A lot of bloggers noticed that Feedburner went down recently and set all the counters to zero, this combined with the earlier announcement that Google was closing the Feedburner API mean that hundreds of thousands of people were convinced Google had shut Feedburner down.
Although it took Google SEVEN WHOLE DAYS they finally got off their butts and fixed the problem and the counters are now displaying correctly again, the whole blogging world sighed with relief – for now.
By staying silent, and taking a full week to fix the problem, Google has shot itself in the foot because thousands of people ditched Feedburner and moved to a more stable service like FeedBlitz.
I am still firmly in the camp that says that Google is not going to shut Feedburner down, it is simply planning to give it a long-needed makeover. I just don’t think even Google could be stupid enough to shut down a service that is vastly popular.
I think they will announce some kind of integration with Google+ which many people have been speculating about for a number of months. I also think they might set up a paid version of the service.
What do you think the future holds for Feedburner?