4 Techniques To Optimize Your Email Opt-Ins And harvest A Long Email List

You must have heard till now that Email marketing is the best digital marketing technique but have you ever thought the vital part of Email Marketing? If not then start thinking about it because without getting aware of the most important part of any technique it’s impossible to achieve the height of sales and success in your business.

Talking about email marketing is the most vital part of it can be said is its conversion rate optimization and conversion is the result of your email list.

So, overall you can say that your email list is your biggest asset for email marketing. But sometimes building your email list can even annoy people. So be very choosy when you’re looking for a technique to grow your email list. Because sometimes it can make people so aggravating that they can leave your website behind.

So, let’s look into the points which are really very very important when you’re working for your email opt-in, always remember that it’s good to have short email list rather than making people leave you.

1. Ask For Appropriate Information

Taking the information from your customer is the key feature of conversion. So, understand the difference between conversion and leads. If you want more and more no. of conversion ask the minimum question you can ask. This will break the hurdle and difficulty for people to opting in and make it as an easy approach for them to get connected with you.

But if you’re looking for good leads and looking forward to assisting them personally, then  there will be no bad in asking some extra but relevant information.

2. Make it An Eye Candy

Definitely, our mind gets stuck and our fingers stop scrolling when we see something really compelling. So, it’s very important to make your opt-in page an Eye Candy so that you can attract people towards yourself. The most catchy thing which can pull your visitor’s attraction is the graphic representation of your sign up  page.

Try to select a good combination of colors, always make your opt-in page a little contrast with your website.

If you’re including e-book or email newsletters as a gift with your opt-in page you’re increasing your probability to get more subscribers.

3. Choose The Right location For Your Opt-in

There are four places where you can locate your opt-in form: front and center in a sidebar and on a squeeze page.

Each place serves its own importance and demerits, for example, if you use a pop-up opt-in in the front of your website, it is the first thing which your visitor will see but at the same time, it turns off some visitors by making your website appear spammy.

Putting your opt-in in the sidebar can be a safe side for you. It can’t be said as prominent but by this, your opt-in will be visible and will allow your subscribers to check it at any time. Putting your opt-in on a squeeze page which includes a headline and  benefits can be effective if you are concentrated for a targeted traffic.

If you’re thinking of using a pop-up then let me guide you that definitely most of the time it works but sometimes it appears very  undesirable in a lot of ways. It’s quite annoying and many browsers plug-ins can even easily block them. So if possible try to avoid this option.

4. Use An Effective Headline

The headline in a website opt-in plays a very critical role because it is a line which gives your visitors a reason to give their information to you. Create an effective headline because it will attract your visitors and compel them to fill out their personal credentials and click the submit button.

It should be something showing the benefits that why they should go for it and should contain a really appealing Call to Action.

Whatever offer you’re providing make it very clear and try not to miss out your visitors.  Display it in  a large and highly readable way. And  be sure to double-check for typos.

Not only  these four  but there are various alternatives to make your opt-in shining and attractive. So keep on experimenting your opt in because this is the media to harvest a large email list.

Once you start to optimize and working for your opt-in form it will become a highly effective media to grow and harvesting a list of interested and happy subscribers into your sales.

Link Social Media With Email Marketing To Generate More Leads

Hi Digital Marketers! You all are stars.. You know why because your hands are full with all the new and cool ways to approach your audience.

Link Your Subscribers To Social Media

Yes I understand personal and professional relations are really very different! But trust me I can give you 3 instant reasons that will make you to agree with my point that you should start linking up your subscribers to the Social Media.

Identity: It’ll put a face and a name and will give you an identity of your email subscribers.

Requirements: It’ll guide you about the likes and dislikes, needs and requirements of your subscribers.

Conversation: If you publish some interesting contents then you might earn some new followers and you may get into conversation with them.

I hope you there won’t be any Digital Marketer who doesn’t want to make it successful.

Linking Your subscribers To Twitter

This can be a good start up . You can link your yahoo and Gmail contact to your Twitter account.

All you have to do is open your company’s Twitter A/c. On the left side look for an option that says People you may know or Find Friends.

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From here, you may connect your personal or professional email account. Twitter will then  check those emails IDs in their user database and will show the profile of your contacts . What’s next is – Follow them!

This will works more efficiently if you are using Google Apps for your Business because you  can easily sync all of your professional contacts or can say your subscribers with your business Twitter account.

To make your work easier you can upload a CSV of your contacts from your email, the process is quite simple.

  1. Export a CSV from your email provider.
  2. If you created any ad of your company to enhance your business (See Here). Now, go to ads.twitter.com => “Tools”  => “Audience Manager”.
  3. Now you have to create a new audience list by first giving a name to the audience, then choose the type of data you are going to upload.
  4. Now waiting for what? Upload your list.

Twitter will take few hours to process the list. Once it’s done, you can use your Twitter ads to target your audience generated by you only. This is an amazing way to promote offers, content, and downloads.

Link Your Subscribers To LinkedIn

The best way to represent your company professionally and grow your network is LinkedIn.  LinkedIn allows you get connected with your contacts of your personal email or even you can upload a list of your contacts.

All you have to do is.

  1. Open your LinkedIn, go to “Connections” => “Add Connections”.
  2. Click on Import File.
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LinkedIn will then upload the file, then show you a list of contacts. You can connect with all of them at once or even you can pick and choose some particular one who you want to connect with. Once you are done and get connected, you may invite these people to your groups or can indulge them to follow your company.

Link Your Subscribers To Google +

  1. Open your Google+, Click on“Home” => “People”.
  2. Click on Connect Services => Open address Book
  3. Upload your file and you are ready to go
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You can check out whom you know and can share your daily updates and this can attract your contact or your subscribers  towards your services.

Link Your Subscribers To Facebook

You can definitely import your contact list to your Facebook, but I don’t recommend doing this personally. Because it’s common for people to go through Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for making professional network but that doesn’t stands so well for Facebook.

Although, you can create  “Custom Audience” and can run targeted ads. You can use make these ads to get more “Likes” on your Facebook Profile or can even use them as a part of  re-targeting campaign.

  1. To get started visit the Ads Manager => Audiences
  2. Click on the green button on the right side of the page that says “Create Audience” => “Custom Audience”.
  3. Now choose customer list => Upload. Then, upload the CSV of email provider you use.

From here, you can create an ad. Creating Facebook Ads is a deep topic itself, so without walking deep on that here, I can recommend you to check out Noah Kagan’s post What I learned spending $2 Million on Facebook Ads.

These all Social Media maybe act as just a chill pill but remember a lot of people visit here to get their chill pill and if your content your ad is an interesting one then you have a high probability to attract your subscribers and increase your subscriber’s list.

11 Tips To Increase The Email Open Rate Through Your Subject Line

 

It has been said that never judge a book by its cover but it would be far enough to say that this doesn’t hold good in the case of emails. It takes a fraction of seconds to judge an email and decide that where it is going to be read or the trash folder.

Can you answer me one thing genuinely, just check you inbox and say me the counting of unread email in your inbox. Beyond 100? Beyond 500? Or Beyond 1000?

Why you never even opened those emails? Yes because they never compelled you to open them and check.

So if something is that important for your email that it’s fair enough to spend a little more time on your subject line to get more open, stay far from junk folders and let your email read by the right person.

The role of subject line in your email is to let your email get opened- no more, no less. So, start working on it and if you’re in the confusion that how to make it compelling and from where you need to start, go ahead and check out these tips and make your subject lines more tempting.

Tip#1. Keep it short and sweet. It’s difficult to express something in fewer words but try this once, it’s really effective. You can make it of 50 or less than 50 words.

Tip#2. Aree that when you see your name in the subject line it even for a while holds you, ain’t it? Yes, it does, everyone like to see their name or something which wink their identity. So, start adding personalisation in your subject line. If it is hard for you to grab their names and other information about  your recipients, try ‘You’ or ‘Your’ this will somehow work as same for you.

Tip#3. Clarity is something which works better than cleverness in the case of a subject line. It’s beautiful to use curly language but if it is about subject line be very clear and befitting at the same time you have to look appealing. For example, increase your sales up to 50% is  more compelling than how to increase your sales. Compelling and clear at the same time.

Tip#4. Instead of just writing, give your subject line an unique style. There are a lot of different ways to make your compelling and unique. We have discussed earlier how you can make your subject line more compelling by using different forms of subject line like question subject line, numbers subject line, etc.

Tip#5. It’s really frustrating when we see noreply@company.com, yes! It really looks very fabricated and nobody like talking to a robot. So, always try to add some sort of human touch in your subject line. Never prove yourself as a robot this will prevent people from adding your contact in their list.

Tip #6. Add email preview text and look up your increasing open rates. Yes! This will help your recipients know what you’re sending and what they are going to see inside which is fair enough for them. This increases the truthiness of an email and helps in getting more opens.

Tip#7. This a very important tip of what you should never even try to do. Never even try to make your email get opened by making false promises. Making fake promises or misguiding people by your subject line might somehow help you in getting your email opened but the next door of Unsubscription for your email gets opened very vastly. It’s good to remain unread than getting unsubscribe. I repeat, never do anything which will let you get unsubscribed, it’s good to remain unread.

Tip#8. Right time with a right subject line is the best approach to get your email  opened. Sometimes subject lines need perfect time to become the perfect subject line. For example, if you’re sending some holiday offer and you’re sending your email on Friday evening with subject line Weekend Offer is here, obviously you’re going to get the more positive response rather than if you have sent it on Tuesday. So, if you’re particular about something try to send it on perfect time.

Tip#9. Some people think that if they use Capitalization they will get more opens. But trust me its reverse when you write your subject line as “HERE IS YOUR WEEKEND OFFER.” So, try to avoid capitalization as much as you can.

Tip#10. Minimize the boring part in your subject line. If you’re sending an informative email try to omit the boring part and make it more indulging.

Tip#11. Do Testing as much as you can. We don’t know who is going to open your email and on which device they are going to receive it. So check if your subject line is visible clearly  even on mobile devices.

Till now you must have at least understood the overview  of what we should do and what you should avoid while working for a subject. So start yourself and keep on experimenting and test which is your type and which subject line worked for you the best. If you have some important tip to improve the opening of an email through subject line, do suggest us.

6 Important Strategies To Tackle Out Email Marketing

Email marketing is no doubt  the strongest marketing channels .But think once about the oppressed inbox of your consumer which remains compact with a huge number of marketing emails, fighting subject lines, the battle of attention-seeking emails.

There are over 144 billion emails sent each and every day, still email marketing stands as one of the exclusive marketing communication channels for industries. So there is definitely some spark in emails that is why it remain separate from the noise of other marketing channels.

So, standing out of the crowd of the various competitive emails all you need is a full proof strategy to make it out. An email marketing strategy is a very important part of your vital marketing and business strategy and business. So look into the Email marketing strategy that will help you in putting a cherry on the top of your marketing cake.

1. Take Permission

The first and most important strategy or you can even term as a rule of email marketing taking permission from your customers. If you’re thinking that you will snatch out some of the email I.D and will send them emails and this will work for you. Sorry! But you’re wrong , we never like people entering our home without our permission. So, be sure that to whom you’re sending email has subscribed to you.

2. Test Your Subject Line

Subject Line is the first impression of your email. The first thing which a reader will see is not your brand not your logo and nothing, it’ll be only and only your subject line. So start working for your subject line all you have to do is make your subject line concise and informative, and the make it appealing enough and give your reader a reason to click and check your email.

Definitely, it’s not that easy to appeal people with limited words and the that’s why most of the email marketing services provide you an option to send two versions of the same email, each having a subject line  which helps you in testing that which strategy worked better for you.

3. Personalize Your Email

Before throwing an email campaign I would suggest you to harvest the information about  your customers as deep as you can. Your email subscribers, and will appreciate your emails even more if they’re personalized.

Include personalized phrase into your marketing emails which will convert your marketing talk in one-to-one communications between you and your customers.

4. Include Email Segmentation

Segmentation is the part of email marketing where you signify your customers and start making a one-to – one conversation with your customers. Start creating groups by differentiating customers in terms of location, work, gender, their past purchases and much more.

For example, if you owe an apparel business then you can categorize your products as apparels for men, women or kids and can segment your emails depending on the gender of your customers and can deliver them what actually they are looking for.

5. Optimize Your Email

Everyone wants to give as short  time as possible to go  through their emails, so what they actually going to do is open up  a quick scan, and within a few seconds, they decide whether to delete it or to go through.

And we don’t know that in which device your customer is going to read your email, So, always be ready for every situation. Make your email short simple and optimized for every device. If you’re including a Call-To -Action option makes it very clear and provide an appropriate space between the lines.

6. Provide The Social Sharing Options

Emails that have social sharing buttons generate a 158 percent higher click-through rate than those that don’t.

If you aim to receive an  action from your reader,then the best means which can make it happen is including social sharing buttons in your email. Your readers will be able to share your beautiful email newsletters with their friends and hence which will increase your social media followers. Try to make this option as easy as possible so that you can’t miss the reaction of your impressed customers.