FeedBurner is another tool that Google is offering us to use. Most blogs use this tool, even the ones on WordPress. FeedBurner lets us do so many things with our site, although, our main focus will go to the area where we will learn how to create an email subscription form.
In one of our previous articles, we talked about creating an RSS feed using FeedBurner. This RSS feed saves us time by autoposting our site’s latest content to subscribers, be it email or Telegram. I’m sure that you want to reach out to your viewers everytime, as most of them don’t really have the time to check the site everytime. So, keeping their email addresses might be the best way for you to draw them to read your content.
Top sites like Mazinoweb.com, Ogbongeblog.com and a host of others, use FeedBurner to grow their email list. Now, let’s quickly take a look at how we can create an email subscription form by using FeedBurner.
How to create an email subscription form using FeedBurner
First and foremost, go to feedburner.google.com. Create and burn your RSS feed, this shouldn’t take up to 3 minutes. After doing that, you will be redirected to your feed’s homepage. This is where you can edit whatever you want. Click on the Publicize tab, under it, look for Email Subscriptions. Simply tap click on it, scroll down and activate it. This will give you the option to edit whatever you want to edit. Now look at the right-hand of your screen, you should see written words underneath Email Subscriptions.
This is where you should setup how your subscription form code should appear. If you are in the part of the world that speaks English, select English as your language, or any other language depending on your location. There should be an HTML code a little bit underneath, but before you copy and paste the following code into any web page. Make sure you set your widget option.
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This option can be located a little bit below the HTML code section. I recommend you leave it at default or choose Blogger. If you choose Blogger, or any other option, make sure you hit Go! so as to save the option selected.
Immediately after doing this, copy and paste the HTML code in any part of your website that you want it to appear in. Your subscription form will be automatically inserted each time the page is loaded. From there, readers can subscribe to receive daily email with your latest content.
You can also offer email subscriptions from a link rather than a form. Just copy the following link code below the Subscription Link Code menu. Users who click it will be prompted to enter their email address in the form that appears.