Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Integrating Third Party Content

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my vacation – and what came before it – has helped me realize that it’s time for some changes. And change is good. We’re going to be introducing some new content here on the blog, including webinars, guest bloggers, and more. One thing I wanted to do is have…

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Running to Stand Still

FeedBlitz as a business has been growing since we started. Successfully competing against organizations multiple orders of magnitude larger than we are. Passionate about what we do, how we do it and run with a business model that is making the company self-sustaining, even with ~60% year on year growth, over the long run. But…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Automate your "Contact" Newsletter

Many small businesses have multiple mailing lists “ their “Blog Subscribers” and the “Newsletter” list. These may reflect differing subscriber acquisition approaches, history, or content differences. “Newsletters” typically contain very similar content to the blog, perhaps with a small amount of extra editorial. They often have no online presence other than potentially a web-based archive…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Creating an Automated “Newsletter” Mailing

Sometimes a daily email can be too much. Sometimes there’s room for a weekly alternative for people who just don’t want to hear from you that much. And it’s a cinch to set up. Here’s how: Pick your mailing list from your site navigation. Click the orange “Settings” button. Click the green “Clone” button. Change…

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WordPress RSS Feed Plugin: Major Update!

FeedBlitz’s FeedSmart RSS plugin for WordPress has just been updated – and it’s one heck of a release! The plugin gives power bloggers, podcasters and media sites complete control over RSS feed redirection, enabling finer control over RSS serving, monetization strategies, switching away from FeedBurner, and more. Key features of the plugin are: Default post…

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RIP Google Reader: First Thoughts

Google today announced the end of Google Reader. It was on the cards for ages; they’d tried to kill it before by removing features and getting everyone over to Google Plus. Only end user outcry staved off its inevitable demise. Some thoughts. Influence is Overrated Its end was inevitable. Although many of the strongest users…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Content-Specific Mailings with Filters

Let’s say your blog covers PR, online advertising and social media. For the sake of argument, let’s also assume that you blog about each of these topics equally. If a reader is only interested in what you have to say about PR, then your posts about online advertising and social media, while no doubt highly…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: Email Your Blog’s List Without a Blog Post!

Do all mailings from FeedBlitz have to be blog or RSS-powered? No! Sometimes you want to reward your email subscribers with a special offer, have some breaking news you want get out ahead of schedule, or have a deadline you want to remind them about just before it expires. Newsflash! To send an email blast…

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Making the Most of FeedBlitz: RSS Feed Monetization

Monetization “ earning revenue from your RSS feed “ can take many forms. FeedBlitz can help you make money from your content by inserting ads into your feed, much like the old AdSense for Feeds network at Google FeedBurner, which was terminated in Early December, 2012. The great thing about ads in your RSS feed…

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