Autoresponders

Review  for three of the best autoresponders.
We will compare Aweber, GetResponse and Icontact in the comparison chart table

AUTORESPONDER  COMPARISON CHART

 


Aweber

GetResponse

iContact
Monthly Pricing Options
Trial $1 for 30 Days No Trial Free Edition Account
Up to 500 Contacts $19 $11.48 Free Edition Account$10.00 (With Full Features)
Up to 1000 Contacts $29 $14.76 $19.00
Up to 2500 Contacts $20.50 $29.00
Up to 5000 Contacts $49 $36.90 $47.00
Up to 10000 Contacts $69 $53.30 $74.00
Up to 25000 Contacts $149 $118.90 $149.00
Contact Management Features
Import Mailing List
Automatically Detect Duplicate Emails
Add Custom Demographic Fields
Require Opt-in
Email Creation Features
Email Setup Wizard
Supports Unicode
Add Images
Add Hyperlinks
Create Plain Text /HTML Messages
Create Messages from Template
WYSIWYG Editor
Create Web Forms
Image Hosting 100MB 0.5MB
Create Surveys
Email Sending Features
Email Job Scheduling
SPAM Test (Make Sure your Emails Aren’t Spam)
Test Email
Email Reporting Features
Click-Through Tracking
Status of Emails
Forwarded Emails
View Unsubscribed Contacts
Compare Message Reports
Social Media Integration
Conversion Tracking
Integrate with Google Analytics
Technical Support



 

Aweber

Introduction

Building good customer relations is very important for your business. If you regularly
keep in touch with your customers, you can be at a better position to
anticipate and provide for all their needs. If you have your own online
business, the ability to anticipate the needs of your market can
determine the success or failure of your online business endeavor. One
of the best ways to keep in contact with your customers online is
through email. Email communications can help establish good customer
relations because of its personal nature. However, emailing hundreds of
customers can be very difficult if you do it manually. This is where the
Aweber Email Marketing Tools come in.

Description

Aweber is a leading provider of Email marketing tools that enable businesses to
conduct an effective email marketing campaign and stay in touch with
their customers online. The website provides a comprehensive list of
tools that enables businesses to handle all aspects of their email
marketing campaigns and customer relations. These tools are perfect for
all sizes of email marketing campaigns. Many leading online businesses
and thousands of others use Aweber to handle their email marketing
needs.

Target Market

Aweber is perfect for all kinds of online businesses who wish to conduct a
successful email marketing campaign. Whether you just want to stay in
touch with your customers or want some means of soft selling your
products or services directly to interested parties, Aweber tools can
let you do this in a fast and efficient manner. Many leading online
business trust Aweber with their email marketing campaigns and there is
no reason why you should not.

Price

Signing up for Aweber service is not expensive. Your first month will only cost $1. For
this price, you will be able to access all the available tools and
resources provided by Aweber. After the first month, if you plan to
continue the service, you can choose from any of the available plans
that will be perfect for all your needs.

Contents

By signing up to
the Aweber service, you can be able to get access to the following tools
and services:

  • Email
    Newsletters
  • Signup
    Forms
  • Manage
    Subscribers
  • Autoresponders
  • HTML
    Email Templates
  • Blog
    Newsletters
  • Email
    Analytics
  • Subscriber Segmentation
  • Email
    Marketing API
  • Email
    Deliverability
  • Customer Support

This is pretty
much everything you need to run a successful and effective email
campaign and you can find all this tools in one place.

Conclusion

If you want a
reliable service that perfectly provides for all your email marketing
needs, Aweber is definitely the way to go. From its multi tiered pricing
plans to its comprehensive list of features that enable you to run an
effective campaign, the Aweber service is definitely a very valuable and reliable service.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:28:05 +0000: Your Small Business or Nonprofit Could Win $20,000! Here’s How - Email Marketing Tips

    Small Business Big Impact Award

    In your life, there are big, defining moments that you never forget. Weddings. Heartbreaks. Vacations. Graduations. Homeruns. Births. Funerals.

    But then there are smaller, defining moments that stay with you, too. The experiences that transcend your everyday “normal,” and bring delight and surprise into your life. They suddenly transform your ordinary into extraordinary. They’re memorable, unexpected, and impactful.

    It’s these smaller moments that AWeber has strived to create daily for our customers over the past 20 years.

    It’s why we provide an award-winning 24/7 Customer Solutions team at our headquarters in Pennsylvania. They’re here to help you succeed around-the-clock.

    It’s why we send socks, T-shirts, stickers, and hand-written notes to a new group of customers every single month.

    It’s why our Chief Operating Officer, Sean Cohen (who started as a Customer Solutions Manager at AWeber 17 years ago) still communicates with customers through email or on the phone on a weekly basis.

    It’s why every new feature we release on our platform is based on extensive, one-on-one customer feedback.

    It’s why our spam-fighting space explorer mascot, Commander AJ, makes impromptu appearances at conferences to meet up with customers. (Heck, it’s why we built a lifesize space explorer mascot to begin with!)

    And it’s why, after a customer tweeted us saying, “I love AWeber. If you guys made a cereal, I’d eat it every morning,” we actually made a brand-new cereal and sent it to him.

    “Everything we do has an impact on our customers,” says Cohen. “So we shoot for remarkable. Not good. Not great. But remarkable.”

    Now, to celebrate 20 years of creating remarkable experiences for more than 1 million small businesses, AWeber wants to reward one small business or nonprofit that goes above and beyond for its customers. That’s why we’re launching the Small Business, Big Impact! Award.

    Small Business Big Impact Award

    The Small Business, Big Impact! Award contest begins on October 15, 2018, and all entries must be submitted by January 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter, click here. Tell us how you already create remarkable experiences for your customers — and how you’d use the $20,000 to make an even bigger impact.

    The post Your Small Business or Nonprofit Could Win $20,000! Here’s How appeared first on Email Marketing Tips.

  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:30:08 +0000: 8 Top Brainstorming Techniques to Help You Write Killer Emails - Email Marketing Tips

    brainstorming techniques

    I can’t think of anything to write.

    Sound familiar? Of course it does. It's one of the top reasons our customers give us for letting their email marketing flatline. They just run out of ideas or topics to write about.

    Even pro writers come up with major email block. Ann Handley, co-founder of Marketing Profs and the popular book "Everybody Writes," only sent two emails to her subscribers in 2017. (In fact, the lack of communication was her catalyst behind revamping her entire newsletter strategy this year.)

    But when your emails stall, you can't make connections with your subscribers. You can't sell. You can't gather feedback from your audience. You're leaving money on the table!

    Never waste time trying to think of a topic when you should be writing. Here are 8 brainstorming techniques that will help you create a list of topics for future emails.

    Quick Notes on Brainstorming

    First things first: Let’s go over a few quick notes re: brainstorming.

    1. Coming up with ideas for your content is serious, but don’t get too caught up on producing the perfect idea right away. If you’re too critical, you won’t get anything written down. You never know what a random word now could make you think of later. Keep a positive mindset and be open to any and all ideas.
    2. Don’t worry too much about following the rules. Brainstorming is all about creativity and finding whatever method works best for you. While one person might do well with a structured brainstorming process, another might thrive with a loose, free-flowing idea session.

    The important thing to remember about brainstorming ideas for your email campaigns is that you’ll want to stay open-minded throughout your process . . . regardless of what that looks like. Next, let’s start looking at a few specific brainstorming techniques you can try to get the ideas flowing.

    Brainstorming Techniques for Stellar Email Ideas

    Brainstorming Technique #1: Word Association

    Start with one or two words related to a broad topic, and write down anything they make you think of. Let your inner editor rest for a bit and just jot down whatever ideas and words come to mind. If you need help, try a tool like Visuwords to get the process going.

    Don’t overthink things or worry about explaining how the words are related (at least right now.) Instead, let the ideas flow and see what interesting concepts naturally arise.

    Word Association Brainstorming Techniques

    Image source: Search Engine Land

    Brainstorming Technique #2: Mind Mapping

    This is a similar concept to the word association technique. Start with a word in the middle and draw lines outward to the ideas that word sparks. Mapping helps you visually process your ideas and decide which ones are the strongest.

    Mind Mapping Brainstorm Techniques

    Image source: CoSchedule 

    Brainstorming Technique #3: The Medici Effect

    If we can figure out how things are connected, sometimes we can borrow solutions or ideas from another field to solve our own problems. Look for parallels around the issues you’re facing in different areas — like your personal life or at work.

    For example: Did you recently overcome a challenge at work that taught you a lesson or provided some new perspective on an issue? How can you share that experience as a story that may help your audience with their biggest pain point? You might have come to a solution that would make for a brilliant email campaign.

    Brainstorming Technique #4: Blind Writing

    Just. Don’t. Stop. You don’t need a plan of attack or an outline for this — just put words on a blank page, no matter what they are. You never know what will spark an idea, and writing anything is the first step to writing something good.

    Brainstorming Technique #5: Challenger

    Make a list of your assumptions (about your customers, your content, your format, etc.) and then challenge them one by one. You might think you already know the best way to do something, but we don’t make progress by never questioning things.

    Related: FREE Course: Learn How to Write Better Emails

    Brainstorming Technique #6: SWOT Analysis

    Create a table to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) to your current approach to email content. This helps you see your process in a more analytic way and logically decide if there is a more effective way to write, share, and educate.

    As you complete your SWOT analysis, be sure to see what your main competitors are doing and make notes on how you may (or may not) be measuring up with your current approach.

    SWOT brainstorming techniques

    Image source: Wordstream

    Brainstorming Technique #7: Turn to Your Readers

    Conversations with your subscribers can lead to a treasure trove of email ideas. Ask your subscribers questions and try to find out as much information about them as possible. What do they actually want or need from you? What are their biggest obstacles, goals, or main pain points?

    Your subscribers feedback will be immensely valuable to your business. You can use it to write your next email, and other types of content like blog posts, videos, and social media posts. You can also take it a step further by using the feedback to correctly position your product, inspire loyalty, and/or develop all-new products.

    Brainstorming Technique #8: Start with the Subject Line

    Set a timer for 5 minutes. Then, come up with a list of subject lines that you would absolutely open if they hit your inbox.

    These subject lines may spark some all-new content ideas. We use this technique at the start of many of our content planning meetings at AWeber. In fact, some of our most popular stories have come out of this exercise. We keep an updated swipe file of the subject lines — some of which are practical, some of which are outrageous — and browse the list for new blog post or email ideas whenever we need some inspiration.

    Related: Your Guide to Writing the World's Best Email Subject Lines

    Brilliant Email Ideas, Time After Time

    Consistently sending emails is a wonderful way to keep subscribers engaged, but try not to forget that no one wants to open an email that doesn’t actually have any new or useful information. Having a constant supply of fresh email ideas keeps you from getting marked as spam and sent to the junk mailbox, never to be opened again.

    On a regular basis, brainstorm new topics through these different approaches and keep a swipe file of your best and brightest ideas. You’ll never hit a bottleneck in ideas for email campaigns again.

    Ready to start sending killer emails to your list? Then sign up for your free 30-day trial of AWeber today.

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  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:35:29 +0000: After 4 Years, We Rebranded Our Email Newsletter. Here’s Why. - Email Marketing Tips

    Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET, we email our weekly newsletter to more than 30,000 subscribers. It contains our most recent educational blog posts, videos, and webinars.

    This email earns a high open and click-through rate every week. And the majority of our audience regularly shares positive feedback with us about it.

    But we started to wonder: Could we do even better? Were we missing anything? So we went to the experts — you, and all our subscribers — to find out.

    This year, we asked more extensive questions in our annual survey. We questioned subscribers about what they liked and what they didn’t. We asked them what changes would improve the email.

    When we began analyzing the results, we learned some surprising things. Here’s what you told us and what we did about it.

    You said we should stand out more. We took that pretty seriously.

    When we asked readers what they thought of our newsletter, one said, “OK, but just ordinary.” And another said, “The simplicity is great. But your branding needs to be stronger.”

    Great emails stand out. They stop readers in their tracks. They’re valuable and beautiful. And they have strong branding.

    That’s why we’ve rebranded our email with bright colors, a new name, and a new logo. Introducing FWD: Thinking — our updated and improved newsletter.

    After running a split test of this updated newsletter against our standard newsletter, we saw positive results. We got great email engagement and happy feedback from subscribers. One subscriber even messaged us to say, “Love this new layout!”

    But this newsletter isn’t simply rebranded. Using your feedback, we’ve revamped the content, too.

    You asked for quick, easy-to-digest advice. We added it.

    As we were reading through the survey results, themes quickly appeared. Time was the most common one. You said you don't have a lot of it, so you need information you can digest in minutes.

    “Give me quick wins,” one reader said.

    Another said, “I’d like more content with small, easy steps.”

    That’s why we added a quick tip section to our newsletter. This section highlights inspirational quotes, actionable advice, and pro tips. You can read it in seconds and apply it quickly.

    Related: The 4 Survey Emails That’ll Give You Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

    You’re busy. Now, you can instantly find out how much time it'll take to read a post.

    Many subscribers told us that they're not sure if they have the time to read an article when they receive our email. So they archive the message to read later. Then, they never get to it.

    That's why we added read times to our posts within the email. Now, you know what your time commitment is before reading and can plan accordingly.

    Related: How to Craft Irresistible Newsletter Content

    You said our newsletter was overwhelming. We made it easier to focus on what’s important.

    You can’t have too much value in an email, right? That’s what we thought. So we pack each of our newsletters with tons of valuable content.

    But some of our readers said this was actually overwhelming. “I think maybe fewer items per newsletter would make me more likely to read it. It's kind of overwhelming when there are so many articles to read,” said one subscriber.

    This feedback was a challenge for us. Although some readers were overwhelmed, others appreciated how much content we included in each email.

    Instead of cutting content from the email, we decided to make it easier for readers to focus on what’s new.

    In our newsletter, we originally had 3 sections with educational content. The design of each section was identical.

    While this format was simple and easy to digest, it could also overwhelm time-strapped subscribers by giving them too many choices.

    In our updated newsletter, we’ve made it simple for readers to tell which post is the most important — with design hierarchy. Instead of 3 identically-weighted content sections, we now have 1 featured post and 2 supporting posts.

    We placed more emphasis on the featured post by using a larger image, describing the post in more detail, and centering it. We decreased focus for the 2 supporting posts by making them smaller and decreasing the explainer text.

    This use of hierarchy makes it easy for busy readers to pick the one post they should read. And for those who want to read every post, we still have the same amount of value in each email.

    Related: The Top Email Design Trends You Must Know

    You have questions. Now you can ask them directly from our newsletter.

    This reader comment had a big impact on our redesign: “I don't know how to start, and I don't know how to make the time to do [email marketing]. I work long hours, and I get back home very tired.”

    We wanted to help. After brainstorming how we could better serve this reader, we came up with an idea: What if we asked our readers to submit questions directly from our weekly newsletter? Our team of email experts could answer these questions by creating a detailed blog post or video.

    So we added a new question submission section to our newsletter. Now, readers can submit their questions. And we can write content to answer those questions in the near future.

    Related: The Simple Question You Should ALWAYS Include in Your Emails

    What do you think?

    We’re excited to see how you like the improvements. Have questions or feedback? Tell us in the comments section below.

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  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:14:38 +0000: New: Split Test Your Emails in AWeber! - Email Marketing Tips

    Split Testing Is Here!

    Want to send the best email? Test your next idea — no matter how big or small — using AWeber's new-and-improved split testing feature.

    We've rebuilt our split testing tool to help you send high-performing, effective emails.

    Testing can transform the way you send. It allows you to figure out what email content resonates best with your audience.

    You can test simple tweaks, like changing a call-to-action button color to drive more sales, re-writing a subject line to get more opens, or adding an image to increase engagement.

    You can also test bigger changes, like wildly different email copy, or varying send times.

    How it works

    You have the flexibility of sending an A/B test to 50/50% of your subscribers, or you can add a third group of subscribers to receive the variation that wins. (After you determine the winner, simply schedule and send a copy of that message the third group.)

    You can split your entire list or create a test that only targets a specific segment. This is perfect if you're currently using tags to group your subscribers.

    Related: How to Create a Segment Using Tags in AWeber

    Most email service providers' split testing tools only allow for subject line testing. But with AWeber’s new-and-improved tool, you can test:

    • Varying subject lines
    • Pre-header text
    • Email designs or templates
    • Images vs. GIFs vs. no images
    • Body copy
    • Call-to-action text or placement
    • Background and button color variations
    • The actual time you send the message

    The possibilities are limitless!

    Check out our Knowledge Base article to learn step-by-step directions on how to start testing.

    What AWeber users are saying

    We built this feature using feedback from AWeber users like you! Over the past few months, we rolled out split testing to a small group of customers.

    "This split testing feature is great," says Rob Wood, founder of Light Stalking, a popular photography blog. After just one subject line split test, Rob saw "a noticeable impact on traffic" — a 33% increase! — to his site from his newsletter.

    In our own tests, we’ve been driving more opens and clicks as well! We have tested short vs. long subject lines and emojis vs. no emojis on our blog newsletter.

    Here are six tests you can run today

    Looking for ideas on what to test? We have you covered.

    Head on over to this fresh blog post where our conversion content pro, Liz Willits, reveals SIX awesome test ideas you can set up in 1 minute.

    Get ready to test!

    This month, we roll out more split testing posts, case studies, and videos. We'll even do a live webinar (be on the lookout for an invitation your inbox in the next couple weeks). Split testing has the power to transform your email marketing.

    Get started today, subscribe to our newsletter, and stay tuned for more inspiration and education.

    Check out all of our product updates from 2018!

    September: Tag a Bunch of Subscribers at Once
    August: Awesome Sign Up Forms and a New GoToWebinar Integration
    July: Create Modern, Sleek Emails Faster than Ever
    July: Visualize your Campaigns performance with our mobile app
    June: AWeber’s Customer Solutions Team is Now Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!
    May: Connect Your Email Marketing with More Than 100 New Apps
    April: Automation, Segmentation, Mobile App Updates, and More
    March: One-Click Automation and Segmentation
    February Product Updates: 5 NEW Features Have Hit Your AWeber Account
    ¡Atención! Connect with Your Audience in 13 Different Languages
    Push Notifications– Now Available in AWeber’s Stats App

    Ready to try AWeber free for 30 days? Let's get started.

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  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:05:53 +0000: 6 Email Split Tests You Can Set Up in 1 Minute - Email Marketing Tips

    Split tests take the guesswork out of email marketing. With the data from split tests, you can easily find out what content your subscribers prefer and send messages that get more opens, clicks, and sales.

    (AWeber just released a new split testing feature that allows you to test more than just your subject lines — like send times, copy, templates, buttons, and more! Try it out today for FREE.)

    Too often, people focus almost exclusively on subject line split testing. They optimize their subject lines and boost open rates. However, they rarely split test the content inside their emails.

    This is a big mistake. After all, a high open rate doesn’t matter if subscribers don’t read the content inside your email and take action.

    There are simple email content split tests that can have a big impact, like these 6 easy split tests.

    1. Headline vs. no headline

    Does having a bold and colorful headline at the top of your email content grab your subscribers’ attention and keep them reading?

    To find out,  send two emails — one with a eye-catching headline and one without a headline.

    For example, let’s say you’re a fitness blogger, and you’re sending an email about the five stretches you recommend before a workout. You could run a split test with one email variant that has no headline and one email variant with a headline at the top of the email content that says, “5 pre-workout stretches to prevent injuries.”

    Pro tip: Like the email template from the example above? It's called Wane Light and you can find it in your AWeber account. (Don't have AWeber? Try it out free for 30 days.)

    2. Personal salutation vs. no salutation

    Do your subscribers like to feel that your emails were written specifically for them? Run a split test to find out!

    Try using their first name in the salutation of your email (for example, “Dear John,” “Hi John,” “How’s it going, John,” etc.) and see if you get a higher click-through rate. You can also incorporate someone’s name at the end of a sentence or in another natural (yet unexpected!) place in your email.

    Pro tip: If you have an AWeber account, you can easily add a first name to your email subject line or content to personalize your messages.

    3. Images vs. no images

    Are your subscribers visual people that like images in their emails? Or, do images distract them from your content and call-to-action?

    Create a split test where one email variant has an image and the other does not. Compare the results of your test and find out which your audience prefers.

    Related: How to Create Amazing Photos for Your Emails on Zero Budget

    4. Long content vs. short content

    Perhaps your subscribers like short emails that get straight to the point. Or, maybe they need more information before they’re ready to make a decision.

    Find out with a split test that compares two email copy variants:

    1. a lengthy email that describes all the details of your offer
    2. a short and easily digestible email that summarizes the same information

    5. P.S. vs. no P.S.

    Since subscribers often skim emails, including a  P.S. at the end of your emails can be an effective way to boost your click-through rates. A subscriber might glance over your content, but carefully read the P.S.

    To see if this is true of your subscribers, send your first email variant without a P.S. and your second email variant with a P.S. at the bottom of your content.

    6. Call-to-action button vs. hyperlinked text

    Are your subscribers more likely to click on a button or hyperlinked text? If you don’t know, a split test is a great way to find out! After all, if your call to action (CTA) isn’t optimized, you’re missing out on valuable clicks.

    Try two variations of an email — one with a button as a CTA and the other with hyperlinked text as a CTA. Just make sure to use identical text for both calls to action.

    Related: Why You Need to Split Test Your Emails (and 4 Best Practices to Get Started!)

    Start split testing

    Now that you have a few tests to start with, you can begin improving your emails and your bottom line.

    Ready to discover even more tests you can use to optimize your email marketing strategy?

    Check out our free Minimalist Marketer’s Guide to Split Testing to learn everything you need to know to become a split testing master.

    Minimalist Marketer's Guide to Split Testing

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GetResponse

Introduction

In order to have
a successful online business, it is very important that you regularly
keep in touch with your customers. One of the ways to do this is to
conduct an effective email marketing campaign for your business. In
order to conduct an effective email marketing campaign, you need to have
the right tools and all the important email marketing tools you need are
easily provided by
GetResponse.

Description

GetResponse is a
web based email autoresponder service provider that automates the
task of sending scheduled, follow-up email marketing messages. It has
features like AutoResponder, Marketing, and Statistics Service.
Getresponse has been around for years. This means that its systems are
well developed and the service continues to be popular with thousands of
businesses worldwide.

Target Market

GetResponse is
ideal for everyone who wants to conduct a successful email marketing
campaign. It can perfectly address all your email marketing needs
regardless of the size and scope that you require. It is perfect for
charity organizations, forums, groups and online businesses who wish to
promote various causes and services through email. If you need the
results that effective email marketing services provide, then
GetResponse is perfect for you.

Price

The pricing of
GetResponse services vary according to the number of subscribers you
require and the features that you need. The basic package currently
charges $9.95 for a maximum of 250 subscribers. If you need to add more
subscribers to your campaign, you can easily acquire better plan.

Contents The standard features found in GetResponse are as follows:

  • GetResponse Image Gallery – thousands of gorgeous images and impress
    your subscribers with stunning emails for FREE!
  • Form Builder – Create engaging web forms in just a few clicks! Choose from
    500+ beautiful templates to pick the perfect design for your business.
  • Online Surveys – Ask as many questions as often as you want and get the data
    you need to improve products, target campaigns and stay ahead of the
    competition!
  • Advanced Segmentation – Combine behavior and location on the fly for
    hyper-targeted campaigns. Quickly and easily group your customers based
    on customer email activity, geography, and profile data collected from
    web forms and surveys.
  • Unlimited Follow Up Messages
  • Social Media Integration – take advantage of social networks.
  • Industry Templates – Choose from over 300 Designer HTML Templates to
    create eye-popping campaigns for every audience and industry.
  • Email Analytics – track every open, click, unsubscribe, and purchase.
  • Split Testing – Get the best results from your email campaign ? test it first!
    Just create up to 5 messages, with different personalization techniques,
    subjects, and styles. GetResponse will test each version for you, then
    automatically select and send the best! It takes only minutes and can
    save you buckets of cash!

Conclusion

With all these tools provided at a very reasonable price,
GetResponse truly is a godsend for people who need to run an email marketing campaign. It is no
wonder this services is utilized by the thousands of leading businesses online.


 

iContact

Introduction

Email marketing is a very effective method to promote a business online. Thousands of
businesses depend on email marketing in order to promote their products
and services to their customers. Due to this demand, many email
marketing services have appeared online. One of the best services
available in the market today is iContact.

Description

iContact (formerly Intellicontact) is a remotely-hosted complete email marketing
system. It lets you easily publish and track your email newsletters that
you need to send out. The service really provides everything a person or
business needs to run a successful and effective email marketing
campaign.

Target Market

iContact is
perfect for first time email marketers. While it has features that make
it very useful to experienced and highly skilled email marketers, the
excellent support and knowledge resource provided by iContact makes it
ideal for first time internet marketers. If you need a comprehensive
email marketing system that also has excellent support, iContact is the
right service for you.

Price

iContact maintains different price plans according to the size and scope of your
email marketing needs. They also have a free option that provides the
standard email marketing features you need but with a few limitations.
You can try to use the free version to check out the system and then
move to paid plans if you need more functionality. Paid plans start at
$10 and increase according to the number of subscribers you need.

Content

If you decide to go with iContact for your email marketing needs, you will be able to
enjoy the following features.

  • Over 250 Templates
  • Survey feature with easy to manage results
  • List segmentation
  • Image hosting (which was just made a lot larger)
  • Unlimited number of lists
  • RSS intergration
  • Detailed contact management system
  • Send HTML or text email
  • Import subscribers from your current lists or database
  • Send personalized emails using mail merge fields
  • Create your own mail merge fields for further personalizing
  • Create autoresponder welcome messages on subscription
  • Manage subscription/unsubscribe link automatically inserted in each message you
    send
  • Software is regularly upgraded
  • Detailed activity and subscription reports reports
  • Complete list add/remove/sent/open/click statistics and activity reports
  • Bounce-back email handling – no more dead addresses on your list
  • Deliverability reports
  • Email drafts & archives
  • Fully searchable database
  • Forward-to-a-Friend email feature
  • Wide selection of HTML templates, or create your own
  • Powerful template editor
  • Create, send out, and track the results of surveys to your customers and
    subscribers
  • Great help features and live chat option

Conclusion

With all these
useful features, affording pricing plans and excellent support, iContact
is definitely an excellent service to go with.
With iContact, you can be sure that your email marketing campaign is going to be a success.

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The danger of a bad reputation on social media

How the search engines find your site

Why have a mobile optimized site?

Why do you need a Facebook page?

What is Google Places?

What is Google+?

What are QR codes?

What are Facebook Ads?

Should businesses use Twitter?

Mobile marketing mistakes

How to go higher on Google Places

Using LinkedIn to make valuable business connections

How to set up a good LinkedIn profile

Is PPC the right way to go?

Hosting an online radio show for your business

Using press releases

How often should I update my content?

Using a blog to get more traffic to your site

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What is off-page SEO and do I have to do it?

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Does Facebook really work for businesses?

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SEO Myths

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Different Ways to Reach Customers

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Building a list using LinkedIn

Does mobile marketing convert better than email?

Selling what you know – what is information marketing?

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Will customers get mad if I market to them on their mobile phones?

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Using an autoresponder can help you keep your product in front of prospects even while you’re giving them the extra information they need before making a purchase. An autoresponder is designed to send out emails automatically to the people on your subscriber list. Traditionally, autoresponders were used to send emails automatically when you’re not available.

However, it’s possible to set up a sequential autoresponder to automatically send out a series of emails at pre-set times. For example, you might want to offer your subscribers a ‘tip of the day’about your product, so you’d set your autoresponder to send out a new tip each day for you. This article will look at some ways you can use an autoresponder to help increase your business.

The biggest benefit of using an autoresponder service is the sense of surety or trust that comes with. All service providers value your business. So they know they must take care of your business with their services. Their equipment is heavy duty and will be able to take care of any volume of mailing. It doesn’t matter how large your list. You can email your lists in various formats, as well. You’ll be able to send a test email which is always a good idea. This feature alone can save you tons of headaches.

In addition to all the other benefits, you’ll also gain a little peace of mind. Not a bad thing to have. No worries about taking care of a large list should you get to that point. All this allows you to be hopeful about your business future, and you’ll have the ability to participate in real automatic marketing. Apart from this, an autoresponder also allows you to customize your email messages so that you are able to interact with your subscribers directly in a conversational tone. You’ll still retain the personal touch with this level of automation. Your emails will seem like they were hand crafted and hand delivered.

It’s no coincidence that all highly successful online businesses use autoresponders and list marketing. Having a plan to always be striving for increasing your customer base should be part of your long term business goals.

If you haven’t tried the new Unlimited Subscribers In Each List yet, now is the time. Do list swaps with other affiliate marketers that lets you conduct a controlled experiment with your sign up forms and messages to help to see which factors make them perform better for your campaigns.

There’s not a marketer on the planet who prefer to pay for something when they can get it free. Free marketing tools are getting better and better

Email marketing doesn’t need to be hard, but if you’re trying to make it
profitable and haven’t a clue – then it will be very tough. Let’s move on and
take a look at the power of email marketing, and what you can do to tap

 

An example of a simple
autoresponder can be found in email services like Gmail, where you can set your
autoresponder. If you’ve ever sent an email to someone and gotten a fast,
automated reply telling you that they aren’t currently available, that was an
autoreponder message.

Email marketing is an entire subject unto itself, and if you wanted you could
really spend a lot of time learning about it.

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