GetResponse or Aweber?

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Im creating a youtube channel where I'm promoting tech products and also a fb page. I don't want to have a website, but just a email list with a landing page. Which one is better involving templates, customer service, and etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author pietjeplukt
    aweber and getresponse are almost identical when it comes to useability, deliverabilty, pricing and almost everything important

    BUT there are a few small things that got me to go from using aweber for years, to switching over to getresponse

    - aweber does not allow single optin, unless you change this setting at the very first use of first campaign, if you dont change that option then and there, you can NEVER change it back and MUST use double optin, which with some campiagns you might not want to

    - using certain tools (like a plugin i have to build a list with) Aweber can be very troubling, not cooparating due to strange API settings

    so after years of experience my favorite pick is definately getresponse over aweber

    also getresponse deliverability is slightly higher, but this is just a very little difference

    hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author trapybp
      Originally Posted by pietjeplukt View Post

      aweber and getresponse are almost identical when it comes to useability, deliverabilty, pricing and almost everything important

      BUT there are a few small things that got me to go from using aweber for years, to switching over to getresponse

      - aweber does not allow single optin, unless you change this setting at the very first use of first campaign, if you dont change that option then and there, you can NEVER change it back and MUST use double optin, which with some campiagns you might not want to

      - using certain tools (like a plugin i have to build a list with) Aweber can be very troubling, not cooparating due to strange API settings

      so after years of experience my favorite pick is definately getresponse over aweber

      also getresponse deliverability is slightly higher, but this is just a very little difference

      hope this helps!
      You are mistaken about this... I change from double opt-in to sngle opt-in whenever I want with aweber. You just go to List settings and in the left side bar there the third option is confirmed opt-in when you click that and scroll down there is a button where you can turn it on and off whenever you want to... I'm not sure why you thought you couldn't do that... Also most products and software do incorporate easily with aweber because they are one of the most popular autoresponders... and In my experience aweber is the one that makes it through gmail to your inbox... I've seen messages from some lists I have subscribed to with get response that go straight to the spam box... So I'm not going to bash get response as I hear they are good too, but in my personal opinion you can't go wrong with aweber...
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  • Profile picture of the author stewmack
    I like Aweber
    I think it comes down to personal preferance

    Try both
    I think they have a 30 day trial
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  • Profile picture of the author jwitherspoon
    I've used AWeber for several years, and love it. But just recently, they changed their format so I must learn some of it again. But it's working OK... My emails look great, with a drop & drag page editor.

    I can't really say much about GetResponse, except I get a lot of emails from marketers using their system and I like the "unsubscribe" feature.

    I don't know what all is available in GetResponse because I got frustrated and didn't stay there long enough to learn all they offered.

    I tried it, but found it was difficult to create a list. They wanted me to do everything else first and then create the list. Or at least it looked that way.

    I'm familiar with creating a list and then completing the steps (can't knock GetResponse - just my patience level)

    There probably isn't much difference between them, and I know with AWeber, I get a very high delivery rate, even with AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. accounts. AWeber brags about their delivery rate.

    I also like their reporting systems and graphs. They might confuse you at first because of all the information provided. But hang in, you'll get accustomed to it.

    I've also used autoresponders in a membership site and found it a bit restrictive, but an associate uses it exclusively and loves it. I just want all the "bells & whistles". I guess the feature I like the most is being able to create several lists, create a "broadcast email", and chose the list or lists I want to send it to simply by checking a box.

    If $19 a month is too much for you right now (which is the starting monthly price after the initial $1 - 30 day trial period), I can show you a very good system for only $9 a month, with a few less "bells & whistles" but does a great job. It also provides a lot of the other marketing tools you need to manage an online business included in that low price.

    Include are:
    • Autoresponder
    • Hosted lead capture pages
    • Affiliate program c/w squeeze page, sales page, graphics, autoresponder emails,and more - all hosted on their server
    • Resell rights products
    • Insite Online & Webinar training
    • AdTracker - know where your traffic is coming from
    • URL Rotator - great for split testing different content
    • and more...
    I know the customer service with AWeber is good, because I've actually phoned them and they were very helpful - to put it in simple terms, we solved the problem. If you go with AWeber and have a problem, I might be able to help you if you have a problem.

    Although "double opt-in" is recommended you can use "single opt-in" too, depending on what you're doing. Use "double" if your creating a list. Use "single" if someone makes a purchase and needs to register, for instance to a download page. They are probably already on one of your lists, so you don't need to confirm their desire to accept information from you. (Gotta watch the SPAM rules)

    It's cost me a small fortune trying every new "shiny thing" and if I can help, you won't need to go there

    In conclusion, I'm stickin' with AWeber
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    • Profile picture of the author uktrader
      I've used both and I don't see any significant difference. You'll be fine with either, flip a coin. Or you can start an account with both (free trials) and see whose interface and templates you're more comfortable with.
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      • Profile picture of the author getmoney015
        I use getresponse for about 2yrs now and their customer service is awesome, I've also heard several stories of people getting their aweber account cancelled or paused and that's kind of scary. But try out both and see which one you like better
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    • Profile picture of the author themortgagemaven
      Hi there I am very interested in this service you are talking about!!! Been looking for something like this! Also can it integrate with a blog or something I can toss up where I can embed my multimedia content? What is the website where I can go to check it out?


      Originally Posted by jwitherspoon View Post

      I've used AWeber for several years, and love it. But just recently, they changed their format so I must learn some of it again. But it's working OK... My emails look great, with a drop & drag page editor.

      I can't really say much about GetResponse, except I get a lot of emails from marketers using their system and I like the "unsubscribe" feature.

      I don't know what all is available in GetResponse because I got frustrated and didn't stay there long enough to learn all they offered.

      I tried it, but found it was difficult to create a list. They wanted me to do everything else first and then create the list. Or at least it looked that way.

      I'm familiar with creating a list and then completing the steps (can't knock GetResponse - just my patience level)

      There probably isn't much difference between them, and I know with AWeber, I get a very high delivery rate, even with AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. accounts. AWeber brags about their delivery rate.

      I also like their reporting systems and graphs. They might confuse you at first because of all the information provided. But hang in, you'll get accustomed to it.

      I've also used autoresponders in a membership site and found it a bit restrictive, but an associate uses it exclusively and loves it. I just want all the "bells & whistles". I guess the feature I like the most is being able to create several lists, create a "broadcast email", and chose the list or lists I want to send it to simply by checking a box.

      If $19 a month is too much for you right now (which is the starting monthly price after the initial $1 - 30 day trial period), I can show you a very good system for only $9 a month, with a few less "bells & whistles" but does a great job. It also provides a lot of the other marketing tools you need to manage an online business included in that low price.

      Include are:

      • Autoresponder
      • Hosted lead capture pages
      • Affiliate program c/w squeeze page, sales page, graphics, autoresponder emails,and more - all hosted on their server
      • Resell rights products
      • Insite Online & Webinar training
      • AdTracker - know where your traffic is coming from
      • URL Rotator - great for split testing different content
      • and more...
      I know the customer service with AWeber is good, because I've actually phoned them and they were very helpful - to put it in simple terms, we solved the problem. If you go with AWeber and have a problem, I might be able to help you if you have a problem.

      Although "double opt-in" is recommended you can use "single opt-in" too, depending on what you're doing. Use "double" if your creating a list. Use "single" if someone makes a purchase and needs to register, for instance to a download page. They are probably already on one of your lists, so you don't need to confirm their desire to accept information from you. (Gotta watch the SPAM rules)

      It's cost me a small fortune trying every new "shiny thing" and if I can help, you won't need to go there

      In conclusion, I'm stickin' with AWeber
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    Does anyone use Trafficwave and if so what about the bounce rate?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hossein Rafiee
    At the beginning I started using Aweber and it was all cool and perfect.

    But after a while I had to switch over to the Getresponse and that was because of the option they were offering.

    If you are using Jvzoo and you purchase your Getresponse account through their link, you can use the option of adding and moving subscribers automatically at the moment they purchase from you.

    This will assure you that you will capture 100% of your customers into your buyers list and build your list which is the most important thing that you could do in your online business and also that your segmentation is going well, because if you can't move your subscribers to a new list, you might keep promoting the same product to them, and that's what you really don't want to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      In the beginning I had GR some 7 years ago. But I switched to Aweber and have NEVER regretted it




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  • Profile picture of the author diggbay
    I like GetResponse Most.Because My first sale $200 come from email marketing and I spent only 2 days behind this.This is really big deal for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob82
    I've been with Aweber since 2011 but now I'm a happy user of GetResponse :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasonmills
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    Pick the one you like the best or find easiest to use during a free trial period.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Moore
    They are pretty much the same thing. Went with a-weber back in the day for one reason (more tutorials on it)
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    They offer similar services so you could choose the lowest price autoresponder!
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  • Profile picture of the author rseigel
    Aweber all the way.

    GR has the least skilled tech support I've ever encountered.

    This above response....

    "aweber does not allow single optin, unless you change this setting at the very first use of first campaign, if you dont change that option then and there, you can NEVER change it back and MUST use double optin, which with some campiagns you might not want to"

    is absolutely NOT correct. Aweber allows single optin no matter how it's setup.
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    • Profile picture of the author abbyhartz
      Originally Posted by rseigel View Post

      Aweber all the way.

      GR has the least skilled tech support I've ever encountered.

      This above response....

      "aweber does not allow single optin, unless you change this setting at the very first use of first campaign, if you dont change that option then and there, you can NEVER change it back and MUST use double optin, which with some campiagns you might not want to"

      is absolutely NOT correct. Aweber allows single optin no matter how it's setup.
      Hey Ron,

      Very sorry you received some misinformation from them. If you would be willing to send me a private message with the email address you used to contact our Support Team, I will personally have our managers look it up and ensure the team is properly educated on this matter.

      Thank you,
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  • Profile picture of the author rseigel
    Water under the bridge Abby. I'm now a very happy Aweber customer.
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    • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
      Originally Posted by rseigel View Post

      Water under the bridge Abby. I'm now a very happy Aweber customer.
      I normally use Rocketresponder, even though still have accounts on aweber and mailchimp.

      The reasons I chose Rocketresponder:
      Same price every month whether you have 1 subscriber or 25000+
      Easy UI like Aweber (don't quote me on this, maybe it's just me that finds it user friendly).
      Good Delivery rates
      Free Templates, etc.etc

      It's basically aweber without the inflating price. But at first you can go with aweber especially if your list is smaller than 10k. When it starts getting bigger you'll either start looking for new alternatives to store your list, or decide to stick with what you know.
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      • Profile picture of the author themortgagemaven
        Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

        I normally use Rocketresponder, even though still have accounts on aweber and mailchimp.

        The reasons I chose Rocketresponder:
        Same price every month whether you have 1 subscriber or 25000+
        Easy UI like Aweber (don't quote me on this, maybe it's just me that finds it user friendly).
        Good Delivery rates
        Free Templates, etc.etc

        It's basically aweber without the inflating price. But at first you can go with aweber especially if your list is smaller than 10k. When it starts getting bigger you'll either start looking for new alternatives to store your list, or decide to stick with what you know.
        Ummmmm This sounds amazing! I gotta check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author mentat47
    I haven't heard of GetResponse, but I heard that aWeber is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    I just switched from Getresponse to Aweber and I can say I noticed a big difference in deliverability while Getresponse has a bit more features and flexibility Aweber is by far better when it comes to actuallyt deliver my emails to the inboxes of my subscribers.

    I know some people tell the opposite though but this is my personal experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author RaymondPreble
    Comparatively, get response has additional automation things that you can play around with if you are into that kinda stuff..
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  • Profile picture of the author TomekBN
    Whether Aweber or Get Response... it really doesn't matter when your starting out. both are low in cost. Just choose 1 and start collecting and sending emails.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevineverett
      Flip a coin. Check the lists you are on. How many AW and how many GR? If there were serious issues with either, do you think highly successful marketers would use them? I wouldn't!
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  • Profile picture of the author fulfilledlife
    Both GR and AW provide some kind of trial period.

    Make an account in both, import your list to both and try it out. Compare open rates, bounces etc... and all other stats.

    Then chose one to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I've been with Rocket Responder for 2 years now and love everything about it. Acually joined when it was only $10 a month for unlimited subscribers. Their support is awesome and they keep adding new features. Very easy to use and extremely good delivery rate. Life timer here.

    http://RocketResponder.com

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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    I am a user of aweber and their service is great . They have enabled mandatory double opt-in for new accounts recently. But apart from that , they are fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adeptus
    I've always heard great things about GetResponse personally. I've yet to try it, but I will certainly be going with GetResponse in the coming weeks when I begin launching my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author marks2424
    I have been using Rocket responder for a little while now and it seems to be working fine, it could use a little better training information to show you how to do everything but 20 bucks a month compared to as high as 150 to 200 a month from the other guys once you get a lot of people on your list is great. I mean it is just a list and how hard is it to keep it and e-mail it so why pay more for the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abrar Tariq
    classic question. Both aweber and getresponse are best. it really depends on your preferences. For some, including me Aweber is by far the best, however it you are on budget use getresponse as it is more affordable than aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyFanta
    There both pretty good, but I'd go with Get Response because of
    Live Support,
    landing pages
    There new forms
    The layout of therir corespondent series
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    My vote goes to Aweber for customer service,
    some of THE best templates, and user friendliness.

    The both deliver well, however their affiliate
    comp plans are pretty even.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
    I've had both GetResponse and Aweber accounts. Also Constant Contact. The only one I'm still paying for is Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author viewvital
    I have tried to use both, but Getresponse is the best for me cause I can import my list before I get subscribers. Aweber is very strick
    On importing list.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilCarson
    Yes, but not as strict as they used to be. They've lightened up quite a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterM96
    Aweber has banned my account for no reason, I recommend Getresponse. They are really customer-friendly and you get your first month free, whereas Aweber charges $1 for the first month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Anderson
    Originally Posted by ValueNick View Post

    Im creating a youtube channel where I'm promoting tech products and also a fb page. I don't want to have a website, but just a email list with a landing page. Which one is better involving templates, customer service, and etc?
    Getresponse is my weapon of choice due to the superior API which can be used with co-reg campaigns for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigrayban
    Same services mate..you cant go wrong with either of them..Other things are the important not the service you are using
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    • Profile picture of the author Estray
      Originally Posted by bigrayban View Post

      Same services mate..you cant go wrong with either of them..
      Not in my experience. GetResponse has some very serious deliverability problems. To give an example (same broadcast/newsletter to the same kind of leads today):

      - AWeber 4 % bounce rate,
      - GetResponse 25 % bounce rate.

      And this is not the first problem of this kind with GetResponse.

      I use AWeber for many years, but I planned to move all my campaigns to GetResponse. Put a lot of work into it, because at first glance everybody said "AWeber and GetResponse have the same quality of service".

      Unfortunately, I found the warnings here (quoted in the third post) too late and had a lot of useless work with GetResponse. Now I will stay with AWeber or try another service.
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  • Profile picture of the author shim333
    I use get response - thay have also free landing page creator for up to 1000 and for $15 you get unlimited
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  • Profile picture of the author Estray
    Yes, at first glance GetResponse looks good. I wanted to move all my campaigns to them because of their multi-language feature (I needed german texts instead of AWebers english ones). Also they offer a build-in survey.

    So I rebuild a dozen or so campaigns with dozens of Autoresponders within GetResponse and build the surveys there (instead of the formerly used SurveyMonkey) and implemented the GetResponse Opt-In-Forms into my landing pages. It took days of work and some money.

    And then - BANG - my customers who opted in to get a PDF with the first autoresponder mail complained about NOT getting this first mail. GetResponse service tells me, it has to do with my mail (it soft bounces because of blacklisting and I should change it a little bit). But at the same time the very same autoresponder mail gets delivered fine with AWeber. So it seems to be not a problem with my mail being blacklisted but with GetResponse being somehow blacklisted. This is what I could read here now (too late) in another post as well.

    And when I send out the first broadcast/newsletter via GetResponse there is a 25 percent bounce rate, whereas the parallel AWeber-sendout gets only 4 percent bounce rate.

    I should have tested more before putting so much work into the change.

    If you have the impression that GetResponse is fine you may have had sheer luck or maybe you canĀ“t compare it to another service and therefore think it is normal?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    I use both and would recommend you do that same
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  • Profile picture of the author abulbd717
    Hello Waariors,

    I see all the post of all my friends. Once upon I use AWeber but now a days I'm with Get response. Both of the tools are almost fine. There is Opt-in problem with AWeber On other hand Bounce rate problem with Get response. Deli verity as well as open rate of AWeber is better then Get response. Get response with 500+ eye caching quality template but AWeber have no such as. Any way, I think both the tools are overall same in respect of their quality. Good day.

    Thanks for all.
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