10 ways AWeber beats Revue
By Pam Neely January 10, 2023
The email newsletter service Revue is sunsetting. Their latest announcement about it says “from January 18, 2023, it will no longer be possible to access your Revue account. On that date, Revue will shut down and all data will be deleted.”
In these last days before Revue shuts down, you need to find a new home for your newsletter.
AWeber is the best choice.
Here are the three biggest reasons why:
- Our expert team can migrate you from Revue and have you ready to send your next newsletter.
- Test drive it for free: AWeber has one of the most generous free plans in the industry, letting you send emails and newsletters to up to 500 subscribers. Our free plan also includes sign-up forms, newsletter templates, 100+ landing page templates, and email/automation templates.
- AWeber has award-winning customer service, with eight straight years of Stevie Awards, including a 2022 Gold Stevie award.
Moving your Revue newsletter to AWeber also means you’ll be able to do far more than you could before, and you’ll be able to promote your newsletter on Twitter and anywhere else you want.
Here’s a summary list of 10 things AWeber can do that Revue can’t:
1. Deliver a lead magnet (aka a “freebie”) when someone signs up for your list
Offering a piece of high-value content to entice people to sign up for your newsletter is one of the best ways to grow your list. The right lead magnet can increase list growth by 100% or more — sometimes much more. And you don’t have to spend days creating that lead magnet either.
AWeber has a pre-built automation already set up for you to deliver your lead magnet. It’s everything you need to get started and get your list growing faster than it ever did with Revue.
Check out our other pre-built automations, too. We’ve got ones for courses, welcome email series, and more. Those templates can save you days’ worth of work.
2. Create landing pages
Landing pages are pages specially designed to focus people’s attention so they’re more likely to do one thing. That one thing can be to sign up for your newsletter, to buy a product, or to buy a video — whatever you want them to do.
AWeber goes a further step from Revue in that we don’t just have landing pages. We have over a hundred pre-built, professionally-designed landing pages, designed for over a dozen industries.
3. Sell products
Without paying steep ecommerce fees. We charge only 0.6% per transaction
(plus Stripe’s fee of 2.9% + 30 cents).
AWeber’s ecommerce setup is a snap — it can be done in less than five minutes. And it means you’ve got an entirely new way to earn income from the work you’ve already put into your newsletter.
It also means, of course, that you can offer a paid newsletter.
4. Send web notifications
Web push notifications make it easy to get people to come back to your website. Which — as you may know — can be hard to do. Usually only 1-2% of a site’s visitors ever come back. But with a few clicks, you can start getting way more people to come back to your site. That can mean more views for your content, more sales, more clients… more of whatever you want for your business.
5. Create super-personalized newsletters with dynamic content
Set up your newsletters so subscribers see content that’s of most interest to them. With dynamic content, you can show sections of content based on subscribers’ tags, segments, or other personal information.
This makes your already excellent newsletters even more relevant to your readers, which means they’ll be more likely to open, click, and share what you send them.
6. Use AMP for Email polls, feedback widgets, and ecommerce-enabled messages
AMP for Email is a coding framework that lets you make interactive emails. So you can create interactive polls like the one shown below. Or create interactive product images. Or let people purchase something from within an email.
This is relatively new for emails, but it’s possible that AMP for Email will go mainstream this year.
7. Automatically send new content to your email subscribers whenever you publish a YouTube video, blog post, or launch a new product on Etsy.
AWeber’s Auto Newsletter feature lets you set up automatically deployed emails that go out every time you publish something new — whether that’s a blog post, a YouTube video, an Etsy product, or an Instagram post. You can use it with anything that has an RSS feed.
Here’s how to set it up:
8. Create segments of subscribers so you can send more targeted messages
Being able to create segments means you can group your subscribers and then send them targeted messages. So if you want to send a specific email to, say, people who purchased from you, or people who signed up through a particular channel, you can.
The more targeted and relevant your emails are for your readers, the more engagement you’ll get.
9. Split-test your emails
Not sure which subject line to use? If you have a large enough list, you can set up a split test in your AWeber account. Then you can mail subject line A to, say, 20% of your list and subject line B 20% of your list. See which subject line performs best, then mail the better-performing subject line to the remaining 60% of your list.
The result? Much better engagement with your emails.
10. Use tags to create “choose your own adventure”-style branching campaigns that send different email messages to your subscribers based on their behavior
AWeber allows you to create automations based on:
- Which links subscribers click
- Which emails subscribers open (or don’t open)
- Which website pages subscribers view
This means you can create highly personalized journeys through your content, manage a sales funnel, and do pretty much anything you can think of to use this feature. It’s powerful, it’s personalized — and it’s included in every AWeber Lite and Plus plans.
BONUS: Integrate your emails with over 750+ other digital marketing tools. AWeber has direct integrations with every type of digital marketing tool you can think of, from WordPress and PayPal to Zapier and Squarespace.
Switch to AWeber from Revue
So are you ready to upgrade your newsletter? We’re standing by, ready to help you do it. Schedule your free migration here, or sign up for an AWeber account here.