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 and social media automation service, and premium FeedBurner alternative. After graduating from Oxford University in 1987, Phil built on his high tech, consulting, and marketing leadership experience, and by 2005 the seeds of FeedBlitz were germinating. Private equity investment followed shortly thereafter, and the rest - as they say - is history. He also authored "List Building for Bloggers" {ListBuildingForBloggers.com}, outlining proven email strategies to build your audience, increase engagement, and grow your income. Pre-FeedBlitz, Phil was vice president of product marketing for enterprise network security management company OpenService (now LogMatrix), and vice president of technology at the web testing company RadView Software.


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