Digital Marketers, spend most of the time making a marketing strategy, testing, executing them, and increasing the email deliverability rate. Email is one of the major marketing strategies for every marketer. It covers more than 80 percent of a whole marketing campaign method. From Copywriting email content, Designing templates to sending to the customers.
It is also true that no matter how big an Email marketer you are. There will always be a possibility of some error or failure would happen. Due to an increase in strict cybersecurity and strong spam filtration. It is your duty to be ready to know all the possibilities, that affect email deliverability.
What if your Email Deliverability fails? What if your whole email campaign fails? You better know the results. Right!
To avoid such a scenario and fail email campaigns, you must check out the tips to follow and avoid mistakes that affect email deliverability.
Some Important and Basic Tips to Improve Email Deliverability
1. Run A/B testing
A/B testing is one of the most widely used and trusted tools to perform email tests before the final campaign. Marketers took 100 random email contacts from the list and send them two different email templates. This testing method helps to see which Email template Deliverality shows high vitals and high Open rate. And also if there is any issue while sending mails or not.
2. Avoid Hard Bounce emails
A hard bounce email means those emails which couldn’t receive emails due to their non -existence, fake, or invalid email addresses. You must avoid repetitive hard bounce of emails during the campaign because it determines your overall email campaign reputation.
When you keep trying to send hard-bound mails, your ISP will consider it spam and blocks you immediately.
3. Unauthorized email lists
Many email lists are available online and sold in black markets. Since, selling and buying email lists, both considered illegal. But still, some markets use these unauthorized email lists for their email campaigns.
Some of them have legitimate contact lists but in most cases, invalid ones. Hence, increases the risk of hard bounce and being blocked that ultimately results in a poor email deliverability.
4. Scrapping emails from websites
There are various extensions and tools are available online that search and scrap out all the emails hidden in a website to create a contact list. This is not a legal practice and even illegal in many major countries.
It is better to include an image of your video with a hot “click now” button that directs the user to the video link.
6. Avoid Spam friendly “words”
Almost all Email service providers use a very popular spam filtration technique. They simply look out for the words such as “Hurry!” which sounds illegal, repetitive, or contains abusive words, and block them.
To avoid this, you have to use the power of words and copywriting. Avoid using explicit words or illegal words in your email subject or headline and be creative.
7. Avoid Keyword sttuffing
Keyword Stuffing is one of the major factors for poor google ranking. Because Keyword stuffing degrades the overall user experience. Similarly, you should also avoid keyword stuffing in the email content.
Due to this malpractice, the user will open the email and found it unreal, immediately mark it as spam.
To avoid this, Copywriting is another best practice one should follow. Copywriting is a method by which, precise and more creative use of words used. It attracts recipients to open the email and take necessary CTA.
8. Check spellings before sending emails
You have found on many occasions that, many emails which are either for marketing/promotional or Spam mails have spelling mistakes. This looks not just very unprofessional but an email offense too.
Similarly, your email service provider can also treat it as spam, if the email has any spelling mistakes. So, always check and proofreading your email before sending them.
9. Provide an Unsubscription Option
If all your campaigns are running successfully, even the recipients are not happy. It is better to give them an easy Unsubscription option just down below your email rather than being marked as SPAM.
10. Avoid using Forms in your email template
You must avoid embed forms in your email campaigns,although it is not supported by most of the email clients. But still it will treated as a SPAM.
It is better you must use CTA( Call to Actions) in your email and provide a button that redirects to a Form on a webpage. Or you can even redirect the user to your Landing page.
11. Maintain Clean and Hygenic Email List
For successful Email Deliverability, you check your email list from time to time. Delete and Remove all the invalid contacts from your list. and also remove the unsubscribers from the list for better marketing campaigns to prevail. Do remember, Quality always matters rather than Quantity.
12. Avoid Blacklisted Servers
You must avoid Servers who have a bad reputation and even got blacklisted by ISPs. These servers used spamming method in their previous campaign and get banned or blocked by different ISPs. Usually whenever you try to send email through such blacklisted servers, a” cannot send emails” error message will appear on your screen.
13. Maintain Email sending Frequency
Frequent emails from the same organization will definately hit your subscriber list and even a less email can harm your overall revenue potential.
So what necessary major you should take to increase your email deliverability. To send a perfect number of emails, you need to carry out some email testing. For that, you require a lot of time and it is also possible that during this period, you might make more mistakes.
we would suggest always try to send one email per week and see the results. You can even increase the frequency by 2 emails per week as long as you have some great deals to share.
14. Mobile Optimized email Content
More than 80 percent of internet users use their Mobile phones for browsing and checking Emails. Hence, it becomes necessary that email content must be mobile-friendly. And it is also seen that email Deliverability is quite Good in mobile phones.
You must provide users a seamless mobile-friendly email experience. If not then be ready to get into the spam folder.
15. Always Add “alt text”
Many ESPs ( Email Service Providers) by default block any image in emails. You can even notice that whenever you open an email, you usually see an option “click to load the image” link mentioned.
Adding “alt text” to your image, helps your recipients to know what is in the image without opening it.
Though, there are many more tips like checking IP and ESP reputation, that you can follow to avoid email deliverability failure. So what do you think?
Do you have more tips you are already using? If yes we would love to hear from you. Remember always, “sharing is Caring”.