is there a difference between AWeber and TrafficWave?

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Like in the title is there a difference between AWeber and TrafficWave? I use both right now at the moment and besides price, and layout I can not see any difference between the two.
What makes AWeber all so special to be priced so expensively compared to TrafficWave?
#aweber #difference #trafficwave
  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Good points I had forgotten about AWeber new graphics type integration for their opt in forms thats one thing that sets them apart that I can think of. The Core of the business to deliver emails without getting caught up in the spam filters seems to remain the same between them as well as the delivery rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I have no experience with Traffic Wave, and have used AWeber for a couple of years and am happy with it.

    It sounds like both are great!
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    Anyone that has experience with both systems will most likely agree that the core of the services is probably quite similar. The end goal of being able to build and manage your lists, communicate effectively with your subscribers, and use autoresponders to support your overall business marketing strategies can really be met by any of the top autoresponder services.

    Differences in functionality, interface, etc... will be interpreted by each individual user's needs, experience, and expectations. Some may find Aweber to be better suited to their situation while others find that they prefer TrafficWave.net.

    When it comes to pricing, Aweber charges on a graduated scale. The bigger your lists, the higher your fees become.

    TrafficWave.net charges a low flat monthly rate.

    This is one of the big reasons people are beginning to switch to TrafficWave.net. They are discovering that they can get powerful features, excellent deliverability, and a low monthly rate that, as their lists grow, saves many users a lot of money each month.
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    I've only used GetResponse and Aweber, and I've liked Aweber better. However, Traffic Wave does sound like an interesting alternative, if nothing else the pricing structure is much more attractive since I can do without the advanced settings Aweber provides.

    But my biggest concern would be how well the emails would be delivered. Would really appreciate if some users would share their experience with Traffic Wave.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    Hello, NK. That's a great point and I'm glad you brought it up. Anything I can say is going to be biased, of course! 8-)

    The good news is that you can verify deliverability with third party companies such as Return Path.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Murdaugh
    Hey Brian,

    While you're on here, I've got a quick question.

    Say I wanted to make the jump from Aweber, can I import my list without forcing them to opt-in again?

    Same thing with say a buyers list, can I manually import buyers (or move them from one list to another) without forcing an opt-in?

    I realize this opens up problems with spam, etc. I've been looking for a solution that allows this though. Another reason would be offline clients who ask for emails offline and need to import them.

    If you guys had this feature, and all of your other features are good to go, that'd be enough to convince me to make the jump.

    EDIT: Just noticed on the Q&A on your site that staff will import lists... I'd still be curious as to manually importing buyers/emails from offline sources.

    Thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by Scott Murdaugh View Post


      If you guys had this feature, and all of your other features are good to go, that'd be enough to convince me to make the jump.

      EDIT: Just noticed on the Q&A on your site that staff will import lists... I'd still be curious as to manually importing buyers/emails from offline sources.

      Thanks,

      -Scott
      Importing from an outside source will require that the subscriber confirm by clicking the opt-in link (double opt-in).

      When someone that is on a "Prospect" list becomes a Buyer and joins your "Buyer" list, they can be automatically transferred via what we call "chaining" without requiring further confirmation.

      Hope that helps!
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        • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
          Originally Posted by karlsson View Post

          is there a WSO for trafficwave?

          iam actually looking for a switch to a new system ...
          We offer everyone the same great deal: FREE 30 Day Trial (no credit card required) and then just a flat rate of $17.95 per month regardless of list size.

          Guess that makes "WSO" in this case mean ... "World's Special Offer"!
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      • Profile picture of the author Valeriu Popescu
        Originally Posted by trafficwave View Post

        Importing from an outside source will require that the subscriber confirm by clicking the opt-in link (double opt-in).

        When someone that is on a "Prospect" list becomes a Buyer and joins your "Buyer" list, they can be automatically transferred via what we call "chaining" without requiring further confirmation.

        Hope that helps!
        Hi Brian,

        Can you detail the process here? I'm not sure I understand how it's working.

        For example, I have a list of about 5k on ARP but want to move to TrafficWave.
        What I need to do?

        Thanks,

        Val
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        • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
          Originally Posted by Valeriu Popescu View Post

          Hi Brian,

          Can you detail the process here? I'm not sure I understand how it's working.

          For example, I have a list of about 5k on ARP but want to move to TrafficWave.
          What I need to do?

          Thanks,

          Val
          Hi, Val.

          When you're ready, you would just contact our support team via the help desk and they will send you the instructions for getting your list imported over.
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          • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
            Sounds great - very impressed by the flat rate Off I go to sign up
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    I've used Aweber in the past and have had no problem. I don't currently have an autoresponder, but when I do, I'm thinking of moving to TrafficWave.

    Not only is the flat rate appealing, but the affiliate program is WAY sexier than Aweber's >
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhuang
    Hi Brian,

    I heard from one of my students that Trafficwave only works on a double opt-in basis. Without an option for single opt-in unlike aWeber. Can I confirm that that is true?

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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by alvinhuang View Post

      Hi Brian,

      I heard from one of my students that Trafficwave only works on a double opt-in basis. Without an option for single opt-in unlike aWeber. Can I confirm that that is true?

      Alvin Huang
      You can. It is true. TrafficWave.net is a double opt-in autoresponder.

      That's just one of the reasons TrafficWave.net is able to provide such high (and verifiable) deliverability to our clients.

      We don't "pad the count" with useless leads that can't be delivered in order to simply charge more.
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      • Profile picture of the author AbdullahKaragoz
        Originally Posted by trafficwave View Post

        You can. It is true. TrafficWave.net is a double opt-in autoresponder.

        That's just one of the reasons TrafficWave.net is able to provide such high (and verifiable) deliverability to our clients.

        We don't "pad the count" with useless leads that can't be delivered in order to simply charge more.
        In TrafficWave, can you track if the delivered email is opened, and if the link in the email is clicked or not, like it is in Aweber?

        And like in Aweber, is it both plain text email and html email in TrafficWave?
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        • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
          Originally Posted by AbdullahKaragoz View Post

          In TrafficWave, can you track if the delivered email is opened, and if the link in the email is clicked or not, like it is in Aweber?

          And like in Aweber, is it both plain text email and html email in TrafficWave?
          You can track the open rates for each message in TrafficWave.net.

          You can also track the click through of any link including those in your email messages, links in outside ads, etc...

          You can send plain text or fully vibrant html.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Never heard of you guys but I gotta say... It sounds a bit of a winner with the flat fee.

    How about moving auto responder series etc

    Do you guys take care of all that or do we have to do that?

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by xxxJamesxxx View Post

      Never heard of you guys but I gotta say... It sounds a bit of a winner with the flat fee.

      How about moving auto responder series etc

      Do you guys take care of all that or do we have to do that?

      James
      We don't ask for access to your account so we wouldn't be doing the transfer but most users we know of that switch are just doing a quick copy/paste from their original system to their new TrafficWave.net account.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brad Pollina
        But let me just confirm, if I do an export from aweber and import into trafficwave, each and every one I import DOES have to re-opt in to continue receiving emails?

        And are you guys working on a facebook widget like aweber has where if they are logged into facebook, the form you put on your wordpress blog auto-fills their name and email and all they have to do is hit "submit" ?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dailybread
          Trafficwave sounds very good. I am getting a bit tired of the ever growing expense of Aweber. I feel a bit like I am growing my list to feed Aweber. I am looking into Trafficwave today.
          Thanks for the thread.

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  • Profile picture of the author Daret
    Had not heard of trafficwave before, It seems to be good.

    The best part is it has a 30 day free trial, m definitely gonna try this
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  • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
    Any joy out there for TrafficWave?

    I'm not hearing much about it lately and was wondering if anyone has had a good or negative experience with it as to date. Especially delivery rates?
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    Sorry for the delay. I don't spend a lot of time on the forums and can get a bit behind on stuff like this. We've been around since April, 2000 and enjoy an extremely high deliverability rating.

    The good news is that you can verify our deliverability, reputation, etc.. with any number of 3rd party monitoring services. Our service is used by thousands of businesses in over 100 countries.

    You'll definitely find much more information and quicker response times on our web site as opposed to the forums.

    Let us know how we can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author 100bucksaday
    I have used Traffic Wave for last year but i have no experience with AWeber, and i am happy with Traffic Wave.
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  • Profile picture of the author prosper1
    I have used Traffic Wave in the past but Aweber has been my
    number 1 choice..The support and tutorials is outstanding
    and very user friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    I'm curious if you've got newsletter templates (a la GetResponse). A potential client is asking about this and I'm trying to give him a steer in the right direction. Also, do you guys do paypal?
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
    I'm about to sign back up for Trafficwave, I used them a while back and they are fantastic.

    -Lee
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    • Profile picture of the author Gail.Tennessee
      Originally Posted by Lee Martin View Post

      I'm about to sign back up for Trafficwave, I used them a while back and they are fantastic.

      -Lee
      Have you also used AWeber? If so, did you see a difference in opt-in because of the audio and video?
      Thanks
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