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The kind of reports they have is totally exhaustive. For example user country and region, how many and when users opens your sent email and which links were clicked and how many people reported spam to your email sent is something awesome. Using the reports now I know when does a user prefers to open the emails and I send them just before their preferred time so my viewership of email has also increased.
One minor gripe I have however regarding the responsive designs is that to preview them you’ll actually have to send a test email to a smartphone. On other platforms you can usually just hit a ‘preview on phone’ button or similar. The lack of this functionality is not a dealbreaker by any means, but it does slow you down a bit, particularly if you are sending a lot of campaigns every month.
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.
Now you can do this with then the editor and that’s actually what I prefer, but if you want these branded things to be automatically added to your e-mails you can add your company name, the URL and a little signature that will go on every e-mail. And then under social media sharing if you want to also tweet that you just sent out a broadcast, you can do that. But I find that to be a little bit pushy so I generally don’t do that and most Internet marketers don’t do that.
Tom: Yeah, absolutely. So, I’m not gonna list all of our competitors. I think most people know who the most popular email service provers are out there. A few of them have been around as long as we have been, right? So, I think most people will know who those competitors are so, I’m not gonna dump a bunch of names. What you mentioned earlier, I thought was a good point, is that some email service providers that you’ve might have just begun using, they were practically created yesterday so, this is a very competitive space where there are new players popping up, it seems almost every six months. Also, a lot of tools that you might use, they bolt on an email component so, there’ll be a tool that provides this feature or functionality and then they’ll say, “Oh by the way, we’re gonna start doing email so you can use our tool to send emails as well.” Even WordPress, there are WordPress plugins that let you basically do some form of email marketing using your WordPress host. Like, whatever you’re using to host with WordPress. All of those solutions have pros and cons. What I would recommend when evaluating AWeber, what you’re gonna get is, somebody who is fully dedicated to just email.
Now you can do this with then the editor and that’s actually what I prefer, but if you want these branded things to be automatically added to your e-mails you can add your company name, the URL and a little signature that will go on every e-mail. And then under social media sharing if you want to also tweet that you just sent out a broadcast, you can do that. But I find that to be a little bit pushy so I generally don’t do that and most Internet marketers don’t do that.
Tom: Yeah, absolutely. So, I’m not gonna list all of our competitors. I think most people know who the most popular email service provers are out there. A few of them have been around as long as we have been, right? So, I think most people will know who those competitors are so, I’m not gonna dump a bunch of names. What you mentioned earlier, I thought was a good point, is that some email service providers that you’ve might have just begun using, they were practically created yesterday so, this is a very competitive space where there are new players popping up, it seems almost every six months. Also, a lot of tools that you might use, they bolt on an email component so, there’ll be a tool that provides this feature or functionality and then they’ll say, “Oh by the way, we’re gonna start doing email so you can use our tool to send emails as well.” Even WordPress, there are WordPress plugins that let you basically do some form of email marketing using your WordPress host. Like, whatever you’re using to host with WordPress. All of those solutions have pros and cons. What I would recommend when evaluating AWeber, what you’re gonna get is, somebody who is fully dedicated to just email.
I've heard that if you open a new account with Aweber now, you need to use their service for around a month using double optin, which could be annoying. When I set my account up several years ago, I didn't have to do that. So if you're planning on running paid ads etc right away, that might be an issue for you. If not, Aweber is awesome and i'm sure you'll love it.

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.
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 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.


I remember these guys from over 10 years ago when I started as a freelance web developer. They have always had their finger on the pulse of online marketing and understand, almost better than any other competitor out there, how to convert leads and continue to deliver a sales message properly. You can learn a lot from this company and gain more knowledge from their blog and knowledge base articles than you can from most websites that discuss e-commerce.
Now in terms of the content, is actually very easy to add and modify. It’s very similar to a WordPress post. So if you wanted to add something about why they should stay subscribed. Like why you should stay subscribed, right? Just type it in like that, you can hover over it, make it bold, make it bigger, change the font, whatever you want to do just like you would with then Word processor. So once you add all of the content that you want that’s thanking them for signing up and reminding them why they should stay in your list and offering to be there for any questions, it’s time to send out your test e-mail. Okay, to do that click on test and then put in the e-mail address you want to send it to and then click send test.

Aweber costs more, and even though it has gone through re-design recently, loses out to Mailchimp in ease of use. But if you’re willing to pay more money, you can always get their designer to work on a template, and undoubtedly the end result will be better than a Mailchimp design. AWeber is the better option for large companies and agencies, since they usually have a larger budget for email marketing. Many larger blogs that have been around for a while prefer it for its better customer service, and easier to use sign-up forms.
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Once a prospect becomes a paying customer it's important that your email marketing messaging matches the action they've taken, otherwise your emails can be confusing and seem outdated. Use this Zapier integration to subscribe customers with a Shopify paid order to a new AWeber list and unsubscribe them from another list, like a general marketing list. That way, your messaging will always be relevant to your customers.

Pros: I've been using Aweber since the very beginning of my online business about 7-8 years ago. It integrates well with other services to make an automated flow of things. I love the segmentation I can do. Just the overall ease of using it. Oh, and their customer service is INCREDIBLE. Probably one of my favorite features. There is someone live to chat with within seconds to help you. Incredible support, no waiting.


That’s the pitch I give on the podcast but, I really do feel like it’s more than just the software, just the tool. It is the heritage, the customer service, the team here. We have such an awesome team. We have over 100 employees here, right outside of Philadelphia, PA. Everyone here is just really dedicated to the success of our customers, but also the email marketing community. We do a lot, even outside of our customer base. But yeah, it’s all about our love for connecting you with your audience and helping you grow your business through email marketing, and through the inbox.
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.

An autoresponder is like a salesman that automatically pitches your leads without you having to life a finger. However, setting up an autoresponder in one of the most popular email management solution, Aweber, is often challenging and confusing. This video will show you how you can easily create an Aweber autoresponder that gets results. No technical skills required.

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