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  • Michael
    May 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great idea to have this open forum with readers. I will add one just to play along.

    What are some best practices to further improve deliverability rates?

  • Michael
    May 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great idea to have this open forum with readers. I will add one just to play along.

    What are some best practices to further improve deliverability rates?

  • Vladimir
    June 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Hello.

    How can i track was the e-mails i send have been read.

    Thank you.

    • Jim Ducharme
      June 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      Hello Vladimir,

      Without delving into the actually technicalities…Any ESP (Email Service Provider) will provide this reporting for you. It’s very important that you understand what is being reported because being clear on the definitions is key to your success. This article by Andrew Kordek should help:

      https://www.theemailguide.com/email-marketing/the-importance-of-getting-email-marketing-reports-right/

      Regards,
      jim

    • Chief eMail Officer
      June 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

      Hi Vladimir…

      2 suggestions.

      1) You do like the ESP’s do and put an image in the message. In your web analytics tracking you could then pull a report that shows you how many times the image was loaded. Although this is not tied to the unique individuals, it should give you a reference point as to how many people viewed that image.

      2) You could also append a person’s email address to the end of a link: http://www.google.com?emailaddress

      By using this method on your own server it will let you know who clicked on this link (almost more valuable than who read your message).

      At the end of the day there are may ways to tack opens and clicks within a message. My first suggestion is to hire a reputable ESP that will have all of this tracking inherent in their software.

  • Vladimir
    June 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Hello.

    How can i track was the e-mails i send have been read.

    Thank you.

    • Jim Ducharme
      June 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      Hello Vladimir,

      Without delving into the actually technicalities…Any ESP (Email Service Provider) will provide this reporting for you. It’s very important that you understand what is being reported because being clear on the definitions is key to your success. This article by Andrew Kordek should help:

      https://www.theemailguide.com/email-marketing/the-importance-of-getting-email-marketing-reports-right/

      Regards,
      jim

    • Chief eMail Officer
      June 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

      Hi Vladimir…

      2 suggestions.

      1) You do like the ESP’s do and put an image in the message. In your web analytics tracking you could then pull a report that shows you how many times the image was loaded. Although this is not tied to the unique individuals, it should give you a reference point as to how many people viewed that image.

      2) You could also append a person’s email address to the end of a link: http://www.google.com?emailaddress

      By using this method on your own server it will let you know who clicked on this link (almost more valuable than who read your message).

      At the end of the day there are may ways to tack opens and clicks within a message. My first suggestion is to hire a reputable ESP that will have all of this tracking inherent in their software.

  • Geeta
    June 9, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Hello Jeff/Jim/Garin,

    I want to know more about how companies and ESPs are approaching segmentation and personalization. It would help if you could give a feature comparison or a case study on segmentation. A lot of information about visitors is in either Analytics programs, CMS systems and/or CRM systems. Email marketing needs to move towards better integration with these systems if we need to get the most out of our post-click data. How are companies doing it?

    Cheers!

    • Chief eMail Officer
      June 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      Email marketing and web analytics go hand in hand, but the easiest segments are found right within your email delivery system reports.

      For example, we segment to our most engaged or least engaged customers. We run filters and send targeted messages to people who are our most active customers.
      The flip side is that we take our least active (people who have not opened or clicked on the last 180 days) and add them to re-engagement campaigns that try to evoke a positive response. If we can not get these subscribers to open or click we filter them out from our regular communication. (This has increased our open and clickthrough rate substantially, while decreasing our delivery costs. WIN WIN)

      If you are able to link your web analytics to your email program you can begin to re-market to shopping cart abandonment. Programs like Webtrends and Omniture can help you segment single versus multiple purchase clients. With this information you can then run campaigns to up-sell your single purchase subscribers.

      Here’s an excellent post from Amy Garland about segmenting: https://www.theemailguide.com/email-marketing/if-content-is-king-your-database-is-queen-using-segmentation-for-more-effective-campaigns/

      There are great case studies at http://www.omniture.com/en/resources/case_studies

      Keep in mind, you need to consider what data you will ask for when people subscribe. Only ask for information you will use in your campaigns and try to combine clickthrough and analytic data that will increase your understanding of what subscribers are doing.

  • Geeta
    June 9, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Hello Jeff/Jim/Garin,

    I want to know more about how companies and ESPs are approaching segmentation and personalization. It would help if you could give a feature comparison or a case study on segmentation. A lot of information about visitors is in either Analytics programs, CMS systems and/or CRM systems. Email marketing needs to move towards better integration with these systems if we need to get the most out of our post-click data. How are companies doing it?

    Cheers!

    • Chief eMail Officer
      June 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      Email marketing and web analytics go hand in hand, but the easiest segments are found right within your email delivery system reports.

      For example, we segment to our most engaged or least engaged customers. We run filters and send targeted messages to people who are our most active customers.
      The flip side is that we take our least active (people who have not opened or clicked on the last 180 days) and add them to re-engagement campaigns that try to evoke a positive response. If we can not get these subscribers to open or click we filter them out from our regular communication. (This has increased our open and clickthrough rate substantially, while decreasing our delivery costs. WIN WIN)

      If you are able to link your web analytics to your email program you can begin to re-market to shopping cart abandonment. Programs like Webtrends and Omniture can help you segment single versus multiple purchase clients. With this information you can then run campaigns to up-sell your single purchase subscribers.

      Here’s an excellent post from Amy Garland about segmenting: https://www.theemailguide.com/email-marketing/if-content-is-king-your-database-is-queen-using-segmentation-for-more-effective-campaigns/

      There are great case studies at http://www.omniture.com/en/resources/case_studies

      Keep in mind, you need to consider what data you will ask for when people subscribe. Only ask for information you will use in your campaigns and try to combine clickthrough and analytic data that will increase your understanding of what subscribers are doing.

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