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Has Anyone Tried MailChimp

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rakoom2002, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    I was looking for a free alternative to aweber and I came across mailchimp. they have a free version that is as follows:
    "With MailChimp's Forever Free plan, you can send 12,000 emails a month to a list of up to 2,000"

    Is it really free forever?

    Yep, there's no catch. As long as you've got less than 2,000 subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month without paying us a dime. We won't even ask for a credit card.



    looks good but wanted to see if anyone else has used it.
     
  2. SpareTimeBillionaire

    SpareTimeBillionaire Registered Member

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    I have used it, not for my own autoresponder, but for clients and they have been very happy with the service.

    Why not for my own autoresponder? Because I'm a control freak and trust nobody :D My autoresponder runs off my web server.
     
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  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Go to the BHW search engine and type in "Mailchimp" and
    search by POSTS. You will see several threads which discuss Mailchimp.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  4. 63lincoln

    63lincoln Newbie

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    I have used MailChimp for several months for multiple clients. Including my own list. MailChimp has allowed me to design great looking email templates, create quick opt-in forms for pages and side columns and include custom delivery based on subscriber bday and anniversaries.

    IMO MailChimp is a great way to start.
     
  5. Swag+Luxury=PlayBoy

    Swag+Luxury=PlayBoy BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah they are great for auto responders
     
  6. billbobi

    billbobi Regular Member

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    Yeah im looking for an aweber alternative too, I got around 24k subscribers so I am comming very close to the 25k price band... Atm I am paying $120 a month.... Have no idea how much the 25k subs are.. It doesn't say on there pricing it just says contact us.
     
  7. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    man im already really annoyed with mailchimp compared to aweber. might jsut stay with aweber. chimpmails design interface is wierd and annoying. you cant create single optin forms. i created a form then went to "get webcode" and I had to redesign the whole optin form. pain in the arse
     
  8. kenayu

    kenayu Newbie

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    I have been using mailchimp for a several weeks now and it is a great service, but if you have the money go for aweaver which is the best service out there.

    Is all about credibility of your business and you don't want to be save money if it will cost you credibility.
     
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    designafi Newbie

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    I use mailchimp linked to my wufoo account. Works really well.
     
  10. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    thats what I think im gonna do because mailchimps design interface is horrible.
     
  11. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    mail chimp is good but there are limitations.
     
  12. mark122

    mark122 Newbie

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    i use listwire its free and in my opion one of the best
     
  13. dknauf90

    dknauf90 Registered Member

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    ive used it, I liked it until they banned me :)
     
  14. Amelieetor

    Amelieetor Registered Member

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    Used it, works well, some limitations
     
  15. 63lincoln

    63lincoln Newbie

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    Just signed up for the BHW newsletter, Looks like MailChimp is good enough for them :)
     
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    mobetman Newbie

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    Good things about MailChimp:

    - Free for small lists
    - Integrates with the largest number of 3rd party tools
    - Has incredible number of options and add ons
    - Constantly upgrading and adding to system

    What's bad about MailChimp:

    - User interface is confusing and over complicated (because system does so much)
    - Creating mail forms is overly difficult (Aweber is simplest)
    - Poor customer service. Email only support.

    I have and still do work with both Aweber and MailChimp but taking all into account I prefer Aweber for internet marketers. For an offline business that only needs to setup one or two static forms and that's it, MailChimp is a great choice.
     
  17. ExecutiveCloser

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    they will dump you in a heart beat if you are a spammer they have a 1% issue. Anything over 1% marked as spam and you are out of there.
     
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    I have been using mailchimp for a long time and strongly recommend.

    The main benefit is their API. If you can code some basic php then their api is a breeze and gives you great scope. You can subscribe users using single optin and also using your own form - I use gravity forms this way you can stick with multiple free accounts without any mailchimp branding issues.

    Also I set up an ip lookup and added a users geographic location to their email records again via the api.

    So if you can code I would say that using mailchimp is a no brained....
     
  19. MakeLemonade

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    What he said - the user interface sucks. Basically they have completely mangled the concept of autoresponders - it's really hard to work with.

    Also their email template system can mess you up - once you start creating multiple messages with a template, god help you if you have to change it later.
     
  20. rakoom2002

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    I am really new to auto responders. I was wondering if there a way to set it up where I put my email address in a craigslist ad and then when someone emails me, the autoresponders automatically sends a message a day later or a couple hours later?