Here are some questions that have been asked, I know need to be answered and some that should be thought about.
1. Will SubscriptionRocket use a Pop Under Window as it did in version 1.0?
No… The previous version (1.0) used that method.
Version 2.0 will use a Pop Up Window, in the upper right hand corner of the web page.
Won’t a Pop Up Window be annoying?
It will only be shown to the visitor once per hour and only a maximum of two times per day. *Subject to change with testing.
For those that are anti-Pop Up Window, all I can say is that it is more effective than the “inline” method. (The inline method is where you can have the “window of newsletters” show up inside a page (like a piece of content.) Too many people place an “inline” version in crappy places and no one really sees it, etc. So, when it comes to effective or “make some people happy”, I vote for effective 110%.
** Things to keep in mind: You can place the subscription code on as many web pages as YOU want. There is no rule saying it has to be on every page, but the system knows what you are doing. (There will be some that try to put the code on “no traffic” pages and get rewarded by the system, but it won’t work.) If you are the type that feels a targeted Pop Up Window is annoying, then selectively choose what pages to place your code on. Again, each person will be rewarded accordingly.
2. Will subscribers be single or double opt-in?
Subscribers will be sent to your autoresponder e-mail address. If your autoresponder e-mail address is single opt-in, then your subscriber is single opt-in. If your autoresponder is double opt-in, then your subscriber will follow the double opt-in process.
3. Should I use single or double opt-in method?
In order to protect yourself and your autoresponder account, you really should use double opt-in. The reality is that using double opt-in will reduce the number of subscribers you will get, but it gives you some protection from being accused of spam.
4. What’s your opinon on a 3rd party autoresponder like getresponse versus something hosted on my own domain/server?
It’s really your call, depending on your situation, but keep these ideas in mind:
In these days it’s easy for someone to hit a button and say that your e-mail was spam and it’s about that easy to get listed as spam.
Your e-mails can get blocked because the words you use in your e-mails.
Third party service providers (aweber, getresponse, etc.):
The reality is that even the 3rd party services get blocked. Look, you’re gonna be blocked by people/places no matter who/what you third party you use, it’s just to what degree will you be blocked. This is why I talked about above, using double opt-in method even if you have the choice to use single opt-in.
Your own software (such as Autoresponse Plus):
Again, use the double opt-in method when using your own software option.
Using a shared hosting account and using single opt-in, is about as close to playing with dynamite as you can get.