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When to Send Your Emails

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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eTargetMedia helps customers with all aspects of their email marketing campaigns — from developing targeted and well-qualified mailing lists to developing creative content. One aspect that many customers struggle with is trying to determine the optimal time for sending their emails to customers. This includes both the time of day and the day in the week that will give their emails the best chance to be opened and read.

Customers are busy and emails can be lost in the shuffle. So when is the best time to send your emails so they are noticed? Mailchimp published research in 2014 which had some surprising results:

Little Differences in Weekdays: Many people think that Mondays are the best day to send out emails since people are motivated for the week. Other people think that Mondays are not good because people are digging out from emails over the weekend. The truth is that optimal send times are fairly evenly distributed from Monday through Thursday.

Some Markets Prefer Weekend Mailings: While weekdays are preferable overall to weekends for mailings, there are some exceptions. Many segments that are retail-oriented are ideal for weekend emails. This can include hobbies, retail and entertainment-focused emails.

Late Mornings and Early Afternoons Are the Best Times for Emails: It’s perhaps not surprising that the time period between late morning and lunch is the best time for sending emails during the weekdays. This is the time when people have cleared their plate of messages and tasks that have piled up but haven’t yet started to “check out” for the day.

eTargetMedia offers creative services and postal/email mailing lists for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. They can also increase email marketing lists through email appending services.

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Three Common Mistakes When A/B Testing Emails

March 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by eTargetMedia.

By now, you are likely aware of the need to perform A/B testing on your email campaigns. Making changes to your emails — whether major or subtle — can have a significant impact on your email’s effectiveness so it’s important to test potential changes and monitor their effectiveness. But in order to get the most out of your A/B testing you need to do it correctly.

Here are three common mistakes which eTargetMedia has found that even experienced digital marketers make when performing A/B testing on their emails:

Drawing Conclusions From Early Results: With email marketing, you can see the results of your A/B testing in real time as recipients open their emails and click through to your site. This is powerful information but it can also be misleading. People who open your emails right away are likely to respond differently than people who take their time. Wait at least 24 hours before doing any serious analysis of your results.

Testing One-Off Emails: If your company has a one-time Valentine’s Day sale, chances are you are going to send an email about it. But you aren’t going to learn a lot that will help your business long-term by testing the Valentine’s Day specific content in that email (such as the size and shape of a heart). Save your A/B testing for elements that can apply to all of your emails.

Altering Too Many Elements: It’s tempting to test multiple elements in one A/B email campaign. The problem is that this makes it impossible to determine which changes led to which results in your testing. You should only change one element at a time during your A/B testing.

eTargetMedia is a leading provider of targeted email and postal mailing lists. The company also provides creative services that can help businesses of all sizes with their digital marketing needs.

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Advantages Of Buying Website Traffic

December 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Internet is a goldmine waiting to be explored and the right tools are right beneath your fingertips. Many online businesses have hit the jackpot because the World Wide Web is an active community of people looking for various things or services that they need. There are also cases, however, that an online business is unsuccessful because they have low unique website traffic. With low website traffic, the chances of getting quality leads and potential sales are also kept low. This is why a website traffic generator is important, it promotes your website so that people would know that it exists. And as the traffic increases, brand awareness also increases.

If people have no knowledge about your website, then sales are unlikely to happen even when you have the best products or services to offer. When traffic on your website is increased, people who visits and find your products or services beneficial will do the rest. Thankfully, the Internet is an interactive community for people to share whatever they want to share. As your website gets more quality traffic, they will gladly share your website through their social media accounts which can potentially reach another batch of interested people.