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Anyone used Godaddy Express Email Marketing ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by dreamcoder28, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. dreamcoder28

    dreamcoder28 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a wordpress blog and earlier I had Subscribe2 plugin on it to subscribe visitors to new posts, so far I have got some 10,500 emails in the list. Now since I'm on a shared host and I can't send 10.5k emails everyday to all the subscribers due to server restrictions, so I'm looking for some email marketing solution - preferably an RSS to Email solution
    Mailchimp, iContact, Aweber are a little out of budget for the moment, so after a little googling I came across Godaddy's Express Email Marketing (http://www.godaddy.com/business/email-marketing.aspx) they're offering unlimited emails to 10k subscribers for $19.95/month which is way less than the mailchimp's $75/month for 10k subscribers.
    So what's the catch, why godaddy's so cheap? And has anyone tried them ?

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks a lot :)
     
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  4. RantinRave

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    hey buddy -

    I don't have the best answer for you, but I was hoping this would get some answers by now. Been following this thread since yesterday and was hoping somebody would have a solid answer WHY they are 25% of the cost. Here's my best guess and reasons why:
    1. They are New. Sounds corny, but if you are going to try and take over a market that people like ConstantContact and MailChimp. Not to mention most of those people are raving fans. You need something -- And price can be a big deal with people/businesses trying to cut costs everywhere
    2. It's GoDaddy, Yes, I honestly believe that GoDaddy has a bad name. So if this is how they loop people in .. so be it.
    3. Might not have ALL the cool tools (analytics, templates, forms, etc) built right in
    4. Might not be as good. Seriously, who's to say the SPAM % will be higher or lower?

    Only other thing I can think of is .. maybe they loop you into a contract somehow?

    My honest opinion is that you won't find one stinkin' difference. I mean, if you aren't particularly looking for something. Then just do it. Your qualifications are ... You want a service that can send to 10.5k people. And GoDaddy does it. Worst case scenario is that you find out it doesn't work and it goes on to the next one ..
     
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    Hey RantinRave,

    Thanks for your response mate
    I'll look into that whether they've some sort of contract

    And you're right - worst case scenario it won't work and I'll loose $19.95 on experimentation, so I think I'll give them a try, but one thing which concerns me is their inbox rate, how many mails actually get delivered or get marked as spam - I think I'll look into that more

    Thanks :)
     
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    Good stuff.

    Def. keep the thread up to date. If you're thinking it there's 1000s more who are going through the same thought process as you :)
     
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    Hi I maybe be wrong but i think hostgator allows you to send 500 emails per hour. I'm going to be going into email marketing and iv found hostgator would be the best choice. If im wrong i do apologize :)
     
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    I guess you should check out with Amazon AWS. I haven't used that, but hope it has good options compared to godaddy.
     
  9. littlemonk

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    Getresponse all the way. Mailchimp have some niche restriction, be sure to read their term and condition.
    Haven't used Godady email marketing, looks pretty cheap for 10k subs.
    Other option is upgrade your server to $25/$30 vps and send your emails from it.
     
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    Based on past history, one catch in GD's offering might be that they crack down on things that even smell a bit fishy to them. So, if there's even an unfounded hint that your campaigns are not totally kosher and compliant with anti-spam regulations et cetera, they might shut you down (and in the worst case, depending on how much you do business with them, they might block your entire account). Just a thought to consider.
     
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    i use midphase, send out 1000 an hour. i think its $6-7 a month
     
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    If you are White Hat... or actually building a list -- They could be the go to for now on instead of Aweber. You can actually get 10k for 20 a month and then another 10k for 15 per month. Each additional 10k costing you 15 per month.

    IF you have a list and want to send it out -- It is the same as Aweber. Lot's of interrogation like information needed. We fortunately were able to explain our list and got them to send it. We did get a "not so nice" letter about bounce rate etc...

    The list then was double opt in etc... So they had to opt in on the Go Daddy system. We obviously could have played with this but didn't have time.

    Just wanted to let you know someone has used it.
    Use it as if it was Aweber or another premium very White Hat Service.

    If you are running SOLO ads and using them you could build your list cheaper.
     
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    Does anyone else have experience with godaddy for this? Was considering them as its cheap.
     
  14. lenny87

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    I am also thinking of using Godaddy's email marketing and was wondering if you are still using it. And if you are happy with it?
    i want to use it to promote my youtube channel and want to start a email list to keep my viewers/followers that aren't subscribed to my
    channel up to date of new videos.

     
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    I am also thinking of using Godaddy's email marketing and was wondering if you are still using it. And if you are happy with it?
    i want to use it to promote my youtube channel and want to start a email list to keep my viewers/followers that aren't subscribed to my
    channel up to date of new videos.