Your ID can now be found in your feedburner feed URL. For example, if your feed URL was http://feeds2.feedburner.com/MyFeedURL, then MyFeedURL would be your Feedburner ID. Easy enough? 🙂
Feedburner is an absolute dream come true for a blogger. In fact, I would put in in the top 5 tools that every single blogger needs in their arsenal. It tracks the number of feed subscribers you have, it allows you to offer feed updates via email, and it even has professional site statistics now too! (all for free, mind you)
If you don’t have an account there yet, go there and get one … NOW!
OK, now that you have an account, there are a few things you need to know about feedburner.
1. My feedburner address
This is actually pretty simple, but for the sake of the absolute beginner, you feedburner address is chosen by you when you burn your feed. It usually looks something like this: http://feeds.feedburner.com/myfeedaddress (where “myfeedaddress” is the unique feed string you’ve chosen).
2. My feedburner ID
This one is a little more tricky, but still pretty easy to discover. The first thing you want to do is go to the feedburner homepage and click “sign in”.
Next, you’ll want to put in your username and password.
Once you’ve done that, go ahead and click on the feed you want to find the ID for.
Once you’ve clicked the feed you’re interested in, take a look at your address bar. It should have a URL in it like this one:
Notice the string of numbers I outlined in red? THAT is your feedburner ID for that particular feed.
Copy it down and keep it for later. It just may come in handy 🙂
While we’re in there…
Activate the Email Subscription Option
Feedburner also offers you the ability to let users sign up for your feed to be delivered to them via email. But the service must be active first. Here’s how to activate it.
Once you’ve logged in and chosen the feed you want to offer via email, click the “Publicize” tab. Now, on the left hand side of the screen you should see some options. Look for the “Email Subscriptions” link and click it.
Then, just activate it. Once you’ve done that, you may want to poke around in the options and see if there’s anything you’d like to change or customize. But once the email subscription service is active, you’re set to deliver you feed to anyone who signs up!
OK, this IS sort of an elementary tutorial, I know. It may not seem very useful now, but you’ll see soon enough that it was necessary. If you already knew how to do all this, just ignore this story 🙂