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What list building, auto responders, email solutions do you like?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by christianbed, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. christianbed

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    I've been setting up a new site, and I'm just dazzled by the number of options out there right now for capturing emails, auto-responders, and newsletters. Of course, all the reviews/descriptions are written by the designers or by affiliates, so everyone is biased.

    I'd like to hear from members here, what do you use to capture emails? How do you deliver your 'free ebook' or whatever? Which service do you like for emailing your newsletter or contacting your subscribers?

    I've looked at Aweber, MailChimp and GetResponse...I notice people complain about Aweber's pricing and that their templates aren't as nice as MC's. I also have read that both Aweb and MC aren't hitting the inbox as well as GR. Thoughts?

    I've been checking out OptinMonster and I like the idea of 'exit intent' (pops up when visitor's cursor goes outside the page frame) and a one-time fee; Lead Pages, which seems decent and has a lot of functionality, but the idea of paying someone $37-67/mo bothers me when I see OptimizePress has a one-time fee and seems to do basically the same thing. Has anyone tried either of these? Is there someone better out there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. christianbed

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    Bump???????????
     
  3. xha44a

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    Hi,

    If I'm not mistaken Mailchimp has some sort of free trial which is a pretty powerful way to start. Free is good and lets you get your feet wet to see what you can realistically make/afford with your newsletter.

    That said I use Aweber and am sticking with it. The reason being is I signed up when your list size was unlimited for the same price $19.95/month and I am not moving from that package ever. Nowadays companies charge a stupid amount by the number of leads.

    I've never had big problems with Aweber. I find some things about their tracking and policies stupid and annoying, but no real large problems.

    XH
     
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    Thanks for the feedback re: Aweber...I've heard that making the jump from MC to AW is a nightmare, because AW requires people to opt-in again when they are imported. A lot of subscribers are confused by that, and don't opt in. So, moral of the story is to pick something and stick with it, I suppose. The downside of AW is, of course, the price for the number of subscribers.

    Anyone have thoughts on lead capture? OptinMonster, LeadPages, OptimizePress?
     
  5. marketers

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    I just noticed your post. Have you tried Banatic?

    I might be biased, but I am one of the developers of banatic which is a tool that let's you capture email leads easily on any website. You can try it out for free - 30 days trial (no credit cards required).
     
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    use exitpopx its here somewhere in bhw..

    use mailchimp or ur servers inbuilt php functions. it shud be fine.
     
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    I started with Mailchimp as they offer you free base plan for up-to 2,000 emails.

    But with it you cannot setup an autoresponder. (you need to upgrade your plan first before using it)
    Here you actually have two options: Go with LeadPages (by far the best in town when it comes to design, versatility and conversion rate) and have the digital asset deliver with them, or integrate it with GetResponse which you can also use (they have a 30days trial) to deliver it.

    LeadPages doesn't cost 37$ per month for nothing. They do intensive research in what works and what not, they gather all their converstion throughout their platform in order to fine tune their templates and functionalities. They have possibility to A/B test your landing pages, and also have some more useful analytics. You might not use those at first, but once you get hold of it, you will need them.

    I tell you this, you can invest 50$ in LeadPages and GetResponse.

    If you have great copy, great emails and everything and depending on your traffic, you can easily make 5 sales a month. If, by any chance you don't make 50$ with 5 sales, then change your offer.

    Stay away from ClickBank. 95% of the stuff there is and/or looks spammy (or back from the 90s).

    I promote few courses which they run at 297$ and they have a 30% payout. For every sale I make I get 90$.
    Start by focusing on your very first. Throw targeted traffic to the a LeadPage until you have your first sale.
    Then focus on having the next 5, then 5-10 per month and build from there.

    Google "my specific interet + affiliates" and go directly with them, stay away from ClickBank and other affiliate websites.

    If you need any assistance let me know via pm
     
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  8. Stevoid

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    leadpages and optimizepress are completely different, hence the monthly prices. optimizepress is a theme that has built in lead capture functionality (i.e. drag and drop an optin form), but no where to the extent of leadpages (thats what they specialize in). Leadpages gives you much more data to work with.

    As with email solutions, both aweber and GR have worked great in the past. Like you said before, you're going to want to get one and stick with it, as transferring them is a pain.
     
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