So apparently our news feed is very popular. I was surprised when I found out that it accounted for almost 30% of my blog traffic. For some time I’ve been meaning to look into FeedBurner and see if it would be useful for us. Plus I’m a stats whore. Haha, thinking back, I’ve also been recently called a trailers whore too. Never thought about myself that way, but it makes sense.
Anyway, what started out as research at 4am, turned into why don’t I just give it a try. Setting up was a lot simpler than I thought. After logging in using my Google account, I was allowed to immediately add a new feed and select my own feed address: http://feeds.hd-trailers.net/hd-trailers/blog
After setting it up, it provided me options on how to easily point my existing feeds to its service. They even have an awesome WordPress plugin: FeedBurner FeedSmith and setting that up was extremely simple.
It appears now any feed requests will automatically be redirected to FeedBurner, so no updates to your RSS reader should be necessary, unless of course you want to. If anyone is hitting into issues with the new RSS feed, please do let us know in the comments.
Hopefully by offloading the RSS feed to FeedBurner, the rest of the site and blog would perform better.