Moving FeedBurner Feed to New Account

It was time to consolidate my old FeedBurner feeds into my primary Google Apps account. It proved to be an easy and quick process.

I’ve been using FeedBurner from before the days Google owned it. When I converted it to a Google account I used my GMail account. I’ve been trying to consolidate everything to my Google Apps account and now it was time to move the FeedBurner feeds. This was a simple process and despite a warning that it could take up to 72 hours, I was done in minutes. (It took longer to write this article.)

You can only transfer between Google accounts, but I was able to transfer from a regular Google account to a Google Apps account.

  1. Log on to the existing FeedBurner account
  2. Click into the feed you want to transfer and select “Transfer Feed…”
    fb_transferfeed
  3. Enter the email address of the recipient then click the “Send Transfer Acceptance Request” button.
    fb_transfertoaddress
  4. Despite the warning that it can take up to 72 hours I received my email within moments. There’s a link to click in the email. When clicked you’re asked to accept or reject the transfer. I accepted and the feed was instantly in my new account.

This will be the first post since transferring the feed so we’ll see if it broke anything. [Update: It worked!]

[Update June 26th] I use FeedBurner to tweet when I have a new post. This broke when I moved the feed since the receiving Google account wasn’t authorized for Twitter. In FeedBurner I went to the Publicize tab, then the Socialize selection on the left. Then I just clicked the “Add a Twitter Account” button and authorized it. Then the Tweets started working again.

4 thoughts on “Moving FeedBurner Feed to New Account”

  1. What was the e-mail address of the Google Apps account that you sent it to? I had over 5,000 Feedburner subscribers. But now it says I have 0. If I do this, will I get all my subscribers back?

    Jane
    FF

    1. I doubt doing this will get anything back. Feedburner seems to be in a death spiral. Rather than killing it outright it seems to be dying of neglect. I’ve had issues recently and I’m planning to stop using it once I figure out the best way to do it. About once a week my subscribers drop to zero for a day then come back.

      Ray

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