Where in the World are My Subscribers?

By | March 25, 2007

Edition #119

Last night I had dinner in Washington DC with Tom Kulzer, the CEO of Aweber.

In case you didn’t know, Aweber is the company I use to manage my email lists (such as Eric’s Tips).

We talked about some of Aweber’s new features, several of which I was not even aware of. One of the cool things that I didn’t previously know about is their “geo-targeting” feature.

It allows you to segment your list by geographic location. It’s not perfect, but it gives a good estimate of most locations.

So if you received an email about this edition, please let me know: is the location in the subject line of the email close to where you live? If you’ve got a minute, I’d appreciate if you could post your location in the comments of my blog. I also think it will be neat just to see where everyone is from.

Aweber also has a mapping function. I’ve posted a map below which shows where all of my subscribers are located around the world:

World map

According to Alexa.com, only about 50% of all visitors to the Eric’s Tips blog are from the US, and the map from Aweber seems to coincide with that number.

It’s a little mind-boggling for me to think about all of you reading this all over the world, and very humbling at the same time.

We also talked a lot about email strategies and statistics. Tom is fanatical about that type of stuff, and he gave me a lot of great information. He actually posts a lot of great tips on the Aweber company blog, which is a goldmine of information for their customers.

Since a lot of you have been asking me for “more tips” lately, I’ll share a couple of them with you here.

Best time of day:

Morning is by far and away the best time for emailing your list. Most emails are opened in the 9AM-10AM range. While I don’t always stick to it, I often send my emails just a little earlier than that, to make sure they arrive shortly prior to this hot zone.

Best day of the week:

While it seems that it might be getting a little overly-used in the internet marketing community, Tuesday is often the best day to send an email to your list.

Avoiding spam filters:

While you should avoid spammy keywords in your emails (to stay out of spam filters), you should NOT use special characters and weird spellings in an attempt to get around the spam filters. Doing so will only make you look more like a spammer (I need to go fix that on some of my older autoresponder messages).

I hope you found those helpful, and Aweber has many more helpful materials and tips for their customers. If you’re not already building a list, you NEED to be. And if you don’t already have a company that you’re using, I highly recommend Aweber.

Click here to visit Aweber…

Remember to post your location in the comments so we can see where everyone lives 🙂

Have a great day!

595 thoughts on “Where in the World are My Subscribers?

  1. Manuel

    I am located in Stockbridge, Georgia U.S.A. that is about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

  2. Donna

    Hi Eric This is my first email to you, thank you for all of your info. I’m from New MIlford Ct. Donna

  3. Floyd

    Yep, you got me right.

    Subject line said Syracuse, country location is United States.

    Still wouldn’t use Aweber (personal reasons, not a knock on the service), but a neat feature nonethless.

  4. Linwood Kemp

    Howdy from Tulsa, OK! The email did not have my location correct or close.

  5. tom

    your were ever so close i live in Bayswater 20 kms out bound from Malvern regards Tommyf

  6. Annette

    There was no location listed in the email that was sent to me Eric. Sorry but I couldn’t help you out with location.

  7. Sheila

    Hi Eric:

    I am a new subscriber to your tips and although I have only received 3 to date, I have already learned some very interesting things….thank you! These comments have a two-fold purpose;

    (1) I reside in the USA, particularly in the state of Maryland.

    (2) Since you have been at this for a while you probably have learned a lot more than other people have forgotten. I believe if you were to ask your subscribers what it is that they have heard about but know nothing about, you may very well get the gravity of the situation that exist when many people who havebeen exposed to the internet for many years but simply don’t know so much about one subject or another. I am saying that to ask if you possibly have your tips or newsletter (older ones) in an archive on one of your websites, so that we can get your old tips or newsletters, who for some of us will be just as valuable as your most recent ones.

    Thanks for allowing me to comment!


  8. Tony

    Hi Eric,

    Pretty darn close, Green Bay WI. was listed in the email.
    But I live in Appleton, WI. which is about 25 miles from Green Bay.


  9. Richard Meserve

    Hey Eric,

    Well, the town mentioned in the email is in Maine…but not close to me. I live in a small town on the coast of Maine called Harrington. I’m near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

    Thanks for your straightforward advice.


  10. Mac

    I am from Cape Coral, Florida and indeed I always open my email between 9 to 10 am

  11. Yen

    Hi Eric,
    I live in Bandung. That’s right 🙂
    I heard also about Aweber’s service, unfortunately our country is not listed in their service area, just like Paypal and many other important services. Too bad 🙁
    Anyway, I always like your tips Eric. Good job!

  12. Katie

    No, I am not in Dallas… Actually in Tennessee, so the locater is off by several states.

  13. Vicki

    Yes Eric, I am in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. You pegged it right on the nose!!

  14. Sandy

    I am in Merced, CA not Chowchilla which is down the road about 15 mi but that’s pretty much on target!

  15. Jaspher

    yep! i’m from the Queen City of the South, Phillippines, CEBU!

  16. Jaspher

    Hi Eric!
    Yes! im here in the beautiful City of Cebu , Phillippines! it’s the “Queen City of the South”

    glad to hear from you, Eric!

    More Power!

    God bless your day!


  17. najum

    Hi Eric, Ilive in Pakistan. Hope it does not put you off. I am interested in Web Hosting, may be you can help me.

  18. Graham -U.K>

    Hi Eric
    It says……… ? but I’m not really hiding……. honest!
    I live in the New Forest about 15 miles from Southampton in Hampshire, U.K.

    Eric, we Brits have a great sense of Humour!

    Ask Cec -25th March who is telling you that Birmingam is the the “Jewel in the Crown of England”, he is kidding you, don’t believe him……………..
    the only well known person from Birmingham is Jasper Carrot – and he is a comedian!!!
    Seriously, your tips are great and your reviews honest.
    keep it up
    Graham in the U.K.

  19. Eric Post author

    Thank you to everyone who has replied to this post. This is AWESOME! I’m starting to feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself here…

  20. Tyra

    LOL….im thinkin it couldnt have gotten any further for me. Im up in Ontario Canada. The geo map had me in Texas lol…..Oh well eh!!!! Win some you lose some lol….good stuff keep up the good work Eric. And my lord you even had me going for a few minutes with that April Fools Prank….and to think I was sort of feeling bad for you *sticks tongue out here*….You deserved that punch in the arm….next time she should take pictures for the rest of us that fell for it.

  21. Leslie M

    Northridge, 20 minutes northwest, site of major earthquake in January 1994 from which we still have some damage to our condo.
    Great news!

  22. Les Tatum

    Hi Eric,

    Plano is fairly close, about 45 minutes to an hour away but i’m actually in Gainesville, take care.

  23. Dusan

    Hi Eric,

    you are very close. I live in Ljubljana, Slovenia and the place Vnanje Gorice is about 15 km from me.

    Keep with good work!

  24. Joe Guzilano

    You are right Eric I’m in San Jose Costa Rica. and yes i do live near Calle Blancos only about five kilometers away. I enjoy this country very much and hope to spend the rest of my life here.

    Best Regards Joe

  25. Barbie Ann

    Hi Eric….Neat tips…thanks a lot….and by the way, I’m located in the good ole usa….In New York City…in the queens subburbs…….Keep up the good work Eric…..

  26. Phyllis

    Hi Everyone

    I was beginning to wonder where are the South Africans, and whether Eric’s tips will work for a South African like me.

    Eric, I have been in a product online business and because I always thought internet will do everything for me as I am not a marketer, I am now enjoying your newsletters and your tips. I am have taken steps back and following your tips. I hope in no time I will be making lots and lots of money, with your tips of course. I am downloading lessons rather than waiting for you to send me nesletters. I cannot wait to start implementing all of your step by step lesson.

  27. John

    Hi Eric,

    I thought I write some feedback.

    How come I haven’t caught you back in 2008?

    I’m usually on top of most marketers but you I have totally missed.

    By the way great Tips and I am at Number 4.

    Have anice day!

  28. Mike

    That is a really cool feature of aweber that allows a map of all your optins. Where do I find that?

  29. Jibrin

    Hi Eric,

    I have a subscriber for more than two years.
    I live in Lagos,Nigeria.
    Again, thanks for the good info.


  30. Eric Post author

    Thanks for reading my tips in Nigeria! I’m glad to have you as a subscriber.


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