Making the Most of FeedBlitz: The Advanced Email Template Editor (ATE)

Last week, we took a look at customizing your email templates – and started off with the “easy” template editor. Well, today we’re stepping it up a notch, so buckle up, as we venture into the ATE – the Advanced Template Editor. The ATE gives you complete control over the layout of your emails, by…

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Branding: Your Name is Not Enough

Today’s guest post is by FeedBlitz user, Erin Feldman. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. – Henri Ducard Today I’d like to share a poor example of branding and reputation, and pose some questions to help us reflect on the…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Customizing Your Email Templates

A “template” is what controls the layout of your blog’s content when it is turned into a mailing or subscriber landing page. The template is where the graphic design elements of the mailings are determined, beyond what is in an individual post. Branding, layout, fonts, colors “ all are determined by the template. FeedBlitz has…

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Social Media Voice: Get to Know Yours

Consider these statistics: There were 175 million tweets sent from Twitter every day in 2012. There are 488 million users regularly using Facebook mobile. Fifty-six percent of customer tweets to companies are being ignored. Eighty percent of social media users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook. More than 5 million photos are uploaded to…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Simplifying the Subscription Form

This week, we continue our look at the FeedBlitz philosophy behind subscription forms. As mentioned last week, our approach is to keep the subscription form on your site as simple as possible. Any extra data collection or work (such as CAPTCHAs for anti-spam, custom fields or social media authentication dialogs) will take place on a…

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Black Hat SEO and Your RSS Feed

Last week, while working FeedBlitz customer support I came across a very interesting and involved case. The client observed that the daily emails being sent out by FeedBlitz were occasionally missing a post. As I’ve mentioned before, missing posts are most often caused by cached feeds and occasionally duplicate etags. This proved not to be…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: The FeedBlitz Subscription Form Philosophy

The approach we have historically adopted at FeedBlitz is to keep the subscription form on your site as simple as possible, and for any extra data collection or work (such as CAPTCHAs for anti-spam, custom fields or social media authentication dialogs) to take place on a separate page. This approach as a couple of benefits.…

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The Five Cs of a Successful Blog

Blogging is fun and rewarding. It’s also a lot of work. Whether blogging for business, or just for fun; starting a blog for the first time, or you’re a veteran star of the blogosphere, it’s important to have a strategy in place with an end goal, and tactics to help you get to that goal.…

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Help! My FeedBurner Migration Message Isn’t Appearing or Updating

One of the most common support questions I run across is a variation of: “Help my FeedBurner feed hasn’t updated since [insert number of hours or days] and my readers aren’t seeing the migration message? Why are things broken?” There are a few potential causes for the FeedBurner feed to not update or for the…

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