Does AWeber have better deliverability than GetResponse?

by jmk909er 21 replies
My open rate with GetResponse is under 10% and I know some others that use AWeber and seem to have a much better deliverability and open rate.

I am considering changing to AWeber but the cost is quite a bit higher. Does anyone here have any experience with these 2 mail programs that they can share.

Current list size is 3300, weight loss niche
#email marketing #aweber #deliverability #getresponse
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  • Profile picture of the author OTrap
    Originally Posted by jmk909er View Post

    My open rate with GetResponse is under 10% and I know some others that use AWeber and seem to have a much better deliverability and open rate.

    I am considering changing to AWeber but the cost is quite a bit higher. Does anyone here have any experience with these 2 mail programs that they can share.

    Current list size is 3300, weight loss niche
    It's really not feasible to tell based on how others fair, because there are so many variables that go into it.

    While deliverability rate will almost necessarily play a role in your open rates, it's far from the only indicator. Others might include:
    - Brand/sender recognition
    - From email address
    - Subject line
    - Lead generation strategy
    - Customization practices (this can tie into how much you actually collect from the users themselves on signup)
    - Email copy (ISPs may indeed handle your email inboxing differently when compared to others based on your email's design)
    - The particular shared IP address you're on with the provider (some of AWeber's IPs may indeed have better sender reputation than others)

    There are probably other things that could play a role as well. Those were just off the top of my head.

    As such, I don't know that I would bet the ranch on switching over just yet. I might, instead, ask to migrate a portion (maybe 50/50, since you have no inclination at this point) of the leads, chosen at random. Then, I'd send an identical email through each one, and I'd look for the difference. If you do, in fact, choose to do this, I would take measures to make sure no email is being sent to the same person from both providers. It could fuzzy your results, making the test less reliable.

    Just a thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    I'd focus on doing more split-testing before switching from Get Response to Aweber... I think that they have similar deliver-ability rates anyway.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by jmk909er View Post

    My open rate with GetResponse is under 10% and I know some others that use AWeber and seem to have a much better deliverability and open rate.
    There are also people using Aweber who have lower open-rates than yours, Joe, as well as people using GetResponse who have far higher open-rates.

    As rightly observed above, open-rates depend on a complicated multiplicity of factors (some fairly apparent and others far from it!).

    I think it's extremely unlikely, given that the two companies you mention are very widely regarded as "joint market leaders" in the autoresponder business, that a switch from one to the other will be the answer you're looking for.

    In my experience of this, perhaps the single biggest/commonest factor underlying this complicated and usually multifactorial issue is the extent to which whatever you give people in exchange for their email addresses serves all the purposes listed here. For me (and for many others I know), those were the key factors making the dramatic difference between achieving and maintaining very high open-rates and wondering whether the whole thing was really worth doing at all.

    These two threads may also be of relevance to you ...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6123982

    http://www.warriorforum.com/email-ma...ml#post8661178


    Good luck!

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  • I would say both are good, but Aweber is more "conservative" when it comes to following guidelines.

    I personally would go with Aweber as my first choice, although it depends on your preference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aidan Noel
      I have a much better delivery rate with get response & I find their templates for creating my newsletters & broadcasts are much smoother to use. But Aweber was still good also that was the first autoresponder I ever used. Do your research to see which is more within your price range
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  • Profile picture of the author fulfilledlife
    I think majority of email marketing companies that been around for long time have already figured out the deliverability game and more or less all have same good delivery rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    Getresponse will put you on ips with crappy reputation thus helping you land in the junk folder

    Check your server ip at senderscore.org and also send emails to your seed email accounts to see where your emails land.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Harkins
    I am not going to sit here and say one company is better than the other, but I will tell you that I have a the exact same list with both GR and Aweber, and 90% of the time Aweber gets better opens and clicks for me than GR does.

    I'll let you draw your own conclusion from that
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  • Profile picture of the author jsyz426
    I agree with Bryan. I have an account with both companies and there is a hands down clear winner. Also, to add, my emails seem to get delivered substantially faster with Aweber v.s GEetresponse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Makro
    I have used GetResponse for 3 months and Aweber too for almost 5 months. I personally have found open rate of Aweber emails always greater than GetReponse. Thats why i stopped using GEtReponse and now i am happy with Aweber .....
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    That just reminded me that I need to cancel my GR account

    No need to pay a monthly fee for emails that lands in the spam folder, when I can do that for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    I used them both. They delivered the same for me.

    Aweber won me with the $1 trial month. Clever technique I've got to say.

    I used GetResponse just out of curiosity. Superb service there too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Custis
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    I have from my experience have gotten a much better experience with Aweber. I have a list of about 2,500 in GR and get about 2% open rate. I Have the same list size and niche in Aweber and get a 7% open rate. That is just my experience!
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  • Profile picture of the author vetman85
    Depending on my low experience in this particular field , i think Aweber is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author toabhi6
    Originally Posted by jmk909er View Post

    My open rate with GetResponse is under 10% and I know some others that use AWeber and seem to have a much better deliverability and open rate.

    I am considering changing to AWeber but the cost is quite a bit higher. Does anyone here have any experience with these 2 mail programs that they can share.

    Current list size is 3300, weight loss niche
    Yes Aweber has better desirability rate... as I get less failure notification with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    I think the fact that Getresponse has some dubious tactics in place like adding people to email lists automatically (if they make a purchase for instance), and people then getting bombarded with offers, the spam complaints are higher, hence everybody suffers.

    But you can only know for sure by split testing...
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    • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
      Originally Posted by JensSteyaert View Post

      I think the fact that Getresponse has some dubious tactics in place like adding people to email lists automatically (if they make a purchase for instance), and people then getting bombarded with offers, the spam complaints are higher, hence everybody suffers.

      But you can only know for sure by split testing...
      You realize that with Aweber you can do the exact same thing right?

      Sigh... so much misinformation out there...SMH
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      • Profile picture of the author comodo427
        Interesting, I have only used getresponse so I can't really comment. I do plan on trying aweber to see if their deliverability is better.

        It seems a lot of people seem to be convinced that aweber has a better email deliverability.
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        • Profile picture of the author jmk909er
          Originally Posted by comodo427 View Post

          Interesting, I have only used getresponse so I can't really comment. I do plan on trying aweber to see if their deliverability is better.

          It seems a lot of people seem to be convinced that aweber has a better email deliverability.
          I originally posted this question and since posting it I switched to AWeber for a while. I found that delivery was no different and I like GetResponse better so I just switched my list back to GetResponse 3 days ago
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          • Profile picture of the author comodo427
            I'm wonder if different niches have different delivery rates?

            I'm new to online marketing and I guess their are many factors to emails deliverability.

            I have noticed that all emails go into the spam folder of Outlook for both aweber and getresponse.

            In testing my emails all the other emails seem to go into my inbox in both gmail and yahoo.

            I'm not sure why outlook doesn't like aweber or getresponse.
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            • Profile picture of the author jmk909er
              Originally Posted by comodo427 View Post

              I'm wonder if different niches have different delivery rates?

              I'm new to online marketing and I guess their are many factors to emails deliverability.

              I have noticed that all emails go into the spam folder of Outlook for both aweber and getresponse.

              In testing my emails all the other emails seem to go into my inbox in both gmail and yahoo.

              I'm not sure why outlook doesn't like aweber or getresponse.
              A lot also has to do with spam words in the subject line and in the beginning of the text body.
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