What is email marketing? To answer this question, we need to define what email marketing really is. Email marketing is simply the act of sending an advertisement, generally to a single group of individuals, via email. In its most broad sense, every email message sent out to a current or potential client can be considered email marketing, even if the content does not include an invoice.
Email marketing is an effective way of reaching a large audience and building brand awareness. It is a quick and easy way to reach people and a very convenient way to communicate new information and services to your customers. For example, if you are running a website selling products for kids, email marketing is a great way to inform parents about new products, special offers, and new products on the market, as well as ways to support children’s charities.
Email marketing campaigns can be segmented into different types of campaign: open, read, action, bulk, single, and targeted. A segmentation approach is used when assessing an email marketing campaign. The segmentation will help in determining which promotional emails are actually received by the intended audience and that recipients reacted negatively to them. These emails are then categorized as ‘spam’ and are either deleted or dealt with differently from other emails that passed straight through the inbox. Emails that fall under spam filters or those that encourage users to click on links contained within the email are easily deleted and stopped from circulating further.
However, some marketers choose to ignore these emails, assuming that no one will actually take the time to read them. This is not a good assumption; many small businesses email marketing campaign fail because of the lack of interest shown by recipients. The reason for this is not fully understood but it does share a common theme – people do not have enough spare time to read emails that they do not want. When a user spends a large amount of time browsing through a page to locate information that they need, chances are that they will not waste time reading promotional emails that sit in their inbox. When these emails are deleted, they are not necessarily losing money; they are merely wasting time, which can be spent on more important matters.
Finally, email marketing campaigns that are based on providing links to websites tend to fail due to search engine penalties. When the user types in a website address on a search engine, they are most likely to click on only those sites that have links included in the email. When these links are clicked, the owners of the websites are not made aware of the promotional email marketing campaign. If this happens, the company may be penalized by search engines and could lose ranking on the search engine results pages.
All in all, email templates are a great way to create effective email marketing campaigns. However, it is imperative to ensure that your email template is created for a reason – to increase conversion rates. The templates should not be used simply as they can cost a company hundreds of dollars per year in advertising costs, which are not necessary. When you hire an email design and email marketing service, make sure that your template will be used in each email and that it will be reviewed and edited for quality before being placed into circulation.