Feedburner best practice?
Webfeeds (Atom/RSS) are one of those areas that are far too often overlooked and neglected by web teams and web designers. Not a good thing given that the people who had bothered to subscribe to your feed are your most loyal fans/customers/potential customers.
What is the best way of configuring Feedburner?
Or at least, what are the must-do’s?
For the Feedburner feed for the BBB I tweaked the following in Feedburner…
- Turned off track item link clicks (a wordpress plugin adds the campaign tracking
- Enabled subscription options under BrowserFriendly
- Enabled SmartFeed
- Enabled FeedFlare and added links to share via email, Facebook and Twitter
- Geo-tagged the feed
- Added an image and details to Feed Image Burner
- Added Title/Description to Feed Title/Description Burner
- Enabled PingShot (for Pubsubhubbub functionallity)
- Enabled Socialize so that items are published to RoyalLawson (a feed-only test account of mine)
One thing I’m definitely undecided about is whether to “tease” and force subscribers to click-through to the block, or not. This blog does tease, whereas the Beantin blog doesn’t.