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Top 4 ways to survive the death of Google Reader

SubscribeI was saddened yesterday to learn about the impending death of Google Reader.

Personally I use it to keep on top of all the latest trends and developments around email marketing. In fact jumping on Google Reader is one of the first things I do each morning.

If you’re in the same boat, don’t despair because there are a few good options to ensure you get your daily dose of favourite feeds and beloved blogs.

1. Subscribe by email to your favourite sites

First and foremost, subscribe to receive email updates from your favourite sites This is the best way to make sure you get the content you want.

If you are reading this post on an RSS feed, and you like what you see, subscribe above to receive our blog post updates via email.

2. Use an alternative RSS feed

If email isn’t your thing there are some great alternatives out there that will do basically the same as Google Reader.   

For example, this morning I jumped onto Feedly and with one click of my mouse I was able to transfer all of my Google Reader feeds across and was reading away as per usual (phew). The transition was quick and seamless.

Check out Marketing Land’s post on 12 Alternatives to Google Reader to find out about more options.

3. Consider social media options

For those that are social media minded creating lists based on different topic areas in Twitter is one way to keep on top of your favourite sites. Twitter isn’t an RSS feed persae but it is a good option for those ready to ditch RSS altogether.

4. Keep your favourite articles

If you are worried about all the articles you have stored on Google Reader, fear not, Takeout allows you to get a copy of all your files so you can save them on your computer.

Still suffering from separation anxiety?

If you just can’t come to terms with saying goodbye to Google Reader there is an online petition you can sign. It currently has over 85,000 signatures.

How will you get your feeder fix after Google Reader? Please share any ideas or good alternatives below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog by entering your email in the box above.

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