JavaScript - - By Sam Deering

Have your Google Feedburner feeds stopped working?

Update: The change below fixed it!

I just noticed that my feedburner subscription counts for all my sites have dropped to zero!

feedburner-no-readers

If you hit the address directly it seems to be still working. I have my feed redirected to feedburner from http://www.jquery4u.com/feed/ to http://feeds.feedburner.com/jquery4u but this is still in place and working.

Logged into Google Feedburner and see 0 subscribers.

jquery-4u-feed-subscribers-count

And as you can see it’s dropped from around 1,800 to 0.

feedburner-subscribers-dropped-to-zero

As you can see other sites are seeing the same thing:
web-design-depot-subscribers

I read somewhere that on 1 Dec some of the Google APIs were going to be deprecated, I don’t think Feedburner would have been on that list.

The Fix

Change feed address from feeds.feedburner.com to feedproxy.google.com. I’ve just done this now so hopefully the redirect will pick this up and the stats will be back to normal soon.

If anyone knows anything I don’t, share it might help someone else who runs into the same problem.

Update:
I just took a look at the Official Feeburner API page and it does look like Google have ditched further developments. A LOT of sites use this service so not sure why?

Important: The Google Feedburner APIs has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011 to reflect that they’re no longer undergoing active development and experimentation, which is the hallmark of APIs in the Code Labs program. However, we have no current plans to remove existing functionality.

If there is no plans to remove existing functionality, then no idea why the feed counts have broken if the API is still active which it looks like it is…

Update:
It seems changing the address above fixed it!
feedburner-followers-fixed

Alternatives to feedburner

Anyone know of any decent alternatives that won’t cost through the roof?

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