“How’s our deliverability doing? Oh, it’s really strong—we’ve seen a delivery rate of 98% for the last few email campaigns, with only a small handful of bounces.” If you ever heard someone say this sentence, you’ve witnessed someone fall for the most common misconception about deliverability.
The biggest mix-up we see when we talk to customers is that deliverability is discussed in terms of delivery rate. This simply isn’t true. Delivery rate is a valuable metric to consider, but it is not the same as deliverability. Let’s set the record straight.
In this webinar, Research Director Chad White and deliverability expert and Litmus Product Manager Jay Brangiforte discuss the various ways that marketers try to improve their poor email deliverability and which ones work best, sharing findings from Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Deliverability report.
CAN-SPAM sets a low bar for compliance. Subscribers, inbox providers, and other countries have set much, much higher bars for what’s acceptable. While on the surface, lax regulations look like an advantage for brands marketing to American consumers, it’s really setting them up for failure. Here’s what CAN-SPAM requires and how the law could be doing a much better job of setting U.S. businesses up for email marketing success…
Marketers can be successful in spite of email deliverability problems, but why take the hard path? After surveying more than 3,500 marketers, we’ve identified the practices that clearly lower email marketers’ risks of being blocked or blacklisted, as well as those that absolutely raise those risks—sometimes dramatically.
When it comes to deliverability, many marketers take a reactive approach. Too often, deliverability only becomes subject of attention when things go wrong, like a drop in deliverability rates or decreased open rates. Rather than troubleshooting causes for deliverability issues when it’s already too late, taking a proactive approach and following deliverability best practices can help you avoid many common issues in the first place. Here are three things you should check before you send your next campaign.
Understanding email authentication isn’t easy, and in most cases, it isn’t something email marketers can handle all by themselves. Still, as the voice of your brand, every email marketer should have a basic understanding of email authentication and DMARC, and how to use the tools available to help protect your brand from email fraud.
To bring a little more clarity into the confusing world of email authentication, we sat down with Steven Jones, Executive Director of DMARC.org, and asked him everything we ever wanted to know about email authentication and DMARC.
As email marketers, we strive to produce great content and work to build emails that drive brand awareness, engage our customers, and encourage prospects to purchase our products. It sends a shudder down our spine to think about landing not in our subscriber’s inbox, but in the dreaded spam folder. It’s our duty to build something great, not spammy.
Yet deliverability is a tricky thing to master, in part because there’s a lot of technical language to learn. Here are 28 deliverability terms you need to know as an email marketer.
In this fantastic webinar on email deliverability with Al Iverson, he explains how spam filtering has evolved from a content-based system to one that weighs dozens of factors, often without human oversight.