thrilled with it, seemed to me like another Facebook and really, who needs that? I haven’t signed up again, but will wait to see how things pan out.

So tell me, are you using Feedburner? Any alternative plans? Any good RSS providers?

Zohar – Man of la Book

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  • Jessica ( frellathon )August 21, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I prefer to follow blogs by email so I hope that will stay I like getting them in my inbox. Not sure what to do maybe the old fashioned bookmark sites from old. Who would have thought that would be the old way of doing things lol

    • Zohar - Man of la BookAugust 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      I don’t know what to do about email yet…we’ll see.
      Let me know if you come up with a solution.

  • AlyceAugust 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I had no idea that feedburner was being pulled. You would think this would be banner news, but this is the first I’ve heard of it. I’ll have to check out the rss service you mentioned.

  • BlahJuly 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Feedburner still isn’t being pulled to this day. However I am writing a book wherein RSS feeds are a topic and I’m having a hell of a time, even now, finding good reviews or alternatives. I keep coming to pages like this one here. Good old Google – keep changing algorithms, keep getting it wrong! /sigh

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