As you know, I have recently announced that you can now subscribe to the categories to receive email notification on new posts here at RealityTVFan.org, this was something that used to be a feature several months ago but got vetoed by my webhost – ever since then I have been looking for an alternative way to do it, or a different script.
Then, funnily enough on the very same day that I discovered the script I am using now I came across an email marketing application called Zookoda, which got me all excited – after reading about all the features, and the fact it’s my favourite sort of price, free, I had decided that if my webhost didn’t let me use the new script I finally had an alternative be happy to replace it with.
Zookoda allows for you to send an email update of all your new posts for the time period you select, a day, week, month etc to everyone who subscribes. The emails come as a proper fancy schmancy newsletter that you design on the site, they are totally customisable so that you can have them match the look and feel of your site.
As well as that, one of my favourite aspects of Zookodas service is that as the administrator of the mailing list you have access to reports about your subscribers. The reports let you know what is going on with your list, how many people are signing up to it? how many are unsubscribing? how many aren’t getting the emails for some reason? With this information you can work on improving things and really mark your successes.
Oh yeah, and finally…Zookoda has made sure it is totally anti-spam compliant and covers having features such as ‘double opt-in’, which is a standard feature a lot of web hosts require. So you’ll have no issues like I did, with your webhost slapping your wrist over using something you shouldn’t.
It’s almost a shame I discovered the other script at the same time and I won’t personally be using Zookoda, but hopefully this post will be helpful to others searching for a solution as I was for a long time. Enjoy.