Okay, something like that and you can give it a little description like Quicksprout newsletter. So then when people are about to unsubscribe it has a little description and maybe it’ll entice them to actually not unsubscribe when they remember what it is. And then from your address and your contact you want to make sure that’s all accurate and then a few want to receive notifications every time someone signs up, you can put your name and e-mail and you’ll be notified but if you plan a really big list you definitely don’t want this feature because you’re just be notified like multiple times a day. Then click on save settings and that will take you to step number two which is where you can brand your e-mails.


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.
But generally I just leave it pretty much like this and you can choose one of the pre-approved subjects that they give you which is basically different variations of confirm your subscription. Or you can create a custom one and you have to wait a day or so for Aweber to approve it and then you can just say something like this, we received your request, thank you just have to confirm an order to receive. Once you’ve done that click on save settings.

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.
Okay, now if you want a success page which is not necessarily required but if you want a page that you sent people to after they confirm that banks them or give some the report that they may have signed up for, you can put the URL here. But that’s not necessarily something you have to do. I’m going to click on save settings. Once you’ve done that your list is actually all set up and now it’s time to create your autoresponder sequence.
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.
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.
This software application was the slowest for filling customers one at a time or by importing a list. Plan extra time for contacts to be processed, especially if you have a large list. You can not segment lists, although you can tag contacts and use those tags to send out projects to different subscribers. You can create a sign-up type quickly. It used templates and the ability to add custom-made fields.
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.
Overall: I've tried various email services multiple times, but I feel the most drawn to Aweber. I like the ease of their email editor. I also like how easy it is to change the order of my legacy follow-up series by simply dragging & dropping the emails in whatever order I wish on the fly. Yes, Aweber is a little more expensive than some other platforms, but I'd rather pay a bit more for something that fits my needs than to be irritated all the time.

Thanks for the recommendation Ana. Once again your blog is helping to focus on what is needed to do to increase traffic & sales. Yes, I need to focus more on the information that we send out to our subscribers and I will take a look at Aweber! I’d be interested to hear, however, how often do you think is appropriate to send newsletters to your list?


When creating a list, you have the choice of using a pre-generated subject line, such as "Please confirm your request to subscribe" or creating your own. However, creating your own means you have to wait one day for AWeber's team to verify it as a valid subject line. AWeber also has a wizard to walk you through creating signup forms. I was happy to see I could segment users based on custom fields or profile information.
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 ESPs
Thanks for the recommendation Ana. Once again your blog is helping to focus on what is needed to do to increase traffic & sales. Yes, I need to focus more on the information that we send out to our subscribers and I will take a look at Aweber! I’d be interested to hear, however, how often do you think is appropriate to send newsletters to your list?

When I talked about this with their support they suggested that if I wanted co-registration they can setup for me and all I needed to do was to fire an email to AWeber co-registration system for each user who register at my website with the details of the user. AWeber would have a custom parser for the email and add the user to my list automatically.
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Aweber believes in the importance of making sure you confirm the intent of your subscriber before they are added to your list. You can rest assured that you will have a higher quality of subscriber because they take the time to read their email confirmation message and click on a special link that activates their subscription. This way, if they are added to your list it is because they were serious about joining in the first place – instead of just being added to one of your lists by selecting a checkbox and paying little mind to it (as is the case with many web sites).
The program is designed to offer a variety of automated email management tools small- to medium-sized businesses, generally up to about 25,000 subscribers. According to Capterra, it is trusted by over 100,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs. So it can be useful for a small operation that wants to reach a few hundred supporters to slightly larger organizations that may have multiple messages that need to reach multiple audiences. According to Zapier, AWeber is a great tool to use if you’re wanting to grow your subscriber list.
AWeber Systems exercises no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through AWeber Systems. All leads (email addresses) generated by subscriber are held strictly confidential. The leads are never released to any other parties for any purpose. The lead information is only used on AWeber Systems' servers to deliver the follow up messages designated by the subscriber.

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.
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However, the web fonts that you can use in Mailchimp are exceptionally dull - so dull in fact that you might be better off using the web safe ones - they'll load more reliably and your e-newsletters will appear more consistently across email clients / devices. I love web fonts, but the Mailchimp offering is so boring that there is currently little point to using them.
I have been using Aweber for the last six months and hadn’t really though of it as basic. But,when you see how much functionality is available with the other tools, I guess it is. I really like infusionsoft, but I don’t have the traffic or level of data to track ( as yet) to make an investment in a tool this complex right now. Really insightful article, thanks!
Before Aweber, I was sending coaching emails to my clients MANUALLY three times per week. I was keeping records on spreadsheets with who had already gotten what coaching email. Aweber eliminated this time-consuming activity. Additionally, I've been able to offer some free e-courses that have ultimately landed me new clients. Only with an autoresponder could I have done this!

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)
Thank you for your review of Aweber. We appreciate you sharing your opinion and doing the research needed to fairly evaluate this email marketing service. We especially like how you described a weakness in the service and then how to overcome it. We have seen fit to link to this article in our independent Aweber Reviews section. Anyhow, keep up the good work spreading truth.

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:
Autoresponders are e-newsletters that are sent to your mailing list subscribers at pre-defined intervals – for example, you can set them up so that straight after somebody signs up to your list, they receive a welcome or ‘onboarding’ message from your business; a week later they could receive a promo code for specific products; two weeks later they could receive an encouragement to follow you on social media. And so on!

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.
So, we occupy this really beautiful sweet spot, of people who know exactly what they need to do with their email marketing, they’re either just getting started or they’ve gotten started, and they began to grow their list. They really just need a very basic, sometimes complex, but they need a basic way to create complex automated sequences. Our customers have found a ton of success using AWeber for that. So, we’re that nice sweet spot between free hobbyist email platform, and then super sophisticated, complex enterprise platform.
Stay away! Their RSS campaign did not send out for a while and then on its own sent out 6 emails at once really pissing off our readers they offered us a discount of 30% if we signed a two year contract after I said it was an inexcusable mistake which cost me hundreds of dollars in unsubscribes and possibly thousands and pissed off my entire email list. 30% off their inflated high price which they had just boosted was not worth it - i have heard many experts and users tell me of Aweber nightmare stories since my experience. I would recommend mailchimp as an option for basic users, i would advice all to stay away from Aweber
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 .
So if you send an e-mail on Monday morning it might get buried with another me most so you may want to make sure that’s any afternoon. Okay? And then under click tracking this will track how many people click on the links within your message. Okay? That’s important for conversion rate, optimization to see whether or not people are actually engaging with your e-mails. And once that’s all set up click on save and exit.
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