Can You Pause An Aweber Campaign?

by Dean Shainin 11 replies
Hey Warriors,

I must be going blind because I don't see where we can pause an Aweber campaign that's already rolling. I remember GetResponse had that option.

Do you know if this is possible with Aweber and how "if" it is?

Was going to ask Aweber but know I'd get a way faster response here.

Thanks in advance,
Dean
#main internet marketing discussion forum #aweber #campaign #pause
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Dean, I have been all through that site and to the best of my knowledge,
    there is no way to pause a campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinPremick
    Hi Dean,

    Originally Posted by Dean Shainin View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I must be going blind because I don't see where we can pause an Aweber campaign that's already rolling. I remember GetResponse had that option.

    Do you know if this is possible with Aweber and how "if" it is?

    Was going to ask Aweber but know I'd get a way faster response here.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dean
    How exactly do you want "pause" your campaign?

    Do you mean you want *NOBODY* to get any more follow ups for a while, no matter what message in your sequence they're on?

    Or do you mean you want to stop people from getting any more follow ups after a certain message number? (i.e. you want people who haven't gotten the first 3 messages yet to get those, but not 4, 5, 6 etc)?

    Both are possible by changing the interval for the appropriate message/s (after all, if a follow up has an interval of 500 days... nobody's going to get that follow up unless 500 days have passed since they got the previous one!).

    PM me with specifics and I'll be happy to advise you further.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      You can pause the campaign. On the main page go to the bottom left were you backup your account. On this screen you can deactivate the list.

      Be careful though, if you keep the list deactivated for more than thirty days it will be deleted.

      Shannon
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      • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
        Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

        You can pause the campaign. On the main page go to the bottom left were you backup your account. On this screen you can deactivate the list.

        Be careful though, if you keep the list deactivated for more than thirty days it will be deleted.

        Shannon
        Thank You Shannon,

        That's what I'm looking for.

        Thank You very much...

        And thanks for the heads up on the 30 days thing. That would really suck.

        Off to check it out in a minute.

        Cheers,
        Dean
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      • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
        Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

        You can pause the campaign. On the main page go to the bottom left were you backup your account. On this screen you can deactivate the list.
        Would that also prevent new people from signing up?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
          Originally Posted by Jelasco View Post

          Would that also prevent new people from signing up?
          Hmm?

          Now I'm wondering the same thing?

          Dean
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by Dean Shainin View Post

            Hmm?

            Now I'm wondering the same thing?

            Dean
            Yes Dean, that's not pausing the campaign. That is deactivating it. It is not
            the same thing. The campaign is effectively dead. No emails go out but
            nobody can opt into it either. If you're okay with that, fine, but just so you
            know, this doesn't JUST prevent emails from going out.
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            • Profile picture of the author JustinPremick
              Originally Posted by Jelasco View Post

              Would that also prevent new people from signing up?
              Yes, deactivating a list would prevent new people from signing up.

              As others have noted, we delete lists that are deactivated for 30 days. Plus you can't make any changes to a list while it's deactivated.

              Rule of thumb: only deactivate a list if you don't intend to use it again - ever.

              If you don't want new people to sign up for a while, I recommend commenting out the signup form/s on your site. When you're ready to start building your list again, uncomment the forms so they appear again.

              That way you don't have to remove and re-add the signup form HTML to your site, and you don't have to deactivate your list.

              Originally Posted by Dean Shainin View Post

              I'd want to set it up so *NOBODY* gets any more follow ups for a while no matter what message they are on...
              In that case, you'd want to change the interval for each of your follow ups to something really high (like 500 or 999).

              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              Yes Dean, that's not pausing the campaign. That is deactivating it. It is not
              the same thing. The campaign is effectively dead. No emails go out but
              nobody can opt into it either. If you're okay with that, fine, but just so you
              know, this doesn't JUST prevent emails from going out.
              Exactly.

              When you deactivate a list, you're effectively telling us you don't want that list anymore.

              We hold on to it for 30 days in case you change your mind, but if I were you, I'd treat it like a Delete function.

              To keep people from getting follow ups for a while, change the intervals. To keep people from signing up for a while, comment out your signup forms.
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    • Profile picture of the author SuzanneH
      Set the interval to 999 days (that's as high as it'll go, last time I checked).

      Suzanne
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    • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
      Originally Posted by JustinPremick View Post

      Or do you mean you want to stop people from getting any more follow ups after a certain message number? (i.e. you want people who haven't gotten the first 3 messages yet to get those, but not 4, 5, 6 etc)?

      Both are possible by changing the interval for the appropriate message/s (after all, if a follow up has an interval of 500 days... nobody's going to get that follow up unless 500 days have passed since they got the previous one!).

      PM me with specifics and I'll be happy to advise you further.
      That's actually a very neat solution with no risk at all to your list.

      As soon as you want them back on your sequence you change the interval back.

      Of course it means you'd have to change the interval for all your emails if you wanted the follow ups to stop for all your subscribers.

      Kindest regards,
      Andrew Cavanagh
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
      Originally Posted by JustinPremick View Post

      Hi Dean,



      How exactly do you want "pause" your campaign?

      Do you mean you want *NOBODY* to get any more follow ups for a while, no matter what message in your sequence they're on?

      Or do you mean you want to stop people from getting any more follow ups after a certain message number? (i.e. you want people who haven't gotten the first 3 messages yet to get those, but not 4, 5, 6 etc)?

      Both are possible by changing the interval for the appropriate message/s (after all, if a follow up has an interval of 500 days... nobody's going to get that follow up unless 500 days have passed since they got the previous one!).

      PM me with specifics and I'll be happy to advise you further.
      I'd want to set it up so *NOBODY* gets any more follow ups for a while no matter what message they are on...

      Thanks,
      Dean
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