We have discussed a lot about how to setup Feedburner to burn your feeds and the importance of Feedburner feeds for SEO. Now we will show you Feedburner MyBrand setup for your own domain.
Setting up MyBrand will get you own domain feeds like this http://feeds.blogtimenow.com/blogtimenow instead of http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogtimenow. So what is the use of setting your own domain feeds? It gets you more control of your content and the identity.
We are going to help you to setup Feedburner MyBrand using cPanel and if you are using cPanel hosting then there is an easy interface to manage your DNS records. Follow the steps carefully and you are done.
Feedburner MyBrand setup for your own domain
Login to your Feedburner account http://feedburner.com/ and you can see My Account in the top right corner. Just open it and you will see MyBrand, but to activate this feature you must first need to create CNAME entry in your DNS records. You will be given a CNAME entry like this one highlighted below.
Creating a CNAME record using cPanel
- Login to your sites cPanel and locate simple DNS Zone Editor in Domains section
- Open it and you will see “Add a CNAME record” Now enter feeds in the name area and it will auto complete like (feeds.yourdomain.com.) In our case we use feeds.blogtimenow.com.
- Now for the CNAME field copy the CNAME entry provided in your Feedburner account and paste it.
- Now click Add CNAME Record. You are done!
In your Feedburner MyBrand page enter your Feed name at step 2 (feeds.yourdomain.com) and activate the service below. You have finished Feedburner MyBrand setup for your own domain. You won’t see the results at once it might take 12 to 24 hours for a CNAME entry to take effort.
For wordpress users: Make use of this link Integrating your wordpress feed with Feedburner to redirect your default RSS to your own domain feed URL or Feedburner feed URL.