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Free Feedburner Alternative for Email Newsletters Service in Blogger

With Google setting Feedburner for Blogger on Maintenance Mode, including disabling features like Email Subscriptions for new blog articles we post, it was time I find an alternative. Follow.it is the one I'm using now and it's free. This service can also be used if you're a WordPress blogger.




Here's how to enable the service in your Blogger website / blog:

  1. Find the link of your blog's RSS feed. You can do so by going to your blog's main page on your browser, and right-click to View Page Source. Use Ctrl+F or Command+F to bring up the Find bar and type RSS. Your RSS link should look something like this:

    https://www.travelertechie.com/feeds/posts/default

  2. Follow the intro on Follow.it to add your RSS link in the Add the follow feature to your site section.
  3. Create the Subscription form and copy-paste the code on either a new Page on your blog, or on a new HTML/Javascript side widget.
  4. Enter your email address to receive the claiming instructions.
  5. Follow the claiming instructions you received by email. You need to add that code inside your blog's <Head> tag, through Theme, Edit HTML.
  6. Create an account on Follow.it and login. Make sure it is the same email you used to receive the Claiming instructions.
  7. After logging in, go back to the email and click on the link to claim your feed. Verification might take a few seconds.
  8. Some templates might make the verification fail. If that happens, just contact their support by email, and they'll get you up and running within 24 hours.

After successful claim of your feed, you'll be able to change settings and view analytics in your Follow.it panel. You can also import existing subscribers from Feedburner. You will have to go to feedburner.com, click on the number of your subscribers, and Export to CSV file.

On Follow.it, go to Publishing on your control panel from the left side, click on your Blog's feed, Followers, then Import Followers.

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