The first half of 2016 has seen plenty of changes in the email world. For an industry that’s constantly fighting rumors of death, there’s a lot of activity happening! Watch the video and read on to get the inside scoop on what went down for the first half of 2016.
Every month, we track opens from more than 1 billion emails sent using Litmus’ Email Analytics and share the trends we observe in various email clients and environments for email client market share. In May, desktop opens increased to 20%, webmail opens increased to 26%, and mobile opens dropped for the first time since January, to 54%.
We recently hosted a webinar where Justine Jordan and I discussed the 8 most impactful trends from our “Email Marketing in 2020” report, which touches on everything from personalization and automation to inbox functionality and privacy. Watch the webinar recording and read our answers to the questions we didn’t have time to tackle during the webinar.
February market share saw mobile email opens climb back to their highest levels yet—55%. While webmail opens decreased slightly from 27% to 26% of opens, desktop opens remained stagnant since last month. Let’s take an in-depth look at February market share data!
In our 2015 Email Market Share infographic, we analyze over 13 billion email opens to see where subscribers read emails. We take a look at mobile, webmail, and desktop opens over the course of the year, providing insights about why these changes occurred and how they may affect your email campaigns.
As another year wraps up, email is still reminding us that nothing in this industry is boring, despite what some naysayers would like to have us think! We tracked nearly 1 billion emails every month throughout 2015, measuring where and how your messages are opened around the world. While some things remained the same—the top three email clients in January were still the top three in November—there was some drama along the way.
As we look back on 2015, we’re putting together lists of all the email amazingness that has occurred over the past year. To celebrate, for the next 10 work days, we’ll be posting 10 top 10 posts summing up those happenings. Since we’re launching these lists on the blog, we found it fitting to have the first post in the series focus on the top Litmus blog posts in 2015. We hope that some of these resources might help as you reflect on 2015 and set goals for 2016.
Although Verizon’s $4.4 billion purchase of AOL was all about adding more content, video, and ad generation to the mobile communication company’s distribution platform, the acquisition could transform Verizon into a major email inbox provider, likely to the benefit of email marketers.
We’ve been tracking email opens for more than 4 years. And it’s incredible to see how behaviors have changed over time. Mobile email was barely a blip on our radars in 2011, and made up just 8% of email opens. Fast forward to 2014, and nearly half of emails are opened on smartphones and tablets—a 500% increase in four years.
Mobile Gmail apps for both Android and iOS download images automatically and serve them via Google’s caching service. As users update to the new mobile Gmail apps, we’re seeing image caching affect mobile open rates, specifically opens made with the Gmail app on Android. As Gmail open rates rise, there has been a corresponding drop in Android opens. Since January, Android opens have dropped 34%—now representing 8% of opens.