Managing Subscriptions

As you continue to post to your blog, over time you may establish a readership.  If you own a copy of our XSellerate marketing tool which couples with your XSite, you can offer a way for those readers to subscribe to your blog by e‑mail.  When someone subscribes to your blog, you receive their valid contact information in exchange for an automatic e‑mail any time you post to your blog again.

The process is simple.

  1. When customers read your blog, a Subscribe to this blog link appears beneath each post.
  2. When they click this link a form appears, where they can fill out their contact information.  While only their Name and e‑mail address are required, they can provide additional information as well.

  3. Once they click Submit their information is placed in your XSite's Contacts database and they receive a confirmation e‑mail message.  From that point forward, each time you post to your blog, XSellerate sends them an e‑mail notification, with a brief summary of the post and a link back to your blog for the full post.

 

Managing Subscribers

While the subscription feature in your blog is primarily an opt-in tool, you are also free to enroll (or remove) contacts you select from your XSite address book.  To do so:

  1. Hover over XSite in the top toolbar and click Blog in the toolbar that drops down.

  2. Click Subscribers in the Blogging pane on the left.

  3. Then, do one of the following:
  4. Then, scroll down and click Save.

 

Selecting a Blog Subscription Template

While your blog subscription tool uses a default e‑mail template whenever someone subscribes to your blog, you should take a moment to customize the template to your business.  To customize your blog subscriber e‑mail template:

  1. Hover over XSite in the top toolbar and click Blog in the toolbar that drops down.

  2. Click Subscribers in the Blogging pane on the left.

  3. Scroll down to the Select Template section of the screen and click the desired template style to select it.

  4. Click Customize Template to open the XSellerate Content Editor.  From here, you can add your own touches to the standard message.
  5. Click Preview to see how your Blog notification will appear to your subscribers.
  6. Click Save to lock in your changes.