Tag Archives: Deliverability

Email Deliverability Unfiltered: Hurdles to Avoid

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It's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to deliverability issues within your email program. But as a marketer, you have more control over these issues than you may think. That's why we asked email deliverability experts Alyssa Dulin from ConvertKit, John Peters from Campaign Monitor, Raja Datta from TrueAccord and our very own VP of Industy Relations & Compliance Lauren Meyer at Kickbox to…

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How Will Consolidation in Email Deliverability Providers Affect You?

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If you follow email industry news, you’ve most likely recently seen stories about deliverability services provider Validity buying up two deliverability software vendors: Return Path and 250ok. It’s natural to wonder what these and other acquisitions in the email space might mean for your own efforts to improve deliverability, or for the industry as a whole. Here’s our take: Validity’s two acquisitions mean that the…

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Migrating Your Email Data Between Platforms: What You Need to Know

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Moving email data from one platform to another happens all the time. Perhaps you're switching ESPs or adopting a new CRM or marketing tool. With the MarTech landscape changing as frequently as it does, chances are at some point you'll be tasked with moving a large volume of customer data to another platform. In a recent guest blog post, written for Campaign Monitor, Kickbox Marketing…

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Email Deliverability Unfiltered: Measuring the Impact of Issues

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It's important to ensure you're tracking the proper deliverability metrics in order to properly identify and mitigate email deliverability issues when they arise. If you're not familiar with how your email program is performing, it will be difficult to understand the impact those issues have on your business and email program. We asked email deliverability experts Alyssa Dulin from ConvertKit, Chaitanya Chinta from Netcore and…

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Email Marketing Trends for 2020: Unproven Opportunities

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In the ever-changing world of email marketing, it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and energy. To help you prioritize your email marketing efforts this year, we surveyed Oracle CX Marketing Consulting’s more than 500 digital marketing experts, asking them to rate the current adoption of a range of email marketing technologies and tactics as well as their predicted impact during…

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Email Deliverability February 2020 [infographic]

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This is the fifth email deliverability test we’ve carried out, and it’s just as fascinating as our previous round. If you’re not familiar with our tests, this is something we started doing back in August 2017 in order to monitor the deliverability rates of the world’s most popular email marketing services. The providers we’ve looked at have increased slightly since then – this round we…

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Troubleshooting delivery problems

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Everyone has their own way of troubleshooting problems. I thought I would list out the steps I take when I’m trying to troubleshoot them. Clarify the problem. As a consultant, folks come to me asking me to help them solve their delivery problems. My first step is to get them to clarify what symptoms they’re seeing. Something happened to make them contact me, and that’s…

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What is List Verification and Why is it Important?

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With so many strategies to implement in the market these days – marketing automation, personalization, mobile experience — it can be tough to truly understand them all. If the importance of validating contact data has fallen into that mix for you, look no further. As the trailblazers of list verification, we are here to be your experts on this area of marketing and database management.   …

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Email Deliverability Quarterly: Gmail Spam Filter Changes, SparkPost Acquires eDataSource, and More

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Email deliverability is constantly changing, as inbox providers adjust their filtering algorithms, blacklists tweak their listing criteria, and consumers evolve their definition of spam. That’s why even the best email marketing programs suffer deliverability problems sometimes. To help you avoid trouble, the Email Deliverability Services team at Oracle CX Marketing Consulting shares the latest news and tips for what to watch out for in our…

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Properly Diagnosing Email Performance Problems

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When faced with a problem, it’s easy to get sidetracked into focusing on superficial metrics or jump to conclusions, especially when it involves what appears to be a quick fix. Instead, marketers need to look beyond the obvious and easy, and ask deeper questions about email performance like: What’s the core driver of the issue? Are there multiple issues at work here? What levers can…

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Ghosts of Holidays Past: What to Watch out for This Year

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Last week, I showed you the email marketing ghosts of holidays past, what to prepare for now and what could go wrong in the future. Like Scrooge learned in “A Christmas Carol”, it all depends on the actions you take today. Last year, email volumes increased exponentially leading up to Black Friday and through Cyber Monday. Volumes declined from their highs but remained above average…

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Email Deliverability Unfiltered: Spamtraps

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There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to spamtraps. Like, do spamtraps cause deliverability issues? How can you eliminate spamtraps from your database? Rather than trying to figure it out on your own, we tapped deliverability experts from Campaign Monitor & Word to the Wise to shed some light on the subject. There are different types of spamtraps but they can…

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New Webinar: The Email Marketer’s Holiday Survival Checklist

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We all know Murphy’s Law–anything that can go wrong, probably will–and we can apply that to email marketing during the holiday season as well. Clearly, Fate knows that you have no time to deal with any deliverability problems during the busiest time of the year, which means you’ll probably deal with deliverability problems. It’s also true that luck favors the prepared, so the best way…

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Top Ten Tips to Improve Your Email Deliverability

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You’ve written, designed, coded, and sent your email. Job is complete; no worries, right? What if your email then lands in your subscribers’ spam folders? All that work beforehand isn’t going to matter much now. Managing and deploying an email to a list of any size can be stressful, and sometimes you just want to hit send after looking at it for so long. However,…

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Are Plain-Text Emails More Likely to Reach the Inbox than HTML Emails?

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Has a marketing "expert" told you plain-text emails hit the inbox more often than HTML emails? Or that plain-text emails have a 100% deliverability rate? If so, they’re lying or misinformed. In this post, I’ll debunk the common myth that plain-text emails reach the inbox more than HTML emails. Plain-text emails are NOT more likely to reach the inbox. I interviewed email marketing and anti-spam…

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Fact: Engagement Impacts Deliverability

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We’ve heard predictions of the death of email for years. Like those who predict the end of the world, it’s largely agreed that these people don’t know what they are talking about. Email isn’t dying. But that doesn’t mean it’s not changing. Technology is advancing, email recipients are interacting differently, and mailbox providers are adjusting their algorithms. And the same goes for Validity. Our technology is advancing, our understanding of…

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Remember the Little Things this Holiday Season

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Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing colors, the crisp air, football, and the anticipation of gathering with friends and family for the holidays. It is often a time for reflection, to think of days past, accomplishments, failures, and the promise of tomorrow. For marketers, Fall is less a time for reflection, and more a time for action. It is a very important…

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Email Deliverability Quarterly: 1st GDPR Fine, Google Supports BIMI, and More

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Email deliverability is constantly changing, as inbox providers adjust their filtering algorithms, blacklists tweak their listing criteria, and consumers evolve their definition of spam. That’s why even the best email marketing programs suffer deliverability problems sometimes. To help you avoid trouble, the email deliverability practice at Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) Consulting shares the latest news and tips for what to watch out for in our…

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End the Year Strong with New Updates from Validity

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It’s been a year of huge progress here at Validity! To celebrate, we’ve launched features that will help you close the year strong and drive better business and professional outcomes. This time of year, marketers and sales professionals are under an enormous amount of pressure to hit their goals. These releases provide better views and deeper understanding to ensure you’re spending time in the right…

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Check Your List Twice This Holiday Season

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It’s the holidays and so many marketers are under pressure to deliver on their lofty goals, beat last year’s numbers, and go from red to black as early as possible. Email is a low cost, high margin medium, and executives all over the world are turning to email marketing managers and their digital team in hopes that their email marketing program will propel the business…

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