March 15, 2012 by presspublisher
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January 8, 2010 by presspublisher
- If you have en existing subscriber list with another service, you can import it directly into MailChimp and then sync the subscribers in our system, with the list you import into MailChimp.
- Professional templates. MailChimp is the premier email marketing and mailing list services in the industry with the ability to create your own or use one of their pre-designed email templates.
- No limit to the number of subscribers you want to send emails to or the number of emails you send. They have a package for you.
- Detailed analytics of email campaigns. MailChimp has a powerful tracking system to monitor your campaigns.
- Instant opt-out for your subscribers from your email campaigns. This is an important spam control measure.
- Better system health. Because we will no longer be handling emails on our system, we will no longer be prone to problems associated with spammers on our servers and network. We will do what we do best and MailChimp will do what they do best.
- If you want to use this service, you will first need to register for an account with MailChimp.
- Once you have an account set up, you will need to create at least one list and at least one template in MailChimp.
- In MailChimp, you will need to create a Valid API Key. Go to Account > API Keys & Info
- Click the “add a key” link.
- Copy the API Key (it will look like a really long string of numbers and letters). This needs to be copied and pasted under the Settings page in the Press Publisher CMS.
- Once you have inserted and Saved the Valid API Key, you can go back under the Settings > MailChimp and select the list you created previously. If you have multiple lists, choose the list you want to use for your newsletter mailings. Please note: you can change this from mailing to mailing if you want.
- You are ready to start creating your email newsletters under the Newsletters tab in the CMS.
January 4, 2010 by presspublisher
October 30, 2009 by presspublisher
We are pleased to announce the release of the much-anticipated “Coupon” component of Press Publisher. This feature is custom-built for users who set subscription fees for their publications, providing a variety of adjustments that override the default subscription settings. The system allows multiple “Coupon Codes” for maximum flexibility.
The new functionality is also useful for any user, because it can track your web site’s registrations without setting a price. Clever manipulation of the Coupon Codes can even help you track the source of those subscribers.
The settings available for Coupons are virtually identical to those for a “PayPal Subscribe Button” inside PayPal. Since both our system and the subscription feature are linked to PayPal, these settings include:
- A First Introductory Period, Duration and Price
- A Second Introductory Period, Duration and Price
- The final ongoing subscription price – either Monthly or Yearly fees
As noted above, the coupon settings override anything you already have set up in your normal PayPal subscription. (You can check those values in your “Settings” section.)
The new Coupons feature is located under the “Magazine” tab of the CMS. The subscriber sees a new coupon field on the main subscribe page, the resulting subscribe success page, and on the profile page.
We hope you find the new feature useful and, as always, look forward to your feedback.
October 26, 2009 by presspublisher
As publishers, we are all familiar with the importance of advertising: traditionally, the companies who paid to put their name in a periodical were the main way to cover publication costs. The Internet’s changed that by reducing the costs and increasing relative revenue. But do online publishers still need to do the leg-work to find advertisers? And is it worth it?
In the last blog entry, we mentioned that online advertising expenditure has overtaken its television equivalent. This isn’t a passing trend – it was reported by Spiegel-Online for the United States in 2008 and this year by the IAB for the United Kingdom (along with several other, smaller economies in the interim). Those figures have yet to surpass the spending on print advertising, which means that – as an online publisher – you benefit from the best of both worlds.
That answers the second of our opening questions: is it worth it? The figures show there’s an enormous amount of money circulating in the virtual world – and some of it could be headed to your bank account if you include ads on your site.
But what about the leg-work? Thankfully, the big advertisers make it very easy to place banners or ad blocks on the published page. Systems like Google’s Ad Manager – which not only links to AdSense, as one would expect, but to other providers as well – give you the tools to simply decide where you would like the ads to appear, and leave the rest to them.
The advantage of this is that the provider will find appropriate clients and feed their adverts to your site. Their systems analyze your page content and figure out what subjects you cover, then match those with keywords the advertisers use. Only those ads that match will be sent to your site and, for every click, some extra revenue comes your way.
Combine this with PressPublisher’s built-in support and it couldn’t be easier. If you’d like to start including some advertising on your publications, we suggest starting with the three video tutorials available from the home page (or follow these links to Part 1 and Part 2 for banners, and Part 3 for blocks).