CMSWire – Ensure Your Marketing Messages Get Delivered, Even to Gmail
Despite the proliferation of digital channels, email remains an old standby: one of the most focused, effective ways to get a marketing message directly into the hands of customers and prospects.
And email hasn’t faded at all, in fact, a recent CMO Council study found that open and clickthrough rates are significantly higher in 2012 than two years ago.
But as we all know, the value of email comes with a challenge: in addition to legitimate email marketers, spammers send billions of messages to consumers every day, leading recipients to use a “when in doubt, report as spam” policy.
n addition, the Q4 busy Holiday season is on the horizon, which means that competition for consumers’ inboxes and eyeballs is increasing multi-fold. So how do you ensure that your valuable messages make it past junk filters and reporting buttons?
As the most popular email client with more than 350 million users worldwide — as well as a service with some of the smartest spam filters out there — Gmail is a good place to start if you’re concerned about deliverability. Here are five tips for making sure your marketing emails make it to Gmail recipients:
Direct Readers to Add You to Their Contact List
This is a nice simple way to get started. It’s the most straightforward method of ensuring messages are delivered, because if recipients comply, everything you send will have a stamp of approval. The one wrench in the works is that if at some point you change your sending address, you’ll need to request that readers add that one, too.
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