A news tip we received claims FeedBurner is set to make an announcement sometime tomorrow regarding their subscription plans. Expectedly as with Google acquisitions in the past (notably Google Earth, Picasa, Blogger, and Urchin), FeedBurner will abolish their premium ‘FeedBurner Stats PRO‘ plan and make all elements of their service free to everyone.
The PRO plan, which extended their free offerings and consisted of ‘TotalStats’ and ‘MyBrand,’ (both starting from around $4.99 per month), will now be available to its new and existing users at no charge.
In FeedBurner’s four years of existence, the subscription plan has played a key part in their business model, letting them grow the business from a startup into a medium-sized company and eventually seek out funding.
Existing FeedBurner customers will be able to activate the premium services by clicking on the “FeedBurner Stats PRO” under Services (as indicated by the screenshot). Additionally, previous PRO plan members will be no longer be charged as of June 2007.
For users, this is an excellent step forward and clearly shows Google’s intentions in entering the space. We previously covered Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner back in May.