Autoresponder Needed ASAP!

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I've been using Responsebot for a few months and it's pretty okay for what I needed, but it's closing down on the 10 July, so I need another very soon.

Responsebot was $9.95 a month so I need something like it or better. I have lots of pages that need new autoresponder scripts so I'm keen to get something recommended soon.

Hope you Warriors can help?

Thanks in advance

Brian
#asap #autoresponder #list building #needed #responsebot
  • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
    Most people that I've talked to use Aweber - I'm getting it set up on my blog this weekend. It's $19 a month, I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corwinnx
    Brian,
    The only two even worth looking into are about $20.00 a month, and they are

    GetResponse and Aweber.

    From what I understand, GetResponse has a better delivery rate, but I've only just begun using it where I've used Aweber for a long time and I"ve been happy with it.

    The only reason I am trying out GetResponse is to see if I have better delivery rates than with Aweber.

    -Happy 4th of July!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Brian,

    I would go with Getresponse.com. They are VERY affordable and they are great.

    Tal
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    I can highly recommend iContact.

    iContact starts at 9.99/month for 250 list members (email addresses). They'll also let you import your current list. Prices increase from there depending on how many email addys you have.


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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    has anyone tried iContact or BenchmarkEmail?...they both seem to brag that hey have loads of customers and amazing delivery rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cerberus
    Aweber is better IMO. I have used both and migrated over to AW and haven't looked back.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    I use iContact, AutoresponsePlus, and WorldMerge for all my needs.

    Folks should use the right tool for the right job.

    Also, feel free to use the search function on top of this forum - this particular topic gets discussed several times a month. And as you may realize - folks have pretty strong opinions on their tools/service providers.

    Its like asking a bit-head which is better - emacs or some other L^2 (loser and lame) editor (you may be able to guess my bias there ;-) )


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    • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      Also, feel free to use the search function on top of this forum - this particular topic gets discussed several times a month. And as you may realize - folks have pretty strong opinions on their tools/service providers.

      Its like asking a bit-head which is better - emacs or some other L^2 (loser and lame) editor (you may be able to guess my bias there ;-) )
      Emacs? Oh no... The can of worms is now open!

      But yes, search function ftw!
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    emacs...I only use vi....

    lol
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    • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
      Originally Posted by shermancox View Post

      emacs...I only use vi....
      Jack, what have you done?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      emacs...I only use vi....
      Pico, baby! (errmmm... never mind.)

      Excellent analogy, Jack. At this point, I doubt that there's a significant difference in deliverability rates for the two. I know there have been some, shall we say "flawed," comparisons from GR fans, but those seem to have gone the way of the dodo.

      People get way heated over this topic, and most of them have no good reason to.

      The question of using a service over installing the thing on your own machine is different. That's been discussed here a lot, so a search will help. Just don't believe anything you read in what you find.

      Use the tool that fits. I use Aweber, Autoresponse Plus, and Worldmerge, mostly. The choice depends on the application.

      For a situation like this, I'd go with a self-hosted solution, with a dedicated IP. What you might lose in delivery will be more than covered by what you WILL lose moving to a service that requires that you re-confirm the list.


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  • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
    I use Aweber and was grandfathered in before the rate changes. However, I also don't get as many bells and whistles with the list I keep at that account.

    GetResponse has an efficient rate ( ) and are upgrading soon I believe.

    It really comes down to personal choice - BUT these are the only two to really consider if you are in business for the long haul. Otherwise you'll be migrating large lists later and that's a real hassle.

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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Hey Brian,

    I am in the same boat, but I had lifetime membership. Oh well.

    I am switching to Get Response. I have clients that use both Aweber and GR, but of the two, I really like GR. Aweber used to be very good, but when they changed their pricing, the quality of service seemed to drop a bit.

    Will be switching this week.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Setup your own script on your own domain. It's actually very easy to get white listed with the major ISP's and email providers. Don't listen to the autoresponder services that claim it's a full time job to get your emails delivered. It's NOT!

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    • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
      Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post

      Setup your own script on your own domain. It's actually very easy to get white listed with the major ISP's and email providers. Don't listen to the autoresponder services that claim it's a full time job to get your emails delivered. It's NOT!

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      Rob Whisonant
      I would love to go for this over a service. I really don't know why I didn't think of this here. I remember noticing on a different blog that I couldn't find where to input name and email - turns out, adblockpro for firefox was blocking the form.

      Got any good script recommendations?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mandy Allen
    Aweber is the best. Sadly most will take your list when you leave. If you are lucky you might be left with a partial list, but Aweber is the best so that's what you should go for if you are serious in any way about a list.

    Enjoy the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    I am using get response for nearly 2 years now.
    Never had a single problem. They are also relaunching
    a new version, so you might wanna take a look

    Igor
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  • Profile picture of the author marlonjbroussard
    I just started using G-lock from my own computer... no monthlies... and it does split testing.

    It also has a cool double opt-in wordpress plugin that integrates with it.

    There's a free version, and a paid version... I suggest going free until you list builds.

    DM me for a link if want more info.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhirst
    I found this site from another forum profollow.com. This seems to be an old aweber reseller site. You can store up to 10,000 leads. Anyone use this service? any advise?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      I found this site from another forum profollow.com. This seems to be an old aweber reseller site. You can store up to 10,000 leads. Anyone use this service? any advise?
      That is, I believe, Jeff Walker's label of Aweber.

      I don't know if Tom has any plans for changing the pricing for the private label resellers.


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  • Profile picture of the author Sfrew
    I personally like GetResponse. They are upgrading this week with new features. Cost is $19 per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Mann
    I use Aweber. Not only do they have a great delivery rate but their are many options at your disposal. One very important feature is scalability. IMHO this service is the Rolls Royce of autoresponders.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    I signed up with Jeff's service and am very pleased with it. It's like the way the 'old' Aweber was. Very happy with it.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by Hackbridge View Post

    I've been using Responsebot for a few months and it's pretty okay for what I needed, but it's closing down on the 10 July, so I need another very soon.

    Responsebot was $9.95 a month so I need something like it or better. I have lots of pages that need new autoresponder scripts so I'm keen to get something recommended soon.

    Hope you Warriors can help?

    Thanks in advance

    Brian
    What's the reason they are closing? If it's lack of customers then I'd be tempted to buy the entire business lock-stock and barrel.. I think I'll send them an email

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Mike,

    Gary (Hunyh) said it was because of issues with the script he uses. Long story about the developer not responding, script issues, etc. I think it became something he didn't wnat to mess with anymore.

    As for the script, a lot of others are using it and don't seem to be having any problems. I didn't have any problems using the service, but it's gone come friday.

    Thanks,

    John
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