Aweber Email Opt-in Form Not Appearing?

Recently, I noticed that some email opt-in forms were not appearing on certain landing pages (see image below). After a bit of asking around it was brought to my attention that it was because those particular email opt-in forms were being generated by javascript.

Also, it seems that it only happens if you’re viewing the squeeze page with Firefox (note: this only occurs on certain computers – some computers with Firefox are able to view the javascript email opt-in form). When I opened the same squeeze page on Internet Explorer I could see the opt-in form.

A simple way of getting around this issue is to change the opt-in form code from javascript to html.

This is easily done if your autoresponder is Aweber. Within your Aweber account do the following:

1. Click on the ‘Web Forms’ tab and select your web form

2. Select ‘Publish’

3. Select the first option, ‘I will install my form’

4. Select ‘Raw HTML version’

5. Copy and paste this code over the javascript code on your squeeze page

You’ll now find that your email opt-in form appears within the Firefox browser.

If you spend a lot of time and/or money driving traffic to your squeeze page, I recommend you change your email opt-in form code from javascript to html asap!

6 thoughts on “Aweber Email Opt-in Form Not Appearing?”

  1. Swarup Rajsekar

    Thanks for posting this John. I am presently using Aweber’s Javascript web form. I will change it to RAW HTML.

  2. Curb Appeal Ideas

    Thanks for this informative post. I was just searching for a way to make aWeber’s optin forms smaller (the ones created by their web form generator are huge – even if you delete the header and footer). I’ve tried to play around with the raw html – but haven’t quite solved that puzzle yet.

    I will definitely keep your tip about using raw html in mind, however – I’ve been using the shorter Java version for quite a while.

  3. Hi John
    I was searching for this because I just had this problem this week.

    I thought it was because I had installed SEO Quake to Firefox. I came across sites including my own where the opt-in form was not showing. I have not had this problem before.

    I’m off to get the HTML for my webform.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Sandy

  4. Hi John,

    Thank you for your help! I had this problem with my form not showing up on some browsers. Changed the javascript to raw html did the trick! Really appreciated you sharing this with us.

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