Best Auto Responder that Lands in Inbox

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Looking for email software to use. Have searched around and alot of articles/ videos from early 2019 suggest using aweber, but I have used it and I think Gmail has now caught on and demoted it severely.
For me, Aweber is garbage and constantly lands in promotions tab with even 1 link in it and only pure text. It does however occasionally land in inbox when I write text alone, however it has no links so is useless. Any autoresponder as of october 2019 you use that consistently lands in inbox?
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  • Profile picture of the author wizard2132
    Sorry forgot to mention, have been using Aweber since late September.
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    • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
      Originally Posted by wizard2132 View Post

      Sorry forgot to mention, have been using Aweber since late September.
      Is your "from" address on your own domain?
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    Originally Posted by wizard2132 View Post

    Looking for email software to use. Have searched around and alot of articles/ videos from early 2019 suggest using aweber, but I have used it and I think Gmail has now caught on and demoted it severely.
    For me, Aweber is garbage and constantly lands in promotions tab with even 1 link in it and only pure text. It does however occasionally land in inbox when I write text alone, however it has no links so is useless. Any autoresponder as of october 2019 you use that consistently lands in inbox?

    Hello wizard

    I'm not claiming to know a lot about email marketing so I'll just give a short answer based on some of our experience, while I wait for Kay to tell us more about "autoresponder quality" and "the structure of the emails you send".

    But we have done some email marketing over the years, both for our Agency and perhaps a few thousand clients. And we have used most of the main autoresponders, including AWeber, GetResponse, Infusionsoft as well as many others self hosted on our servers. Like you we would consider AWeber to be fairly outdated and rubbish now, some low cost cloud hosted AR's like MailSniper, using Amazon SES or Sendgrid SMTP services we think are much better.

    One thing I will comment on: We are subscribed to a very large number of marketing lists, many from the top names in IM. Most of their emails will go to the Promotions or Updates tabs in Gmail. Many to the Spam folder and very very few to the Primary tab.

    A primary consideration is trust. If your subscribers have whitelisted your email address then they will mainly go to your Primary inbox. We can include links, images, even video previews and they still go to main inbox.

    Cheers
    Lindy
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    If you're hitting the promotions tab, there is something in the message body that Gmail doesn't like. You just have to test and find what it is and change it.
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  • Profile picture of the author smaddoxjr
    Aweber by hands down. Like other members say check your swipe. Keeping it general is key. Also I hope your not using direct links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Panache Hike
    Hey wizard2132,
    I do understand the pain all small and medium businesses feel when their emails/messages land in spam because of the google algorithm.
    We have been using our own server with a dedicated IP that helps us land our emails in spam. The rate of ending up in spam is quite minimal.

    Let me know if you need assistance with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    AWeber works well for me. If you're having issues then perhaps it's what is in your emails.


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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Trust me, there is something in the message body triggering it.

    Sometimes you have to test line by line to find the trigger.

    You need to start with a generic message that inboxes, no images/links and slowly build your message back until you find the trigger and then change it.

    If you are testing using your own seed accounts. Make sure to test with some that you only use for testing and you never open the messages.
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  • Profile picture of the author abuhakim
    As has been mentioned in previous threads, the issue is not with Aweber (or any other top tier auto-responder service). It is what you're including in your email copy. All email providers like Gmail have spam filters that are triggered by certain words like - earn, buy, opportunity, etc. I recommend you download a copy of HubSpots The Ultimate List of Email SPAM Trigger Words, it's free.
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  • Profile picture of the author KHR
    Originally Posted by wizard2132 View Post

    For me, Aweber is garbage and constantly lands in promotions tab with even 1 link in it and only pure text.
    It's nothing about Aweber, It's Gmail. When Gmail detects the promotional intensity of an email, It put that in Promotional Tab.

    Optimize your email content, it will be landed in Primary Inbox.
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  • Aweber works well for me. You should choose one Autoresponder that works well for you and stick to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    What will make the most difference is how clean your LIST is, rather than who sends it.

    The concept is deliverability . . . if many of your emails land in spam folders or get deleted, that lowers your domain email score (deliverability) with the email providers, and makes it more likely that future emails from your domain will go into spam or be deleted. So it would be a downward spiral.

    On the other hand, if most of your emails get opened, the email providers improve your deliverability score, and your future emails are more likely to go into the inbox. And you get increasing success with deliverability.

    So, what you need to do is to move any emails who have not opened anything you've sent for the last 2 or 3 months, onto a list where you only ask them, maybe once every 6 months, if they still want to receive emails from you.

    If you're on a lot of lists, you'll see some of the most experienced email experts do this. And they get results accordingly

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author derb540
    I've been using AIOP seems to go to inbox 99% of the time.
    write emails that keep your spam score low is key I believe
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  • Profile picture of the author Myrgeddin
    I've been thinking of switching to Auto Response Plus off of Aweber. I started at $19, then up to $29 a month now at $67 a month just because I started other lists for different things. I used Trafficwave for years but they don't integrate worth a damn into anything else.
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