Thinking about converting your site to HTTPS and still using Feedburner to deliver your blog posts via RSS to email for free? Be sure to update that feed when you do. And seriously consider moving to a more stable provider to send your blog posts via RSS to email. Here’s why.
Adding a featured image to an RSS email seems like a simple thing to do, but it isn’t. In fact, WordPress does not natively support the proper tags to make it happen. Even if it did, MailChimp only supports it if you show the full content. I researched and tested until I finally found a super plugin and the right settings to make it all work. And I’m happy to share my findings so you can do it too in a video and written tutorial.
Google will shut down its popular RSS Feed reader service in one week on July 1, 2013. The initial news in March only fueled the flames of rumors that Feedburner might be next to get the ax. Mashable reports that 8 million users have switched to Feedly for their RSS subscriptions as a substitute for Google Reader. Many sites, including BlogAid, have taken the opportunity to switch their RSS to email subscriptions to an email delivery system such as MailChimp, not only to hedge from losing Google Reader subscribers, but to cut dependence on the uncertain future of FeedBurner. And podcast producers are at risk of losing Feedburner as their delivery service to iTunes as well. Find out what you need to know about these changes and how they will affect your site and traffic for the rest of the year.
You only have three months to ensure that your website traffic does not take a hit when Google Reader expires. It’s clear that Google is getting out of the RSS business and the Feedburner service will likely be next. Now is the time to start encouraging folks to move into a new RSS to Email subscription and keep your blog posts in front of your readers. Here are tips to help you and your blog fans make the transition.
Google Reader will be gone by summer. Yesterday Google officially announced that on July 1, 2013 it will retire the most popular RSS feed reader available. Rumors have been swirling for a year about the demise of Google’s popular RSS feed delivery system, Feedburner, and this is just one more nail in the coffin. Read on to discover how this will radically impact millions who depend on these services to deliver and read countless blog posts. And, see what you need to do right now to prepare so you don’t lose your site readers, like setting up RSS to email options such as those found in MailChimp, Aweber, and FeedBlitz.
Important: I’ve made a few changes to my MailChimp RSS-to-email set up. So, even if you think you’re already subscribed to anything from BlogAid, please subscribe again using the subscription form in the sidebar! Don’t worry, it automatically deletes duplicates from the list. As most of you know, I’ve been doing a lot of work […]
With the threat of Google possibly shutting down Feedburner, now is a good time to switch to an alternative RSS feed service. Since most of my clients already use MailChimp and are not affiliate marketers, this post details the best alternative for them. I will show you all of the steps to migrate your RSS to email subscribers from Feedburner to MailChimp, make a new group in MailChimp, or how to make a standalone RSS to email subscription.
Will Google shut down Feedburner and what do I need to do now? That’s what millions of site owners have been asking since the summer of 2012. Google has been systematically shutting down every site attached to the service they paid $100 million to acquire just a few years ago. Whether they actual Feedburner kill the service any time soon is irrelevant now. Everyone who depends on RSS feeds for driving traffic and revenue has lost faith that it will be around in the future and they are jumping ship early. Most others are re-evaluating the role RSS plays, and can play, in their overall marketing efforts and looking for suitable alternatives. There is no one-size-fits all strategy for leaving Feedburner. This post will help you determine which alternative RSS feed tactic is best for your needs now and in the future. You can also download the PDF of this guide.