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Made A Mistake In A Post? Remember to Ping Feedburner

ping-feedburnerWe’ve all been there. Some days no matter how many times you proof-read and spell check a post as soon as you hit “publish” you spot a typo that you can’t believe you just missed a second ago. Sometimes if I don’t notice an error, a kind reader will take the time to email me to let me know about the mistake. I am very grateful if you do this!

Correcting the mistake on the live blog doesn’t fix the RSS version. If you don’t ping Feedburner the old feed will not be updated to the corrected version until you next post, by which time the worst of the damage would already have been done.

How To Update Your Feed

This couldn’t be any easier providing you are a Feedburner user. You simply go to this Feedburner pinging page and type the URL of your blog into the box.

If that fails to update the feed you can still fix it by logging into Feedburner and going to the Troubleshootize section and clicking “Resync Now”.

Yesterday I missed out a single quote in the HTML (”) from my link to Technorati WTF, which caused the entire paragraph to disappear. Fortunately I pinged Feedburner so hopefully only a few subscribers got confused.

You now have the joy of experiencing the most stressful 30 seconds a blogger can experience, that is, realising you have made a mistake and rushing as if your blog is on fire to Feedburner.

Note: Remember to subscribe the full RSS feed so you are ready for tomorrow’s special post.

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Comment by Rhys | 2007-08-30 11:08:14

Awesome! I never knew this. The amount of times I screw up on a link is unbelievable, so this is useful.

Thank you!

 

Comment by Marc Eilbeck | 2007-08-30 11:15:04

great post matt I wasnt aware of this.

 

Comment by BeachBum | 2007-08-30 11:15:05

Very helpful reminder. Just yesterday I went back to my old posts and put tags on all of them. I didn’t even think about doing a ping.

BeachBum

 

Comment by Matt Jones | 2007-08-30 11:17:28

Glad to be of help guys :)

 

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great post! i didn’t know you could do that. Stumbled it as well :)

 

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Thanks for the Stumble Shaun, very much appreciated!

 

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Feedburner is really very useful for syndicating feeds from other websites.’::

 

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