Email Analysis

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 »

Your first email marketing survey

If you are lacking data in your email marketing software, prediction is less dependable and experimentation can be unfocussed. Obtaining information from campaigns can take time, and a tempting shortcut is a survey. Things to bear in mind when planning your first. 1/ Keep questions short. No one likes having to read one twice. 2/ … READ MORE »

Something new for the New Year

I am no big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. In this I feel I am joined, albeit a week or two into January, by those who do set themselves such targets. It felt a positive thing at the time but, experience shows, it normally fails. I am no big fan of target setting either, specifically … READ MORE »

Seven landing page essentials

With the current heavy emphasis on subject lines and the design of the email proper, landing pages have become the Cinderella of the email marketing world. As long as subscribers click through it seems as if everyone is happy. Yet the conversion rate is probably the most important statistic you receive. Just to clarify, the … READ MORE »

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