AdSense for Feeds

Google is Winding Down AdSense for Feeds, No More Profit from FeedBurner AdSense

Google is winding down some of its features like AdSense for Feeds, so no more FeedBurner AdSense earning starting from Oct. the 2nd, 2012.

For some people, this is really bad news, especially for those who are making profits from displaying AdSense in their blogs feeds, as they will see a drop in AdSense revenue next month. But, well… Google says they want to focus on what matters, so they will be taking off a few services in the coming months.

From the Google Blog:

  • AdSense for Feeds was designed to help publishers earn revenue from their content by placing ads on their RSS feeds. Starting October 2, we’ll begin to retire this feature—and on December 3 we’ll close it. Publishers can continue to use FeedBurner URLs powered by Google, so they won’t need to redirect subscribers to different URLs.
  • Classic Plus is a Google Search feature that lets people upload or select images to use as a background on Google.com. Users won’t be able to upload new pictures starting from October 16, and we’ll turn the service off in November 2012. You’ll continue to have access to any images you’ve uploaded.
  • Google storage in Picasa and Drive will be consolidated over the next few months, so users will have five GB of free storage across both services. If you’re paying for storage, your free storage will now be counted towards your total. So if you buy a 100GB plan, it will give you 100GB of total storage instead of adding to what you already had. We believe this approach will make it much easier for users. For both free and paid storage, people at or near their current storage limits will have the same amount of storage after this change.
  • Spreadsheet Gadgets were designed to allow people to add customized features to Google Spreadsheets. But most popular gadgets have now been added directly into charts in spreadsheets. So we will slowly start turning off Gadgets in Spreadsheets next year.
  • Starting on October 15, we’ll stop issuing and displaying Google News Badges, as well as showing Recommended Sections. People can still tailor their Google News experience by adding custom sections or adjusting the frequency with which news sources appear.
  • We’ve merged Insights for Search into a revamped Google Trends. You can now see search trends and compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties in a single place: google.com/trends. We will no longer support Trends for Websites, which allowed people to compare traffic to and audiences of different websites.
  • Places Directory was an Android app that helped people find nearby places of interest. We’ve removed the app from Google Play and are taking down the Places Directory site because users can find everything in Google Maps for Mobile, which offers a much better user experience.
  • We introduced +1 Reports in Webmaster Tools to help publishers measure +1 activity on their pages. Given that webmasters now use Social Reports in Google Analytics to get a wider view of social activity (including +1’s), we’ll be discontinuing the stand-alone +1 Reports on November 14. Measuring social media remains a priority for Google Analytics, so stay tuned for future improvements.

The questions is

Knowing that: Whenever Google decides to drive the final nail in the service’s coffin, it will hopefully make it easy for publishers to switch away, but it will probably be a pretty painful process. (TechCrunch)

When Google will turn off FeedBurner? and how this will affect bloggers and publishers?

Should we start looking for FeedBurner Alternatives?

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  • Jack Slater October 18, 2012, 8:22 pm

    2/3 of my Adsense income is via Feedburner… Pffffffff
    Feedburner is the only chance to have Adsense in e-mails.
    Do you know some other programs that can do this job ?
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  • Dean Saliba
    October 9, 2012, 6:44 pm

    I saw the thousands of people declaring that Google is shutting down Feedburner on October 21st because they are closing the blog and the API, I am trying to stay positive and think they are going to give Feedburner a make over. 🙂
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  • Brankica
    September 30, 2012, 3:26 pm

    I can’t say I will feel sorry for it. I turned that option on by mistake once and there is no way to turn it off! So I had to change the feed to remove the ads!
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  • Guppu Boss
    September 30, 2012, 6:26 am

    feedburner is a good service. I was not even monetizing my feeds in past. No it has not effected me much. But for some it is a big shock 🙁

  • Mark
    September 29, 2012, 7:11 am


    I must admit. I do find this surprising. I thought for sure that RSS Adsense would be a huge money maker for everybody.

    I mean, its so fundamental to information exchange. This is really weird.

    The next thing you know, they will eliminate their Feedburner email subscriptions.

    Never rely on Google for anything…that’s my takeaway.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  • Dave Lucas
    September 29, 2012, 5:22 am

    This is a good thing. No one should ever come to depend on adsense for any income – they routinely cut blogs large and small – all you need is a few rogue cloicks from a competitor or a jealous blogger and you’re kicked out of the program! I was reading last week where one fellow had a $40,000 check coming but his account was suspended for “suspicious activity.” Better stick with reliable wyas to earn a little extra cash… there are other ad services and many affiliate programs to choose from!
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  • Abhik
    September 29, 2012, 2:27 am

    I care a damn about it. I was never using Feedburner anyway.
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  • James Hannan
    September 29, 2012, 12:07 am

    Ummm… I think Google is planning torn Feedburner off. They not only reduced this adsense feature but also did minor changed. If they are planning to off this, they are doing wrong.

  • Alan Tay
    September 28, 2012, 10:21 pm

    I hope Google Feedburner will still stay despite most of the features are winding down. The key thing is, keep their RSS feeds service alive, the feedcount and the email delivery service. I don’t really care about the rest because I don’t really use them.

    I had look into migrating to FeedBlitz but will pause until Google make an official statement that Feedburner will be made unavailable for all features.
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  • Jacko
    September 28, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Yeah i was hit by the “outage” recently as well. I agree its time to diversify but it would be nice to have a definitive message from Google on this product. Surely the billion dollar boys can let us know their plans for feedburner over the next few years.

    I have to say I like the price this was the first glitch that I experienced although some people said it was glitchy? Have you tried any wordpress plugins as an alternative?

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