The 5 Metrics You Should Add to Your Email Reporting

Most marketers rely heavily on two basic metrics when looking at their email reporting: Open and clickthrough rates. While open and clickthrough rates are a great way to see which subject lines and preview text are getting the most opens and which links are getting the most clicks, they don’t provide a deeper understanding of subscriber interactions—and therefore they can also only provide a limited picture of your campaign’s performance.

Ready to lift your email reporting to the next level? Here are five metrics you should add to learn more about the people who are receiving your emails and how to get more thorough insights on your email campaign’s success.

Here’s What We Learned After Tracking 17 Billion Email Opens [Infographic]

Over the course of the past year, we’ve analyzed over 17 billion email opens to see where subscribers read emails. And while a few things stayed the same, we saw plenty of movement this year in terms of email client popularity. In our 2016 Email Market Share infographic, 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.

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The Top 10 Most Tested Email Clients of 2016

We analyzed over 360 million Litmus email previews tests to find out where email marketers and designers focused their testing efforts in 2016. This ranking was likely determined by how popular these clients are with our customers’ subscribers, as well as common rendering and bugs that make them important candidates to test and test again. You can use this as a starting point for your 2017 campaigns, or to benchmark your testing efforts against what your peers care about.