GetResponse Added RSS to Email Feature

Few months back I reviewed Getresponse which is one of the top Email marketing software for Bloggers and internet marketers. In the review, I mentioned one big feature which I missed in getresponse is automation via RSS Feed. Specially for a Blogger, it’s very important that your Email subscribers should be getting all new updates from your blog. This may not apply if you publish multiple posts a day, but if you are one of those bloggers who publish 1 post in 1-2 day, you should make sure, that your Email subscriber should not miss any update from your blog.


GetResponse RSS to Email Feature Overview:

This new RSS to Email newsletter feature in Getresponse is better than Aweber or mailchimp due to added feature of customization. Before I will show you how to configure this feature, here is a quick video demo, which will give you an idea of how it works:

Login to your Getresponse account and click on RSS basic setting page or directly access by using this link. Now, add your Feed url and if you have not yet burned your RSS feed using feedburner, here is a quick guide on how to setup Feedburner. Once you have added RSS feed URL, next step is to configure the frequency. Now this depends upon how often you publish articles on your blog. If you publish one article a day, you can select the first option “Every time a new RSS article is posted”, or if you offer weekly digest, you can set weekly or monthly digest according to your preference.

Getresponse RSS to Email newsletter

According to me, weekly digest is more effective. Now, next you need to configure the Title of the Email and I recommend you to use your brand name in the title. For example: ShoutMeLoud Weekly Update, ShoutMeLoud top posts of the week or anything which increases the CTR of Email. Getresponse RSS to Email newsletter feature also let you share your newsletter link to Twitter and Facebook, which will help you to drive extra traffic. Once, you are done with this setup part, click on next step and now you need to select from pre-defined Email templates for your daily Email newsletter.

getresponse Email newsletter template

Select the template and you can also change the color tone by selecting the color option below any Email template. Now, with template customization feature of Get response, you can quickly design your template. You can quickly define the size of text and image blocks, add new blocks and do many other things. The best part is, you don’t need to be a coder or a designer to do all this thing.

Get response offers 30 days free trial which is a perfect way to get started with your first Email marketing tool. Though, I’m not a big fan of automated RSS to Email newsletter as it may lead to lower down the effectiveness of your Email marketing, but with the kind of pre designed Email template offered by Getresponse, I’m sure none of your Email subscriber will find your RSS newsletter boring.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 6 )

  1. says

    Hello Harsh! I want to ask any free newsletter plugin that works well for new bies since in initial stage of blogging it may not be possible to afford. I would be glad knowing if you have some solutions.

    One more thing how can we use jetpack in wordpress for the newsletter? and if do we need to install any plugin?

  2. says

    I looked into GetResponse and it IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE FOR BLOGGERS. Every blogger knows that you should use short paragraphs, no more than 1-3 sentences long. In the rss to email feature, GetResponse cannot include any paragraph breaks so what your subscriber gets is one long paragraph, no breaks at all. Get Response says this is the only way it works. Until they fix it, I am sticking with Aweber. I can’t imagine my subscribers clicking “read more” after seeing a big block of words with no breaks.

  3. says

    Hello Harsh,

    That was an awesome tutorial bro! I just signed for the 30 days trial offer and I am loving Getresponse already.

    I have not really been doing good email marketing but it’s something I am glad I have finally started. I applied your tutorial and it worked.

    Thanks for sharing…

  4. Mike Ruffles says

    Hey Harsh

    thanks so much for this great post, I was searching for my RSS Feed link in Getreponse on Google and this post was number one in the search results. Never even knew that this was available and I’ve been using Getresponse for years. Thanks again much appreciated.