Interesting email today from Feedburner:
To Whom It May Concern:
I noticed that you are currently running some RSS feeds on your site. I am writing to suggest that you run those feeds through FeedBurner.com. We currently manage over 190,000 feeds for over 120,000 publishers; through FeedBurner, publishers get invaluable insight into their feed usage: how many subscribers they have, which items their subscribers are reading, and which items generate the most click-throughs. Our core service is free, though we do have some premium services if youâ€™re interested in more detailed analytics.
If you decide to run your feeds through us you will not only gain a more friendly â€œsubscribeâ€? page (see my feed at feeds.feedburner.com/thewannabevc) but you will also gain access to many other helpful additions that will add functionality to your feed and make your feed more accessible.
In addition to feed management services, we also offer feed monetization â€“ which gives publishers the ability to advertise in their feeds. With our growing list of publishers across a broad range of advertising channels, we have a number of very interesting ad campaigns running that might be appropriate for your feeds.
If you need any help setting up your feeds at feedburner.com or if you have any questions please feel free to ping me. Take care and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Associate – Business Development
FeedBurner – http://www.feedburner.com
Now the to whom it may concern rang alarm bells, and now I read Aaron Wall over at ThreadWatch received the exact same email as well. Looks like spam, smells like spam…is spam.