Lee Odden

FeedBlitz Ups Its Game and Creates a FeedBurner Alternative

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

FeedBlitz LogoFor years, the only way to get a good understanding of how many people are reading and interacting with your blog feed was to run your feed though FeedBurner.  Now, FeedBlitz has a service to compete.

FeedBlitz RSS claims to offer better branding, more social media integration by integrating Twitter and other social networks, a mobile optimized version of your feed, better SEO, filtering, and additional feed stats.  I was hoping for some screenshots on FeedBlitz’s site, but they don’t currently offer any.

FeedBlitz PricingUnlike FeedBurner that is free, FeedBlitz RSS is paid.  The price minimum is $1.49 per month and goes up from there based on the number unique active email subscribers in your account.  This is where it gets a little confusing.

If you use FeedBlitz RSS you don’t need to use the FeedBlitz email service.  In that case your cost would be $1.79 per month.  If you choose to use both FeedBlitz RSS and their feed to email service, the price you pay is dependent on the number of active email subscribers you have.  So if you have 45 email subscribers and 216 RSS subscribers, you will be charged at the 45 subscriber level.

Unfortunately I was unable to see what a FeedBlitz RSS feed looked like, as the examples on their site don’t render any information at the time of this post.  They do offer a 30 day free trial, however you need to enter in your billing information before you can get the free trial; and I wasn’t up for that today.

Along with all the current features, FeedBlitz plans to rapidly evolve the service over the upcoming weeks and months. It’ll be interesting to see what they come out with and if people choose to move from FeedBurner.

Overall, it sounds like FeedBlitz RSS is a promising service.  It’s good to have an alternative to FeedBurner as competition usually makes things better.  I think they just need add some screen shots and make the free trail really free to get more people interested and trying it out.

Have you tried out FeedBlitz RSS?  What do you think?

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.

Comments

  1. So how much would someone like Darren (problogger) pay? $200/month?

    • That would depend on the number of email subscribers he has. I’m not sure what that number is.

  2. Thanks for the mention! We’ll post some screensnaps today for you to look at! Alternatively, you can see the resullts at:

    http://feeds.feedblitz.com/feedblitz (browser friendly or RSS depending on your client)
    http://m.feedblitz.com/feedblitz – mobile version.

    It’s free to anyone who’s paying us (LOL) on our tiered pricing. So if you don’t use our email services it’s just $1.49 / month.

    Phil

  3. Since we launched, BTW, we’ve added RSS feed merging, tag filtering and (today) bulk OPML importing with a template to set imported feeds to your preferences, not the system defaults.

    Thanks

    Phil

  4. Finally (sorry) Louis Gray just give his permission to look at the test he’s running with us. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/lg

    He’s splicing in from Twitter and FriendFeed, and has various flares at the end of each post. Mobile version at http://m.feedblitz.com/lg

    OK, done now, thanks…

    Phil

  5. Thanks Phil. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/feedblitz wasn’t working yesterday but it’s nice to see it working today. http://m.feedblitz.com/lg is also a great example too!

  6. Thank you. I was playing with the feedbltz feed yesterday and broke it a couple of times …. should stick to my test feed LOL

  7. Can I export my wordpress email subscriber to feedbltz. when i publish a post how soon notification goes to subscriber through feedbltz

  8. 1) Yes. You can import existing subscribers and they do not have to re-subscribe;
    2) Up to you. The default is an overnight mailing, but we have faster options up to “Express” which will pick up your new post shortly after you publish it. We also have weekly and monthly options, so you can give your email subscriebrs a choice. Finally, we have a manual “on demand” option where you can pick and choose the posts to send and when to send them, and a “Newsflash” capability that sends an email to your subscribers without an underlying blog post.

    Thanks

    Phil