Since Feedburner has been bought up by Google, many bloggers and coders wonder if it’s even worth the effort to try and create an alternative. Fortunately, that hasn’t kept them from trying to create some unique plugins and services that do what Feedburner can’t (or isn’t any good at). If you’re tired of Feedburner’s limitations and would like to look into other solutions, check out these Feedburner alternatives.
FeedBlitz – The closest thing you’ll find to a true Feedburner alternative, FeedBlitz brings together RSS feeds and email marketing into one fast-loading, lean system. Setting up your feed and email is a simple, step by step process. Feedblitz also works seamlessly with WordPress, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook and many more popular networks. There’s a 30-day free trial. After that, the pricing depends on how many subscribers you have.
Blogtrottr- This free RSS to email delivery lets you subscribe to an unlimited number of feeds and updates you when your feed choices are updated. It works as a unique alternative to Feedburner in that your customers can subscribe to your Blogtrottr RSS feed and get updates in their email. Currently you cannot import existing subscribers with it, which is a significant drawback for serious content publishers.
RapidFeeds – Includes lots of in-demand features, including branded RSS feeds, auto-Twitter update, RSS feed scheduling and subscriber statistics. Also integrates nicely with podcasts. Price varies on the number of feeds you want to manage and the features you want. Enterprise-level feed management is $13.95 per month
Nouri.sh – Nourish is an RSS to email service and a reliable Feedburner alternative for those sites whose visitors don’t really grasp (or don’t use) RSS much. The free version lets you send up to 1,000 emails per month. Also includes customizable newsletter templates.
Related: RSS to Email for Your Existing Autoresponder or Newsletter Service
Need an alternative to Feedburner, but you’re already subscribed to AWeber or Mailchimp? Fortunately, those services have ways to help you convert a blog RSS feed to email. Just click on their respective links above to learn how.
Why Didn’t You Include (Insert Name of RSS Feed Service Here)?
Occasionally I’ll get questions about why I didn’t include certain RSS to email services in this list. I’m a big believer in quality over quantity, and would rather give you links to services that:
- Consistently perform well even when managing tens of thousands of feeds
- Have a user-friendly interface that’s easy to use
- Provide detailed stats and analytics so you can better understand your subscribers’ behavior.
If it doesn’t meet those criteria, it isn’t listed here. Simple as that!
Got a great RSS to email service I missed? Tell me about it below in the comments.