Pinterest for Feeds and Emails

I’m happy to announce that FeedBlitz has added comprehensive support for Pinterest - the increasingly popular social pinboard service – to FeedBlitz’s RSS (and by extension, blog to email) subscription services.

What we’ve enabled is:

  1. The ability to splice your pins into your FeedBlitz version of your blog’s RSS feed (via RSS - Splices), which will include your pins into that feed, and by extension into any emails and updates sent from that feed. The default is to add a daily summary of pins to the feed, but you can change that on the splices page. All you do is put in your account ID, and FeedBlitz takes care of the rest.

  2. Enabling your subscribers to pin your posts to their Pinterest boards, increasing your social sharing. Again, this is via our RSS feed service, the premium alternative to FeedBurner. Go to RSS – Social Media and enable the Pinterest “flare.” Your FeedBlitz feed will now have the Pinterest icon added to its sharing options. When clicked, the first image in the post is put up for pinning along with the post’s title. The icon will show up in your feed and in any mailings it powers.

This is great news for crafters, art bloggers, photographers, or any bloggers who uses imagery consistently in their posts.

If you want to add Pinterest to your blog’s email subscription mailings but don’t yet have a FeedBlitz RSS feed, creating one is easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Create a FeedBlitz version of your blog’s feed at RSS – New Feed.
     
  2. Change your FeedBlitz mailings’ article source to be the feed you created in step (1) at newsletters – Settings – Content Settings - The Basics (v3) or via the list’s settings button in FeedBlitz v4.

You don’t have to use that feed anywhere else if you don’t want to – but you might well be tempted when you see what we can do :)

Happy pinning, folks!

Meet Phil Hollows


Phil Hollows is the Founder and CEO of FeedBlitz, the email marketing, RSS feed and social media automation service, and premium FeedBurner alternative. He is also the author of “List Building for Bloggers,” - http://ListBuildingForBloggers.com - highlighting proven email strategies that build your audience, increase engagement and grow your income – without the geek speak. Phil started what became FeedBlitz in 2005, raising private equity investment in 2006. Before that, he’s held a variety of high technology, consulting and marketing positions in both the US and the UK since graduating from Oxford University in 1987. Phil’s lived in the US for nearly 22 years. The father of two teenagers and currently living in greater Boston, MA, Phil enjoys hearing from folks stateside how much they love his accent, and from friends and family back in England how American he sounds


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