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Aweber seems to be working to add more functionality and become more of an automation platform rather than just an email and mailing list service. I used Aweber for nearly a decade and I still think that it's a sold solution. I would recommend it over ContstantContact or MailChimp. The platform is solid and reliable, that's huge in the marketing world.
George: Well folks, you were this close to a ZZ Top edition of AWeber. Okay. Let’s go ahead and get into the content. Tom, I always love to start the show at a 50,000-foot view, where people can kind of wrap their arms around. If maybe they’re living under a rock and don’t know what AWeber is, why don’t you go ahead and take the time, just to explain really, what is AWeber?
While these changes are reasonably new, it was only a matter of time before they were made. Free email providers have always worked hard to reduce the amount of spam that looks like it is being sent from their networks. They made the DMARC = reject policy change to prevent malicious users from sending spam using their domain and that change also impacted legitimate users like yourself.
There is usually a free trial available to try Aweber. Aweber also plays nicely with WordPress and hundreds of other integrations.I've been using Aweber for close to 10 years on and off. I've tried other similar programs such as Mail Chimp and Infusionsoft, but have always come back to Aweber as my autoresponder of choice. I know some of this may have to do with the fact that I learned their system first, but I also think they have a very simple interface and the layout seems logical to me.
Upon registering there’s a skippable initial video. AWeber has a bit more of a setup treatment than most ESPs; to obtain begun, you’ll need to fill out details including the business address you wish to feature on the bottom of e-mails, along with any customizations you want to make to AWeber’s basic opt-in verification message. As soon as you’ve finished those basic setups, you’ll be free to check out the program.
What I like most about Aweber the analytics that the application offers. Compared to other email marketing software in the market, Aweber offers the most specific options in terms of targeting people around the emails they get. For example, Aweber if you send out an email with a particular offer and someone opens it but doesn't click the offer, you are able to know this and decide on the next action to take to convince them to check out your offer.

I use this while working as a consultant for others with online business. I usually recommend it to those just starting to gain several hundred people to their email list. In part due to it's ease of use, functionality, overall compatibility, and affordability for smaller lists where volume of emails is important. In conclusion It can be a great alternative to others if you have a smaller list that requires daily emails.
Aweber search offers many features that we can use to find out more information about people in our Emailing list like who is not opening your Email, Email last opened; link clicked or not and many other features. Along with it, you can see people who have unsubscribed but still a part of your list, and you have to manually clear them to cut down the Aweber pricing on the next bill.

George: Hey ladies and gentlemen, it’s George B. Thomas here, and you know what I’m about to say. Yep, I’m excited because it’s time for another episode of One Last Tool. One Last Tool viewers and listeners, this one’s gonna be good because we’re gonna talk about all things nerdy, all things webby, all things a-er. Anyway, maybe you’ll put it together. But, I’m sure, once you see who we have today … hey, why don’t you go ahead, let’s get out of suspense mode, and explain to the listeners and viewers, Tom, who you are, what you do, and who you do it for?
Comments: When you go with AWeber, you get the complete email managerial package. Simply, opt-in forms are available to embed in your website, which AWeber used to collect subscriber details. You can send out fully customizable emails manually or on an automated schedule. AWeber further allows you to segment your subscriber list down by subscriber behavior and even target content, allowing you to choose who gets what, and when. Tailoring your content to fit your subscribers is basically a gauranteed way to increase your views and subscriber base and conversion rates.
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Besides templates, editing options and strong support, it can host or import email databases; allow autoresponder customization; responsive email design, RSS and email-to-blog functionality; tools to collect and add new names/emails to databases; the ability to integrate with some other programs, and the ability to easily view analytics and performance results. 
AWeber is a system branded by many experts and professionals as one of the best platforms for email marketing which continues to impress with its superior autoresponders and rich feature set. AWeber provides businesses with the means to automate the process of delivering professionally designed and personalized emails and targeted messages to their customers and send follow up emails based on a schedule. This feature makes it easy for businesses to establish a relationship with a prospect or maintain and enhance a stronger bond with an existing client.
Creating segments isn’t as intuitive as the rest of the tool, but it is possible and is a feature that beginners bloggers might not need to use very often. As you advance in your digital marketing knowledge, segmentation will be something you’ll want to explore as it allows you to better market to individuals based on their behavior, intent, and interests.
However, Mailchimp offers a much bigger selection of integrations. It’s seen, for whatever reason, as more of an industry standard tool than Aweber, so some web applications - key examples being Squarespace and Shopify - will offer Mailchimp as a default ‘works out of the box’ e-marketing option. That's not to say that you can't use Aweber with these products, but there will be a bit more configuration required.
MailChimp – don’t see it used a lot, but I do know that you can get it free for the first 2000 subscribers. Sounds great, but do you really want only 2000 subscribers? (I know it sounds like a great number if you haven’t started your list yet, but come on… let’s shoot for the stars!). After that, it gets much more expensive than Aweber. Plus, have you seen emails from MailChimp? I wouldn’t choose this autoresponder for that reason alone.
Aweber search offers many features that we can use to find out more information about people in our Emailing list like who is not opening your Email, Email last opened; link clicked or not and many other features. Along with it, you can see people who have unsubscribed but still a part of your list, and you have to manually clear them to cut down the Aweber pricing on the next bill.
Send time optimisation is a sophisticated feature which automatically sends your e-newsletter at the time at which it is most likely to be opened. This time is calculated by Mailchimp based on looking at when the subscribers on your list have previously opened mail - it can work this out based on looking at the campaigns you’ve previously sent and also by using data from campaigns sent by other Mailchimp users which feature email addresses that are also present on your list.
George: Hey ladies and gentlemen, it’s George B. Thomas here, and you know what I’m about to say. Yep, I’m excited because it’s time for another episode of One Last Tool. One Last Tool viewers and listeners, this one’s gonna be good because we’re gonna talk about all things nerdy, all things webby, all things a-er. Anyway, maybe you’ll put it together. But, I’m sure, once you see who we have today … hey, why don’t you go ahead, let’s get out of suspense mode, and explain to the listeners and viewers, Tom, who you are, what you do, and who you do it for?
You have to let AWeber know from where your subscribers came—whether they signed up on a form, bought a product and opted to receive mail, or gave verbal agreement. AWeber also wants to know whether the list is being moved from another mail marketing provider. The goal is to verify you aren't spamming or buying lists. AWeber auto-creates a confirmation message, which is sent to contacts to verify their subscription. Like GetResponse, AWeber doesn't allow disposable domains, such as Mailinator addresses. I just wish this had been explicitly communicated. I uploaded a file containing regular addresses as well as Mailinator ones and waited for the import file to be reviewed and confirmed by Aweber. I never saw an error message informing me that the addresses were rejected, making me think the site was just slow. There was nothing in the import history log, either. When I tried the import without Mailinator addresses, it took just a few minutes.

Tom: Yeah, that’s a great question. So, to be absolutely and totally transparent with your listeners and your viewers, I think, if you’re ready to start growing your list, and you have absolutely zero idea of how or if you’ll ever make any money whatsoever, AWeber may not be the best fit for you because we are a paid service. So, we have a free trial but after that, the base price is $19 a month. So, if you’re comfortable with using our Best In Class Tool Set, and paying $19 a month, by all means, that’s fantastic and you’ll reap the benefits of that. But, if you have no way of generating income through your marketing, on the back end, you might not see a return on your investment, if you’re not making at least $19 a month. I hope that your marketing efforts are generating at least $19 a month but, if you’re a hobbyist, if you’re just starting a blog, or starting a podcast for fun, and you want to connect with your audience, there are free tools and free ESPs, email service providers out there, that are totally competent, and will help you grow your list.
The privately held company was founded in 1998 by CEO Tom Kulzer. Tom began his career in software engineering, but identified a gap in automated response software for sales leads and customer support. Tom addressed that opportunity by building an “automated web assistant”, which is now known as AWeber.AWeber can be seen as the original autoresponder software and has now grown to service over 120,000 customers in its 15 years as a privately held company.
AWeber offers a mix of basic features (such as file import) with advanced features (creating your own email templates) in an easy-to-navigate user interface (UI). AWeber's extensive reporting tools and user segmentation abilities make it a solid performer, one you would do well to consider for your business. With more extensive live support options and more information about things that went wrong, AWeber could have been a top-tier service on par with our Editors' Choices for email marketing tools, Campaigner and .

Marketing automation works in a similar way to autoresponders, in that emails are automatically sent to a mailing list according to a predefined sequence. But instead of time intervals, user behaviour is used to determine what should emails should be sent next - opens, clicks, goal completions, purchases, abandoned carts and more can all be used to trigger the next e-newsletter. 
Marketing automation works in a similar way to autoresponders, in that emails are automatically sent to a mailing list according to a predefined sequence. But instead of time intervals, user behaviour is used to determine what should emails should be sent next - opens, clicks, goal completions, purchases, abandoned carts and more can all be used to trigger the next e-newsletter. 
Copying and pasting contact information from one platform to another is a waste of precious resources. By connecting AWeber with Zapier, you can automatically add subscribers to your email list—no matter where you get their information from. You can also organize contact information any way you like by exporting new AWeber subscribers to your favorite database.
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