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Tag: best practices

Exercise Caution With Refer-a-Friend Links

So you’ve got your website up and running, and have a great set of customers actively engaging with your content.  Everything is running smoothly, but now you want to try some ideas on how to increase adoption or get some new folks to come to your site.  You might have even seen some other sites […]

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Email Definitions: Feedback Loops

What goes around… Comes around! Does this proverb apply to your email-sending program? Probably not as much as you’d like. Ideally, you’d have a direct window into each interaction a recipient has with your message:  Did they actually open it? If so, did they scroll through it? Did they forward, delete, print, or file it? […]

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On Buying Lists

Simon Says Don’t Buy a List* As you email market to your customers, there can be tremendous pressures from business owners or even self-inflicted pressure to increase the size of the channel for your email.  Building up your email list through traditional marketing routes such as:  banner ads, word-of-mouth, and search hits can feel slow […]

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What if you get an SES probation notice for bounces?

So you’re sending lots of email; everything is looking great.  At least, until you get a probation notice in your inbox.  How could this be?  Why did it happen?  What are your next steps? First of all, take a deep breath.  There is generally a grace period for addressing issues you might be having with […]

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What’s an inactive customer?

You are an email sender.  You’re most likely sending to real people.  When should you call it quits and stop mailing a person?  That’s an easy question to answer if your recipient requests to be unsubscribed.  You should remove those email addresses immediately.  If your recipient complains and you receive that complaint via an Amazon […]

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Email Definitions: Complaints

TiNS [tɪnz] Noun An acronym representing the phrase “This is Not Spam” Often used as slang to represent a non-complaint An email industry colloquialism. Synonyms:  “This is Not Junk” Antonyms: TiS, spam complaint TiS [tɪz] Noun If spelled with ‘(apostrophe), a contraction of it is An acronym representing the phrase “This is Spam” Often used […]

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New Whitepaper on Email Best Practices!

To run a successful email program, you must be aware of a few topics that can affect your delivery and ultimately your impact on email recipients. You might send email for a variety of reasons, including enhancing an existing relationship with a customer, marketing new products and offers, educating a group of people sharing a […]

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Email Best Practices from AOL (Guest Post)

Today, we are thrilled to present a guest post from one of our friends at AOL. James LaPlaine is the Vice President of Technology Operations at AOL, overseeing AOL’s global data centers, networks, systems, and consumer facing applications. You can read more about James’ thoughts on topics in Technology &  Leadership on his blog: http://mentaleffort.wordpress.com […]

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4 Tips to Help You Send Higher Quality Email

Navigating the minefield of spam filters and deliverability concerns can seem pretty difficult when you’re just trying to put together an email to send out to your list.  To try to make it easier, we’ve put together a few tips that we hope will help you elevate your email quality. When you’re composing email to […]

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