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Feedburner Tips & Tricks: Title & Description Burner

by Megan

Welcome to The Nitty Gritty of Blogging: Feedburner, Part Two! This week I’m sharing a series of Feedburner tips and tricks that will help you to get the most out of this powerful little tool.

Feedburner Tips & Tricks: FeedFlare

If you missed my first series on Feedburner, you can find all of the posts on my Nitty Gritty of Blogging home page. These tips require you to already have your Feedburner account set up and active. If your account is not set up yet, hop over to my first post on how to set up Feedburner, and follow those steps. Then come back here. Are you back? Great. Moving on!

Yesterday I showed you an easy way to allow your feed/email subscribers to share your posts, with Feedburner FeedFlare. Today I’m going to show you how to add a title and a description to your feed.

Your feed may already be exactly what you want it to be (such as your blog name), but you may want your feed title to show up differently.

Go into your Feedburner account, click on your feed, and click the optimize tab. On the left hand side, you’ll see a list of options. Near the bottom is “Title/Description Burner.” Click it.

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In the “New Title” box, enter the title you want for your feed. You can also add a description, in the “New Description” box, which will also show up in some feed readers, under your feed title.

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Click activate to update your feed, and you’re good to go!

Next up, add an image to your feed!

Head back to my full list of Feedburner tips!

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Feedburner Tips & Tricks - Shaping Up To Be A Mom May 7, 2014 - 9:50pm

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Jack Holland September 15, 2014 - 6:42am

Howdy, I am attempting to change my title on Feedburner using the method you describe above, My feed title is reading The Last American Newspaper >> Main Street. I want it to simply be Main Street. So, I entered this into the Title/Description Burner and hit enter. Nothing happened. I go back to the XML sheet and look and the old title is still there. Any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate any help you might offer. Thanks, Jack.

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Megan October 7, 2014 - 11:51pm

Hi Jack, I just tried it on my feed, and it worked just fine. It may just be that certain feed readers pull different information. Let me know if you get it to work!

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