InboxAware: Email Inbox Placement, Deliverability and Reputation Monitoring

Delivering email to the inbox continues to be a frustrating process for legitimate businesses as spammers continue to abuse and damage the industry. Because it’s so easy and inexpensive to send email, spammers can simply jump from service to service, or even script their own sends from server to server. Internet service providers (ISPs) have been forced to authenticate senders, build reputations on sending IP addresses and domains, as well as do checks at each

Email Address List Cleaning: Why You Need Email Hygiene And How To Choose A Service

Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block Email Service Providers (ESPs)… and then ESPs are forced to block

Infographic: A Guide to Troubleshooting Email Deliverability Issues

When emails bounce it can cause a lot of disruption. It’s important to get to the bottom of it – fast! The first thing we should start with is getting an understanding of all of the elements that go into getting your email to the inbox… this includes your data cleanliness, your IP reputation, your DNS configuration (SPF and DKIM), your content, and any reporting on your email as spam. Here’s an infographic providing a

7 Reasons to Cleanse Your Email List and How to Purge Subscribers

We’re focusing a lot on email marketing recently because we’re really seeing a lot of problems in this industry. If an executive continues to pester you on your email list growth, you really need to point them to this article. The fact is, the larger and older your email list, the more damage it may be having to your email marketing effectiveness. You should, instead, be focused on how many active subscribers you have on your

How Purging Our Subscriber List Increased our CTR by 183.5%

We used to advertise on our site that we had over 75,000 subscribers on our email list. While that was true, we had a nagging deliverability issue where we were getting stuck in spam folders a lot. While 75,000 subscribers look great when you’re seeking email sponsors, it’s absolutely terrible when email professionals let you know they weren’t getting your email because it was getting stuck in the junk folder. It’s a weird spot to

10 Email Tracking Metrics You Should be Monitoring

As you view your email campaigns, there are a number of metrics that you need to focus on to improve your overall email marketing performance. Email behaviors and technologies have evolved over time – so be sure to update the means by which you monitor your email performance. In the past, we’ve also shared some of the formulae behind key email metrics. Inbox Placement – avoiding SPAM folders and Junk filters must be monitored if