Aweber VS Getresponse?

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Hey,

Im trying to find the cold hard fact's and user's reviews on both aweber and getresponse and find out what made you choose which ever one or even go for an alternative.

So far the only distinct differences i can find are the prices and the fact that aweber has alot more features.

So which is better and why?

Mark Blaze
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnygal
    I'll through another one into the mix for you.

    I actually use Profollow instead of Aweber because I get all the features of Aweber, but the cost is quite a bit lower.

    I can't comment on GetResponse because I have never used them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonomacats
    I do NOT recommend GetResponse. I tried them first and had nothing but problems.

    If you get aWeber, pay by the year if you can.

    I didn't know about Profollow - it'd be nice to pay a lot less. Will have to check on that, so thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
      Originally Posted by Sonomacats View Post

      I do NOT recommend GetResponse. I tried them first and had nothing but problems.

      If you get aWeber, pay by the year if you can.

      I didn't know about Profollow - it'd be nice to pay a lot less. Will have to check on that, so thanks!
      I have and use both (don't have a clue why) but getresponse does have single optin which i don't think aweber does which is a real conversion increaser when you are grabbing leads on a site where they just get a freebie!

      Then you can build up their trust later on and lead them to a double optin

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  • Profile picture of the author Sonomacats
    Just a note - double opt-in is a very good idea. It will save you if anyone EVER accuses you of spamming them.

    I had someone sign up for a series of 7 eMails and when it started coming, they sent me a barrange of eMails about the "spam" and complained to aWeber that I was spamming him. Fortunately, I had the double opt-in which showed that he had clearly signed up and that was the end of it.

    You can totally get shut down if you don't have that proof.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justinfm
    I think ProFollow is just a private label version of aweber. It only seems cheaper if you buy it by the year. I know sometimes the private label versions won't have quite as many features.

    I've used Aweber for a long time and think they are best. That said, I also signed up for icontact because I wanted a solution that would let me put subscribers right in. Many of my contacts come from off line (actual physical meetings) and for some reason I've had trouble getting these people to opt in through Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
    Profollow look's like a very very good service then if it is exactly the same as aweber apart from the ugly layout and sales page they would get alot more business if they jazzed it up!

    But that being said their price's are very nice!

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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    I have had Aweber and am looking at Getresponse. Getresponse actually seems to have more features nowdays. The main problem I have with Aweber is that if I opt in to someones list that uses them, sometimes I never get the confirmation link. Crazy! It just never shows up. If I can't depend on them, I ain't gonna use them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnygal
    Profollow is $19.95 per month for up to 10K emails.

    Aweber is $19 per month for up to 500 emails and then an extra $10 per month if you have between 501 and 2500, and then they start getting to really silly figures for higher numbers - although if you have higher numbers of subscribers then the price is probably not a major issue to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
      Originally Posted by sunnygal View Post

      Profollow is $19.95 per month for up to 10K emails.

      Aweber is $19 per month for up to 500 emails and then an extra $10 per month if you have between 501 and 2500, and then they start getting to really silly figures for higher numbers - although if you have higher numbers of subscribers then the price is probably not a major issue to you.
      Exactly!

      I suppose it depends on how big or small your list is going to be... if your a small business with a small client base then aweber is $0.99 cheaper a month lool

      Going to check out profollow and see what the inside is like in comparison to aweber.

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  • Profile picture of the author BJ Min
    i've used both...but i personally would recommend aweber...they have more features it seems like...and more modern...plus, the aweber guy is here sometimes so that's cool too!

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
    Ok ive checked out some more info on profollow and it seem's that it's exactly the same as aweber apart from their tracking system is outdated in comparison to aweber's super duper tracking system.

    So the real question now is... how important is aweber's current tracking system and is it worth 5x+ the price?

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  • Profile picture of the author brieat
    I used aweber for 2-3 years now, excellent service and I got the old pricing plan for $20 for 10k subscribers

    I heard good things aboutget reponse too so they're probably on par with each other, but overall I would go with aweber because of it's reputation.

    (plus you get a 30 days trial and get your refund if you don't like it, that's what I did ... it was good then I got another account and kept it for 3 years and running)
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    I just checked out the Getresponse website and the features now are more and better than Aweber. They offer a lot more in my opinion and even have video email you can send. They may have been behind Aweber at one point, but I think they are on the cutting edge now. Can anyone comment?
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnygal
    One thing I know that GetResponse has that I cannot get from Profollow or Aweber is an API.

    With GetResponse you can programatically move your subscribers from list to list. That's something I would love to have in my Profollow account.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    Originally Posted by HypeFree View Post

    Aweber is better then getresponse
    So give your reasons why. I have used Aweber and I stated in earlier posts as to why I don't like them. Don't just say Aweber is better unless you can back it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve_Nam
    I've been using Aweber for years now and really love how they are on top of the newest trends, and always improving the interface and user experience.

    I've had Getresponse as well during this time, and while they're not bad at all, I like the interface of Aweber a whole lot more.

    Hope that helps!

    - Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author CianMcCarthy
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    Aweber or Getresponse? Pepsi or Coke? Adidas or Nike?

    THe cool thing about Aweber is that they send you a letter personally thanking you...now that's class
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Isn't this like asking what's better McDonald's Burgers or Dairy Queen's?

    It's all a matter of personal preference really since deliverability isn't an issue.

    ~Dexx
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumaryan85
    I have 2 aweber accounts, and 1 getresponse account.

    Agree to Dexx, they are both good.

    But personally, I prefer aweber

    For me, it's easier and faster interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    Why dont you test both and decide which you like best?


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