UPDATE: As of August 15th 2021, Google’s Feedburner subscription service for Blogger, the part that allows your readers to receive an email when you create a new post, is being discontinued and will no longer work. An alternate will need to be used. As of right now (August 6, 2021) I do not know what that is. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Written on: September 14, 2016
Unfortunately, Google has made it terribly hard for me (or anyone else) to login to your Google account so that I can setup Feedburner for my clients because of their high security measures; it’s a good and bad thing, good for you, bad for me. Therefore, if you are here, I am asking you to follow this VERY EASY tutorial to setup and configure your Feedburner account so that I can then setup your Newsletter on your blog.
If you come across any issues or confusion with this tutorial, please contact me.
Step 1: Sign in to your Google account. If you don’t already have one, go here: Sign Up for a Google account.
Step 2: Visit http://feedburner.google.com/.
Step 3: Copy and paste your website link into the Burn a feed right this instant box.
IMPORTANT: Include the http:// portion of the address. Follow the link with: /feed. Example:
Step 4: Click on the NEXT button (shown above).
Step 5: On the next page is your feed title and feed address. Write down exactly what is shown in the box for feed address for later use. Be mindful of capitalizations when writing it down.
Step 6: Click on the NEXT button (shown above).
Step 7: Technically your feeds are now created. You can click the next button to configure more options, but this tutorial does not cover any of those options. For this tutorial click on the Skip directly to Feed Management link.
Step 8: On the next page, click on the Optimize tab. We will work on optimizing your Blogger or WordPress Blog Feed.
Step 9: Make sure that you have both the BrowserFriendly and SmartFeed options activated. You can activate other services later as this tutorial does not cover those options. BrowserFriendly makes subscribing much simpler. SmartFeed ensures maximum compatibility with all feed reader applications.
Click on BrowserFriendly. The default options are fine, click on the activate button at the bottom.
Click on SmartFeed. Click on the activate button at the bottom.
Now both the BrowserFriendly and SmartFeed options have a checkmark to the left of the titles showing they are activated.
Step 10: click on the Publicize tab.
Step 11: You need to allow Email Subscriptions on your site because there are users who prefer to get email updates rather than using a reader. PingShot must be activated because it notifies services when you post. Instructions in Step 11 and 12 below. You can activate the other options later as this tutorial does not cover those options.
Step 12: Click on Email Subscriptions. Click on the activate button at the bottom. On the next page scroll down to where you see a checkbox with Send me an email whenever people unsubscribe (will be sent to your “reply-to” address). Check that if you want, then click the save button.
Step 13: Click on PingShot. Click on the activate button at the bottom.
Step 14: Email Subscriptions and PingShot are now active, you will see a checkmark to the left of the titles.
Step 15: You are now done configuring Feedburner. Remember the Feedburner address I had you write down above in Step 5? That is your Feedburner ID and I need you to email that to me so that I can setup the Newsletter on your blog.