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Should I get into email marketing ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ayomav, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I like the idea of capturing visitors email so we can promote products to them again and again.Is there any advice you want to give regarding email marketing ? And is aweber the best or there is alternatively cheaper which is good aswell.

    And how much money do you normally make from your list.

    Thanks
     
  2. shakemelikeapig

    shakemelikeapig Junior Member

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    At the end of the day, email marketing may be the most effective. You see, even paid marketing is used to just capture leads (emails) to market to. Landing pages used to be effective in the past, but now a days people find that getting people to opt-in is much more worth it because you can market to the people again and again -- make sense? So, you can use a paid campaign to collect a bunch of emails in a certain niche and than use Aweber or some other service to market to that list.

    I use Interspire Email Marketer just because I plan to have lists much bigger than 500 subscribers -- but you need to realize that self-hosted solutions don't always work out as hosts have a limit on emails, so you'd be required to get your own SMTP server. You can also easily get banned if your emails are marked as spam too much, so make sure you attain double opt-in subscribers. Aweber however doesn't have a problem with that, as they have a whole team of people that make sure your email lands in the inbox.

    As to how effective email marketing is? It really just depends on how good you are at marketing :D
     
  3. dichotom

    dichotom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check out Mail Chimp:

    Code:
    http://mailchimp.com/
    You can start with their free account. It allows 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 messages sent per month.
     
  4. raven123

    raven123 Regular Member

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    I use getresponse. Reason why is, because it has a 30 day trial and because its the perfect learning platform. Learned the basics of opt-in forms, follow up letters, campaigns and all that stuff in several hours top.

    I have, however a HUGE problem with getting people to opt in to my list. So far 0 subscribers.

    It's obviously a problem with my opt-in widget. Maybe being too broad and not enough specific destroys conversions?

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