List management. It's easy to upload lists and add new subscribers. It is easy to clean up the lists as well. It serves well if you're looking a way to send out simple emails for a large list. It's also nice to be able to switch between multiple lists to see only the emails that have been sent to a certain list. In other platforms, this has been an issue.
Pros: 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.
AWeber is an email marketing software that allows small business owners to easily create and send email campaigns to their customers. Its features include email tracking, newsletters, automation, mobile apps, and more. We compiled AWeber user reviews from our website and around the web and determined that it has generally positive ratings. We also shared its available pricing options.

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?
MailChimp pricing structure works in little increments and offers more in between payment options so there is more, you pay for what you want style pricing. Most people opt for Mailchimp seeing that it has a free version available, but that is not very viable because it lacks a very important feature, the autoresponders. So with each month, you find yourself adding more money while upgrading to get the basic or advanced autoresponders service, while Aweber can provide you those features without the additional payment. So Aweber pricing looks more competitive than Mailchimp.

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.

It’s quite the opposite so, if you can get somebody to actually give them their email address, and say, “I give you permission to send me that really cool e-book, or that really cool checklist, or that really cool thing that you have, and then you can continue to send email, and I will read it, and I will enjoy it.” That’s a really great opportunity that I think a lot of marketers don’t take full advantage of. I think a lot of marketers really rely on the push, the Facebook ads, the blog content, the podcasts. I love all that stuff, and I do all that stuff too, but I think there’s something intimate, something special about creating a really strong bond between the emailer and the email reader, and I think the marketers who crack that code, really see a lot of success.

Tom: Yeah so again, I stand really firmly behind our educational content so, instead of jumping straight to AWeber and looking at our products, if you’re new to email marketing or you just looking to become a better email marketer, it’s probably best to start with our blog. So, blog.aweber.com. So, you’ll check out our blog content, and we have all of our incentives to join our list. So we have, things that you can sign up for. We have courses, we have a fantastic, “what to write in your email” course, that gets you 20+ email templates that are basically fill in the blank. So, you can check that out, over at our blog.
Tom: Yeah, totally. So, if you’re brand new to email marketing, or if you’ve begun to grow your email list using another email service provider, it’s really quite simple. You’ll use AWeber to manage your subscribers, manage your contacts. You can set up multiple lists to manage those subscribers, or you can have one list, and use what we call, “tags”, which I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with, to manage subscribers and preferences, based on tags. So, you have a bit of option there. First and foremost, it’s collecting and managing subscribers, but then, you can also leverage our core toolset, which is basically the autoresponder, or the automated email campaign sequence, you can develop campaigns, that’s what we call them here, to send automated emails out to those subscribers. Either fired off of tags, so they can trigger off of tags, they can trigger off of just the new subscriber being added to your list.
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In the negative points I had mentioned that AWeber is not cheap but you can use this to your advantage. Now many Email Autoresponder’s charge based on how many emails you send per month but AWeber charges based on the number of subscribers. So if you send updates weekly or biweekly it will not prove costly at all but in fact it will be cheaper than those who charge on a per email delivery basis.
George: Yeah, I don’t know about you, One Last Tool viewers and listeners, and Tom, I don’t know about you either but, my inbox and I, we have a love-hate relationship. That is, that I love to hate it. So, when I finally let you in my inbox, there is a very good reason that I have that e-book, that checklist, that guide, that webinar. Because otherwise, I’m like, “No, no, no, no. No, we don’t need that.” It’s just how we are so, we dumped out a little bit ago, $19 a month as kind of the starting plan but, are there more? Are there branches to that? Talk me through, how much AWeber’s going to cost me if I’m just starting out to if I’m a super advanced user with several thousand contacts in my database.
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.
Aweber has been an extremely helpful e-mail marketing system. I am able to collect leads all over the web with a simple sign up form created directly on the site. I have an e-mail template within the system enabling me to personalize my e-mails and make them very professional looking. I highly recommend Aweber in order to collect leads and build a broader audience.
By default, each AWeber follow up email is configured to go out one day after the previous one. You can tweak these setting to something more reasonable, such as a weekly email blast. In addition, you can also configure a specific ‘send window’ for your messages by clicking the Edit button. Using these settings, you can disable specific days so they don’t count – Sundays, for example – and you can indicate a window of time for your messages to go out. Some windows of time are better than others to maximize your open rates, so do a bit of research and set yours accordingly:
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.
But how exactly does AWeber support your team? You can use it to manage contacts in a flexible and effective way, create successful and visually attractive campaigns, and create personalized subscriber lists. On the list, you can add 10 contacts per form, inserting their records full of contact and behavior information. Nevertheless, AWeber will do more than simply categorizing contacts – it will provide you an insight on where customers are coming from and whether they’ve bought a product or subscribed for a service. Thanks to such historical overview, the user can make smarter and more informed business decisions.
I've used quite a few other email platforms for mass emails and I have found that AWeber doesn't offer as much customization with creating emails. I like to create my own format for emails, and it's a little more difficult in AWeber than some other platforms. It's more of a basic service. I also am not impressed with the home page for the sole reason of not having the key things that I like to see when I first get to a landing page. This is more of a personal preference.

George: Okay? We’re gonna play a game of, “Interview Volley Ball”, and what I’m about to do is, I’m gonna set the ball up and then you’re gonna spike it. Okay? There are two questions, and I don’t want to take a break in between them. I’m just gonna give you the two questions and then you roll with it. We’re gonna be like Top Gun Maverick and Goose, we’re gonna be high-fiving because we’re gonna win the game here. That’s simply this, “When you look at the space, who is AWeber’s competitors?”, and then the spike for you is, “What in the world makes AWeber better than them?”
When your list goes above 2000, and you decide to move to another AR service, you will get an unpleasant surprise. Mailing lists are not directly transferable from one AR service to another. You basically have to start over, and get all of your subscribers to re-subscribe. That process will guarantee the loss of at least half of your list, and probably much more than half. If you are thinking about moving, the time is NOW, because the larger your list gets, the more painful the move will be.
I don’t plan to use Aweber with my new blog – at least not for the first few months, but thanks for the review. I might go with Mailchimp (I used to use it before, plus Mailchimp offers lot more features now – segmenting, reporting etc) or perhaps Benchmark email (heard about this service recently, still considering it), and switch over the Aweber once I have setup at least one source of income 😀
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?
If businesses want to grow, they cannot ignore marketing. Thankfully, there are plenty of email marketing tools available to help even the smallest of small businesses get started. AWeber (which begins at $19 per month) is just such a choice, offering an easy-to-use platform with no hidden surprises. AWeber's templates simplify the process for creating visually attractive email marketing campaigns and the reporting dashboard tracks the most important basic statistics. It can't import contacts from Gmail or other third-party address books, nor does it offer Google Analytics integration. For better third-party contacts integration and tracking, you should consider Campaigner and MailChimp, our two Editors' Choices for email marketing tools. For this review, I signed up for AWeber's Basic plan.
Pros: Aweber is great tool for beginners and for those who are in marketing fields. The app provides you with great email marketing services with many features. The drag and drop feature is for email design templates and the feature is intuitive and really helpful. The design you create helps you to get even more subscribers. You can easily customize the subscription forms and even the amount of third party app. I have to say that their customer service is exceptional.

Speaking of emails, AWeber's great at that too—as you’d expect. It includes hundreds of templates you can use for your emails, along with thousands of stock photos to make your emails look great and a newly redesigned drag-and-drop email editor to design messages. You can have AWeber send your emails at the best possible time for your contacts to notice and open them, segment your users based on what they’ve done with your emails, and more.
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.
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Anna, I really appreciate your Aweber review. I wish I could say my experience has been the same. I find it hard to navigate and even harder to understand. I dread the thought of having to login to my account to do anything. I would really like to see more video’s and tutorials, especially on list building., and why can’t I just email my contacts the old way using aweber? You’re talking to somone who has been totally clueless to autoreponders. I’m wondering is there any hope for me (lol)
I've used quite a few other email platforms for mass emails and I have found that AWeber doesn't offer as much customization with creating emails. I like to create my own format for emails, and it's a little more difficult in AWeber than some other platforms. It's more of a basic service. I also am not impressed with the home page for the sole reason of not having the key things that I like to see when I first get to a landing page. This is more of a personal preference.
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Pros: AWeber provides a simple interface which is easy to manage, and they also provide a large array of tutorials to help make the learning process a bit easier. The templates they provide are also of grat value as well. Tracking subscriber behavior and data is a huge bonus to help improve your conversions. A free 30-day trial is always a huge bonus as well.
You can also segment your lists based upon subscriber activity like emails opened, links clicked, and more. Plus, you can use traditional segmentation options as well, like gender, age, birthdays, and more. For large blogs covering a variety of topics, it may make sense to let subscribers sign up for updates based on the topic(s) they’re most interested in.
List Segmentation: I would have to say the number one feature is the ability to tag and segment subscribers based on their behavior. This allows you to follow up with leads based on the specific actions they take (or don’t take). For example can tag links inside emails so when your subscriber click on it you will know. You will have the power to create list segments based on any field in your database.
Every email newsletter app lets you import your subscribers so you can start emailing your existing customers and fans immediately, but most require you to import a CSV spreadsheet of emails and names. AWeber lets you do that, or you can just copy-and-paste your emails from any other app in plain text. It then lets you map the contact info correctly to AWeber's list fields and specify where the subscribers are from so it’ll know whether or not your subscribers need to confirm they want the emails.
I did not get many benefits and had a bad experience overall - i no longer care this happened months ago I am over it but since I am writing a review on software i have used, I would advise all honestly to stay away as my story seems far from unique and had other bad experiences which i don't have time to list - MailChimp is a pretty good alternative if you are checking out ESPsIt is relatively easy to use its not hard to figure out for most beginners and has basic templates and campaigns which should
AWeber is an email marketing software that allows small business owners to easily create and send email campaigns to their customers. Its features include email tracking, newsletters, automation, mobile apps, and more. We compiled AWeber user reviews from our website and around the web and determined that it has generally positive ratings. We also shared its available pricing options.

It’s quite the opposite so, if you can get somebody to actually give them their email address, and say, “I give you permission to send me that really cool e-book, or that really cool checklist, or that really cool thing that you have, and then you can continue to send email, and I will read it, and I will enjoy it.” That’s a really great opportunity that I think a lot of marketers don’t take full advantage of. I think a lot of marketers really rely on the push, the Facebook ads, the blog content, the podcasts. I love all that stuff, and I do all that stuff too, but I think there’s something intimate, something special about creating a really strong bond between the emailer and the email reader, and I think the marketers who crack that code, really see a lot of success.
AWeber lets you manually add up to 10 contacts—subscribers—via a form. Each record collects the name of the person, email address, ad-tracking value, and the name of the initial email message the person will receive. This can turn into a long and tedious exercise for a long list of names. The import tool is a better choice, as it has a textbox to cut and paste an entire comma-delimited list of email addresses. You can also upload a spreadsheet (XLS and XLSX), text file (CSV, TSV, and TXT). Unlike Campaigner, MailChimp, and GetResponse, AWeber doesn't have Gmail or third-party integration for pulling contacts, which is disappointing. You can, however, export the Gmail contacts to a CSV file and use the import tool.
More sophisticated split testing options are available in Mailchimp if you're prepared to pay for them - subscribers to Mailchimp's 'Pro Marketer' plan can test 8 variants of e-newsletters against each other. This is undoubtedly useful, but as this will cost you $199 per month on top of whatever you are paying to host your list, it's probably going to be a feature that only large organisations will avail of.
Being able to capture potential clients via email signups is huge for my consulting business. The analytics that allow me to see what the open rate, click through rate and sales made from emails I send to my list are super helpful. In the past year, I have been able to fine tune what my list is most responsive to because of the detailed analytics. This is useful for anyone wanting to grow and maintain their email list.
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