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Feedburner Feed Not Sending Email Updates to Subscribers

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4:50 am
May 28, 2013


My Personal Finance Journey

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Howdy Yakezie! I could use some of you all's expertise on an issue that has popped up with my Feedburner email feed over the past 20 days or so. 

My feed (click here to view the feed url) is updating and sending out new posts to Facebook and Twitter as they are posted, but my email subscribers are not receiving email updates.

The issue started on May 12th after I hosted a Carnival (link here) that contained about 5 pictures. It was one of those carnivals that has the submissions sent to you via pre-formatted html, which I never had any problems with before.

I've tried pinging the feed and doing a global "resync," but that didn't seem to fix it. I also tried removing the pictures from the Carnival post that went up when all of the issues started, but that didn't seem to remedy the situation either. 

Anyone know what might be going on or have experienced this problem before?

Thanks! 

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8:33 am
May 30, 2013


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just pinging this to the top again. If any one has any advice, it'd be very helpful. I've searched around online for tips, but can't seem to find anything that gets it working again. 

 

Thanks! 

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12:12 pm
May 30, 2013


sooverthis

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With 3+ years of posts, your feed might have grown beyond the Feedburner size limit. Unfortunately I don't know of any way to check on that with Blogger – there's a plugin to fix it on WordPress sites. I did find this potential workaround (link) that may help.

 

 

 

12:20 pm
May 30, 2013


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sooverthis said:

With 3+ years of posts, your feed might have grown beyond the Feedburner size limit. Unfortunately I don't know of any way to check on that with Blogger – there's a plugin to fix it on WordPress sites. I did find this potential workaround (link) that may help.

Thanks for the tip Andrea! I've butted up against that feed size limit before, but in that case, it affected the entire feed, not just what was being sent out to email subscribers like this time. It's worth a shot though! 

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5:16 pm
May 30, 2013


sooverthis

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Did you get any errors when you used the resync option?

If you pasted the carnival post from a Word doc, that could be the issue. I've seen that happen before – the only fix was for the blogger to retype the post by hand. :/

 

 

 

6:16 pm
May 30, 2013


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I had a similar issue Jacob and it turned out to be my caching plugin, check your settings.

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5:39 am
May 31, 2013


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So with some luck, the emails having started again this morning. I never figured out if it was size or invalid xml characters that was causing the issue. 

I shortened the amount of posts to display from the 20 to 5 most recent posts from my site, and now is works! 

Thanks for you all's help! 

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3:32 pm
May 31, 2013


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

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I highly suggest moving away from Feedburner. If you have less than 2,000 subscribers and never do anything affiliate related, and don't mind risking them shutting down your account without notice from time to time, MailChimp is good. I use Aweber (affiliate) and never, ever worry about it not working or being shut down.

6:48 pm
May 31, 2013


sooverthis

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Actually MailChimp allows affiliate links as long as your site isn't dedicated to the "make money online!" niche. It's sometimes a fine line with finance sites, though. I use affiliate links in my business site newsletter and posts all the time with no complaints from MailChimp whatsoever.

 

 

 

8:42 am
June 5, 2013


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

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This is from the MailChimp acceptable use policy (I added the bold):

Some industries have higher-than-normal abuse complaints, which can in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. Nothing personal, but in order to maintain the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we can’t allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:

  • Escort and dating services
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Work from home, make money on online, and lead generation opportunities
  • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market-related content
  • Gambling services or products
  • Multi-level marketing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Credit repair and get out of debt opportunities
  • Mortgages and loans
  • Nutritional, herbal, and vitamin supplements
  • Adult novelty items or references
  • List brokers or list rental services

9:19 am
June 5, 2013


sooverthis

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And here is their knowledge base article about affiliate links where they address it directly: (link)

 

 

 

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