How To Do An Aweber Blog Broadcast

For my second attempt at a screen cast (See the first one here), I’m going to show you how to use Aweber to do a blog broadcast. A blog broadcast is a fast and easy way to create content for your newsletter. It allows Aweber to take the contents of your RSS feed and turn it into a newsletter that summarizes the past few days or posts that was written on your blog.

The really neat thing about the blog broadcast feature is it will increase the RSS count on your FeedBurner chicklet. This is because Aweber reports subscription information to FeedBurner. So, if you have a mailing list of say 5,000 readers, setting up blog broadcast in Aweber will increase your FeedBurner RSS counter by 5,000!

Blog broadcast is one of the reasons I like Aweber so much. In addition to turning my RSS feed into a newsletter, Aweber is great for other evil things as well. But, that’s a post for another day. 😈

29 thoughts on “How To Do An Aweber Blog Broadcast”

  1. Thanks for this info, very valuable. 😆

  2. Paula says:

    I am just starting to seriously use aWeber. It’s brilliant and kind of addictive watching your subscriber count go up.

    1. Abdul says:

      That is only for a day or two when the blog broadcast goes out, that is it!

  3. Anna Sabino says:

    Great post, John. Did you film it with mino?

    1. John Chow says:

      I use Snapz Pro X.

  4. excellent way to game feedburner 😉

    1. Abdul says:

      Well you only game them in the case if you have a lot of people signed up for the newsletter like John chow has more than 5000 people in that, well if you do have a lot of people n it, then yeahyou are gaming feedburner!

  5. Jerry says:

    Great post, Seems simple to implement.

  6. Abdul says:

    RSS increases by 5000, I see, no wonder sometimes your feedburner counter jumps from 27k+ to 32k+. I see….

  7. fas says:

    Wooooooooooow i am really getting tempted to joing Awber. Its sure on my list when i start a newsletter.

  8. John, how long have you been with aweber?

    1. more over… how often do you use it?

  9. I hope you divulge some evil tactics in another post.

  10. Rob says:

    Excellent video John.

  11. Thanks for the information John.
    I’ve been considering a couple of autoresponders, but Aweber looks like a clear winner now.
    I’ve been trying to get my newsletter folks to read my blog since I started!

  12. John-

    Very nice post. I was actually not aware of AWeber, or it’s capabilities till I stopped by your site. I have to head over there and check this baby out. Sounds great, and thanks for the informative “how-to” video. It should make implementing this a breeze- Thanks, John!

    Jason A. Hendricks
    Recruiting Director
    Skinny Moose Media

  13. Jeffrey says:

    excellent post!

  14. Great post, but it shows just how useless Feedburner count is in determining reader base. How many people sign up for a free ebook but never read the emails anyway? They still get counted.

  15. 😆 misleading… if you don’t even have enough readers for your blog, aweber is a waste of time…


  16. zk says:

    It’s the most valuable tool for your email database.

  17. Thanks for this tips, certainly very valuable to automate it more.

  18. Thanks for the valuable information John. I didn’t know this option existed 🙂

  19. Germz says:

    John I hope you read this and please reply if you do. I sent you a guest post but I haven’t received an answer whether you like the post or not.

  20. I am a user of aweber for my entrepreneur blog and I currently am offering a newsletter for money tips online, but this is another great option I never knew existed for aweber.
    You learn something new everyday. Don’t think I will employ this strategy at the moment. But who knows…maybe in the future

  21. I sure knew that sending out newsletters would be easy but that it is SO easy was new for me. I have been thinking about reducing newsletters I subscribe, but I think I’ll kee this one. Thanks!

  22. Thanks for the tip. I just set-up my blog broadcast to go out every three posts. How do I get the numbers to register or display with Feedburner? Will it add the numbers new numbers automatically?

  23. Chuck says:


    I have an Aweber account but my problem is that all of my ‘contacts’ are in my Feedburner account. For the past year I have had a “subscribe to” window on my page and the email addresses go into the Feddburner account.

    How would the Blog Broadcast work? Is there a way to have it read the feedburner email list?


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