Email Analysis

Testing aspects of email marketing

Software to allow you to test individual aspects of the whole process is what gives us the edge over other forms of marketing. We know; others guess.  Nothing is certain. There are accepted best practices that most agree on, but they are suggestions. You know best, but bear the following in mind when testing. 1/ … READ MORE »

Testing for email marketing excellence

Everyone knows how to test in email marketing. Every now and again you pick something to that might respond to a slight change, you split your email marketing list and if the returns show one gives better results than the other, you use that forever more. Whilst this might seem a bit patronising, it is … READ MORE »

The golden touch for email marketing

Statistics are the lifeblood of email marketing and we all know they prove beyond dispute. In some circumstances, the evidence is so overwhelming there is no need for percentages. With customer reviews, you just know that they are the best thing for increasing your profits.  Not convinced, then consider The Martian Kindle book. It was … READ MORE »

Why they forward a marketing email

The main limitation associated with email marketing is that we can only send to people who have already subscribed to our email marketing lists. We probably all believe that there must be hundreds of others out there who would be interested in our products if only we could contact them.  There is a method of … READ MORE »

Segmenting email marketing lists

There are two reasons for segmenting your email marketing lists: for testing, and precise marketing. The difference between the two is significant: in the first case those in each list should be as similar as possible, and for the second there must be a difference. So it is important not to mix up the two. … READ MORE »

Segmenting an email marketing list

What three questions about email marketing would you like answered? Perhaps 'What is the best Subject Line?' Or maybe, 'How can we improve Open Rates?' Then again another popular one is 'What can I do to generate more click through?' There is one answer which applies to all: segment you email marketing list. Or rather, … READ MORE »

Subject lines that guarantee things

There is no guarantee of anything in email marketing except, perhaps, that being dishonest in a Subject Line will lose subscribers. Is there anything you can do to increase your open rates? One way of looking at a Subject Line is as a newspaper headline. They have, in essence, the same function: to get people … READ MORE »

Review of cookie setting

Email marketing has depended on setting cookies, the text-file tags set on the computers of browsers of websites. They have many functions, the most important from our point of view being to obtain statistics for our email marketing software. To lose the ability to set them would seriously restrict our advantages over other forms of … READ MORE »

10 ways to segment your email marketing list

Simple segmentation tips that will help you figure out your subscribers: 10/ By demographics Most subscribers can be usefully divided by age, gender, location, position in company, etc. These are more or less static criteria and define a customer with a very broad brush. If you are just starting out in email marketing then such … READ MORE »

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