GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

by genietoast 59 replies
I know these are like the top three, but the first two are significantly more expensive per contact levels than the third.

Is it necessary to get the top brand? Wouldn't a simple autoresponder that does the basics be good enough for list building?

I'm not talking about getting free autorepsponders. I know those have slow send-out rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Of course it is. The interface does make a difference and also the options and tools. I believe that Aweber (I use it) is the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I have not used Aweber ever in my entire IM career so I can not say if Aweber is any better then Getresponse but all I can say is that I have been VERY happy with Getresponse for a couple years now.

    Getresponse also has an affiliate program.

    Tal
  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Depends on what you want to use the list for. But with all honesty and yes I sound like a broken record. The money is in the list! So why not spend the extra few bucks a month to get a rock solid program for your list building?
    • Profile picture of the author genietoast
      Originally Posted by SeanSupplee View Post

      Depends on what you want to use the list for. But with all honesty and yes I sound like a broken record. The money is in the list! So why not spend the extra few bucks a month to get a rock solid program for your list building?
      Fair enough. I figured that if the money is in the list, and a cheaper product still creates those same lists that a more expensive product does, I'd probably save the extra cash, especially when starting out. I've wasted enough money as it is.

      As long as it doesn't break down constantly or have serious customer service problems, I'm cool with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author imran.qureshi
    aweber is the best. i have been using it for a long time. they have very user-friendly interface, tons of features + they constantly keep adding new features.
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    • Profile picture of the author kuurgen
      For those who are just starting out with list building and trying to keep expenses down, you may want to try PHPlist, at least in the beginning so you're not throwing money away on a service you're not sure you can subscribers onto.

      Not really hard to setup. I know some people's concerns are email to your host about spam, but when you factor in the cost of cheap hosting versus
      the cost of a professional list service, to me it makes sense to start out on PHPlist and make sure I can get subscribers. No point on having the meter running for an empty list.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediadealer
    aweber get's my recommendation.

    i have used icontact and they are also good, one thing that turns me off is their
    send limit...which I don't see anyone talking about.

    iContact Knowledge Base - iContact Knowledgebase

    basically you get to send 6x your list size in emails...so that means u can broadcast your list 6x per mo. after that you pay per msg! follow up emails also count against that send limit...

    enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Milburn
    Each of the companies is very different and each offer different things. You do need to work out what you need for your buisness - long term.

    Also look at pricing and look at the high numbers because that is where you want to be and do not go for the cheapest.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    The biggest thing with any autoresponder service is the email deliverability - which basically means, how many of your emails end up in your subscriber's inbox, rather than in the spam/junk folder, or simply getting rejected outright by the recipient's mail server.

    Aweber gets my vote, as their deliverability is fantastic.

    I've seen GetResponse's free account facility being abused by spammers in the past, so I don't know if I would risk an account with GR.

    I also have my own autoresponder/membership software at http://DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP). Of course, with DAP, you can throttle outgoing emails to stay within your host's sending limits, or you can even configure it to use an external email provider like Fusemail to send the outgoing emails, thus totally bypassing your host's email limits.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    The one thing about Aweber is their opt in confirmation emails go out straight away. I found that with iContact, even though it's more affordable, the cut on price seems to go with a cut on speed. The emails, in my experience, seemed to take quite some time to send.

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