Life After Feedburner: The GetResponse Alternative


Have you already heard the rumor that Google is about to shut down FeedBurner? They’ve also just announced they’re shutting down Google Reader on July 1, which some call yet another nail to Feedburner’s coffin. Recently here at the GetResponse office, my colleagues were wondering where to move their feed. I’ll give you the same tip I gave them about how to prepare for the loss of FeedBurner.


Have you heard about GetResponse RSS-to-Email? If you haven’t already, make sure you read this post for more information.

To make a long story short, we released the refreshed RSS-to-Email tool some time ago. And among its many uses, we’d like to show you how it’s a great alternative to FeedBurner.


How Does It Work?

Feedburner makes it possible to read the posts from your blog or other feed that works with RSS or ATOM without actually visiting the website. Services like Feedburner blend the delivered content and offer subscription to any visitor to your site. After they subscribe to the feed they will receive notifications about the new content as it arrives to your blog or website. The question is, how to make the switch to GetResponse and have even better functionality in one place along with your email marketing?


Creating a Smooth Transition

We all care about our subscribers and don’t want them to notice any interruption of our communication processes, especially when they are active readers of our blog. So now is the perfect time to prepare your “Plan B,” so your subscribers stay happy, even when FeedBurner is laid to rest.

So let’s start with exporting your subscribers from the old service. I say “old service” on purpose, because GetResponse RSS-to-Email is an alternative to any service that works like FeedBurner, when it comes to notifying subscribers about your new content.

OK, but let’s stay with the Google product, for purposes of this post.


Here’s a Quick Tutorial

Follow these steps, so your blog readers won’t miss out on your content.


1. Log in to your FeedBurner account.




2. Click the “Publicize” tab.





3. From the left menu, select “Email Subscriptions” then “Subscription Management.”




4. Scroll to the bottom and under “Subscriber Management” select “View Subscriber details.”





5. Export the file to CSV. Your list will download to your computer.





Ready for GetResponse RSS-to-Email?

That’s it! Now you have all your subscribers in a backup file. All you need to do now is import them to your GetResponse account.

If you need help on this, feel free to download our Getting Started Guide or watch the tutorial on

How does it feel? Are you prepared for the life without FeedBurner? I hope you are. If you have any questions remember that our Customers Success Team is always there to help!