Migrate Your Feedburner Accounts NOW!

Your feeds will no longer work if you don’t migrate your feeds. The deadline for the old Feedburner addresses expired yesterday.

If you are still able to access your Feedburner login, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account at http://www.feedburner.com
  2. Click the link at the top to migrate your account to Google.
  3. It then confirms if you are already signed in as a Google account-holder (I was logged into my e-mail, so I was) and asks if you’d like to use that account, another account, or create a new Google account to manage your feeds.
  4. After that step, it confirms which feeds will be transferred, and continue from there.

Hurry up.

Then you need to edit any links in any of your widgets or theme settings that say “feeds2.feedburner.com” or “feedburner.com” to say “feedburner.google.com” for things to continue to work.

The Funniest Support Site EVER

I was trolling our support forum this morning and found a community member help someone out – and slap them at the same time. I rolled right onto the floor and laughed and coughed out a lung.

The site is called http://letmegooglethatforyou.com and it’s the perfect answer for all of those people who ask you a question that is easily answerable in 5 seconds by using Google on the browser that they have open in front of them when they ask you.

If you want to form a question, the syntax is pretty easy: http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=how+to+use+google or you can enter the query into the box on the screen and it will generate the code for you.

New Search Engine – Cuil – Takes on Google

There’s a new player in town: Cuil.com. Touting three times more indexed pages than Google, the creator, Anna Patterson, aims to keep this technology to herself. The last time she created a search engine, Google bought it and upgraded their engine with it. Not this time, she says.

Pronounced “cool,” cuil is the old Irish word for “knowledge.” I can’t wait for people to say, “cool it,” and, “I cooled it/you/them.” How cuil is that? Back to the site, they have millions of dollars in venture capital and experience building search engines to help their goal: to add more relevance to your seach results without peeking at your searches and vow to keep your information private. Their ultimate indexing goal is to index the entire Internet and provide relevant results.

The first thing you notice is that the results are given in a magazine-style 2- or 3-column format with thumbnails when available. I’m a bit ticked that none of my sites are indexed, but my competitors are, so I’m off to fix those now.