You’ve been using AWeber for a while to manage your email list and you’re happy with the results. But you’re aware that there are certain limitations to the service. For example, you can’t easily automate the tagging of your subscribers. If you’re using AWeber for one of the following purposes:
- To send a welcome email with a link to download a free sample issue of a digital magazine
- To send regular email blasts regarding your affiliate earnings
- To segment your list and send targeted emails to certain groups
Then you’re probably aware of the importance of automating the tagging process in AWeber. Luckily, you can easily automate this process by using a third-party tool like Flowtown. So, in this article, we’ll discuss how to automatically tag subscribers in AWeber using Flowtown.
Create A Subscriber Tag
Before you begin, you’ll need to have a tag to apply to your subscribers. You can use the Get Free Tags button above to get started. Once you have your tag, you can use it in any of your marketing emails or store emails. Remember: your tag can only be used in internal emails and it cannot be used for affiliate marketing or other paid-related communications.
How Flowtown Works
Flowtown connects to your AWeber account and checks to see if you have a tag for the email addresses entered. If you do, then it will import the list into your Flowtown account. Just note that it will not create new tags for you. So, you’ll need to have at least one tag before you can use Flowtown to import your lists.
Automatically Tag Your Subscribers In AWeber
Once you’ve imported your list into Flowtown, you can use the same tag in every email you send out using AWeber. To perform this action, navigate to Edit > Emails in your AWeber dashboard, and then click on the Send button next to the email you want to update. In the To: line, you can add your tag followed by : then the email address.
This will automatically set the tag for that email. If you need to update another email, click on the Send button next to that email and repeat the process. Your subscribers will receive a notification that their email address has been automatically tagged and you’ll have a record of all your email correspondence.
The Downsides To This Method
There are a couple of drawbacks to this method of tagging subscribers. First, because you’re using the same tag for every email you send out, if a subscriber unsubscribes from one email and signs up for another email blast, all their previous emails will still get tagged with the same label. In addition, if you have different groups of subscribers you’re treating differently, this method of tagging will make it more difficult to follow up with prospects. For example, if you have a paid list and you want to send them more targeted content, you’ll need to remember to manually change the tag for that list.
What Should You Do Instead?
Instead of using this method of tagging, you should use a method that will allow you to easily identify new subscribers or customers who were not previously part of your email list. For example, if you are utilizing a third-party tool like AReeko to follow up with new leads, you can use the Get New Email Addresses feature to automatically pull in new email addresses. To take it a step further, you can use AReeko’s email marketing software – FlowMoji – to create automated email campaigns that can be deployed to either your AWeber or MailChimp accounts. Using a tool like FlowMoji will keep your email lists up-to-date and make the entire unsubscribing process painless.
Another option is to use a method of tagging that will allow you to identify new subscribers, such as UserTesting.com’s product review tags. If a product review tag is clicked on, the person who bought that product will get notified. But if a tag is not clicked on, the person who bought that product will not get their email notification. This is a great way to track which products your audience is interacting with and which ones they’re ignoring. You can also use the UserTesting.com dashboard to view a list of all the products your users have interacted with and which ones they haven’t. This can help you determine the next best thing to promote to those who didn’t engage with your product.
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand how to automatically tag subscribers in AWeber using Flowtown. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the comments section below.