User Guide: RSS to Email Tool

About RevResponse's RSS to Email tool is a Feedburner alternative that instantly updates your subscribers with free email newsletters and monetizes them with relevant resources such as eBooks, magazines, and white papers. Provide valuable resources to your subscribers, increase your list & earn revenue per qualified download. Plus, all RSS-to-Email Newsletters are built with Responsive Design - making the emails mobile-friendly on smartphones and tablets. To setup a free newsletter, plug in your RSS feed URL, fill out the requested data points, and select your delivery schedule. Check out this detailed set-by-step guide... Step-by-Step Importing your Email List Control Panel Create Newsletters Edit Newsletters Subscribers Reports
Importing your Email List

If you don't have an existing email list, skip ahead to "Control Panel." If you do, you can import your list easily by working directly with your Account Manager. Plus, you can contact at anytime.

Control Panel You can access the RSS to Email Tool from the link in the left navigation of the RevResponse portal.
From the RSS to Email welcome page you can access this guide, start building your newsletter, or head over to the Control Panel. The Control Panel page allows you to either create a new newsletter or view basic information about newsletters you have already created. Here you can edit, preview, or delete your existing mailings. You can also choose to view deliverability reports for your existing newsletters, copy code to grow subscriber lists for any of the newsletters you’ve created, or view the subscribers you have generated. (More on these options below).
Create Your Newsletter Before you will be able to see data in your Control Panel, you must first create a newsletter which can be completed in 4 steps. The first step is Newsletter Basics. Fill out the required information field by field. To start, select the brand you want to create a newsletter for (if you have more than one). Note: The mailing name you select for the “Name Your Mailing” field will be visible to your users while the “Newsletter Code” is only for internal purposes. For more information about the required data, click the “i” icons (or tooltips) next to the field boxes.
RevResponse RSS to Email tool Control Panel
In Step 2, you will select your newsletter template. Here you have three basic templates to choose from. Click on the thumbnail images to see a larger sample and to read a description of the template.
After you choose the layout you prefer, you will be able to select a color scheme. In the Header section, you will be able to maintain the header that is shown in the newsletter templates or you can upload your own image. If you choose to keep the default, the text that you entered in the “Name Your Mailing” space in Newsletter Basics will appear in the header. If you opt to upload your own image, make sure to use the right dimensions (650 x 110). Browse your computer for the image and click “Upload” to attach it to your mailing.
To ensure the newsletter looks like you would like it too, you can preview your color and header choices by clicking the Preview button. Step 3 is Offer Selection. This section is gives you three options for streamlining the monetization for your newsletters. Your RSS to Email newsletter will include related offers from the RevResponse offer catalog. When your users request the offers that appear in the newsletter you send them, you will be paid. By choosing a category, country, and offer type from the drop-downs you will be guiding the selection of the offers that will be displayed in your newsletters. If you prefer more control, you can a list of offers that will be rotated in your newsletters. Or, if you leave these selections set to “All,” the offers will be automated by our system and your newsletters will display the offers that have the best conversion rates for the partner network.
If you decide to choose specific offers to promote within your newsletter, simply copy the codes for those offers as you see them in the offer catalog:
Step 4 is Choose Delivery Schedule. Here you decide the frequency of your newsletters. Remember to consider your RSS feed and your site content. Make sure that you will have enough new content in your feed when your newsletters are delivered. Here you also decide to put your newsletter “On Hold” or to make it “Live.” If your newsletter is “On Hold” it will be saved in the Control Panel but will not be mailed to your users. Once you make it “Live,” your newsletter will be sent out according to the schedule you define.
Lastly, you can send yourself a sample of your newsletter by entering your email address into the box at the bottom of the page. You will see what your newsletter would like if you were to send it out immediately.
Upon sending a test, the page will be refreshed. Be sure to click the “Save Newsletter” button after sending a test so that your mailing will be saved in the Control Panel.
Edit Newsletters If you want to make changes to the newsletters that you have created, simply click the “edit” link within the control panel.
This will open the Create/Edit page and the data for your newsletter will be pre-filled. Here you can make changes to any section of the newsletter. Be sure to save the newsletter after making any changes. Subscribers After building your RSS to Email Newsletter, you need people to send it to, right? That’s where the Get Subscribers Widget comes in. Here you will make a few selections and then generate HTML or Javascript code which you can place on your site. When your users subscribe through the widget you create here, they will be added to the appropriate mailings. If you choose the HTML widget, you will get code that you can place anywhere on your site and will appear with a box for users to enter their email addresses. Subscribers will need to confirm their subscription in order to be added to your mailing list.
If you choose the Javascript widget, you will get code that you can place anywhere on your site and it will appear as a simple text link. When you users scroll over that link, a box will open where they can enter their email address in order to subscribe. If you choose HTML, you will get a formatted stand-out box that you can paste into a visible spot on your site. Once you have chosen the type of subscriber widget you want, generate the widget code. Copy and paste that code into your site and your users will begin to sign up to receive your newsletters. After you start generating a subscriber list, you can see who has opted-in and who has opted-out by checking your subscriber statistics. Sort to see subscribers for each newsletter you’ve created. Select date ranges to see who opted-in during what time frame.
Reports You can access your RSS to Email reports either by clicking the link in the left navigation or by clicking the link in your Control Panel. Within these reports you can view your deliverability statistics, your click data, and your opt-in information. Mail Report With this report you will see the deliverability statistics for your various newsletters. To get even more information, click on the number in the "Unique Click Through" column to see what URLs are generating the most attention.
Click Report When you click on the number in the "Unique Click Through" column of your mail report, you can see the number of clicks each of your links within your newsletter received. Opt-In Report Find out how big your mailing list is at any given time by visiting the Opt-In Report. The numbers appearing in the columns are cumulative.
Get started by creating your newsletter now. As always, if you have any trouble or if anything does not work properly, please contact us.