Feedburner resorting to SPAM?

Feedburner. They’re great. Can’t say that I have a single complaint about them todate. I can geo-tag my feed, I’ve subscriptions coming through FeedBlitz, I can organise my RSS feeds into one standard type – and so the list goes on. But with all of this, emails are starting to appear around the web looking suspiciously like spam mail, simply telling you to go out and sign up for Feedburner.

In addition to feed management services, we also offer feed monetization – which gives publishers the ability to advertise in their feeds. With our growing list of publishers across a broad range of advertising channels, we have a number of very interesting ad campaigns running that might be appropriate for your feeds.

If you need any help setting up your feeds at feedburner.com or if you have any questions please feel free to ping me. Take care and I look forward to working with you in the future

Ok – its not asking you to buy anything, and if you want to make the use of Feedburner’s core functions you don’t have to go forking out the cash. All the same, where do you draw the line? Would you consider it spam mail? You didn’t ask for it, didn’t sign up for it, you don’t know who the guy is and now he’s telling you to visit his website. Or do you consider it direct marketing? Or is there any difference any more in this day and age?


  1. Traci Hailpern February 7, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Ken –

    Let me draw the line. This was a slip-up and not in any way reflective of how we do things around here. We’re still the same FeedBurner that you’ve come to know and we pride ourselves on being as human as possible in all of our interactions. The email you reference reflects a misunderstanding of the culture that we’ve fostered here and I will take personal responsibility for ensuring this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. Rest assure, we’re still us.


    Traci Hailpern
    312.756.0022 (ext. 2016)
    tracihailpern (AIM/Skype)

  2. Ken February 7, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    thanks very much Traci 🙂

    You’ll see from the opening of my post that I’m delighted with Feedburner. I think its a top notch service, never given me any bother and I only wish it further success in the future!

    I appreciate you taking the time out to comment and reply and draw some clarity on the whole issue.

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