How to create RSS-to-email?

With RSS-to-email you can reach your blog’s audience and announce your articles via email and social media the way you want. To create this kind of a message, start from the Dashboard and select Email Marketing>>RSS-to-email. On the RSS-to-email page, click Create RSS-to-email. Then, set up the message:

1. Settings
Provide the link to RSS feed and choose the frequency. You can select one of the two options:

  • Every time a new RSS article is posted
  • Regular digest (daily, weekly, monthly) based on the filter criteria. In this type of blog update you can include 1 to 30 articles at a time (the very first message we will send 30 blog posts in one message, regardless of the amount you have selected).

Then define message subject, name and choose the from field address. You can also set up social sharing option to post the message on your social media web sites.

2. Template
Choose one of the predesigned templates. All you need to do is to click Use template.

3. Create
Edit the message using available options in the editor. On the right hand side you can find additional blocks which can be dragged and dropped into the template.

The message creator gives you an option to edit the look of the blog post. Click the place where the post has been uploaded to display additional menu.

Click the RSS icon on the right to show or hide particular elements of the post.

You are free to use any personalization tags or custom fields which have been created in your account. Please click here to learn how to add them. Finally, in text blocks you can use additional custom fields related to your RSS-to-email:

[[rss_title]] – inserts title of your RSS

[[rssitem_title]] – inserts title of your post

[[rssitem_author]] – inserts author’s name

[[rssitem_content]] – inserts content of the blog post

[[rssitem_image]] – inserts link to image added to the post

[[rssitem_url]] – inserts url address of your post

[[rss_url]] – links to your feed

[[rss_description]] – inserts RSS description

[[rssitem_comments]] – inserts amount of comments

4. Recipients
Choose campaigns to which you want to send updates. Optionally you can select segments or choose lists to exclude.

5. Summary
Here you can find the summary of your RSS-to-email message and save the settings.

GetResponse recognizes the new blog posts only by their titles, which means that adding a new blog post with the same subject you have already used for a different one will not trigger a message. With the same, editing the subject of an already existing post would send an update about a post as if it was a new one.
If you choose regular digest and select the specific amount of articles, the actual amount of delivered posts in one message will depend on how many of your blog posts meet the specific filter criteria. Example: You set to include 5 articles, however last week you added only 3 posts – GetResponse will deliver only 3.