Paul at Providentplan.com emailed me the other day because he had a vexing problem. It appears that all of his links in his RSS feed are a redirect through feedproxy.google.com. He has his feed hosted through Feedburner, now owned by Google, and wanted them “back to normal.”

…for some feeds in my Google Reader the link to the post is feedproxy.google.com followed by a bunch of junk. (It still takes you to the website.) But other feeds go straight to the post on the website.

I’m wondering why this is and how you can fix it because I’ve noticed it for my own website.

Fortunately there is a simple solution. If you have feedburner’s click tracking feature turned on, it’ll turn all those links to the “gibberish” feedproxy links. They’re redirects for tracking purposes and you need to remove tracking to get the links back to normal.

To turn it off, log into your Feedburner account and click on the Analyze tab. In the left sidebar you’ll see under “Services” a link that says “Configure Stats.” Click it and you’ll see a screen where you can modify tracking. Uncheck the boxes and you’ll see your links return to normal.

Feedburner - Analyze - Services

I hope that helps!

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6 Responses to “How to Get Rid of Feedproxy Links in Your RSS Feed”

  1. Paul Williams Says:

    Worked like a charm! Thanks, Jim!!!

  2. Craig Ford Says:

    Thanks. I was wanting to do the same thing.

  3. Wonkie Says:

    Hi Jim.. thanks for the post. Is there any way of getting the feed URL to be the post URL without turning off the feedburner tracking? We have over 14000 subscribers and need the feedburner click tracking stats?

    Thanks

  4. jim Says:

    No I don’t think you can. I think what you can do is take advantage of tracking using Google Analytics so that you don’t need the Feedburner tracking.

  5. Dinesh Ramakrishnan Says:

    Thank you Jim, my blog received traffic from feedproxy.google……. Thank God I have reached this post. I have disabled the tracking feature at feedbuner. Hope things will turns to normal. 🙂

  6. jim Says:

    It should!

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