Overeager spam filters are one of the most common reasons your emails bounce. Even emails sent with the best intentions can end up in your contact’s junk mail folder. To avoid this and reach a higher deliverability it’s vital to understand how these spam filters work.
Many companies have gathered an extensive contact list over the years. However, many of those contacts never subscribed to the company’s newsletter. Other companies have built up a strong set of data and have now decided to start with email marketing. In both cases, there are effective methods to hook up those contacts with your email marketing program.
As an email marketer you know how important a good subject line is. It ‘s one of the major factors that determine whether your email gets opened or not. But as far as the length of 'the ideal subject line’ goes, the opinions vary. Well, this may surprise you: length doesn’t matter, as long as you use the space available in the subject bar accurately.
In the two previous parts of this tipmail, we highlighted how email and SEM can be strategically combined to enforce both channels. This may take time, but it will definitely pay off in the end. But if you want to obtain a quick win, there’s another ‘trick’ you might consider. Simply create a newsletter archive on your website to optimize your SEM.
Last week’s tipmail focused on the fact that SEM can benefit your email marketing. SEM can guide the right people to your subscription pages and provide you with relevant keyword information. But, how can email marketing return the favor and help SEM?
Due to frequent enquiries, I am posting my presentation I gave at the 2010 Email Marketing Forum.
As an online marketer you know that the secret to online success is to let all your channels and methods work together. That certainly goes for Search Engine Marketing. Just enter ‘online marketing’ in Google: you’ll see that the most hits mention SEM and email marketing. We all know that these channels can provide tremendous ROMI on their own. But when combined, they work even better.
4 quick wins to avoid deliverability dips
Most companies use their company name as a FROM: address. In many cases that’s just fine…
As we already mentioned in one of our previous tipmails, a good balance between text and images is what makes your email work. It’s wise to keep in mind that most email clients block images by default. The challenge for email marketeers is to find the right text-to-image ratio that best suits their product. Here’s a tip on how to do it.
One of the most crucial questions in email marketing is to determine whether or not your campaign was a success. But what defines success? Is it intensive click-through, is it a high opened rate or is it exceeding the existing industry benchmarks?
For a couple of months now, we here at EmailGarage strive side by side for a better and greener world.
Every marketer knows the frustration created by inactive subscribers. It’s just the fact that we don’t know the reason why they are inactive. That makes marketers wonder whether they should do something about these subscribers or simply continue sending .
Any web designer who understands accessibility knows the benefits of ALT-tags. As images are not automatically displayed in most email clients, short descriptions of the blocked images give readers a quick overview of what to expect. And after all: ALT-tags help surfers navigate through web pages more easily, so why shouldn’t they work in emails?
You may ask yourself: “Is there any reason why I should add an opt-in link my emails when I’m already using a opt-in database?” This may seem like a rhetorical question, but in fact it’s not. If you want to seize every opportunity to continue building your customer database, there are two very good reasons why you should...