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4 Tips for Successful Email Marketing

 

30th December 2009 Charlie Street Marketing

Email marketing can be a low cost way to increase the traffic to your site, as well as your sales, if done correctly. It must be done carefully though. Below are some simple but effective email marketing tips.

Avoid the Spam Filters

Many Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) are now using powerful spam detection methods to stop unsolicited mail from getting to the customers mailbox and generally rank them out of 10 points. 10 being the worse.

To make sure your mail isn’t flagged as spam avoid using words such as ‘Free’, ‘Discount’, ‘£££’, e.t.c in the subject line and the content of your email.

Make it Personal

Build a relationship with the recipient and don’t send a generic email. Your customers are more likely to read the email if you have their name at the top. Instantly your increasing your chances of them feeling as if they should read it because it’s sent from someone who knows them.

Personal emails can result in up to a 650% increase in your click-through and reading rates.

Un-subscribe and Legal Info

Placing your companies name, address and contact details on to the bottom of the email is a must. Not only is it the law, in the UK, but it’s also professional. It shows stability and gains the trust of the customer. Also an un-subscribe button needs to been seen. Not providing your recipients with a ‘get out’ option is against the law.

Catch Their Attention with the Subject Line

You have less than 0.5 seconds to get their attention. Make sure it’s to the point, relevant and interesting.

Review and Learn

This is the most important tip there is. Track your campaigns with specialist software, so you can see how successful it’s doing. Some key things to review are:

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