Getresponse vs Aweber. Optin delivery test results here

by Trieu
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There's been alot of talk about which autoresponder is the best at the moment, between aweber and getresponse.

So I carried out a short test on the delivery rate to see what happens after I optin with each service I used. After all, I think email delivery is the most important part in your business

Getresponse
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hotmail, yahoo and gmail = complete success

- confirmation email sent to my inbox. The followup emails went to my inbox

my own host domain email......

- confirmation email went to my inbox, but followups went to my junkmail

Next...


Aweber
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hotmail, yahoo and gmail = complete success

- confirmation and followup email went to my inbox (success)

my own host domain email......

- confirmation email went to my spam box, but after confirmation, followups went to my inbox.


So...

From the results I got I would say Aweber is the overall winner. if I use my own domain email to optin using Getresponse, all followups goes into my spam box. This can easily kill your conversions
#aweber #delivery #getresponse #optin #results
  • Profile picture of the author largedogfan
    Could you tell me the difference in price for both and would Getrsponse offer something that would prevent Aweber from having almost the majority of sales? I thank you in advance for your time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trieu
      Originally Posted by largedogfan View Post

      Could you tell me the difference in price for both and would Getrsponse offer something that would prevent Aweber from having almost the majority of sales? I thank you in advance for your time.
      I'm still trying to decide which one I should opt for so I can sign up sometime next week after I get my credit card.


      Aweber 500 subscribers for $19

      Getresponse approx $18 (i think) for $10,000 subscribers (although I dont think they have mentioned that on their site)

      Also, getresponse thankyou page has a list of adverts, but I assume this can be removed

      I'm also looking into private label aweber, as they have the best offer at the moment. Although I'm not sure how reliable they are.
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    This is a really bad test since my own results differ from yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    This is a really bad test since my own results differ from yours.
    That's the thing about delivery stats. Other peoples numbers mean nothing in relation to the chances of your emails getting through.

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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Grabowski
    Teo,

    We pride ourselves in maintaining top-notch email deliverability for
    our customers. Email deliverability cannot be determined accurately
    with a single test. There's multiple factors that may produce different
    delivery results. As RGallowitz mentioned, you can see different results
    with different tests.

    Please feel free to PM me the email message that went to your spam
    folder along with full headers and I'll put one of my Deliverability Experts
    on this.

    Best,

    Simon Grabowski
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    • Profile picture of the author grahamg4
      I'm trying to decide on an autoresponder and have narrowed it down to aweber and getresponse. I'd be intersested in seeing this on a somewhat larger scale or at least knowing more details of your test.

      How many follow up emails were sent to each?

      Al
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      Originally Posted by Simon Grabowski View Post

      Teo,

      We pride ourselves in maintaining top-notch email deliverability for
      our customers. Email deliverability cannot be determined accurately
      with a single test. There's multiple factors that may produce different
      delivery results. As RGallowitz mentioned, you can see different results
      with different tests.

      Please feel free to PM me the email message that went to your spam
      folder along with full headers and I'll put one of my Deliverability Experts
      on this.

      Best,

      Simon Grabowski
      CEO
      GetResponse
      Email Marketing, Autoresponder, Email Marketing Software - GetResponse
      I would like to know if the ads can be removed from the opt in page and how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    Just a quick note on Simon's offer - when I moved a list to GetResponse, I had an issue with some of the emails going to GMail's junk folder. I told them about it, they got a copy of the email, ran their own tests, contacted Google, and got the problem sorted out.

    Great service!

    And if you're still wondering which way to go, Aweber or GetResponse, the biggest difference in my opinion (for day to day operations) is that GetResponse allows automated customer signups, where Aweber don't.

    I love the ability to be able to automatically add my customers to my product support list.

    cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author steveaaa
      Originally Posted by samstephens View Post


      I love the ability to be able to automatically add my customers to my product support list.

      cheers
      Sam
      Sam, can you explain that please. I run some forums, and using aweber, everytime someone registers on the forums, I have to sign them up for aweber thru a seperate confirmation email (not cool).

      Would GR eliminate the headache. In other words, would I have some kind of API access, so when someone registers on the forums (and of course I email confirm them!) they are automatically added to GR?
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  • Profile picture of the author Virtual Banker
    Can someone elaborate more on these 'advertisments' on the customer thankyou page?

    can you confirm that they can be removed?
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    • Profile picture of the author Trieu
      Originally Posted by Virtual Banker View Post

      Can someone elaborate more on these 'advertisments' on the customer thankyou page?

      can you confirm that they can be removed?
      I have optin to someone's squeeze page recently with getresponse being used, and the thank you page was their own customized one. So I would say yes, these adverts can be removed
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    • Profile picture of the author samstephens
      Originally Posted by Virtual Banker View Post

      Can someone elaborate more on these 'advertisments' on the customer thankyou page?

      can you confirm that they can be removed?
      Yes, they can be removed!

      cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I had to rely on my tech (read Grand-Daughter) for a response. We use

    Thunderbird to handle email around here and have very few problems with

    either Aweber or Get Response. Back at the begining we went with GR

    (almost by accident) and have never had a reason to change.

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    They can be Robin. You have to turn them off for each
    campaign - it is checked by default.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Nasty. It might make a few nickels for Simon, but it's an annoyance he has in place that gives aweber an edge over them.

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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    Would GR eliminate the headache. In other words, would I have some kind of API access, so when someone registers on the forums (and of course I email confirm them!) they are automatically added to GR?
    Hi Steve,

    That's exactly right - GetResponse have an API that allows you to add customers automatically via your script. So you can sign them up automatically.

    You can then choose whether you want to have them confirm via email or not (single or double opt-in).

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    • Profile picture of the author steveaaa
      Thanks, Sam. That is GREAT to know. I am calling GR, and after the recent aweber price increase, looking at GR now.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Also, I would think emails coming and going from/to different ISP's would also play a factor in deliverability...

    There are a lot of factors involved when dealing with email deliver issues. I've noticed a slight increase in the end users email setting's (ie. Away on holidays autoresponse)

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
    I've been using GetResponse for over 8 months now and I'm perfectly satisfied, the deliverability is almost flawless.

    The only drawnback to GR would be that they don't allow PayPal as a payment option, other than that they've got all I need.

    It beats Aweber for 1 reason mainly (besides the much cheaper price), it can be used in conjunction with DLGuard.

    As for customer support, the CEO of GR has replied to this thread, that has to mean something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      I've been happily using AWeber for years now and tested
      out GetResponse beforehand too.

      AWeber has a more user-friendly interface and they are
      releasing innovative technologies continuously.

      For example, they recently added the analytic functionality
      that allows me to see which susbcribers are clicking (or not
      clicking) on particular links or visiting specific web pages.

      GetResponse have been talking about this for ages and I
      don't think they've released analytic functionality yet.

      I too use DLGuard, but have found a simple way to integrate
      it with AWeber. It's not quite as seamless as the automatic
      addition with GetResponse - but almost.

      You can use DLGuard to autofill a webform with the customers
      name and e-mail address. All they then have to do is to press
      a button to submit the form. No big deal and around 95% of
      customers choose to do this and it's within the terms of
      service of AWeber too.

      Ease of integration with DLGuard is a consideration but should
      not be the determining factor in your choice of AR service IMO.

      I have tried AWeber and GetResponse and prefer AWeber by
      far.

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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

      I've been using GetResponse for over 8 months now and I'm perfectly satisfied, the deliverability is almost flawless.

      The only drawnback to GR would be that they don't allow PayPal as a payment option, other than that they've got all I need.

      It beats Aweber for 1 reason mainly (besides the much cheaper price), it can be used in conjunction with DLGuard.

      As for customer support, the CEO of GR has replied to this thread, that has to mean something.
      I thought it meant something when I saw him here, but he's been MIA for over a month.
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      • Profile picture of the author Simon Grabowski
        Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

        I thought it meant something when I saw him here, but he's been MIA for over a month.
        Not MIA, just working away on the new GR which is coming up
        very soon. We'll be posting info about the beta version very
        soon (I believe next week). Beta itself will be available mid-April.

        My father has always told me: "people are not going to
        remember you by how quickly you launch something, but by
        how well you do it".

        This is the biggest release in 10 years and we're squeezing
        a major new component that nobody else has, so we want
        to make sure we do this right.

        BTW, PayPal integration is going to be there as well among
        100+ new features and a radically redesigned interface that's
        super-easy to use.

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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
          You big tease Simon!
          I'm waiting with excitement.

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        • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
          With these changes, that ability to automatically move customers over to another list, up to 10,000 subscribers for the $18, and the chance to pay with PP looks like I'll be making the switch


          Originally Posted by Simon Grabowski View Post

          Not MIA, just working away on the new GR which is coming up
          very soon. We'll be posting info about the beta version very
          soon (I believe next week). Beta itself will be available mid-April.

          My father has always told me: "people are not going to
          remember you by how quickly you launch something, but by
          how well you do it".

          This is the biggest release in 10 years and we're squeezing
          a major new component that nobody else has, so we want
          to make sure we do this right.

          BTW, PayPal integration is going to be there as well among
          100+ new features and a radically redesigned interface that's
          super-easy to use.

          = S
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          Originally Posted by Simon Grabowski View Post

          Not MIA, just working away on the new GR which is coming up
          very soon. We'll be posting info about the beta version very
          soon (I believe next week). Beta itself will be available mid-April.

          My father has always told me: "people are not going to
          remember you by how quickly you launch something, but by
          how well you do it".

          This is the biggest release in 10 years and we're squeezing
          a major new component that nobody else has, so we want
          to make sure we do this right.

          BTW, PayPal integration is going to be there as well among
          100+ new features and a radically redesigned interface that's
          super-easy to use.

          = S
          I'm excited! I've been happy with GR and I submitted a support ticket last week and got a response very quickly.

          I would like to see a more user friendly interface, but it's not too difficult as is.

          James
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        • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
          Originally Posted by Simon Grabowski View Post

          Not MIA, just working away on the new GR which is coming up
          very soon. We'll be posting info about the beta version very
          soon (I believe next week). Beta itself will be available mid-April.

          = S
          Does that mean I will get a response to the PM I sent a while back?
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          • Profile picture of the author sailorgil
            Truth is, they are both good. Just depends on where you start. Just check the benifits of each, make your choice, then read all you can about that choice and apply it.

            Gil
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        • Profile picture of the author AlfredKo
          Originally Posted by Simon Grabowski View Post

          Not MIA, just working away on the new GR which is coming up
          very soon. We'll be posting info about the beta version very
          soon (I believe next week). Beta itself will be available mid-April.

          My father has always told me: "people are not going to
          remember you by how quickly you launch something, but by
          how well you do it".

          This is the biggest release in 10 years and we're squeezing
          a major new component that nobody else has, so we want
          to make sure we do this right.

          BTW, PayPal integration is going to be there as well among
          100+ new features and a radically redesigned interface that's
          super-easy to use.

          = S
          That's a good news Simon.
          But is there any price increase? =P
          Some people may prefer it simple.
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          • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
            I was really happy to see Simon here, because I had a small problem with get response.

            He has not responded to my PM from over 3 weeks ago.

            Just the fact, no comment.
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            • Profile picture of the author Simon Grabowski
              Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

              I was really happy to see Simon here, because I had a small problem with get response.

              He has not responded to my PM from over 3 weeks ago.

              Just the fact, no comment.
              Robin, sorry, but I rarely check PMs on this forum. You can
              always email me at simon (dot) grabowski (at) implix.com

              If it's a question about GetResponse, best is to get in touch
              with our capable team by email or by phone at 1-877-EMAIL-GR.
              These are the established Customer Service channels that
              we're offering to our customers.

              I'll try to look up your PM and route it to the appropriate
              department.

              Best,

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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Lee
    As other posters have mentioned, I think GetResponse is the way to go. Primarily because that GetResponse allows automated customer signups to your own service, whereas Aweber doesn't have this ability (at this stage anyway). Its a really great feature if you're looking to automatically add customers to your product support list with minimum or no effort. Check it out if you can!
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    Despite all the debating, I think you're fine with either. Some emails will go one way and others will go the other, much like how one search engines filters will index one site and another's won't. Still though, I'm an aweber user.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bean77
    Hey guys-

    I have a questions and I hope it's not too off topic...

    I am too debating which Autoresponder Company I am going to be changing to because honestly the one I have right now stinks- I can't do things I want to do with them and it takes 2 days to get a response for a simple question.

    So anyway, I'm looking at Aweber, Get Response and I think it's iConnect. The one thing that confuses me the most with this is I want the ability to have my customers automatically moved into a different AR list after they have made a purchase so I don't keep promoting the same products to them that they have already purchased. I would look really dumb. So, is this possible? I'm sure it has to be, and who is the best AR that will help me do this or will all of them?

    Also, what do you mean by automaically adding a customer? I'm not familiar with that.

    Thanks a bunch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      Originally Posted by Bean77 View Post

      The one thing that confuses me the most with this is I want the ability to have my customers automatically moved into a different AR list after they have made a purchase so I don't keep promoting the same products to them that they have already purchased. I would look really dumb. So, is this possible? I'm sure it has to be, and who is the best AR that will help me do this or will all of them?
      With AWeber it is possible to use the automation rules
      to automatically unsubscribe a new purchaser from your
      prospect list and move them to a customer list.

      Just use the unsubscribe-on-subscribe automation rule.

      Originally Posted by Bean77 View Post

      Also, what do you mean by automaically adding a customer? I'm not familiar with that.
      If someone buys your product via PayPal for example, it
      is possible to automatically add the customer to a list
      using an automation parser.

      If you're using a download management system such as
      DLGuard it is possible to have DLGuard 'push' the customer
      data forward.

      If you use GetResponse, this is done automatically in the
      background and the customer is added seamlessly but
      the new customer doesn't see this happening.

      If you use AWeber, automatically subscribing someone in
      the background like this is against their terms of service.
      AWeber like to have a full audit trail of exactly where
      and how someone joined your list.

      Like I mentioned before, I use AWeber and simply have
      DLGuard automatically fill the webform with the customer's
      name and e-mail address.

      The only difference is that the customer sees the new form
      and has to physically press the button to request that they
      join the list. That way, I have a full audit trail and comply
      with AWeber's terms of service.

      Remember that AWeber are strict on things like this to
      protect you, your lists and the deliverability rates of their
      servers.

      Dedicated to your success,

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      • Profile picture of the author milan
        Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

        With AWeber it is possible to use the automation rules
        to automatically unsubscribe a new purchaser from your
        prospect list and move them to a customer list.
        You can do that with Getresponse as well. You sound like it's not.

        If anybody wonders where that is it's under Campaigns - Automation.
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  • Profile picture of the author steveaaa
    Bean77, I called GR today and they said yes, they have an API to add a customer automatically (say you have already confirmed them using another process, like I do in my forums), so I am thinking you can add them to a new list using the api, and remove them from another list using the same API. I am speculating on the latter, so hope others can help.

    steve
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    • Profile picture of the author milan
      Originally Posted by steveaaa View Post

      Bean77, I called GR today and they said yes, they have an API to add a customer automatically (say you have already confirmed them using another process, like I do in my forums), so I am thinking you can add them to a new list using the api, and remove them from another list using the same API. I am speculating on the latter, so hope others can help.

      steve
      No, there's no API for removing people, only API to add people. You can do that however, using their "Automation" and their options for sales tracking.
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      • Profile picture of the author chrisg120
        Hi, Im a newbee looking for an auto responder. I know aweber and getresponse are the most recommended. But I need one I can purchase through pay pal or with a uk debit card.
        Aweber and getresponce dont accept either, only credit cards.
        The only a/rs sevices Ive found that acept pay pal are Ewen Chias Monster responce ($19 p.m. ) and Autoresponderplus .com ($ 197 for life!) This was what m. Filsaime used when he started, But I dont know how good or userfriendly it is.

        Has any one any recommendations?
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        • Profile picture of the author radhika
          Few times emails from Aweber (from the lists I am on) gone into my spam folder. Sometimes it is the issues with the email itself like embeded scripts, wrong html some spam triggering words can push them into spam folder.

          But once you have a big list your best bet is your own VPS with optimization. All hotmail, yaho wants is to show them that email is delivering from said source.

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        • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
          Originally Posted by chrisg120 View Post

          Hi, Im a newbee looking for an auto responder. I know aweber and getresponse are the most recommended. But I need one I can purchase through pay pal or with a uk debit card.
          Aweber and getresponce dont accept either, only credit cards.
          The only a/rs sevices Ive found that acept pay pal are Ewen Chias Monster responce ($19 p.m. ) and Autoresponderplus .com ($ 197 for life!) This was what m. Filsaime used when he started, But I dont know how good or userfriendly it is.

          Has any one any recommendations?
          I believe you can get a visa-debit card linked to your payPal account See if that can work. I wouldn't recommend either of the other two ahead of GetResponse or Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author steveaaa
    Just for the record, I asked if I can take lists from aweber over to GR. They said yes, as long as opted in, and there is a timestamp and ip address attached. I think it still has to go thru their compliance department or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author BizBoost
    I would crap if I couldn't transport my lists over from somewhere else. I know AR companies have to be careful but perhaps some of them could go that extra mile to verify one's veracity rather than just a blanket "no" at importing large, groomed, double-opt-in lists.

    Good thread, btw, very informative and helpful to me, thanks.

    Eric
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  • Profile picture of the author Bean77
    Thanks for the response. I think what I'll do before making any decision is hit up their support teams and see what they have to say and how responsive they are to helping me out with it- because that is always a deciding factor as well.

    Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author profitgenie
    My vote goes to Get response, only because every time i purchase optin with an aweber form my email provider wont allow it, and even after sending off the please allow form to the provider i get an email back saying they wont allow aweber on their email system as in the past has contained to much spam mail so has been banned. This is with optusnet.com.au an australian email host.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Simon, I'm looking forward to your new release. I'll be moving over to GetResponse soon anyways.
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  • It looks like price-wise GR is the winner. Anyone who lets the prospect see GR's thank you page instead of their own is leaving money on the table and should not be in IM

    Just my opinion, but there you have it.

    With the upcoming APIs and stuff, it looks even more compelling for GR.
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Originally Posted by understandyourniche View Post

      It looks like price-wise GR is the winner. Anyone who lets the prospect see GR's thank you page instead of their own is leaving money on the table and should not be in IM

      Just my opinion, but there you have it.

      With the upcoming APIs and stuff, it looks even more compelling for GR.
      Mind sharing what you personally do with the thank you page?
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  • Profile picture of the author SaRitaCustis
    I've been using GetResponse for a few years, and I love their service. A lot of times I see that people feel Aweber's interface is more user-friendly, but honestly I've never had an issue with using GR.

    I'm able to automatically move my subscribers after they've purchased, I can customize my thank you pages, my confirmation pages, and my error pages. I can even send them to a customized page when they unsubscribe to get their feedback so I know what I need to change in my marketing.

    It's easy to add new subscribers to an e-course list as well as my evergreen newsletter list when they sign up (so I can change my initial gift at any time). It's also easy to personalize the thank you page so I can use their name on my sales letter after they opt-in.

    Aweber may offer these features, but I haven't explored them since I never had any problems at all with GR. It gets my highest recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author dearaewi
    I've been with Aweber for a few years now and have no complaints. For me one of the best things is just how easy it is. When I started looking at autoresponders I looked at the ones most recommended and chose the one I could actually use with the most ease and it happened to be Aweber.

    Now after a couple of years I actually think it would be tough to get used to something else.

    Another great feature that they came out with was the blog broadcast. I believe I heard that GetResponse does this now too. It's is an amazing feature for bloggers.

    If I had to choose now, not sure which I would go with. Honestly the pricing structure that Aweber instituted a while back could be prohibitive for someone new but for me, the ease, the deliverability, is excellent.

    I also don't have a problem with not being able to have people subscribe automatically. If people want to be on your list, they're subscribe, if not they won't. Of they're subscribe automatically they may just unsubscribe or you may wound up with an unresponsive list because many of the people didn't want to be there anyway.

    Just MHO. Bottom line is you do what works for you. They both work, just which one works best for you.

    Deanna
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    This was not a valid test. You tested one email address on your domain and are drawing conclusions from that?

    My GetResponse emails always go to my inbox, so using your logic, they must have 100% deliverability, right?

    It's like saying the first person who visited my site bought my product, therefore I have 100% conversion.

    Of course not- just because the emails I send to myself show up in the right place doesn't mean the same is happening with every subscriber. There really is no way to determine that.

    What is more likely happening is some weird filtering going on with your email account. I find that addresses like that are more likely to be delivered correctly than the services like Yahoo.

    I think both of those autoresponder services have similar deliverability rates, based on the lists I'm on, but it's really hard to prove.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    I tried Awber, but it wouldn't accept my old email list. Said it was too outdated and too many undeliverable emails.

    So I went with GetRespnse. They automatically went though my list and deleted those problem ones. Wonder why Awber couldn't do that?

    Wish GetResponse had an easier interface to work with though. Still slows me down some. Just doesn't seem intuitive to me. The entering messages is ok, setting up your forms to work the way you want them to is complicated and not clear in a few spots.

    But they did accept my old list and got rid of the useless subcribers to boot.

    Lambert
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    I'm looking forward to the new release of GR. I think I'll continue to use AW also, for other lists and migrate the double opt-ins to GR in the next few months. The GR price point is very attractive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maria Gudelis
    I use both GR (last 2 years) and Aweber (just started last month with aweber)

    aweber is definitely more 'user friendly' , nice GUI's etc. so for now - setting up new stuff on aweber over GR....

    will check out that new GR release when it comes out!
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  • Profile picture of the author steveaaa
    Hi, I am a noob to this area, ...and searched google.., can someone please tell me about DLGuard, and its integration with GR. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author ait12231958
    Does GetResponse have a Lightbox Pop up?
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  • Profile picture of the author thadley
    I know of a lot of people who say Aweber is better but I've been with GetResponse and have been satisfied. A lot of big internet marketers use it very successfully. I just read a Facebook post from a marketer about Aweber. She added a group of contacts that she bought and Aweber closed her account, losing a year and a half of lists. No warning, just closed it. Don't know where she got the contacts, but it's scary that they can do that. Be careful who you add.
    To get rid of the ads on the GetResponse thank you page, choose the campaign you want, Campaign Settings, go to the Personalization tab, then # 2, check the Hide Marketing Campaigns box.
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