Time to Update the Old Feedburner Feed Links?

By Daniel Scocco

As you probably know, back in February Google migrated all the old Feedburner feeds to the new Google servers. For the end user it was just a matter of clicking on the “Migrate” button in the control panel. After that, your feed URL probably changed from feeds.feedburber.com/blogname to feeds2.feedburner.com/blogname.

Right after the change, however, the old Feedburner feeds were being redirected to the new one, so many bloggers (myself included) felt that it was not necessary to update the feed links on their blogs.

Today, however, I got an email from Melvin where he says that his Feedburner feed count widget stopped working, and that he started getting a 404 on his old Feedburner feed page.

While I am not seeing broken feed count widgets or 404 feed pages around, I did notice that the old Feedburner feeds are not redirecting to the new one anymore. If you check on your blog, for example, you should see both feed versions working.

Could this indicate that Google is about to stop the support for the old feeds? I am not sure, but it could be the right time to update your feed links and start using the new one around, if you have not done that already.

If you use the FeedSmith plugin, make sure to update your feed URL there too.



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14 Responses to “Time to Update the Old Feedburner Feed Links?”

  • Proxy

    Let me apologize in advance for the stupid question that I am about to ask.

    We use FeedBurner feeds for our blogs. I was looking to incorporate other FeedBurner feeds into our blogs for related high quality posts. Here’s the dumb question. I can’t find a listing of feeds that actually work anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction to feeds that are live and actually work?

  • medyum

    I am using MyBrand feature so I have URL with my own domain pointing to FeedBurner feed and I was pretty much forced to update settings so it works with new FB setup.

  • Medyum

    I updated mine a while back, but forgot about the Feedsmith plugin, so thanks for the reminder, Medyum

  • Rueben Timothy

    Well! Nice step by Google to migrated all the old Feedburner feeds to new Google servers. It does benefit as a whole.

  • InternetHow

    Did the setting option change also? I can’t seem to setup widgets for feedburner stats.

  • Melvin

    Hey thanks for the mention. I thought Google would still support Feedburner the old feeds for some more months but Im wrong.

  • Lars Behrenroth

    I just got some 404s on my feedburned feeds ..
    I think it has to do with the ‘MyBrand’ thing .. those were supposed to stop working March 16th but were forwarded for a while .
    I now finally had to update my MX records for http://feeds.deepershades.net/dsoh to be found again ..

  • David airey

    I updated mine a while back, but forgot about the Feedsmith plugin, so thanks for the reminder, Daniel.

  • simon

    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the great tips with your great efforts!

  • Roseli A. Bakar

    Good tips Daniel.

    I’m off to update all my feedburner’s links…sigh

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Rarst, indeed 🙂 . Thanks for spotting it.

  • Rarst

    I think they said right from the start that old URLs will be dropped completely.

    I am using MyBrand feature so I have URL with my own domain pointing to FeedBurner feed and I was pretty much forced to update settings so it works with new FB setup.

    PS I am pretty sure old links weren’t “feedburber” 😉

  • Vygantas

    Grr… Why they have to do that anyway

  • Boerne Search

    Wow, for once time in my life I am safe, this didn’t affect me. I’m usally the first one. 🙂

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