Before trying to answer this question: Getresponse vs Aweber, who is the winner? we will talk a little about auto responders.
As mailing list is one of the most effective ways for affiliate marketing so we should be careful when choosing the auto responder for our affiliate website.
Mailing list is one of those effective opt-in ways which can play a good role in SEO, it will not increase your traffic (no. of visitors) but it will encourage them to be permanent ones (subscribers) so you will decrease losing them.
There are many companies which offering their tools with additional services than just mailing list tools or auto responders, but with sign up forms and statistics also.
In fact the differences between those two fantastic tools are so small but as it may be important differences for some marketer so we will make detailed comparison between them.
in the beginning i want to mention that both of them can do these jobs for you:
1- Building mailing list.
2- Creating sign up forms.
3- Controlling the subscribers.
4- Reports and statistics.
Now let´s dive deeply and know the specifications of those two tools to be able answering the question: Getresponse vs Aweber, who is the winner?
Subscription for 1 month varies according to the subscribers number so it begins from $15/month for 1000 subscribers and reach $450/month for 100000 subscribers:
there is an additional option also: if you subscribe for one year you will get 18% discount, in other ways you will pay $13.8/month, amazing price!
and another thing: For all new subscribers it will be free for the first month (and you don´t have to give your credit card information for this month, just your email and name).
Like Getresponse there are many categories for new subscribers to choose from:
Subscription for 1 month starts from $19/month but for just 500 subscribers and then increases regularly according to subscribers number:
Aweber offers discounts for quarterly and yearly subscriptions:
so you pay $16.33/month for quarterly subscription, and 16.16/month for yearly subscription.
First month is not free like Getresponse but it cost only $1.
have big gallery with more than 500 email templates:
can choose from categories depending on your business
All templates are mobile responsive design.
We have here enormous gallery with more than 600 templates:
ALL templates are categorised also, but the unique thing here is they include some templates which match WordPress themes like : Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fourteen…etc, when you use one of those wordpress themes you can use the matched email template and get more consistent experience. Templates are mobile responsive design.
Draw (little bit Aweber defeats Getresponse).
Both of them have drag & drop style email builders which makes your work very easy.
You have full control with effective and simple-use tools :
Getresponse has a great feature which called Test Message and Inbox Preview which make you able to test your email design as you got in your mailbox with the ability to test this on most known mail providers (Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook, AOL … etc).
A little bit different appearance:
We can say it is slightly easier than Getresponse.
option is available but Getresponse one is better as in Aweber test you can only test your message without your mail provider. Note: Aweber calls mailing list: A Broadcast.
Draw (Getresponse defeats Aweber a little bit).
Integration with other systems:
Aweber is much easier than Getresponse when get talking about the ease of integrating with third party sites as you can choose from supported gallery of most known applications:
and just click on required one then give some information and become integrated!
while it is little bit difficult with Getresponse as you need to set up a Zapier o make most of those applications get work.
for the other features there is no winner as both of platforms offer magnificent options so i will just mentions those features:
1. Autoresponder: which allow you to send your mailing messages in specific dates and according to your plan (you can plan the intervals between them).
You can watch these videos and know more about this feature:
Aweber auto responder:
Getresponse auto responder:
2. Importing data: Aweber becomes now like Getresponce as you can create your mailing list using an existing one.
3. Statistics: which shows your subscribers with some informations ( who opens your email, and who unsubscribe).
4. RSS to e-newsletter feature: which instantly converts your blog posts to RSS.
5. Support: both provides phone , email and live-chat support.
Conclusion: Getresponse vs Aweber who wins?
As both platforms are almost similar (with some small differences) i will avoid answering this question, so you can review my detailed comparison and decide which one you feel easier and proper for you/your website. What i recommend you strongly is try the free trial for BOTH platforms (1 month) and decide after that which one was closer to you.
You can try the free Getresponse trial here.
And you can also try the $1 Aweber trial here.