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.

8 Email Design Factors That Influence Action

What influences your subscribers’ willingness to open, click, and interact with your email? From subject lines and “from addresses” to images and landing pages, they all play a major role in determining whether your subscribers will engage with your email or not. You have about 3-4 seconds to grab your readers’ attention and interest them enough to open and read your email. In order to do this, you must design for your subscribers.

In the infographic below, we’ve outlined eight crucial steps that a subscriber goes through while interacting with your email, along with tips on how to make those interactions successful.

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16 Tips for Troubleshooting Your HTML Email Campaigns

Coding HTML for email can be tough. If you’ve missed even just a closing tag when coding, your entire email can be sabotaged. If you’ve included video, Flash, rollovers, JavaScript or even a simple picture or text, chances are it won’t show up the way you wanted it to—that is, if it even shows up at all. These 16 tips on troubleshooting your email campaigns can help you send with confidence.

The Foundations of Coding HTML Email

Coding HTML emails that will look awesome on the dozens of email programs out there is tricky. If you’re new to the email world (or have picked up HTML in the last several years), learning how to get an email to look good can be a little like figuring out whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa.

A Closer Look at Email Engagement

Reputation and engagement are increasingly important factors when it comes to reaching your audience through email marketing. Running your emails through Litmus’ spam filter analysis tool can give you an indication of the likelihood of your email being marked as spam, but subscriber (in)activity can ultimately determine whether your email makes it to the inbox. Our infographic […]

Why Do Email Designs Break?

A guide for when email rendering goes wild Ever wondered why emails break? Most of the time, we chalk rendering issues up to poor HTML and CSS support from email clients. Turns out they’re not always the bad guys! Stop scratching your head every time an email doesn’t look quite like it should, and reference […]

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Designing the Perfect Call-to-Action [Infographic]

Every email you send should have a purpose, and that purpose should be reflected in the call-to-action (CTA). If you’re not sure what your call to action should be, ask yourself the following questions: “What do I want the recipient to do?” “How will they know how to do it?” “What’s the benefit to them?” […]