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Abandoning sale after click through

It is the most irritating of results in email marketing. The customer clicks through to the further information page, spends some time on it, presumably assessing the technical details, and then goes through to the landing page. We think it's all over. But then they abandon the purchase.  The reason can be difficult to fathom. … READ MORE »

Frustrations of email marketing click throughs

It is a peculiar, not to mention frustrating, fact of email marketing that some subscribers will click through to the landing page and then abandon the transaction. The question that comes to mind is: Why? The correct answer will show the way to increase completions.  It is not as if the shopper is feeling the … READ MORE »

Hide Adverts And Click-Throughs In Full Sight

I’ve stored an advert to subscribe to an email marketing list for a little over nine months. It was in an enewsletter, with a hotlink to a landing page for ‘regular offers of products, often at a reduced price’. Whilst I didn’t expect to be offered anything I particularly wanted, I thought I’d give it … READ MORE »

Testing your click-through rate

There’s only one way of assessing the overall success of an email marketing campaign and that is by the return on investment. It’s the only metric that matters. However, you need to concentrate on the details rather than go for changes to the total.  The function of a marketing email is to get your subscribers … READ MORE »

Issues with email marketing click-through rates

Some years ago I paid to attend a problem-solving course. In many ways, it changed my life despite the methods I was taught being all too obvious. I was given a model, with lots of sub-routines, but the main thrust was to break a problem into many smaller ones. The model works for wars as … READ MORE »

Words Should Encourage Emotion

Saying, for instance, Northern France can be entrancing might influence a potential holiday maker, but how much better is it to have a Monet picture of his time in the area? ‘Water skiing is fun!’ is a bald statement of fact, but an image of a wave being pushed up by someone dressed in just … READ MORE »

Landing Page Images; Expansion Not Repetition

Many email marketing companies use the same image, or one very similar, on the landing page as on the marketing email, yet normally opt for different copy for the change in function. This shows one of two truths: either the original image or the one on the landing page is not optimal. They have different … READ MORE »

Solving The Problems Of Your Subscribers

You’ve got your own problems. Haven’t we all? You, no doubt, want to concentrate on finding your own solutions rather than getting bogged down with someone else’s concerns. And who could criticise you? Well I will. Your function, whatever it is that you sell or produce, should go some way to solving the problems of … READ MORE »

Write Copy For Subscribers Not The Product

Do you know what particular words and phrases your customers respond to best? More importantly, have you segmented your email marketing list to take this into account? How to ensure that the words and phrases you use in the body of the email relate to the specific subscriber might seem all but impossible, but we have … READ MORE »

Images: Pretty But Not Stunning

I’ve just been to see the annual prize-winning images at a local photographic club. It was a treat, with some quite remarkable, and affecting, pictures that you might consider putting in your living room. They caught the attention with their composition, use of colour and subject matter. None, of course would be any use for … READ MORE »

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