Recently I joined the Aweber gang and I am so impressed with their service, I wrote an Aweber review, my style. In this article I am going to show you how to setup a blog broadcast where Aweber automatically sends out your latest articles to your subscribers.
The reason I am writing this is because I was searching the internet for some information about Aweber blog broadcasts and every blog neglected to mention the information I needed.
I have been email marketing for a few years now but I defected from Mailchimp to Aweber and have only setup email auto responder series and basic broadcasts. Blog broadcasts are different and I did not want to make a mistake by sending an email to my subscribers that would get complaints thrown at it.
Setup a Blog Broadcast in Aweber
1. Sign into Aweber. I hope you have a list created already.
2. Choose your list from the current list section at the top.
3. Go to the Messages tab and from the drop down menu, choose Blog Broadcasts.
4. Now press on the big green button “Create Blog Broadcast”.
I am going to run through the next steps as they are very simple.
5. Enter your blog feed url. If you use feedburner then enter that feed url.
6. Choose a subject line.
7. Choose a template. I always choose a basic one just in case people do not like fancy emails. Now make sure you press on the LOAD TEMPLATE button at the bottom so the email gets populated with the code for rss.
WARNING: If you do not load a template you will be sending a blank email. This is very important! There is no time to split test this email, it will be sent out A.S.A.P if you choose to send automatically.
8. Enter an introduction to your email. What ever you like.
9. Scroll down to fill out some settings. Choose to send immediately or schedule a time.
10. Press on the big green save button below.
Now there a few things to note about the Blog Broadcast:
- If you choose to send immediately then the email will go out as soon as it reaches it’s requirement. For example, above my email will send out as soon as I have 7 new blog posts.
- If you do not tick send automatically, the post will be in the draft section of your blog broadcasts where you can schedule or send.
- After saving the blog broadcast you can go to it and send a test email to yourself. You will see the blog posts listed in the email you receive.
Aweber Blog Broadcast Tutorial – Blog Broadcasts You Have Sent
- Go to your chosen list.
- Go to the messages tab and choose broadcast.
- You will see three sections. Drafts, Scheduled and Sent.
Click on the name of the broadcast to see the stats.
This is just an experiemnt for me and I will need to