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How Well Do You Know Your Audience?

If you saw my email earlier this week, you’ll already know that I’m presenting at the Inboxed Summit, which is happening in a couple of weeks from now.  On Monday of this week, I was lucky enough to be invited to record the Q&A panel session with four other deliverability experts, where we talked about

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My Speaker Insight Presentation: How to Get More People Reading Your Emails

In this video, I’m sharing a great summary of the most important things you need to know about email deliverability and getting more of your emails into more of your audience’s inboxes. Many thanks to Helena and Kelly at Speaker Insight for hosting my presentation and sharing it with their audience. I’d strongly recommend you

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What Can Change in 18 Months?

It’s amazing how much can change in less than 18 months.  In February last year, I posted something on Facebook that started by saying “Right now, my business is more than £40,000 under water because of the decisions I made last year. I’ve got the cold from hell. My car is knackered.” Here we are

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What I’ve Learned From Presenting My Email Deliverability Training

This week’s blog is slightly less related to the specifics of email deliverability. Instead I’m going to share my reflections after delivering a lot of training material in a fairly short period of time. The last week or so has been crazy for me, with several one-hour presentations where I’ve been introducing the foundations of

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How to Re-Engage Your Audience

In last week’s blog, I explained why it’s so dangerous to continually send emails to all of your unengaged contacts – these are the ones that might not have opened any of your emails for weeks, months or longer. Today I’m going to explain how to reach out to your unengaged contacts and give them

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The most dangerous email addresses of all

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking a lot about “bad” email addresses and I’m going to continue that theme with this post. The RACE Model Firstly, I’ll recap on the four pillars of deliverability that can all affect whether or not the emails that you send will reach the inbox, or whether

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A very important email metric that’s rarely reported

It’s probably no surprise to hear that I spend a lot of time looking at email statistics. Something occurred to me very recently. While we focus so much on open rates and click rates, there are other statistics that matter just as much, if not more. What other statistics are important to you when you

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IP Reputation – the good, the bad and the ugly

Today I’m writing about something that’s not always fully understood and I’m going to do my best to debunk a few myths along the way. IP Reputation, also known as Server Reputation, used to be one of the most important factors that determined whether or not your emails would reach the inbox. While many other

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Why Authentication Matters

I often talk about the four key pillars of deliverability that spell out the word RACE – they stand for Reputation, Authentication, Content and Engagement. Today I’m going to talk a little more about Authentication, one of the ways you can increase your chances of getting more emails delivered to the inbox and to avoid

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How To Boost Your Sending Reputation By Managing Your Engagement

Last week’s Open Q&A on Email Deliverability was a huge success!  We had a great turnout for the live call with some great questions, and lots of people have already watched the recording. I’m going to be writing some blog posts answering some of the questions that were asked on the call, starting with this

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Protecting your deliverability in unpredictable times

Right now, world events have meant that our lives, and our businesses, are more uncertain than most of us have ever seen. Some businesses are already in danger of collapsing. Others are having to make significant changes to the way they work. Some are having to move almost everything that they do online. And for

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Engagement: The Holy Grail of Email Deliverability

An engaged audience is a happy audience. They’re the people who read your emails, who find value in them. They’re the ones growing to trust and respect your authority, and ultimately, they’re more likely to invest in your products and service. But aside from the obvious happy audience, there’s another reason engagement is crucially important.

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9 Ways to Maximise Engagement With Your Audience

You’ve done the hard work of targeting your audience, attracting them to your website and persuading them to sign up for your mailing list. Your next step is figuring out how to keep them happy and engaged with your content.   Email service providers work extremely hard to protect their users from spam and unwanted

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A Tale of Woe: How to Halve Your Open Rate In One Simple Step

Today, I’m going to share a sorry tale with you… I’ve been working with one of my clients since August – to preserve his anonymity I’ll call him Fred. I helped him improve his open rates from 12% to 25% between September and November by focusing his email efforts only on the most engaged part

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Mind The Spam Trap!

Email providers work in mysterious ways to catch those pesky spammers and stop them from reaching our inboxes. But sometimes, even a well-intentioned email marketer can fall into a trap and harm their sender reputation.I’m going to walk you through the different types of spam traps that email providers are using today. And give you

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What Google does when people don’t engage

One of the first recommendations I make to help people get more emails into the inbox is to only send emails to the people on their list who have opened something recently.  The main reason is that the Big Three mailbox providers (Google, Microsoft and Yahoo) favour senders who proactively manage their engagement and remove

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“Your Email Went To My Spam Folder!”

The irony! I specialise in email deliverability, but I still get messages like that from people on my list.  The good news is that I’m not alone. Another well-known deliverability expert recently posted that an email sent by YouTube (owned by Google) ended up in his Google (Gmail) spam folder! So, when you get similar

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Why are my emails from Infusionsoft to Yahoo and AOL addresses bouncing?

You’re probably reading this article because you’re one of many people who have noticed that emails sent from Infusionsoft to addresses that end in yahoo.com or aol.com are randomly bouncing. Sometimes the email will get through, other times it will bounce. And if you look at your bounce report, you’ll see that there are many

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