features

Monthly Mailing Metrics: Surprised? I Was

We recently quietly added a new feature to FeedBlitz for our email publishers. It’s a summary analysis of all yor mailings for a given month — you can access it via your mailing list’s dashboard and clicking the highlighted link in the Mailing Metrics tile. It shows basic subscriber stats for the month (here are…

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New: Closed Lists for Paid Mailings and Memberships

Up until now, any active mailing list at FeedBlitz has been fully open; i.e. anyone could join. Today we’re announcing a new capability: Closed lists. A closed list acts like any other mailing list here, except in one key aspect: Subscribers can only be added via the API, a parser, a trigger, or by the…

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Featured Images, Thumbnails for your Blog Mailings

Images are a powerful form of communication. The phrase “a picture speaks a thousand words” exists for a reason, after all, and many of you use images to great effect in your blogs. Sometimes images in mailings can pose something of a challenge, however. Large images on your blog can be resized by your blog’s…

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Heatmaps Are Here!

Here at FeedBlitz, we are proud of the set-and-forget format of our RSS to email publishing service. It’s a great, simple, painless way to deliver your content to your blog’s subscribers. However, FeedBlitz is not only an RSS to email service. We also offer a full array of email marketing tools which we’re continually improving…

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Help, Help, I’m Being Suppressed (and I Feel Fine)

Getting the right message to the right person at the right time is a goal for the more advanced email marketer. One of the tools used to better enable this is what is called a suppression list. I wrote a couple of years ago (my, how time flies) about how to use FeedBlitz’s suppression list…

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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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FeedBlitz Users Speak: How it Helps Us AND Our Clients

Three years ago, I used FeedBlitz to migrate my personal blog from FeedBurner as the RSS email delivery service. Now our team uses FeedBlitz on a regular basis, for multiple blogs, incorporating as much functionality as possible. As a marketing agency, we manage blogs integrated with various social media platforms, create newsletters, and use autoresponders…

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By Popular Demand: Scheduled Email Blasts

The majority of the FeedBlitz mailings are driven via blogs – so the simplest way to schedule a mailing is to set the list’s mailing schedule to Express, and simply schedule your posts. Done and done, works great. The scheduling, though, has always been just for blog posts and not for any email outside of…

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New: Template Versioning

FeedBlitz now automatically saves prior versions of your email HTML templates when you save either an easy or an advanced template. Previous versions of your saved templates then appear in the “Prior Versions” section at the foot of each of the design editors. You can preview your current blog posts using any previously saved template…

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