This guide will show you how to take your sweepstakes and integrate it with AWeber so that you can start sending your names and email addresses right into any AWeber list.
1) Connect to Aweber
When setting up your sweepstakes, go to the Connect Email Service section and click on AWeber.
2) Input Credentials
Add your AWeber login name and password into the fields.
3) Choose a list
Once you successfully input your credentials and click the connect button, we will reveal your AWeber lists. Simply choose a list from the dropdown menu and click connect.
4) You're connected
That's it, you're all set. Your sweepstakes is now connected to your AWeber account, and we will send any names and email addresses right into that AWeber list.
If you have connected your sweepstakes to AWeber and email addresses are not being added to your list, these are the most common reasons as to why:
Email already in AWeber list
The email address entered into the sweepstakes may already be in your AWeber list, so it will not be added again.
Email already entered into ViralSweep
The email address entered into the sweepstakes has already been entered into the sweepstakes previously, so therefore it is not passed to AWeber. This can happen if you set up your AWeber integration after you have already entered the sweepstakes.
User did not opt-in
The user did not click the link in their double opt-in confirmation email that was sent to them. If they don't click that link, they won't be added to your list.
Delay in reporting
AWeber is having a delay in reporting. Try checking again in a few hours.
Changing the double opt-in email
AWeber has the double opt-in requirement in place in order to ensure that you are building an email list of high quality leads that want to receive emails from you. This is a necessary requirement to keep your spam complaints low so that you can have a high delivery rate.
The standard double opt-in email that AWeber sends out is something you will want to tweak in order to have it apply to your sweepstakes, which will help increase your opt-ins.
To change the double opt-in email:
1) In your AWeber dashboard click List Options > List Settings
2) At the top click on Confirmed Opt-In
AWeber API single opt-in
As of late November 2014, AWeber has started to allow single opt-in through their API on a case by case basis. You need to contact AWeber and have them approve your account or lists for single opt-in through their API. In order to do this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use their contact form. We also wrote an article about this here: AWeber Single Opt-In via their API
We support Aweber tags, so when you connect your campaign to Aweber, you can also include tags that you want to pass through to your Aweber list with each subscriber.
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