Mar 18

Nouri.sh is THE best alternative to FeedBurner; it is in fact FeedBurner on steroids.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at some of the recommendations we found online.

1. Best FeedBurner Alternative

http://www.narga.net/

Nourish is a FREE newsletter service that allows you to convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter, it also allows you to manage as many campaigns as you want. Each campaign represents a different newsletter that your readers can subscribe to.

If you don’t send over 1,000 emails per month or have the need for custom templates, then it’s completely free to use. Wanting more will cost you. You can use Nourish in conjunction with another service that manages your RSS feed or you can just create an RSS feed from scratch and trust Nourish to keep subscribers notified.

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2. Nouri.sh Your Readers with Content

http://www.cmswire.com/

Even though RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to blog content, the truth is that a majority of Internet users still aren’t familiar with RSS technology. With Nourish, a free newsletter service, users can offer readers a subscribe option with which they are more familiar. With Nourish, users can convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter to which readers can subscribe.
The free version lets you send up to 1,000 emails per month and includes customizable newsletter templates.

3. MUST-SEE FeedBurner Alternative for Your Blog

http://ielectrify.com/

Nouri.sh – Nourish is an RSS to email service and a reliable Feedburner alternative for those sites whose visitors don’t really grasp (or don’t use) RSS much. The free version lets you send up to 1,000 emails per month. Also includes customizable newsletter templates.

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4. Top Alternatives to Google’s FeedBurner for Blogs

http://www.supportivehands.net/

• Converts RSS feeds into email newsletters and distribute the content to subscribers
• Free version sends up to 1000 emails per month
• Customizable email newsletters
• Fast distribution
• Customizable subscription widgets/forms

For help migrating to Nouri.sh click here to chat to a member of our team!

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Jan 31

Back in 1994, social media wasn’t even close to being invented. So how did people share their thoughts, feelings and photos of food? With a good old-fashioned blog post of course! file8101308011147

In 2014 blogs are still a great way for individuals to publish content online. You don’t need to be techy and the internet makes it easy for you to find people with similar interests, and build an audience. Over the years blogs have become increasingly important for businesses. From a business point of view building an audience is imperative, as any member of this audience is a potential client. Because of this blogging is now an integral part of eMarketing.

Here are some snippets from “classic” posts that we enjoyed reading.

fromfatbloketotoughguy.blogspot.co.uk – July 2009

After a day feeling energised but aware I’d had a proper workout, Saturday started in the sort of slight agony that you can only hobble and laugh your way through. Happily though, after much cursing, the stiffness passed and the day improved rapidly with the realisation that not only was I able to bend over once again, I no longer needed to breathe in while zipping up my jeans.

amateurgourmet.com – Jan 2004

So despite my self-proclaimed ineptitude in the kitchen, I do have a knack for all things sweet and desserty. I’m a baker, not a fighter. One of my favorite cookie recipes comes from America’s most beloved white collar criminals / domestic goddesses, Marthalicious Stewart. Available on her website for no charge (or the occassional insider trading tip) you will find the recipe for some wonderfully delicious cookies. I served these cookies to friends this weekend and their reactions were as follows:
“Mmmm!”
“Ohhhh!”
“Wheeee!”

mikesowden.org/feveredmutterings – Jan 2014

Ah, Yorkshire! The verdant sweep of its hills, the flatness of its caps, the award-winningness of its fish’n’chips, the sheer throbbing…
Forget all that. There’s a problem here.
I’ve heard people – maybe people like you – say things like “isn’t it a type of pudding?” or “is that somewhere in London?”
YORKSHIRE IS NOT SOMEWHERE IN LONDON.
Let’s stop playing silly buggers and sort this out once and for all.
Don’t argue, don’t question, just get them down you or you’ll get a bloody good wallop.
Aye.

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Dec 12

Yes it is hard to build up momentum on social media sites, but just because it is difficult to get going it is still imperative that you give it a go.

There really is no excuse for not getting involved

It is quick and easy to create a page that can be viewed by millions of people. And you control your own destiny, the more time and effort you put in the more fans you will acquire.

Every day you avoid getting involved is a day wasted…

“How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

So let’s hit the ground running and ensure you dedicate some of your time to social media pages each week. You can use this time to tweak the look and feel of the page, interact with clients and potential clients, and if you have the time (or a sudden burst of inspiration!) collate a few ideas for future posts and comments.

Connecting with your audience

Enhance your posts with images, not just any old image but a relevant one preferably! Don’t be afraid to add text, if it is not clear what the image is trying to convey then add a few words. Even if you are repeating what you have said in your post, it is better to make it obvious from the get-go as people are naturally drawn to the images first rather than the text.

Don't let readers invent their own meaning - Annotate any ambiguous images

Another benefit is that your social media page can act as a forum where you interact with your clients. It is clear that just having a page gives you some degree of credibility, if your company name doesn’t appear in a search people are obviously going to wonder why.

Free publicity

Some people argue that social media is the cheapest form of marketing; however it can only be used as marketing tool if someone is putting the effort in to create and maintain a great page!

Team this with the services Nouri.sh offer to really exploit these great tools. Your pages can easily be turned in to RSS feeds and in turn these feeds can be used to produce a newsletter. You will be surprised how many people would love to receive a newsletter summarising all your posts rather than logging on to the social media sites every day.

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Dec 06

Communicate! Why internal email is essential.

Avoid gossiping, address issues, eliminate hand written scribble that ends up in the trash and keep your employees in the loop. These are just some arguments for why an internal newsletter is indispensable.

Recognise that you need to communicate with staff members.

Just because we are in the digital age doesn’t mean we should stop communicating. When people have an issue and they keep it bottled up inside it will eventually, inevitably explode. Avoid your business being caught up in the mess by creating an easy-to-manage internal newsletter.

If employees don’t know the goals of the company or what is expected of them then they don’t really have a cat in hells change of achieving it. There is no need to bombard your staff with an in-depth breakdown of figures or reveal the ins and outs of your strategy, but if an employee can see where they fit in to said “big picture” then this brings a whole host of benefits.

Set the record straight.

Along with sharing positive information with your workforce, there may also be the need for damage limitation. If you can foresee an issue then it’s best to inform employees in advance. First of all they may be able to help or make provisions so they can handle the situation better themselves and secondly it gives you time to present a calming and reassuring turn of events. Someone that knows there will be a 48h technical hitch with their pay will undoubtedly be less enraged than a person who is still clicking refresh on their online banking at 5pm.

Furthermore, gossip spreads like wild fire and just like the relationship between celebrities and the press, you may wish to make an ‘official statement’.

Tailor your message

Whatever information you would like to share, blogs, social media posts, events etc… You can tailor your newsletter campaign to the audience. All you need to do is have the relevant person subscribed to the relevant campaign. You could differentiate between simple things like department or seniority, right through to people of different ages, shift patterns and even personal interests.
So come on, what are you waiting for? Connect and engage with your employees and let them know communication isn’t dead.
If you are looking for a newsletter solution with the possibility to manage multiple campaigns then I would recommend Nouri.sh. It is easy to use, can be tailored to your needs and has a dedicated customer care team.

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Dec 04

Hi everyone,

I am very excited to be part of the Nouri.sh team.
I will manage the site from here on in and I will be looking to make improvements and form relationships with users. I had previously been working in International eCommerce where I managed the online B2C business so I understand the importance of eMarketing from the client’s point of view.

I graduated in 2010 with triple honours in Business, French and Spanish and during my four year course I spent some invaluable time living and working abroad. These experiences were fantastic for my languages skills, notably in Spain as the city I lived in has not yet been discovered by English tourists!

Out of work I am a keen dancer and I compete nationally in Latin and Ballroom competitions. I enjoy the adrenaline rush, and can’t complain about the fake tan or sequins either! The highlight of this year for me was being 3rd in the British Championships.

I look forward to working with you all.

Sami

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Dec 21

Are you paying for a marketing service that doesn’t pay you back?

You need to upgrade to Nourish!

If you’ve been using another supplier for your email newsletters, you may not be getting the best value for your money. At Nourish, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality newsletters alongside excellent customer service. Let us show you how much more your newsletters could be doing for your business. Give your subscribers a fresh look and feel!

In exchange for transferring your newsletter campaigns to Nourish, we’ll give you:

  • 6 months free on our Starter plan – 5000 subscribers
  • A professionally designed custom template
  • Setup support to help you get the most from your newsletter

(You must be using a paid service and close your account with the competitor to be eligible.)

Here’s how to take advantage of this huge discount:

If you need support at any step just let us know!

  • Use the form below to express your interest
  • Register for Nourish’s free package
  • We’ll then create your custom template, for you to approve
  • Migrate your subscribers to Nourish
  • Edit the subscription forms on your website
  • Close your account with your competitor & send us the proof!

Existing Nourish Customers:

If you’re an existing customer, you can also make the most of this offer by becoming an affiliate and promoting the deal. Anybody that signs up using your unique referral address will earn you a 35% commission on the sale!

*We take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year on behalf of all at Nourish. We look forward to working with you!*

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Dec 07

The new year is a time for new starts, but why fix what’s getting results?

Continue nouri.shing your online marketing campaigns into 2013 and we’ll give you some special discounts to help kick-start your newsletter:

  • 2 months free when you prepay for 10 months, giving you newsletter campaigns throughout 2013.
  • A free, tailor-made newsletter template (worth $99) AND 2 months free when you prepay for 22 months. Your template will be designed to match your existing branding or your new vision, and structured to your liking.

And in case that wasn’t enough, we’re also offering comprehensive bespoke packages tailored to your unique business requirements.

To take advantage of any of these offers, email us at my[at]nouri.sh and we’ll get in touch as soon as we can.

Don’t miss out. The Nouri.sh team look forward to helping you make 2013 your best year yet!

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Jul 04

The last few months have been very busy for us at Nourish. We have put a lot of work to ensure Nourish runs smoothly with minimum effort from your side.

We have put together some simple steps to help in case you need quick troubleshooting advice. If you have scheduled your campaign, however it did not deliver occasionally, please check the following:

1. If you configured a minimum number of posts, you should ensure that you RSS feed has enough new items to send. For example if you configured a minimum of 3 but only 2 posts were written since last newsletter, then it will not send until you have enough posts. You will have to log into your Nourish account and select “cancel” or “send anyway”.

2. Check if the URL of your RSS feed has not changed. This can happen for example if you change the permalinks setting on a WordPress blog.

3. The RSS feed you’ve set up for a blog or webpage may have some errors that need to be corrected. Please note the following:
* Please run your URL through an RSS validation service like the one at http://validator.w3.org/feed to identify compliance errors. RSS feeds should be RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, or Atom compliant to be used by Nourish successfully.
* Even if your RSS is valid, but there are some errors identified please try to correct them by contacting your IT team or your feed producer.

4. If everything above worked just fine, there still may be issues with the RSS feed accessibility. You may want to contact your feed producer. They may be updating or eventually having site issues, or they may limit third parties, like Nourish, from accessing their site.

If you have configured everything correctly but still there are issues please contact Nourish Customer Support via a Help Desk ticket from within your Nourish account. Alternatively you can use this url directly: http://www.nouri.sh/helpdesk

Of course you are welcome to drop us a line if you are not sure how to perform some of the steps above.

To help you quickly and efficiently we ask you to include as much details in your message to us.

Thank you for using Nourish!
Your Friendly Nourish Customer Support

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Apr 07

In recent weeks we’ve received many requests for Featured Nourish newsletters. This month we were delighted to learn the exciting story of Underground Book Reviews and could not wait to share it with you.

Amy, one of the writers answered a few questions to show how they are using Nourish for their email newsletter. Here is how it has been adding value by engaging their readers:

Why did you want a newsletter in the first place? Why did you choose Nourish?
I started Underground Book Reviews last August with three other writers, hoping to help new authors gain exposure and get credit for their hard work. We offer a review and interview every week, and highlight undiscovered and up-and-coming authors. The website has gained a lot of interest in the writing community, and also appeals to adventurous readers and anyone looking for a good read that isn’t mainstream. As we grew, we began to worry that we would lose subscribers due to too many posts.

I use Feedburner, however it sends our subscribers an email every time we do a blog post. With an average of three posts a week, I worried about cluttering subscribers’ inboxes. I started looking at different possibilities, and found that most of the websites that offered a weekly newsletter required payment.

How easy was it to get going with Nourish?
I didn’t have a problem at all! The layout is user-friendly for my purposes. It worked seamlessly with my Feedburner feed. When I addressed Nourish with questions, they immediately responded and were very helpful. It’s rare to find a free online service with such great customer support.

Would you recommend us to friends/ colleagues?
Absolutely! If I had known about Nourish I would have put it on the blog as soon as I started it.

How much has your web traffic increased thanks to Nourish? Do you see any change in figures already?
Traffic has stayed steady, but our subscribers have increased. We usually gain one or two subscribers a week: in the first week we started with Nourish, we gained ten! Many more switched from our daily email option, to the weekly newsletter through Nourish.

How do you intend to promote your newsletter to increase subscribers?
The blog tends to do a pretty good job of self-promotion. With every new book we review, or author we interview, we gain subscribers. If we continue to produce quality work, we expect the blog to grow on its own. However, we’re greedy for more exposure, so we occasionally do promotions with other websites and offer book-related deals to our subscribers. We recently started a series which we call the “Emerging Author Series” in which we bring an aspiring author to the blog as a guest. After the interview or guest post, we ask our subscribers to vote to read a sample of their work. This gives the writer much-needed exposure, and encourages subscription to our blog.

Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I’m completely satisfied with the quality here, and the customer service is outstanding. You won’t be losing me any time soon!

Visit Underground Book Reviews to read more.

Offering nice prizes or inviting subscribers to vote is a fantastic way to engage your audience and identify which topics generate more interest.

With any paid level plan, Nourish allows you to create as many different campaigns as you need and segment your subscribers in a way to deliver the most meaningful content to each group. Nourish campaign statistics and integration with Google Analytics provide you with insights into what works well for your newsletter and which aspects you can improve.

I hope you enjoyed today’s story. Let me know how you use Nourish by emailing me at my[at]Nourish. Sharing examples with others is beneficial for your newsletter.

– Remember, I am here to help you get the best out of your Nourish newsletter. Reach out to me if you have questions or suggestions.

Stay creative!
Mariana

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Nov 11

Thank You!

Thanks to the growth throughout 2011 we are preparing to migrate Nouri.sh to new, more powerful servers. We wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all our customers who submitted new features/ functionality ideas. We appreciate your feedback!

As always we remain open to new ideas. Our Q1 2012 development plan is now being reviewed. We welcome any suggestions from all customers until December 11th 2011.

So step up and help us shape Nourish and make it even better! We promise to review all ideas and take the best into development. Please post your comments here or email: my [at] nouri.sh

You are welcome to join us and share with us:
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Thank you for using Nourish. Please invite all your friends and connections. Nourish is Free and Fun for them as well!

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