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FeedBurner Selects FeedBlitz to Power Email Subscription Service

Monday, October 03, 2005

I am delighted to formally announce, along with the team at FeedBurner, that FeedBurner and FeedBlitz are partnering to deliver email subscriptions to FeedBurner users.

This capability has been available in the FeedBurner GUI for about 10 days and in that time alone has been enabled by over 500 publishers to provide email services for their FeedBurner feed. FeedBurner publishers enable FeedBlitz subscriptions from the "Publicize" tab.

So here are the FAQs; these are also available online at FeedBurner's site.

What is it?
Email subscriptions, powered by FeedBlitz, is an integrated FeedBurner service for publishers who want to offer their subscribers a way to receive their syndicated content via a daily email.

Who needs this service and why?
Bloggers, podcasters, personal and commercial publishers who want to attract subscribers by offering more ways for them to receive their content.

What will it help publishers do that they can’t do today?
Today, if subscribers want to read/view/watch syndicated online content, they typically have to go to where the content is hosted or subscribe to the feed and consume the content within an aggregator or reader (e.g. MyYahoo!, FeedDemon, iTunes, etc.) With email subscription capability, subscribers can now receive this information daily in their inbox.

What are a few of the key features?

  • All FeedBurner optimization services are applied before the content is distributed via email.
  • Publishers leveraging this service will automatically get a FeedBlitz account, and FeedBlitz handles of all of the email delivery including a daily digest of feed content.
What makes this service different from other solutions?
Email subscriptions powered by FeedBlitz is an extension to FeedBurner’s growing line of publicity services. Because it is integrated into the existing line, publishers can manage all of their publicity, optimization and monetization services in one place.

What are the technical requirements to participate?
Publishers can activate the new service from the “Publicize” tab within the FeedBurner application. A custom snippet of code is automatically generated for inclusion on a Web site, blog or anywhere subscriptions can be solicited. Current FeedBlitz customers can use their existing account name within the FeedBurner application.

How much does it cost?
The basic service is free for publishers.

How do you get started?
Publishers need only log into their FeedBurner account and select the service from within the Publicize tab.



Blogger Edward said...

RSS certianly seems to be the way forward, but some people take a little more time than others to catch on....so having a system like feedblitz, which meets those users half way is great.

8:05 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Poker Blogger said...

My concern with servers like this one and bloglet is that you have my subscriber list, and you can do bad things with it.

I personally want access to my own subscriber list and I want the ability to send them special "one off" emails.

10:31 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Phil Hollows said...

They're your subscribers, not FeedBlitz's.

You can *always* access your own subscriber list. Log in, click "my subscribers", copy / paste, done. Just one big table you can then manipulate in Excel or Word or a text editor.

FeedBlitz won't abuse your trust. Of course, there's nothing more that I can say other than "trust us." Thousands of others do, but it's your call as to whether or not to take that (really realy small) risk. Just like you trust your retailer not to swipe your credit card info, your bank not to mis-spend your money, or your online CRM system not to hand your customers over to your competitors, or FeedBurner not to mangle your feed content, you can trust us.

FeedBLitz has to earn and retain the trust and respect of each and every publisher, each and every reader. I hope you'll give FeedBlitz that chance.

10:44 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Nabeel said...

Is there any difference between using FeedBlitz through FeedBurner, or just signing up for FeedBlitz on your site using a FeedBurner feed?

8:43 AM, October 10, 2005  
Blogger Phil Hollows said...

Hi Nabeel:

In terms of functionality offered, there is no difference. The only gotcha is that if you register a feed in FeedBlitz first, you MUST use the HTML subscription code from FeedBlitz even if you then switch it on later in FeedBurner.


12:28 PM, October 11, 2005  
Blogger Barnze said...

I cant find the publisize tad..how do i get there?

11:20 AM, October 12, 2005  
Blogger EdB said...

great service. I'm so happy that FeedBlitz and FeedBurner exist. My current and future clients thank you very, very, very much! You guys rock.


11:43 PM, November 01, 2005  

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