aWeber - click tracking stuff - Do U Use It?

by 4morereferrals 7 replies
I sent out a broadcast to my list [my tiny little list] with an update, and I put a link in it to my blog. However; I hadnt used the tracking "feature" before and I got a funky link - I dont think Im happy with.

Yuck!

http://clicks.jvlistpro.com/y/ct/?l=14 mile ugly_asz_link_that_kinda_sux

not a real link - dont bother!

Experts thoughts ideas - you use their tracking? Is there a better way?

Obviously newb-a-liscious activities going on here.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #aweber #click #stuff #tracking
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  • Profile picture of the author joefission
    Tracking is great, but those links are ugly and DECREASE click-throughs.

    Though not foolproof, you can create HTML links in Aweber to hide the link target. The actual link still shows if someone reads in plain text or if someone mouses over the link, but it's a decent tradeoff.

    Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
    I agree, tracking is awesome, but I'm not sure if those tracking links actually decrease click-throughs. I'd have to see some solid proof before believing that.

    One thing that would decrease click-throughs would be crappy subject lines or bad email copy. I'd click on the ugliest link in the world if what came before it was juicy enough
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Originally Posted by CurtisN View Post

      I agree, tracking is awesome, but I'm not sure if those tracking links actually decrease click-throughs. I'd have to see some solid proof before believing that.

      One thing that would decrease click-throughs would be crappy subject lines or bad email copy. I'd click on the ugliest link in the world if what came before it was juicy enough
      Touche' Curtis ...

      alas ... Im no Frank Kern - yet :p
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      • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
        I don't always use them--they are pretty ugly. But they can give you an idea of how well the title of your email convinces reader to click to open. I've had huge differences in click to open rates depending on my opening line. I do think that they may decrease click through rates. People have no idea where they will be taken when they click them. It might scare them a bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author joefission
      Originally Posted by CurtisN View Post

      I agree, tracking is awesome, but I'm not sure if those tracking links actually decrease click-throughs. I'd have to see some solid proof before believing that.
      I wish I could remember where I saw those stats, but I did read of this within the past 8 to 9 months I would guess. Someone did measure this, and it was a dramatic difference. If I can find the numbers, I'll post them, and until then I'll stand by my original assertion.

      Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author eidoan
    I always use link tracking on AWeber, I don't know any good reason not to. It's important to see how effective your mailings are.
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  • Profile picture of the author tkulzer
    Steve,

    Your best solution would be to use the email web analytics features so you can use your own domain name for all click tracking links instead of clicks.aweber.com or clicks.jvlistpro.com

    How Do I Hide clicks.aweber.com? :: AWeber Knowledge Base
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