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There’s something admirably simple about a name like GetResponse: it has a no-nonsense, guaranteed-results ring to it. It’s job as an autoresponder is to help you build an email list and deliver results that get you more conversions and sales.
But the question remains. Does GetResponse live up to it’s name? Lets find out in this GetResponse review.
Put quite simply, GetResponse is a full service email marketing platform that allows you to manage your email newsletter online. It allows you to create nice looking opt-in forms through which people sign up to your email list and combined with its very powerful autoresponder system allows you to follow up with your subscribers at regular intervals.
GetResponse also allows you to set up online surveys to perform easy market research with your list, and you have access to some very powerful email analytics so you can easily identify what is working and what’s not.
Everything you expect from your typical autoresponder is there too and some extras as well including features like Email-to-Speech, Video Email Marketing, and the very cool GetResponse iPhone app.
Creating email newsletters, building opt-in forms, powerful segmentation features, online surveys – all of the bells and whistles of an excellent email marketing autoresponder are a part of GetResponse. Not only that, but the tools themselves are intuitive, easy to use, and generally sleek and simple enough that even first-time Internet marketers shouldn’t have a lot of struggles.
When you create an email newsletter, you have the option of sending HTML or Plain Text emails. If you go the HTML route, then you can take advantage of GetResponse’s 300+ email templates and its library of over 1000 stock photos from iStockPhoto.com.
GetResponse also includes a fairly easy to use WYSIWYG web form builder. It’s very similar to AWeber’s if you have used it before. Theses can be forms that are directly embedded in your site, or popup forms that appear after a certain amount of time. This means you can create nice looking opt-in forms without having to know any HTML or CSS yourself.
To start, you can choose from one of 500 included opt-in form templates which you can use as the basis of your own forms. The form editor allows you to select various elements of your form (headline, form fields, signup button, etc) and customize different attributes like (content, font, color, and size) using a simple point and click interface.
More advanced features include split testing (always a favorite of the hardcore marketers), Twitter integration and excellent analytics should give you plenty to tinker around with if you’re not new to email marketing.
Plus, you’ll have plenty of automation (like automatic confirmation emails and sales monitoring) to ensure that you don’t have to spend all day tracking your lists and making sure that your users don’t have major issues with signing up. Like most autoresponders, GetResponse shows you just how many people are reading your emails, allowing you to splittest new headlines and subject lines for better conversions.
Like most other email autoresponders, GetResponse uses a tiered pricing structure based on the total number of email subscribers you have in your account. Compared with other autoresponder services, GetResponse is consistently the cheapest autoresponder across all tiers.
For those just wanting to test out the service, GetResponse offers a free account, which is very nice. No credit card is required on signup, and you can store up to 100 subscribers and send up to 500 emails a month. It’s a good way to test the various features that GetResponse offers with a limited amount of commitment on your part.
If you have under 1000 subscribers across your lists, GetResponse is quite a bit cheaper than the competition. Their 250 subscribers package will cost you $9.95 per month, while their 1000 subscriber package is $18 a month. This is significantly cheaper than a comparable plan with AWeber.
If you’re willing to pay annually, you can save quite a bit per month which is probably worth doing once you’ve become a long time user. While most autoresponders give you a 15% discount for pre-paying yearly, GetResponse offers an industry leading 18% discount.
The Bottom Line
So who’s actually using GetResponse? Several top internet marketers and companies are including Jonny Andrews, Tim Godfrey, Emil Paz, Ran Aroussi, Michael Edwards, Mike Geary (Truthaboutabs.com) and KeywordSpy.com.
GetResponse is one of the most popular email autoresponders out there and for good reason. It’s easy to use and offers very reliable email deliverability. Plus its pricing plans are reasonably competitive with the competition. If you’re on the fence, make sure to check out their free plan to give GetResponse a spin.
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