“To confirm or not to confirm, that is the question.” from Shakespeare’s lost manuscript, The Opt-in Dilemma*
Email marketers are generally agreeable people. But there is one issue that divides us: Double versus single opt-in. Some of us think double opt-in is unnecessary. Others think single opt-in creates a less responsive list. While I can’t resolve the dispute in one post, I do have some new information to help you make the decision for yourself. Read more
There’s a sinkhole in your list building efforts. Nobody talks about it much, but it is definitely there. It’s called “list churn”, “attrition” or “churn rate”. List churn eats up about 25-30% of the average email list every year. Your list growth efforts have to outpace your list’s churn rate. If they don’t, no matter how much list building you do, your email list will stay the same size. It might even get a bit smaller. Read more
A large, healthy email subscriber list is absolutely fundamental when it comes to running successful email marketing campaigns. However, the majority of email marketers declare that they still struggle to grow their list. This is why we have launched the GetResponse List Building Program – an action-based course to build your list with up to 10,000 subscribers. I also decided to browse our blog history and compile a few posts and infographics in order to offer you a large collection of information on list building. Read more
Need a list-building and traffic generation powerhouse to attract professionals and content marketers? SlideShare could be it. This lesser-known social sharing platform can do far more than just be a showcase for PowerPoints. It’s a free way to grow your list, build your following and get thousands of visitors to your site.
List growth is a primary email marketing goal, it always has a direct impact on your business results. You want to set realistic goals that you can measure, that means that it should be in reach and attainable, seeing the budget and resources available for email marketing. Read more
What is a perfect opt-in incentive?
It is something that gets your ideal customer or client to sit up and take notice, gladly give you their email address, name or any other information you require and become your email subscriber.
Email is still one of the most effective methods of reaching a targeted audience, whether you’re trying to sell products and services, build relationships, deliver info products, and more. Regardless of the direction that online media takes us and with the birth of a new, younger generation, email is always relevant and we will always need it for the near future. Our relationship with email is quite peculiar, in that it’s a possession that is guarded as private and personal space. There’s a lot of trust placed on messages we permit there. Through navigating this circle of trust, consumers are driven to spend billions yearly on businesses that offer value. Read more
Imagine your are flying a plane. From the captains chair you look around, certainly a nice view. In your cockpit are also lots of gages and meters, like speedometer and altitude. A layout of the cockpit is made so that the primary gauges – the ones you look at the most – are clustered towards the center of the dashboard. There are also secondary gages like the fuel gage, engine temperature and oil pressure. Read more
Building an effective and engaged subscriber list, although crucial to email marketing success, is just one single element of a larger puzzle. Maintaining and managing an existing email list may in fact be just as important, if not more, as attracting new leads and prospects. Let’s take another look at inactive subscribers and follow this step-by-step guide on bringing them back to life, in turn increasing the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns. Read more
To most beginning marketers, building a list of engaged contacts might seem like one of the most challenging marketing goals. But it doesn’t have to be a chore, as long as you stick to some simple rules. Today’s infographic will provide you with quick action ideas on where to start. Read more