Here’s How to Segment Lists More Easily

For now we’re auto-capturing two URL variables called qname and qemail. Don’t ask me why but if you use “name” and “email” you get an error. Maybe they conflict with existing wordpress variable names. If you program Aweber to incorporate name and email address into your emails, then your opt-in form will be prepopulated like the one below.

Hover over this link and you’ll see how variables are presented in the URL.



How and When to Use This?

If you have a general email list you have probably already captured name and email.
Aweber allows you to personalize email content using varialbes such as {!name} and {!email}

So when you present someone with an URL to an opt-in page to segment your list simply send them to an address formatted like this:{!firstname_fix}&qemail={!email}

Put the name first, and make sure to use firstname_fix rather than the full name. You do not want any spaces being captured in the variable. My test results show that if you put email first the @ symbol gets stripped out (at least for gmail users).

In WordPress, you need to install one simple plugin called Cookie Monster. It’s easy to find.
Go to the settings for Cookie Monster and define the variables qname and qemail. This way they will be recognized.

When you paste your optin form into the page make sure to use value=”{qemail}” and value=”{qname}” instead of just blank “”
IMPORTANT: You need to use sqare brackets [] and not actually {} as shown above. The variable must be inside square brackets so WordPress replaces it with the proper string.

You must paste the raw HTML code, not JavaScript

When you make your form using Aweber, make sure you paste the raw HTML, not the Javascript. If you like, you can design the form in advance to have the “value” set to {qname} and {qemail} (again, using square brackets, not squigly brackets).

Here’s an example:

Hi . 

Double Check Your Info and Click Submit.