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TypePad Traffic Tip #8. Add Email Alerts

add email alerts to typepad with feedburner

Repeat visitors are awesome and feed readers are pretty hawt. Still, some readers find it easier to see your latest posts in their morning email. TypePad helps your readers stay current with your blog in the format of their choice - even if it is good ol' email. Build your readership with Google's Feedburner email alerts widget.

Here's how:

  1. If you haven't already, connect your blog to your FeedBurner account. (here's how).
  2. Log in to FeedBurner and click on the feed you want to add email alerts to. The Dashboard for that feed will display.
  3. Go to Publicize > Email Subscriptions.
  4. Select FeedBurner and click "Activate". FeedBurner displays a success screen with your subscription form HTML.
  5. Click 'Use as a widget in', select TypePad and click Go.

    add feedburner email alerts to typepad

    FeedBurner then sends you into TypePad.
  6. Select the blog that you want to add the subscription form to and click Add Widget. TypePad adds the subscription form to your blog.

Verify: Click "View Blog" to see it or click Change Content Ordering to change where the form appears in your sidebar.

Test it: Subscribe to your blog and then tomorrow you should get an alert if you write a new post.

Power tip: Add extra flavor to your email alerts. FeedBurner lets you add a logo and specify fonts and colors for your alerts.

Visual learner? Here's our video demos on how to add email alerts to your blog.

This traffic tip is part of our Top Ten TypePad Traffic Tips series. Check back for our next tip tomorrow or stay tuned by following us on TypePad, joining our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or grabbing the feed.



BEWARE. Doing this will wipe all of the modules in your sidebar. This was very frustrating...


maybe it depends on the design/template you are using? Thanks for the insight anyway - I would expect the typepad team to provide some information on this, and maybe provide a piece of CSS (by design --I am using Chroma--) to add the feedburner module without affecting the sidebar...


Hey Bark + Bite, it sounds like maybe an HTML tag wasn't closed properly so the sidebar didn't displayed (or maybe moved underneath the main content). If you'd like our TypePad One support folks to help you troubleshoot, just let us know.


Cn you help me -I write frequent comments to the times online blog-Its a dons life -mary beard

Each time I write a comment the text in the window slips sideways-it does somtimes come back but then I cant read what I have written on the other side...it means the whole business is nerve wracking and uncertain

Also the windows with "preview submit" etc also move sideways -to the left so I can only click on the last letter of the word-the W of preview etc

This is all also worrying as I never know if I will be able to find something to click on-after writing a long comment

The preview box is also strange-the type is not arranged as in the final actual post -so it isnt a real preview at all

The type size for comments is absurdly small.

The whole business is tiresome and quite different to mary beards -or any one elses blog

Can you explain these problems or stop them or tell how to stop them-and incidentaly I still dont understand what typepad is for or what it does-could someone explain-can I transfer my other comments on other sites to your service for example?

I do hope you can help me. Many thanks Lord Truth

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