07 Aug 10
18 Aug 10 2:11 am
Cleaning or Scrubbing an existing list
I have an e-mail list with over 250,000 names of people who are interested in business opportunities. They are not double opt-in leads, but have been acquired from a variety of sites, to include request for information forms as well as lead gathering brokers. My goal here is to ramp up as quickly as possible so I can convert some of these information seekers into buyers.
1. Can anyone recommend a scrubbing program for this data base so I can clean up broken links, remove bad addresses, etc. I know I can pay companies thousands of dollars to do this but is there something available for free (i.e. -- a shareware program), or at least reasonably inexpensive? I also, know companies like AWeber (which I plan to use) will manage my list once names have opted in through their system, however, they will not allow me to upload my own list.
2. Once my data base is clean is there a mailer program that can insure my mails end up in the inbox as opposed to junk? There is a company called Good Mail ... http://www.goodmailsystems.com
... that is excellent, however, at this stage of the game they are too expensive.