Get Response Or Aweber? -Which 1 is Better?

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Can anyone suggest me which one of the autoresponder service shall I use?
"Getresponse" or "Aweber"
#aweber #response
  • Profile picture of the author Derek Pankaew
    Aweber.

    There's been dozens of deliverability rate tests run over the years and Aweber has always been the champion of getting your emails delivered to your subscribers.

    My 2 cents

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  • Profile picture of the author marioxiao
    Aweber and GetResponse are the top autoresponder services on the internet. But I am still prefer use Aweber, because :

    1. Aweber's User Interface More Easier to Use
    You don/t need a days /weeks to get familiar with the user interface. Aweber is simple ans easy to use

    2. Aweber's support is very fast
    You don't need to wait more than 24 hours, they will response you very quick, usually they will response less than 24 hours

    3. Aweber's is always updated and have a blog
    Aweber had a lot of tips & tricks that help you successfully to use your autoresponder, and getresponse don't have a blog
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    • Profile picture of the author Asher
      Originally Posted by marioxiao View Post

      1. Aweber's User Interface More Easier to Use
      You don/t need a days /weeks to get familiar with the user interface. Aweber is simple ans easy to use
      So is GetResponse?

      Originally Posted by marioxiao View Post

      2. Aweber's support is very fast
      You don't need to wait more than 24 hours, they will response you very quick, usually they will response less than 24 hours
      The longest I've had with GetResponse is about 36 hours

      Originally Posted by marioxiao View Post

      3. Aweber's is always updated and have a blog
      Aweber had a lot of tips & tricks that help you successfully to use your autoresponder, and getresponse don't have a blog
      GetResponse has a blog... who says it doesn't?


      Anyway, both GetResponse and Aweber are excellent
      autoresponders. It just boils down to using it for
      yourself in the end.

      InfusionSoft is another good one if you're looking at
      options.

      Asher
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Green
    now aweber costs more if you have more than 500 subscribers, get response is unlimited, just a thought.

    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Devan Koshal
      Originally Posted by Mary Green View Post

      now aweber costs more if you have more than 500 subscribers, get response is unlimited, just a thought.

      Mary
      Thats bound to create problems later on, there is a reason most company's limit the subscribers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Troy McDonald
        "Better" is relative.

        I have seen plenty of e-mails from just about every service go into spam folders, Aweber, 1SC, EmailAces, Infusionsoft, Getresponse, etc.

        Deliverability is one thing, yes, but also:

        1. What are you doing if you want single opt-in and Aweber decides to force your account to be double opt-in (closed loop)?

        2. What if you are accused of spamming and you are not, but the service closes your account down?

        3. Does the service allow you to easily move customers from one list to the next (automatically when they purchase)? (Hint: Getresponse does, Aweber will move people, but they must confirm to be on the new list.)

        4. How do you want to generate your leads, just on your site, co-reg? (Make sure you are not violating the Terms Of Service.)

        Think what your budget is, long term goals, backup list strategy is, source for generating leads, etc.

        If you're gonna take time, money and effort to build your list, treat your list like your baby and handle/manage it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Pankaew
    InfusionSoft is in a completely different price bracket. ($4000 to setup plus $500 a month, as compared to $19.95 a month with Aweber.)

    Sure it's deliverability is top notch (since you get your own server,) but it's kinda like comparing apples with oranges ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Deegan
    I'm currently with Aweber but I'm thinking of testing out Get Response come the new year. Both are solid choices with a great reputation. Email Aces is another option...
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Aweber is the best
    I have tried aweber, getresponder and monsterresponder, but all cannot compare to aweber
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      I may add GetResponse to my arsenal, but only because it is directly integrated into DLGuard. But I like most of the others believe Aweber is probably the better choice. They have very good customer service. Of course getresponse may have that too, but I can't be for certain as I haven't used them yet.

      On a side note, Aweber is starting to get a little pushy on their pricing structure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Steinitz
      Hi Winson,

      Originally Posted by WinsonYeung View Post

      Aweber is the best
      I have tried aweber, getresponder and monsterresponder, but all cannot compare to aweber
      In what ways can't they compare?

      Thanks for any details,

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
        Originally Posted by steinitz View Post

        Hi Winson,



        In what ways can't they compare?

        Thanks for any details,

        Steve
        In term of user-friendiness, aweber is much more better than getresponder.
        In term of design, aweber look much cool compare to getresponder.
        In term of reliability, aweber deliver message immediately but i have faced problem with getresponder that my email was only deliver couple of days later, i got piss with that and left getresponder.

        That's way aweber is the best option for me
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  • Profile picture of the author thomasukm
    I think getresponse is as good, and is cheaper than aweber

    thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
    I used to be an aweber boy...they were great...but now I'm a getresponse man.

    MY main reason? I can easily integrate it with Dlguard, and every time someone buys from me, they automatically are added to my list without a hitch.

    I honestly haven't noticed any difference in them in terms of service or reliability.
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  • Profile picture of the author robert100
    Aweber for me.

    I find it very easy to use, and as has been said before, delivery is very high.

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Woodside
    They're both excellent! Just pick one and be done. That's like asking:

    Lexus or infinity, which one is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allegro
    coke or pepsi?

    seriously, i'm going to go with getresponse, just because they have the feature of different languages written on their page. i dont know if i can send german confirmation mails with aweber because i cant find it on their page. getresponse has it written big on their feature page. so even if aweber has the multi-language templates, i dont care because getresponse was first and they are equally good.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreVas
    If someone want's to say Aweber is better then GetResponse in deliverability, then don't post unless CLEAR proof is provided.

    Proof in form of screen shot, with comparison of sending out same offer to same email list using 2 services.


    Else you're repeating what everyone else is saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I have been using Getresponse for the past few years and I must say that their customer service is EXCELLENT. They have a LIVE chat box that you can click on and talk to a LIVE representative.

    Aweber is also good. I never used them so I wouldn't know.

    Tal
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  • Profile picture of the author lkpub
    I'm looking at both but at this time prefer GetResponse... the pricing seems better and I've heard some negative things about Aweber and their customer support... especially with regards to importing and/or moving lists...
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    I tried getresponse before and am considering to try aweber... Getresponse is cheaper but I was not satisfied... I heard in some reviews that aweber is better though.
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  • Profile picture of the author avaxtasulta
    anyone know of any decent free autoresponders?
    thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kneb Knebaih
      I agree with most of the above Warriors.

      Aweber is better, although they could improve some things (maybe listening to customer feedback, and even asking it), that´s for sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author robert key
        Hi Ravivaarman,

        Unless you or someone else has used BOTH GetResponse and Aweber,
        how can someone say that one is better than the other?

        You can't go on what other people say - use them both for yourself
        and you make the choice.

        I am a GetResponse user and I have had no problems with them and as
        far as their customer service is concerned, I pick up the phone and
        call them (toll-free) and get my issues corrected within two minutes or
        less.

        So much for tech support taking 24-36 hours.

        Just my 2 cents!

        Thanks,

        Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    As others have said, it's horses for courses. We have users that wouldn't dream of using any 3rd party hosted service.

    As for delivery - contrary to popular belief, it's not the black magic it's often made out to be. I could show you real-life response rates from self-hosted systems that are over 250% the published response rates of some big 3rd party providers. And that's what matters - response rate.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Devan Koshal
    Aweber and getresponse go through the same email delivery business - surety mail.

    I would only trust companys that go through returnpath.com as they are the industry leaders when it comes to email delivery - i say go with HTML Email Marketing from MailChimp - best interface/work flow and great delivery rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    Use both for different purposes - ie one for Power Leads, the other for your main list.

    Maybe even add in a third one on a dedicated server to host coregistration leads if you have the marketing war chest for it.

    Fabian
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  • Profile picture of the author Zubair Zm
    I also had to make same decision few days ago and after checking with few warriors who uses Getresponse, I have gone ahead with Getresponse.
    Price is a huge difference between Aweber and Getresponse but Getresponse is almost as good as Aweber.
    Thanks nd rgds
    Zm
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Bryan
    I have been using Aweber for awhile and am quite happy. They are easy to use and set up. I am however keeping a wary eye on their pricing structure as it has changed in time I've been with them. As my lists get bigger, they will have to pay for themselves.

    I have tried to run my own list software on my own server in the distant past and found that to be a real pain. Definitely stick with someone like Aweber or GetResponse. It is worth the money.

    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Giannetti
    There is no comparision at all.
    Aweber is the champ hands down.

    Sorry to all the get response fans.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    Both of them are good. Cost wise getreponse is better. I currently use getresponse. They are excelent.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Steinitz
      Hi,

      I always read these autoresponder threads in the hopes of discovering concrete information. But I remain in the dark. Sure, many people proclaim their undying love for aweber but I've never seen a single specific reason besides occasional vague comments about customer support (well, I would hope they support customers) and the old deliverability chestnut.

      My working hypothesis is Stockholm Syndrome: in hostage situations captives begin to empathize with and feel loyal to their captors. Reading these threads 'between the lines' I sense people feeling intimidated by aweber and perhaps fearful. Indeed it appears that once a marketer reaches a certain level of success, he or she is likely to escape aweber's clutches.

      Relieve me from my misconceptions by providing detailed reasons for your declarations of love for aweber. Tell us about your successful use of the new analytics; about unique list management features that save you time and make you money. Few benefit from nor care about proclamations along the lines of "aweber rules, period".

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Hendry Lee
    Steve, savvy marketers who are working in retail and other markets have used Aweber's advanced features, plus more. Just read those articles in mediapost. You would be surprised how far we are left behind.

    With that said, I think Aweber's new pricing is smart because that's the way email marketing is going. But if you don't use that feature, there is no need to use it.

    Aweber, in my opinion, tries to play at a different level right now. Lyris, another very good email service provider, costs $299 per month, up to 5,000 emails sent per month.

    Personally, GetResponse is fine. I regularly received email in my inbox rather in the Junk email box.

    Marlon Sanders, for instance, is using it to send out messages regularly. He knows what he is talking about so if you prefer a cheaper option, try it out.

    Btw, if you sign up via one of the private label of Aweber, you can still get the old pricing option.

    And if you want to integrate your download management with Aweber, best of luck! Sam of DLGuard migrated to GetResponse because the process becomes painless and automatic.
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