How To Get Non AR Members to Subscribe to Your Blog?

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Real Estate Agent with Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com TREC #0492321
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 Active Rain has made it possible for other AR members to follow each other by simply hitting the "Follow" button, but those consumers, who are not members need a way to subscribe to your AR Blog if they choose to.  One way to do this was to provide a way by email subscriptions.

That was the main reason for my question, "Do You Have an alternative for Google's Feedburner"?  I was aware that Wordpress has plug-ins that will meet this need. When you Google the information on the Internet, you'll find some interesting comments by other Geeks. Here is one link that I just found online by Kevin Muldoon, 15 Alternatives to Feedburner.

Email Subscriptions on my BlogEmail subscriptions has been one solution for keeping your followers informed on all your latest posts. I setup the one in my Active Rain signature block back in 2011 by using a Feedburner by Google. Google no longer supports Feedburners, and many have sought alternatives to replace the RSS feeds to their subscribers. 

James Parsons published an article last year about "Our Review and Breakdown of Every Feedburner Alternative". These vary in content and price, so you'll have to decide which one will fit your needs. Therefore, I have been strongly considering, "Subscribe 2" as an email subscription source.  Of course, as you can see they are several others available, and the majority are Wordpress Plug-ins.

Sam Shueh recommened this WordPress Plug-in for those who use Feedburners.

If you are thinking about buying or selling properties in and around San Antonio, call Jerry at 210-789-4216, or visit my website at Homes For Sale In and Around San Antonio.

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Newman
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You're Welcome, Kathy. It's an honor to make your Ah Ha List. Thanks for the Feature this week.

May 21, 2016 11:58 PM #19
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Yes, Jennifer. Small businesses need to have alternatives when Google stops supporting their products.

May 22, 2016 12:00 AM #20
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Dorie Dillard 

I trust you'll find this information useful in your blogging platforms. I know you have many non AR followers.

Have a Great Week!

May 22, 2016 12:02 AM #21
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Jerry Newman
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Thanks, Kristin. I thought I was already following you, but I just fixed that oversight. Have a Great Day!

May 22, 2016 12:03 AM #22
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Sharon Tara
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I don't understand what you mean by "won't be supporting it".  They just don't provide help if you have an issue or is there more to it?

May 22, 2016 06:18 AM #23
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Jerry Newman
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That's right Sharon. It's just like Microsoft says that they will no longer provide help for those folks with Windows 95 or 98. That technology is outdated. It's working now on my blog, but if I have a problem, they are not going to fix it.

May 22, 2016 07:17 AM #24
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Jerry

Thanks for the tip and the clarification on the questions about support, or rather lack of. I wasn't quite sure I understood.

Jeff

May 22, 2016 07:52 AM #25
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Hi Jerry - I will as my developer if there is a similar plugin for Joomla sites.

May 22, 2016 08:47 AM #26
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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So many things to consider when you're doing blogging and online marketing, Jerry Newman ... so thank you for your input and info on this matter.  Definitely going to do some homework to find something that will work for me.

Gene

May 22, 2016 01:53 PM #27
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Hello Jerry ...

Great post and featured to the group:

Activerain and Member (Plugs)

May 22, 2016 01:56 PM #28
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John Meussner
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I was wondering about this last week - consumers find us, I'm sure some would like to subscribe to our info.

May 23, 2016 04:31 AM #29
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Jerry Newman
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Yes, Jeff. I want to clarify that my feedburner email subscription is working now, but my resources are clear that Google has moved onto other products and won't be supporting or fixing any issues when it fails to work. Now, is a good time to find some alternatives.

May 23, 2016 05:06 AM #30
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Jerry Newman
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Not familiar with your site, Grant. So, I would definitely have your developer look into it.

May 23, 2016 05:09 AM #31
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Jerry Newman
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Great idea, Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi , There are a few alternatives available for email subscriptions. Have a great week!

May 23, 2016 05:11 AM #32
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Vegas Bob, thanks for the feature in your Active Rain Plug in group. I appreciate the recognition. Have a great week!

May 23, 2016 05:14 AM #33
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Jerry Newman
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Yes, John. It's a good idea to offer your non AR members followers a way to receive your blog on a regular basis.

May 23, 2016 05:16 AM #34
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Ok, this is a bit above my head, but since I originally was able to create a whole Wordpress blog all on my own, I'll BET that I can figure this out! Good insights, Jerry. 

May 24, 2016 01:25 PM #35
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Is there any way to see who has signed up to follow your Blog ???

May 29, 2016 10:37 PM #36
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Gayle. Creating your own WordPress Blog is amazing. I know you'll be able to add an email subscription plug-in to that site too. Then, you can add one to your AR blog too.

May 30, 2016 12:48 AM #37
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Jerry Newman
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Michael J. Perry This is how you check your email subscribers list. First Look in Google for your Feedburner, assuming you have already set it up. Then, look for your email subscribers. Click on the email subscription manager to see all your subscriber email addresses.

 

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