features

Hurry up and Wait: Delayed Gratification for Autoresponders

FeedBlitz has offered comprehensive, multi-step autoresponders for years now. They’re great for saying thanks, delivering incentives, or offering multi-step courses. Couple an autoresponder sequence to other lists using FeedBlitz’s triggers, start a signup with a parser, and you’ve got a very capable automated email marketing solution. A typical autoresponder sequence starts immediately. You sign up…

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New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast…

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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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