So I'm just going to call this post what it is... it's kind of boring! BUT if you find yourself stuck this week, just like I did, then you will appreciate its content nonetheless. :)
I wanted to segment one of my Aweber lists so that I could send an email just to my subscribers in Texas, so I went into the Manage Subscribers page, which looks like this:
Once I had my list open, I clicked on the "Select Field" button and chose "Region (from IP)", and I typed in "Texas". Now I know that I have subscribers from Texas; I've seen it on the notification emails I get from Aweber when a new lead signs up. However, when I did my search, these are the results I got:
So I thought maybe region didn't really correspond to state, and I tried switching the field to "City" and typed in things like "Dallas" and "Houston." It still didn't find any subscribers who matched the search!
I spent a little while on this, trying different searches, and nothing worked. At that point I figured I was really wasting my time, so I sent a quick message to support, and they got me straightened out.
Are you ready for the solution?
The secret is to use the state abbreviation of "TX" instead of typing out "Texas". That's it! I now have a segmented list of people who live in Texas, and I can send them a special email about an upcoming live event in Texas (and the rest of my list won't be annoyed by irrelevant information!).
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