Our Top Posts From 2009

2009 was the year of social network integration, testing send windows and organic list growth. While 2010 will bring its own trends, these changes aren’t going away.

Here’s a quick refresher of things that went down in email marketing last year.

These posts highlight some new AWeber features, a few colorful examples and the soundest advice we can offer.

Highlights of 2009

Using Email to Grow a Community: AWeber Talks to User Ramit Sethi

Using Email to Grow a Community: AWeber Talks to User Ramit Sethi

On his personal finance site, Sethi teaches his readers to be rich. Here, he gives a bonus lesson in email marketing success.

How To Add an Opt-In Form to Your Facebook Page

How To Add an Opt-In Form to Your Facebook Page

Facebook has more than 350 million active users, and over 700,000 local business accounts, it may be just the place to expand your online presence.

Design Inspiration From Fellow AWeber Customers

Design Inspiration From Fellow AWeber Customers

Three cameos of customer newsletters show what’s possible for small-time email marketers. Clean design and quality content offer inspiration far into the future.

Have a Look At the New Web Form Generator

Have a Look At the New Web Form Generator

By far our biggest release of the year, the new web form generator was welcomed with open arms! Create professional and aesthetically pleasing web forms with zero HTML knowledge.

Test Results: How Long Should Your From Line Be?

Test Results: How Long Should Your From Line Be?

“From” line length can largely impact the open rate of an email, yet it’s easy to overlook in the design process. Review what lengths are ideal in the major email clients.

{!firstname}, Think Before You Personalize

{!firstname}, Think Before You Personalize

Personalization can be powerfully effective when used in the right ways. It can also be easily misused. Learn how to avoid some common mistakes.

'Do Not Reply' Address Don't Bother.

‘Do Not Reply’ Address? Don’t Bother.

We examine the trend of using an an unattended email address that discourages replies to emails, and explain why you should never do that with your own campaigns.

Deliver Smarter Autoresponders With Send Windows

Deliver Smarter Autoresponders With Send Windows

Sometimes, certain days or times are ideal for subscribers to receive your emails. Learn how to increase your follow-up messages’ effectiveness with send windows.

Smart Video Thank You Pages

Smart Video Thank You Pages

The thank you page is the first thing a subscriber experiences after signing up to your email marketing campaign. It does a lot to establish expectations about your campaign.

2010: Use It Wisely

If you’re looking for more inspiration throughout the coming year, we invite you to visit us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Flickr. Our other email marketing tips from the past year might also help.

Email marketing, with the biggest ROI of any marketing channel, is a path that can lead you to success. We hope our posts serve as stepping stones on your journey.

What would you like to read about on this blog in 2010? What steps are you planning to take in the new year?

By:
Amanda Gagnon is the former Education Manager for AWeber and has started a number of small businesses.

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6 Comments

  1. Aweber doesn’t just teach us what to do… it shows by example how to add value to its customers through quality posts such as those highlighted here so that we know how to better use the dfferent features to increase the ROI for our email marketing efforts.

    Need I add that this ultimately increases the average customer life-time value for aweber as well as savvy marketers who follow such high quality articles/advice?

    Kudos!

    1/11/2010 6:59 am
  2. Thank you for the Opt in box maker, caution on the do not respond to this e-mail, and teacher on when to use a person’s first name. I hope to read the other valuable articles soon. Keep up the great work !

    1/12/2010 11:27 pm
  3. ‘Very glad we switched from another email service to Aweber. Your integration with WordPress and the hints and handy tools you provide, such as those listed in this “Top Posts from 2009″ article, have been a boon to our business.

    Keep up the good work

    1/13/2010 11:01 am
  4. Thanks for summarizing the top posts for 2009. Do you happen to have archives of the same from previous years?

    2/27/2010 4:27 am
  5. So good.Keep up the good work!

    2/4/2011 5:08 am
  6. Thank you Aweber team for summarising 2009 posts. The first mail I look forward on my inbox everyday is for Tips from Aweber. I am seeking for some more help on how we can provide festive offers on support/maintenance plans. Any ideas or prior samples will be helpful?

    10/26/2011 12:55 am