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Zookoda Email

I saw this today, and I think it’s a pretty neat concept. Zookoda Email is a free application that let’s you set up a blog email for your blog posts, and send them right to people’s email inboxes. The newsletter owner sets up the frequency: daily, weekly or monthly. Readers have to subscribe, of course, so you can’t just start flooding folks with stuff they are not interested in. The subscriptions are handled with signup forms that you put on your blog with a little javascript, and [tag]Zookoda[/tag] handles all the subs and unsubs for you, as well as generating reports to help you gauge the effectiveness of your newsletter. That means you add the sign-up form, set your newsletter frequency and not have to mess much with it after that.

The newsletters are generated from your existing RSS/Atom feed. The intent is to build traffic and readership by putting your name in front of people on a regular basis. The hope is that the summaries will intrigue them, and they’ll click through to the site. One thing I’d like to see is the ability to add multiple feeds to one newsletter. This would be a great option for bloggers like me, with several niche blogs, just so people could get a taste of what I have written here, there, and everywhere. Zookoda is a good service just as it is, but I think that addition would make it great.

Registration was simple, and the confirmation email came quickly. If they add the ability to use multiple feeds, I’d use the service as a convenience to my readers.

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