A while back, we announced the AWeber Web Form Plugin for WordPress. Today, the widget is getting a few new features. Specifically, it now has the ability to allow subscribers to sign up to your list when they leave a comment on your blog or register there – without having to fill out a separate […]
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Looking for more apps to extend the functionality of your AWeber account? If so, here’s a new one that we think you’ll want to explore right away. Using the AWeber API, the team at Connected has developed a new integration that lets you track your email marketing campaigns and conversations with your contacts all in […]
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We’re always excited to announce a new integration using the AWeber API, whether it’s for signup forms on your blog, landing page optimization, or even social media. This week, we’re bringing you something a little bit different – we’ve integrated with Rapportive, which is itself an add-on for Gmail. It basically connects your Gmail account […]
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Web forms are a crucial part of any email marketing campaign. Without a form, you couldn’t build your mailing list in the first place. In most cases, creating and installing a web form is simplicity itself. However, when using a Content Management System (CMS), you may want to work with plugins or modules specifically designed […]
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If you follow the AWeber blog, or use our service, you may already know some of the ways you can sync your email marketingto your Facebook page.
But until now, to get an web form on Facebook, you’ve had to work with HTML. It was doable, but building your email list on Facebook should be easier.
So we built you an AWeber Facebook app.
It puts your AWeber form on your Facebook page in just a few clicks – take a look.
What Makes This App Different
Just like installing an AWeber web form on a Wordpress blog was possible before we announced our Web Form Widget for Wordpress, it’s possible to install a web form on a Facebook page without our app. However, the app makes the process a lot smoother.
If you want to jump in with both feet, you can start by adding the AWeber Email Marketing app to your Facebook page.
On the other hand, if you want to take things one step at a time, check out our knowledge base article, or just watch the video below:
What will the next AWeber app be? You tell us! Leave a comment or suggestion below, or, if you are a developer yourself (or just happen to know someone who is), take a look at AWeber Labs for information on creating new apps and integrations.
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We also released one of the first apps for our own API, a WordPress plugin which allowed you to easily add AWeber forms to your blog.
Today, we wanted to tip our hats to the folks at Unbounce, a landing page service, who have created yet another avenue for AWeber integration.
In case you aren’t familiar with them, Unbounce is a service which allows you to easily create landing pages for your website. You would typically use these for your promotion specific campaigns – whether it’s gathering new leads with their lead generation landing pages or sending your subscriber lists to a targeted landing page designed for conversion.
You can A/B split test different versions of the pages to find out which works best, leading to an optimized landing page and increased conversions.
You can learn more about their service on their website.
AWeber and Unbounce are a natural pairing for integration, since the core purpose of most landing pages is of course, a web form, with the goal of converting visitors into subscribers.
How Does The Integration Work?
The purpose of this integration is, of course, to have all the subscribers who sign up on your Unbounce page automatically added to your AWeber list.
Unbouce has kept things simple, so there are just a few steps that you need to do in order to sync up our two services.
First off, here’s the video walkthrough that Unbounce put together:
- In your Unbounce account, you can visit the page overview screen for any landing page you’re working on, and click “Send leads to AWeber” under the Leads & Form Integrations section.
- At this point, we will prompt you to enter your AWeber account login and password in order to authorize the integration. This information is not given to Unbounce at any time.
Note: If you have followed this setup process before, the “application is trying to connect” prompt may not appear.
- 3. After authorizing the integration, you can choose which AWeber list you’d like the subscribers from this Unbounce page added to. Then hit the Complete button.
Next, you’ll need to log into your AWeber account. Once you’re logged in, make sure that you’re working in the list you chose to integrate with, and select Email Parser from the My Lists dropdown.
On this page, scroll down and check the box labeled “Unbounce Form Submission” in order to complete the integration.
Do you have a favorite service or app that you’d like to see integrated with AWeber? Leave a comment, or better yet, tell them about AWeber’s API!
If you’re a developer yourself, you can start creating your own apps and integrations today at AWeber Labs.
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Today, we’re proud to announce the release of AWeber’s API.
The API will allow you, as an AWeber user, to easily integrate other online products and services together to save time and create additional value for your business.
Read on for more information about the new API, what you should expect to see as an AWeber user, and an introduction to the first official app – a WordPress plugin!
What is an API?
While the term “API” is thrown around a lot in the online world, let’s take a moment to talk about what AWeber’s API is, and what it can do for you, the user.
API is short for “Application Programming Interface,” which may not sound terribly helpful, but describes the function of an API pretty well: it’s a tool for developers to use to make applications (apps) that work with AWeber. Many times, when you see something like an iPhone app that works with Facebook, you’re looking at something that a developer built using an API.
So how will most customers interact with the API? They won’t, at least not directly. What most customers will do is use apps that actual programmers create using the API, allowing users to access and use information from their AWeber accounts from almost anywhere online.
How will this affect my account?
The API will allow you to use apps to more easily integrate AWeber with other products and services online.
While we expect many applications to be produced by outside developers after the release of the API, we’ve prepared an initial offering, both to show off some of the things the API is capable of and also to provide a little boost to the level of integration we can provide to those customers that use the popular blogging software WordPress.
Introducing the AWeber Web Form Widget for WordPress
Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the very first app: the AWeber Web Form Widget for WordPress.
In a nutshell, it allows you to connect your WordPress account with your AWeber account, letting you place AWeber forms on your WordPress.org site with just a few clicks, and without having to copy any code.
NOTE: To clear up any confusion, I’d like to clarify the above sentence. WordPress.org is the home of the actual WordPress software that you can install on your own website. The plugin will work fine with sites created using the WordPress.org software.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, offers free hosting for WordPress themed blogs, but is much more restrictive in what you can and cannot place on the page (for one, they don?t allow you to include HTML web forms).
If you have a blog or site powered by WordPress, learn how to easily install a web form on your site.
How do I use other apps?
The great thing about AWeber’s API (and APIs in general) is you don’t need to work directly with the API itself to take advantage of the applications that developers create for it. When a developer creates an application, you can simply install the app that they designed, then just authorize the app (Facebook and Twitter fans, you’ll find the process familiar).
As far as AWeber is concerned, that’s it! As with the WordPress app we created, after that authentication, apps will continue to work for you even when you aren’t logged into your AWeber account.
The App Showcase
One immediate change you will see in your AWeber account is the “My Apps” link in the upper right corner of your account.
Once you connect apps to your account, you can remove their connections here, but the main attraction on this page is the App Showcase. For now, we’ll be highlighting apps created by the developers here at AWeber, but as independent apps are created, you may see the most popular and useful of those apps appear here as well.
That’s a wrap – feel free to comment or ask any questions you have about the new API below, or simply check out the knowledge base for more information.
Before we sign off though:
This Is Version One
If there are features that are not included in this first version of the API, please let us know! There are plans in place for expanded versions of the API in the future, aimed at improving your ability to integrate your AWeber account with other sites and services even further.
A Note to Developers
If you or someone you know is a developer, interested in creating an application to work with AWeber’s API, just visit AWeber Labs, the official home of and hub for the AWeber API. There, you’ll find instructions on how to create and register applications to work with AWeber.
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