Okay, I’m just going to put this out there: the “Gmail issue” – that is, the ever increasing challenge of getting marketing emails to land in the Gmail Primary tab — is super frustrating! There. I said it! And I know I’m not alone on this. However…
Do you know who doesn’t hate the Gmail issue? Gmail, that’s who! And thank goodness for that, because they’ve given us all a reason to pause and consider how we think about our email campaigns, and what our subscribers want to know, receive and read.
That said, from a delivery and compliance perspective, senders can do a lot to ensure they get the best possible results in terms of where they want their mail to land at Gmail.
With a few months’ worth of the new Net Atlantic Executive Summary report under your belt, you may be wondering how you can improve your grade.
We recommend studying and reviewing trends in your list(s) from month to month. Study your subscribers, list growth, sending habits, opens and clicks, and more. The better you understand each element of your email marketing program, the better chance you have of improving your grade.
Of course, studying is only the beginning; you have to apply what you learn. Below, I’ll take you through the main areas of the Executive Summary Report, and provide some tips on how to improve your results in each one.
Our new, highly accurate Geolocation Tracking and Reporting feature provides a deeper level of demographic detail that enables you to better target your campaigns. It takes the guesswork out of knowing exactly where your emails are going – and it’s fully integrated into Net Atlantic’s Professional and Enterprise Editions!
Why should you care?
OK, kids… Grab a mug of hot chocolate and gather around the fire. I have a question for you:
Do you believe in miracles?
What if I told you that it’s easy to take the results of your email campaigns from so-so to extraordinary? That’s the miracle of technology – specifically clickstreaming and interest tracking – and it can have a very real, positive impact on your ROI. How? Read on!
Now available: Our brand-new, FREE Expert’s Guide to Email Marketing!
You’ve done the batch-and-blast thing. You know how to segment your list to get better results. And you know that getting more in-depth metrics and stats from your campaigns is the key to your success – both now and in the future.
So it goes without saying that you’ve moved past entry-level solutions. But what’s next?
Clickstream and interest tracking enable you to gain valuable insights into what visitors to your site are doing, and as a result, how effective your email campaigns really are. By applying this knowledge, you can craft more powerful campaigns – and see significant improvement in your results.
Is achieving your email marketing goals becoming more and more challenging? It might be time to take a look at whether your current ESP is still meeting your needs.
Are you experiencing any of the following issues?
At Net Atlantic, we’ve always believed in the value of using detailed data and reporting to improve email deliverability and overall ROI. So we were thrilled to see that Google has introduced Gmail Postmaster Tools.
When evaluating the performance of your email campaigns, which stats are most important to track? We recommend you start with the following:
- Growth Rate
Let’s take a look at each of these stats in more detail.
How do you determine whether or not an email campaign was successful? Are you spending a lot of time, effort and budget on your email marketing efforts, only to see minimal return on your investment? What parameters are you using to measure your campaign results?
If you’re unsure of the answer to any or all of these questions, it could be time to make ROI a higher priority in your overall email marketing strategy.