Active Campaign Bounce Management

You can also see whether the conclusion rate has actually increased or reduced, the length of time it considers contacts to reach that goal, and you can browse all contacts to see who did and didn’t reach the goal. ActiveCampaign’s Message Variables is my favorite function. It conserves me a load of time and effort, and neither MailChimp nor ConvertKit (update: 9/2020 ConvertKit now has ” bits”) has a similar function.

Let’s state you have the given name of just some of your contacts, which holds true with my list. I normally don’t require a given name to sign up to my list, but sometimes I get a first name, such as when somebody buys a product. Wouldn’t it be great to greet your contacts by name, in the events when you have it? You can do this, however it’s troublesome.

I’m likewise filtering for generic terms added by other systems, such as a dash, or “Guest.” If they have a given name, I state “Hey,” and then their given name. If they do not, I just state “Hey there,” (). By building a Message Variable in ActiveCampaign, I can easily alter my welcoming according to whether I have the contact’s given name.

I created a variable that’s just %greeting-hey%. If I have the contact’s name, it shows up in the email. If I don’t have the contact’s name, it defaults to “Hey,”. Where Message Variables truly conserve me a great deal of time is by enabling me use the very same automation over and over again for my webinars, and I can quickly change out all of the information.

Here vary for a webinar I run called “Bust Through Creative Blocks.” You can see I have a lot of different variables here, such as the date and time of the webinar, the rate of the item, deal terms, voucher code, and more. Each time I run a new webinar, I can change each of these variables to match any schedule modifications or deal modifications.

And here it remains in an email. This message variable allows me to quickly change out a countdown timer. I did point out earlier that one of the cons of ActiveCampaign is their email modifying experience. I switched from MailChimp, and MailChimp happens to have the best email modifying experience. I actually like to send simple emails.

I’ve found that really difficult to do with ActiveCampaign. For awhile, I was modifying emails in ActiveCampaign’s hybrid editor, which is quite clunky. For a long time, I used ActiveCampaign’s hybrid HTML and WYSIWYG editor, which was activated by a fundamental template I developed. The user interface for the HTML editor looks like it was pulled from some free open-source project. .

Nevertheless, adding images is a bit of a task. You have to select them from a file browser. There’s no drag and drop alternative. ActiveCampaign’s HTML e-mail editor needs that you make up completely in HTML. The alternative to this, if you want to have control over the HTML, is to edit pure HTML, with a sneak peek on the side.

Adding images to ActiveCampaign’s abundant full-screen editor is a cumbersome experience. You require different text boxes for above and below the image. Recently I have actually begun utilizing ActiveCampaign’s rich text editor. They have some great templates, but I still want to send out the simplest e-mail possible. They do have some plain-looking e-mails, but they have some degree of minimal formatting, which you can’t eliminate – .

However, with some adjustments, I can make my email quite standard. I can make it immediately take up the entire window, and I can fine-tune the typography to be slightly larger, and have a bit more prominent. The most frustrating part of ActiveCampaign’s rich text editor is adding images. Imagine you’ve simply typed out a terrific email. .

You can’t simply include an image to a block of text. Rather, you have to produce 2 blocks of text: one for before the image, and one for after the image. If you’ve made any format changes, you’ll have to watch on those to stay consistent. That’s something to deal with when you want to add one image, however when you wish to include numerous, it becomes a huge task.

They even have a fundamental mage editor where you can crop the image – . MailChimp’s editor is the very best I have actually seen in all of the email marketing platforms I have actually attempted. You have access to the underlying code, so you can create a really plain e-mail, offered you make a standard template first.

MailChimp’s built-in image editor is incredibly powerful. You can resize, crop, and include customized text to your images. I miss out on MailChimp’s email-editing experience (). It would save me a little time to have that same experience on ActiveCampaign. However the highly-customizable automations I can develop on ActiveCampaign more than offset that possible time cost savings.

ConvertKit’s email editing experience is very plain, but easy to navigate. Their templates are limited, which is fine with me, but their e-mail modifying experience is a little much easier because you can create inline images, and you can develop a totally plain e-mail, and even modify the underlying HTML. If you wish to make some quick edits to some e-mails in an automation, with ActiveCampaign, it’s troublesome.

I’ll click on an email, and it takes me to the editor for that e-mail. Keep in mind that I can’t even Command + Click to open it in another tab. Whether they suggested to or not, ActiveCampaign has handicapped Command + Click from the automation editor. If I wanted to switch back and forth in between numerous emails, I would intuitively be inclined open the very same automation in different tabs, then open the particular e-mails from each of those tabs.

In the Automations area, there’s a “Handle Messages” location. From here, you can see all of the messages in each of your automations. You can edit each one, or you can Command + Click to open each in a new tab to more quickly edit your whole sequence. . Contrast that with ConvertKit’s Sequences.

Again, it would save me a lot of time to have ConvertKit’s automation e-mail modifying experience on ActiveCampaign – . But choosing an e-mail marketing platform resembles choosing a partner. ActiveCampaign offsets it with their Message Variables, more robust automations, and advanced segmentation. Speaking of division, another factor I changed from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign was that MailChimp has actually restricted segmentation choices.

You can combine characteristics with an AND/OR operator, and you can mix and match those groups of characteristics with another AND/OR operator. With MailChimp, you can just section by AND/OR, however MailChimp’s Pro plan permits more advanced segmenting, for an additional $199 a month. In my look for the ideal e-mail marketing platform, I saw numerous others, a few of which I have actually already pointed out.

ConvertKit. If I weren’t on ActiveCampaign, I would most likely be utilizing ConvertKit. Their automations are a lot easier to develop, though they aren’t as flexible as ActiveCampaign’s, and their segmentations choices aren’t as advanced either. They likewise do not have objective tracking, or Message Variables. MailChimp. You already understand that I switched from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign.