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Making a list

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by supamanjon, May 19, 2011.

  1. supamanjon

    supamanjon Power Member

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    So i've been wasting traffic i have a diet site that gets about 400 or so views a day and i have never put in a mailing list. Is there an easy way besides paying for aweber or is it worth it to get that?

    I use wordpress cms.
     
  2. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    You can try using WP plugins for this, but they use your hosting's mail system when sending out messages. So if you get complaints (be sure to double opt-in your subscribers) you're screwed. Also deliverability of your webhost will differ (a lot) from Aweber's...
     
  3. supamanjon

    supamanjon Power Member

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    does aweber go hand in hand with worddpress though?
     
  4. 0_inspiration

    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Just sign up for a free mailchimp account and embed the sign up form on your site (you can even slap it in as a widget using the text box), been using it on lots of wordpress sites without any problems (just don't spam it or you'll get your account blocked)
     
  5. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yeah 0 inspiration is right you should go with a MailChimp at first because it's free to start then when you get subscribers they'll change your plan to paid but at least you can get 1-2 months free I think until you get enough subs!
     
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    They don't change your plan at any point as long as you're mailing less than 2500 people a month.

    Really good deal at the moment (they changed their plans around and gave free users more content, because they make all their real money off companies sending out 20,000+ emails a month!)

    (Not saying that there's no chance that the OP will out grow the free usage account, but you'd have to be building your list like nobodies business lol)


    edit ====> one thing worth pointing out is that Mail chimp operates on a double opt in system, meaning that subscribers are meant to sign up, and then confirm that they wish to recieve your emails, can't remember what percentage it was, but we've had our account locked from FAR less complaints than you would have imagined to be possible! but a few friendly emails latter and we were back up and running again
     
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  7. DavidHunke

    DavidHunke Registered Member

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    I recommend you to use a mailing list creator on your site that will help you to get much more traffic definitely.