Testing

The Best (and Worst) Words to Use in an Email Subject Line

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Natasha D. Smith
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Marketers need to be black and white about the value of an email message. And there's no better place to do that than in the subject line. In fact, a new study from email marketing agency Alchemy Worx reveals which words are more likely to prompt an open—and which ones simply turn readers off.
The study shows that “a single word can make a dramatic difference,” said Dela Quist, founder and CEO of Alchemy Worx, in a written release. But Quist and his team insist that even prolific testing methods, like A/B testing, aren't enough to determine which words work the best and ...

Email Marketing: Education group utilizes A/B testing to increase open rates by 39%

Author:
Courtney Eckerle
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Held back by a labor-intensive email service provider, the marketing team at Apollo Education Group, which provides online education to people around the world, was extremely limited in their testing capabilities.
After switching ESPs, the team was able to launch A/B tests to learn more about their customers and increase open rates by 39%...

Testing 1, 2, 3? Not Email Subject Lines

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We’ll say it again: Email is here to stay. All email marketers want opens, clicks and conversions, but to get there, they need something to draw in readers—that’s where subject lines come in. How can marketers make sure they’re using the best words to make a first impression—and avoid getting stuck in a subject line rut? Split-testing. But while marketers polled worldwide in October 2014 by Howling Mad ranked subject lines among the top elements that affected the response rate of an email campaign, few conducted split-testing...

10 Do's and Don'ts of A/B-Testing Your Email Marketing Campaigns

Author:
Lauren Tympel
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A/B-testing your marketing emails can be a profitable game-changer. In fact, there is no better way to determine the impact a design, copy, or scheduling change can have on the success of your email campaigns.
But if you're unfamiliar with A/B testing or you're just getting started, it can be an overwhelming project to take on. Here's a list of do's and don'ts to steer you in the right direction....

The Gift of Email Keeps on Giving

Author:
Ginger Conlon
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Pour some eggnog, put your feet up, and catch up on some email marketing stats, facts, and insights that can inspire you for 2015.
The year-end holidays force many marketers to relax—if for no other reason than they need to use or lose those elusive vacation days. So, what better time to sit back with a tasty beverage and an e-reader and peruse articles about email strategies that can bolster performance in 2015? Here, 12 email insights to help keep you inspired during the days you have off between now and the New Year....

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