Aweber question re follow-up emails & subscribers

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I've recently added a new list to my Aweber account. I only had 1 follow-up email added after the confirmation one until today; it went out on the day after opt-in.

Now, 3 days later, I have some subscribers who will have now missed out on the follow-up emails which I added only today. How do I get them into "catch-up" mode with the emails I've now added to my sequence?

Normally I make sure I have at least a couple of weeks in hand with my autoresponder list before I begin markting - Doh!

I have emailed Aweber, but when they'll get back to me is anyone's guess.



Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    The people that you added to the list prior to creating the additional follow up messages will automatically receive them.

    They are sent out like a broadcast message so everyone will be "caught up"...
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    • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
      Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post

      The people that you added to the list prior to creating the additional follow up messages will automatically receive them.

      They are sent out like a broadcast message so everyone will be "caught up"...

      So, just so I'm clear here, let's say that I start a list today and only have the welcome email and maybe one more email for tomorrow.

      I slack and don't put anything else into follow up for the next 30 days.


      Then in 30 days I get a wild hair and I put in 15 emails for followup spaced out every two days after the date of signup


      Everyone on my list that has been there for the 30 days I was slacking is going to get 15 emails in their inbox from me?


      I dunno if i like that....
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
        Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

        So, just so I'm clear here, let's say that I start a list today and only have the welcome email and maybe one more email for tomorrow.

        I slack and don't put anything else into follow up for the next 30 days.


        Then in 30 days I get a wild hair and I put in 15 emails for followup spaced out every two days after the date of signup


        Everyone on my list that has been there for the 30 days I was slacking is going to get 15 emails in their inbox from me?


        I dunno if i like that....
        You may want to ask Aweber that one... I have no idea how it works for something like that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
        Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

        So, just so I'm clear here, let's say that I start a list today and only have the welcome email and maybe one more email for tomorrow.

        I slack and don't put anything else into follow up for the next 30 days.


        Then in 30 days I get a wild hair and I put in 15 emails for followup spaced out every two days after the date of signup


        Everyone on my list that has been there for the 30 days I was slacking is going to get 15 emails in their inbox from me?


        I dunno if i like that....
        No - I just checked and email #2 has now been delivered, but no others yet. It seems correct that their following emails will be delivered in the same spread of days as new subscribers get theirs
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        • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
          Ian, when you view your subscribers you'll notice that the older ones will say for their last follow up time, 1001. Change those to 1 (or whatever your last follow up sequence number was before adding the newest installments). Then the next one will go out to them automatically within the next day or two.

          Just a warning though, the last time I added a handful of follow up messages to my sequence, I set them up to go out every 3-4 days, but instead they were delivered one per day until they had all gone out. :rolleyes: I think it was because it had been so long between the time I added the first few follow ups and the last several, it sends them out faster to try to catch subscribers up...not sure if that's it but that was my experience. Now I only add them one or two at a time so I don't overwhelm my subscribers.

          Hope that helps,

          Wendy
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          • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
            Originally Posted by WritingMadwoman View Post

            Ian, when you view your subscribers you'll notice that the older ones will say for their last follow up time, 1001. Change those to 1 (or whatever your last follow up sequence number was before adding the newest installments). Then the next one will go out to them automatically within the next day or two.

            Just a warning though, the last time I added a handful of follow up messages to my sequence, I set them up to go out every 3-4 days, but instead they were delivered one per day until they had all gone out. :rolleyes: I think it was because it had been so long between the time I added the first few follow ups and the last several, it sends them out faster to try to catch subscribers up...not sure if that's it but that was my experience. Now I only add them one or two at a time so I don't overwhelm my subscribers.

            Hope that helps,

            Wendy
            Thanks Wendy - for few subscribers, read "2" so it's not too crucial Now have enough loaded for several days
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
    Ian,
    Go into subscribers Search and then reset the number under "last follow up"
    Aweber are usually pretty good at responding but if there is a dealy I hope this helps.
    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyson Faulkner
      Mark's right on this one, when you add a follow up it automatically sends it out to everyone that would be on that follow up message.

      I just did this friday so I can confirm that's what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    You don't set up an email to go out on day 5, you set up an email to go out X number of days after the previous email.

    So unless the a/r breaks down, your "old" people won't get a batch of emails if you decide to put in 50 today that are supposed to be spaced out every other day.

    If someone has been in a year and got the lone welcome email, tonight/tomorrow they'll get email #2, then in two days they'll get email #3, etc.

    In fact, and this is just an assumption because I haven't tested it yet, if you set up a series of emails to go out every other day, and then later decide to space them out to once a week, your subscribers *still* shouldn't see any dupes even if the last email they saw is scheduled for the future. Why? Because Aweber bases it on which email was received last, not which date are we on.

    Aweber seems to be pretty smart about how it handles stuff like that.

    Now, if they would only allow "exceptions" on followups they would be really cool (don't send if person is also on list Y).

    Jay Jennings
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