Which email marketing site to choose for me?

by GuruD
25 replies
Hi fellow warriors,

I am going to launch a site with apps in the near future. I have been gathering emails of fanclubs and looking to send a lot of mails to these.
I done some reading on Mailchimp but I am a bit lost here.
On the Mailchimp articles they are talking about subscribers but I am not looking for subscribers here, I just want to mail these fanclubs and not get into the spam mail folder.

Should I be using Mailchimp or is another service easier? I do not know anything about coding.

You can read an example email further down. Is this email good enough or is it to spammy? I am going to send thousands of emails. I think under 10 000. How do I know if the emails are accurate? There might be a fanclub that no longer is running.

"We are looking for editors for Rihannas page on blabla

Blabla.com is a music site with apps for Android, iOS and Windows, where fans of music artists can read articles about their favourite artists and also discuss in several forums.

We are now looking for editors for the artists on the site. Are you interested in writing articles or know someone who is? Check out blabla.com and register, choose you favourite artist and click on the link on the artists page to apply as editor.

Link to site

Help us reach out to fans who are interested in discussing pop music on forums. We are also looking for forum moderators.

Download our app:

Google play link

itunes link

Windows Apps link


Like us on facebook

Follow us on Twitter"



Are there too many links?
Any advice on this?
If you need more information please just ask.

#choose #email #marketing #site
  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    How are you getting the data?

    Sounds like you are scraping it. Mailing scraped data isn't can-spam compliant and you are likely to collect a bunch of spam traps / bounces. Which will get you account terminated quickly.

    You could have the data cleaned by a list hygiene service, but that's not going to eliminate the risk completely.

    Mailchimp requires all uploaded data to be sent a conformation message, before you can send them anything. So, everyone will have to opt-in (confirm) before your marketing messages are sent. I never use mailchimp, for this reason alone.
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      How are you getting the data?

      Sounds like you are scraping it. Mailing scraped data isn't can-spam compliant and you are likely to collect a bunch of spam traps / bounces. Which will get you account terminated quickly.

      You could have the data cleaned by a list hygiene service, but that's not going to eliminate the risk completely.

      Mailchimp requires all uploaded data to be sent a conformation message, before you can send them anything. So, everyone will have to opt-in (confirm) before your marketing messages are sent. I never use mailchimp, for this reason alone.
      Hi Diablo,

      Thank you for your answer!

      What do you mean by scraping? I am taking the contact emails from fanclub websites and fb-sites. Is that what you mean by scraping?

      What kind of email hygiene service do you recommend?

      What I want to do is to inform the fanclub of my site and apps.
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    • Profile picture of the author rritz
      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      Mailchimp requires all uploaded data to be sent a conformation message, before you can send them anything. So, everyone will have to opt-in (confirm) before your marketing messages are sent. I never use mailchimp, for this reason alone.
      Not true! I have imported subs to mailchimp - if I tick the box: This person gave me permission to email them
      then no confirmation message will be sent.

      I done this hundred times
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    I would suggest grabbing an autoresponder service and set up a page for everyone to sign up. Ask all these contacts on FB or wherever, to join your list from that site. Then you legitimately can launch with everyone who signed up.
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by mdallen View Post

      I would suggest grabbing an autoresponder service and set up a page for everyone to sign up. Ask all these contacts on FB or wherever, to join your list from that site. Then you legitimately can launch with everyone who signed up.
      Thanks for you answer!

      Do you have a recommendation of what autoresponder service to use?
      Do these autoresponder services provide pages to set up?
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      • Profile picture of the author mdallen
        Originally Posted by GuruD View Post

        Thanks for you answer!

        Do you have a recommendation of what autoresponder service to use?
        Do these autoresponder services provide pages to set up?
        I use rocket responder because it is a flat fee. They do not set up squeeze pages. You can make some pretty easily with Instant Squeeze Page Generator. They also provide gifts and it is all hosted on their end if you want... Free Service for the squeeze pages, 20 a month for rocket responder
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    • Profile picture of the author RealEstateLawyer
      Originally Posted by mdallen View Post

      I would suggest grabbing an autoresponder service and set up a page for everyone to sign up. Ask all these contacts on FB or wherever, to join your list from that site. Then you legitimately can launch with everyone who signed up.
      Hi,,,
      I'm also person that is new. Inform me how my website visitors is generated by me . Might it be free for our mailing that is blog?
      Please tell
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    Try

    SendLane.

    With this Email Datas is the only way to go: otherwise they require a message to add contacts
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by Connann View Post

      Try

      SendLane.

      With this Email Datas is the only way to go: otherwise they require a message to add contacts
      Thanks for your answer!

      Can you explain what you mean by Email Datas is the only way to go?
      And what does SendLane do exactly?
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  • I feel sendgrid and mailrelay will work as they are userfriendly
    But make sure you have genuine email Id's
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by Addpro Network Pvt Ltd View Post

      I feel sendgrid and mailrelay will work as they are userfriendly
      But make sure you have genuine email Id's
      What do you mean by genuine email Id's?
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  • Profile picture of the author umakant13
    Try mail chimp its best for this
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by umakant13 View Post

      Try mail chimp its best for this
      But as they already mentioned Mailchimp requires confirmation from the recipient.
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  • Profile picture of the author brit22
    Try to use SendLane
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    These people are going to get annoyed if you send them emails without their permission. This is not the way to go.

    You want people to subscribe to your list and knowing that they are on YOUR list.
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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      These people are going to get annoyed if you send them emails without their permission. This is not the way to go.

      You want people to subscribe to your list and knowing that they are on YOUR list.
      I am not sure how to do that. To even know about my list I have to market my website.

      That is what I want to do through emailing these fanclubs with their specific artist in the subject row.
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  • Profile picture of the author sshinde2009
    You can go for either zoho or mailchimp, these are the best email marketing service providers.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruD
    I sent some questions to Sendland support and answered 10 questions. They sent me this back:

    "Unfortunately at this time we will not approve your import. The reason is because you do not have the opt-in information (i.e. time stamps and IP addresses of your subscribers) We need this information to fight against false Spam complaints. Without this kind of proof our email servers could get black listed. "

    Since I have gathered the emails from fanclubs websites and facebook pages in the Contact Us or About section I don't have the information they need.
    How can I get that information when I am only using websites and fb-pages to get it?

    Will this work with an autoresponder service?
    Should I pay to clean up the list?

    I am a biiiiiiit lost to say the least! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author mdallen
    If you want to generate Blog traffic you either need to get a website (recommended) or host a blog at something like Blogger.com. There are lots of ways to get traffic to your blog. You can share it on social media, like Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter etc... As long as you have great keyword rich content people are going to want to see it and share it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamNuku
    Hey GuruD, I put this video together for you & anyone else who has the same question I hope it helps:

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    • Profile picture of the author GuruD
      Originally Posted by SamNuku View Post

      Hey GuruD, I put this video together for you & anyone else who has the same question I hope it helps:

      Marketing Tips: Can I Scrape Emails And Email Them? - YouTube
      Hi Sam,

      Thank you for your video answer!

      Does this apply even though I have used their Contact Us emails from the websites?
      Also, what I "offer" is definitely related to what their fanclub is all about.
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  • Now a days there are many ways to get traffic to your blog. you can share on social medias like Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author Elna R Wiley
    You can Use mail chimp and Sendlane.. its best!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    Do lead generation in a CORRECT WAY.

    paid ads to opt in form. and Choose a good autoresponder like ActiveCampaign, Getresponse or Sendlane.
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  • Profile picture of the author William Kelley
    mail chimp is best.. try it.
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