Aweber vs. GetResponse...What's your take?

by Lance K 33 replies
Since I'm inept at adequately running the search fucntion (not really, just didn't find what I was looking for ), would anyone care to share their experience with GetResponse? How does it stack up against Aweber? I've only ever run Aweber, but recently had GetResponse recommended to me by someone I have great respect for.

Just curious as to the similarities and differences. Good and bad. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Aweber's fine!

    There is nothing you can't do with it... so why switch?
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    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
      personally I use Aweber in the past but find it more expensive. So now I am using GR.

      And personally there is nothing different between these 2, it is just that GR is cheaper of paid for 12 months straight.

      John
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    • Profile picture of the author TonyRenis
      *Aweber. I think it's 10K limit not 500 - forget though. Anyway, I look after clients that use both, and I have access to both on a regular.

      * Functionality and navigation - Aweber just makes it 'easy' and stupid proof - I'm an 11 year veteran and getresponse still leaves me scratching my head in some corners...

      * Delivery rate is better via aweber (grapevine anyway - can't quantify with my use).

      * Aweber has a limiter/gage that tells you how close your message is getting to the 'spam' level as you add more text/pics/links/ etc. - It's a great little feature that maximizes delivery rates and protects you a bit.

      * Putting together forms and altering them etc. is a piece of cake w/aweber - and even though you can remove the link manually - Get Response generates code with a "Form By GetResponse which links out - seems harmless but that's a disctraction and exit for important parts of your site, aweber leaves it clean and offers you two versions of code (I don't remember if GR does both versions ((java/nonjava)))).

      * Other than that - it's just whatever a person gabs first and starts to learn - I'd say aweber is a 5star and GR is a 4.75star solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    The biggest difference I found, and the reason I went with GetResponse, is that they're MUCH more accommodating for people who want to automatically add their customers to their mailing list.

    Aweber offer their own Email Parsing service, but doesn't allow automatic signups from self-hosted scripts.

    There are a few scripts around that do some things to make it borderline legal, but instead of walking the fine line, I'd much rather go with a company that wholeheartedly accepts and offers automatic customer signups.

    When you look at the automation of internet businesses these days, automatic customer mailing list signups is quite a basic requirement.

    GetResponse do it well. Aweber aren't interested in offering this.

    That's what made my decision.

    cheers
    Sam
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    • Profile picture of the author susanm
      Does anyone have experience, good or bad, with Emailaces?
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      • Profile picture of the author samstephens
        Does anyone have experience, good or bad, with Emailaces?
        I used EmailAces for a few years, and still have an account there.

        I had no problems with them - Gary The Ace is part of this forum, the owner, and he runs a good system.

        I DID have a couple of the support staff treat me like an idiot a couple of times, though, which isn't pleasent - especially when I was right

        It doesn't offer as many features as GR or Aweber, though, but the basic package is also pretty cheap.

        I'd just look at the features and decide which is best for you.

        cheers
        Sam
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        • Profile picture of the author susanm
          Thanks, Sam. I'm still trying to decide between them and GetResponse. I just keep changing my mind!

          Susan
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gile
    Has anyone used Awebers new analytical features? I know that a lot of people will say that you can install Google Analytics on your web page to get the same results, but what I was wondering has anyone tested out the ability to only email the people that didn't open your first message.

    I use to have Aweber for a year or so and then I canceled. Now I get to join for the new price. I was thinking of going with GetResponse. The only thing I like about Aweber is potentially using their new features. I thought about maybe joining a private reseller of Awebers to get the original pricing. That way if I decide to go with Awebers new features I can move my account over to Aweber themselves and pay for the new features.

    Any thoughts on this? I hope I didn't provide a question that deters from Lance's original question. I just know there are lots of threads like this and I didn't want to create a new one that could be answered in a thread that already exist.

    Thanks,
    Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
      Originally Posted by Brad Gile View Post

      Has anyone used Awebers new analytical features? I know that a lot of people will say that you can install Google Analytics on your web page to get the same results, but what I was wondering has anyone tested out the ability to only email the people that didn't open your first message.
      They are 2 different things. Google can't tell you things about your email campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Sheltraw
    I pulled this thread up after doing a search on Aweber vs. GetResponse. After reading all the post and going to all three web sites (Including EmailAces) I decided on EmailAces. I tried to order and got this:

    Autoresponder - Email Aces Autoresponders uses an invalid security certificate

    I could not order.

    I know Gary Ambrose is a member here but as they say the devil is in the details and this is a BIG detail.

    My point is when trying to decide on multiple options, check ALL the options and then you can make a truly informed decision

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
      Originally Posted by Tom Sheltraw View Post

      I pulled this thread up after doing a search on Aweber vs. GetResponse. After reading all the post and going to all three web sites (Including EmailAces) I decided on EmailAces. I tried to order and got this:

      Autoresponder - Email Aces Autoresponders uses an invalid security certificate

      I could not order.

      I know Gary Ambrose is a member here but as they say the devil is in the details and this is a BIG detail.

      My point is when trying to decide on multiple options, check ALL the options and then you can make a truly informed decision

      Tom
      Tom,

      I just followed your link and went through the order process and did NOT get that message or warning. You may want to check YOUR browser.

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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Originally Posted by Tom Sheltraw View Post

      I pulled this thread up after doing a search on Aweber vs. GetResponse. After reading all the post and going to all three web sites (Including EmailAces) I decided on EmailAces. I tried to order and got this:

      Autoresponder - Email Aces Autoresponders uses an invalid security certificate

      I could not order.

      I know Gary Ambrose is a member here but as they say the devil is in the details and this is a BIG detail.

      My point is when trying to decide on multiple options, check ALL the options and then you can make a truly informed decision

      Tom
      Just use the paypal payment option, I can guarantee that is totally secure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    I use GetResponse it works fine for me and I find it really easy to manage campaigns. I haven't used Aweber, but I suppose there wouldn't be any major advantages.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hi,

    I have several clients that use Aweber and I am not impressed by their services. The last few months there has been unannounced downtime, the control panel can be a bit quirky, sign up confirmation can be slow and sometimes the javscript for forms stops working.

    The most irritating part is the chat support...

    "Hi, I am having some issues here"

    "Everything seems to be working fine here, clear your cache, restart your browser, blah, blah, blah"

    Since the last upgrades they did, the quality of service has gone downhill.

    Like I said, not impressed.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
    GetResponse and DLGuard work together for automated email signups after purchase. This led me to switch from Aweber to GetResponse.
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    I don't use any. You could have your own email answerer on your feedburner for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author googleninja
    i think it has been asked a lot of times here and on diffrent forums and its like aweber has always been the winner.. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author chasemann
    Only Aweber (I use Profollow, an Aweber reseller with the older, better pricing-model) has easy integration with third-party software like shopping carts (Paypal, Google Checkout, etc.).



    Getresponse doesn’t have any third-party software integration. You can verify this in their forums under “feature requests” updated January 2009.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    This question seems to be so common ( I thin kI asked the same one a while back)... however although I cannot give a fair judgment (hgaving not tried them both), I would have to say I am totally happy with Aweber at the moment.

    Good luck meistro,

    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    Have never used Aweber (shockingly expensive) but use GetResponse. It's great. What more could you want?

    Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Iser
    GetResponse is a lot more accommodating. WAY MORE.

    AWeber is not.

    Aweber has better functionality and interface though.

    I'm using both now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    do a search on the forum there are 500 threads all asking the same thing

    Another useless thread clogging up the forum

    GREAT JOB KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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  • Profile picture of the author jms.mrtn
    I love using aweber myself...
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