Written by Denise Bogacki
Email Marketing Tips Everyone Should Read About
Would you like to reach a broad audience in a very direct way? You can do that with email marketing! But how can you use email marketing to its fullest potential? In this article, you'll find some great tips that will make the emails you send out a huge success.
Steer clear of renting or purchasing lists to pad your email marketing database. Not only do you not know if the emails you have purchased are truly your target market, but the lists can actually hurt your deliver-ability rates and ultimately your reputation. As much as possible, build your list organically.
Collecting and analyzing statistics is as important to the success of an email marketing campaign as it is to a business website. Invest in software that allows you to track the effectiveness of every email, from what percentage of your emails are actually opened to how many result in unsubscriptions.
Create small, focused groups within your subscriber list. By breaking down your subscriber list even more, you can focus on sending highly targeted emails to each group. Pack a lot of relevant, useful information into those emails. This way of communicating is much more personalized, and you will increase your chances of making a sale.
To ensure that your email marketing is really helping and not hindering your business, pay close attention to the spam that you once deleted from your own email account. See what kind of language you yourself respond most negatively to an alternately what kind of topics make you more likely to open a marketing email.
Do not take up permanent residence in your readers inboxes. Remember that they email for a number a reasons, from work to family. You are probably sharing that space with other marketers. Send out messages often enough to stay on their mental radar, but more than once a week is probably going to annoy them and backfire.
Don't use images instead of text in your messages. Many email clients today disallow images until the user explicitly allows them. This means that if your entire message is an image, the user may not even see it before deleting the email. Use plain text marketing copy in addition to images, to make the best impact.
To make a clear and memorable impact with every email, keep your marketing messages short and sweet. Every email should have a very clear message and should only include information, media and links that are completely relevant to that message. A succinct but convincing email will be easier for your readers to absorb than a windy message that tries to force too many points.
Be sure and set up any designs or graphics you use in your emails "above the fold" whenever you send them out. This means that your graphics and designs should be view able from any preview pane or on the first page of the email (without having to scroll down). This will make your email look more attractive and be more effective.
Now that you've read this article, you know how to make email marketing work for you. Apply these tips, and you're sure to see results. Feel free to experiment with what you've learned and develop new strategies of your own. A little emailing can go a very, very long way.