Mar 27 2008

Adding FeedFlares To Your Blog

I stress to any new blogger and any blogger in general, that social media and networking is important. If your post can be popular on certain social media websites it can be very beneficial. We’ve just giving you the basic rules for social media and three new social media sites for bloggers. Now, to publicize!

What is a FeedFlare?

Along with using social media I believe it is important to burn your feed through Feedburner. This allows you to track and monitor your rss feed subscribers. One of the best features of Feedburner is adding FeedFlares to your blog and it’s feed.

A FeedFlare gives your subscribers easy ways to email, tag, share, and act on the content you publish by including social media sites. FeedFlares place a simple footer at the bottom of each article that helps you distribute, inform and create a community around your content.

This basically allows your blog posts to be easily submitted to different social media sites. We use our feed flares for stumbleupon, sphinn, and delicious.

Choose Your FeedFlares

Under the optimize tab in your Feedburner feed account you can select and add different social media sites as your FeedFlares.

I would of course recommend Stumbleupon, Sphinn, Digg, Delicious, and Mixx. However, you can add whichever sites that appeal to you and your blog.

How To Add FeedFlares

After you choose which FeedFlares to use, its easy after that. Simply select which place you want your FeedFlare to appear. If you select feed, Feedburner will automatically put it at the footer of your feed for you.

If you select “site” then you must install a code on your blog for your FeedFlares to be shown. The code is easy to install, we’ve chosen to put it at the end of every post.

Do you use FeedFlares? If so, which ones? If you don’t use them, why not?


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  1. Jonaton said:

    Good post and I completely agree with you. Feedflares are a must have in my opinion.

    March 28th, 2008 at 10:11 am
  2. Gregorio said:

    Thank you for the info.I will return for more it all helps when your new.

    March 28th, 2008 at 10:21 am
  3. Missy said:

    Cool, i did not know this about FeedBurner. I like the text version they have. Will look for it now and add it to my WP blogs.

    Speaking of WordPress, are FeedFlares only available with WP blogs, or are they good on Blogger, too?

    Thanxs, Matt.

    March 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm
  4. Marty said:

    I use Feedburner for the RSS on my sites. I didn’t know about FeedFlares though. I am headed over to FeedBurner now…

    March 29th, 2008 at 7:42 am
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Glad I could let ya know about this great feature.

    Feedflares are available on all types of blogs and feedburner feeds :D

    wordpress, blogspot, typepad…

    March 29th, 2008 at 11:11 am
  6. Missy said:

    Jeez! Marty, you practically said EXACTLY what i said. Write your own comment, dude!

    Thanxs Matt.

    Missy.

    March 29th, 2008 at 11:14 am
  7. James said:

    How True Matthew,

    There’s a few additional ways of getting feedburner to work that little bit harder for you too.

    I wrote an article pointing out a few things about indexing and link building and feedburner.

    October 1st, 2008 at 7:08 am

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