How To Remove Unsubscribers From Aweber

Seeing how well my post on Why Your Blog Needs a Newsletter went, I figure I would post a few more tips on the subject. However, this time I’m going to use a screen cast. This is my first attempt at a blog screen cast so please don’t beat me up if the quality isn’t up to snuff.

For my first (and hopefully not last) screen cast demo, I’m going to show you how to remove the unsubscribers from your Aweber list. No, Aweber does not remove unsubs for you because it makes them money. Aweber is a great mailing list service. By far the best I’ve ever used. However, they’re pretty sneaky when it comes to billing you. Watch the screen cast and you’ll understand.

38 thoughts on “How To Remove Unsubscribers From Aweber”

  1. jeremy says:

    cool… I am just learning aweber. I did signup through your link =P

    1. Freeman says:

      I have not used Aweber yet but looking into it makes me want sign up! Thanks for the advice again John! Looking foreword to more screen casts!

    2. If you don’t mind, please give me some clue what Aweber is? Is it worth enough to eran more money? 😛

      1. John Chow says:

        Aweber is a mailing and newsletter list service. Read my post on why your blog needs a newsletter to find out more.

    3. Abdul says:

      OK, I think I need to get aweber as soon as my blog get a LITTLE bigger than it is …

  2. zk says:

    how does one move the contact list from awber to any other provider or download it …is it possible?

    1. John Chow says:

      You can download your old list as a csv or text file and upload it to Aweber. However, because of the Can Spam rules, Aweber will make everyone on your list re-opt-in to your Aweber list.

      1. zk says:

        Thanks John , that was a quick revert at 11.59 pm 🙂

  3. I am looking into using them as well. Thanks for the tip on them being sneaky… thats low down!

  4. Lynn Terry says:

    This can take forever if you have 5,000 unsubs in your database. The easy solution is to call Aweber on the phone, ask them to delete the unsubs from your database, and be done. They are awesome 🙂

  5. Lynn Terry says:

    p.s. Its not “sneaky” of Aweber to count your unsubs in your total number billed for… there is definitely value in analyzing your unsubscribers – and the trends shown in those stats.

    You just want to delete them when you are done reviewing them.

  6. Anna Sabino says:

    Thank you, John. This is a very helpful post!!! Who knew you have to take care of that. Once again you’re saving me time of figuring it out and money!!!

  7. Dustin says:

    Nicely done screencast… are you sure its your first time? 🙂

  8. AdieStudio says:

    I have la problem when using adbrite and adsense.

    Adbrite making money faster than adsense. 😉
    Just see the ads format placement 💡

  9. Jerry says:

    Hey John,

    Thanks for the post. I’ve been using aweber for about a year now and didn’t even realize they were charging me for unsubscribed users. 😯 I guess I should read everything before I use the service.

    Thanks again,


  10. That was a great screen cast. I’m kicking myself for not utilizing aweber to its fullest use.

  11. Albert says:

    Thanks for the tip John! 😉
    To solve (the problem) seeing 20 results per page you can change the view to 100 results per page.

    Have a nice day,

    1. Oleg says:

      when you click on 100 results per page, the list of emails gets reverted to regular users (not unsubscribed).

  12. Varun says:

    However I have not been using Aweber or newsletters till now. But will soon start.

  13. Wacky says:

    Tried aweber,isn’t working for my site though 😡 But for a site that has some good content it should bring in some traffic

  14. Wacky says:

    same as anna, thanks

  15. 69 bucks a month for 5k subscribers. ummm… thats lets that 2 cents a subscriber if used in a quantitative way. but what if it lands up in spam?

    1. “thats less than 2 cents” – pardon the typo 😉

  16. Chris says:

    There is also GetResponse, but my study shows that Aweber is better than GetResponse. More options, and more features. Also had never trouble with Aweber.

  17. I didn’t know that Aweber didn’t remove unsubscribers. That would suck if you have like 8,000 people to remove.

    1. Chris says:

      Especially if those 8000 unsubscribes are spread across several different lists!

      1. That’s even worse! I wouldn’t want to be in that person’s shoes.

  18. Aweber or any other autoresponder service is good to have. But the question here is what for?

    If you already have a RSS feed, that your readers are getting, you don’t really need an autoresponder like aweber or whatever.

    Unless you are planning to use email marketing to follow up with them, like in an online course, on how to profit from blogging.

    Well, John Chow could make more money if he split his ebook into web pages, and splash the web pages with ads (PPC ads e.g. Google Adsense), with affiliate links on these webpages.
    Probably, 7 day course to blogging for profits. So with a service like aweber, his subscribers can automatically receive an email after another, which John could have written and created in the system. And all these, while he’s asleep.
    That’s the beauty of an autoresponder. It sends emails on your behalf. It doesn’t matter who or when someone subscribes, the emails will be sent in order. If you sign up today, you’ll receive the first email, then second, then third. If you sign up tomorrow, or the day after, you’ll still get the emails in order.
    But of course, if you need to broadcast something to your list, and inform them how rich you are from making money from the Internet, then yes, you can send an email to all of them with a click of a button.

    Just to share with you this. A research we have done shows that for every 100 subscribers you have, you can earn $10 each month. And it takes 7 reminders/emails before someone buys from you through email.
    All these is covered in email marketing. Huge potential. But building your subscribers base is the tough part.


  19. Hebrink says:

    Absolutely agree with u John, Aweber is still the number 1 of mailing list service. It was very useful to catch my customers :mrgreen:

  20. Great stuff! I have never used Aweber before. Thanks, I plan on sharing this with my friends. 😛

  21. Why would Aweber do something like that? Does not make sense.

  22. Great tip.
    I’m a big fan of Aweber and recommend them in my books and on my E-Commerce Success blog. Their customer support is usually excellent so I’m quite surprised to learn about this.
    Thanks for sharing, John. (and the screencast was fine!)

  23. fas says:

    Awber seems awesome. Need that many readers to have a newsletter.

  24. Oleg says:

    I had about 7k people who are unsubscribed. Instead of clicking one by one, simply do the “Live Chat” with them and ask them to delete all the unsubscribers and undeliverable emails. They’ll ask you for your user/pass and your done 😀

  25. Cassie says:

    Nice. I’ve been using Aweber for a few years now and I LOVE it, but I’ve accumulated a few unsubscribers since then. I’ve been too lazy to figure out how to delete them out of my list, so thanks for the screen cast. I didn’t think that was actually possible.

    I pay for a yearly subscription. I think it’s about $200. Not sure if I get charged depending on how many subscribers I have or if it’s just one flat fee regardless.

    Either way, it’s well worth it! Now I’m off to do some deleting.

  26. Dollar dude says:

    Wow… Fantastic tips!!! I am going to use these techniques to remove my unsubscribers from the list.

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