Is Your Email Program Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

Google recently announced that it will expand its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal for search results on mobile devices.  The change will be introduced starting April 21, and will apply to mobile searches in all languages worldwide. And, effective immediately, Google will begin using content from indexed apps (limited to Android only for now) in search results for signed-in users who... Continue »

Email Data: Getting Beyond Opens, Clicks, and Conversions

As a veteran of two ESPs with over 10 years of experience, I can tell you that the goals of an ESP are pretty clear: help clients grow their business through email. To do that, ESPs offer sophisticated tools to build and deploy email campaigns, manage subscriber lists and content, collect campaign data, and report on program results. But a truly successful email program requires more than just... Continue »

Webinar: Steal from the Best: Subject Line Secrets from the Top 3000 Retailers

Don't miss our upcoming webinar this Wednesday on subject line secrets. According to stats compiled by Impact Branding & Design, 33% of email recipients open their email based on the subject line alone. This webinar will help you unlock the secrets from the Top 3,000 retailers. Hear from Tom Sather, Sr. Director of email Research, and a panel of Return Path email marketing experts to learn what... Continue »

Symbolically Sinking – 10 Findings on Symbols in Subject Lines

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on the use of subject line symbols. At the time, I made the point that the approach was more effective when the use was intentional – using them to provide an indicator of content or message type, for example. There is clearly still a lot of interest in this topic. Screen sizes are getting smaller, and senders are being challenged to fit more information into less... Continue »

New Welcome Message Study - Find Your Best Customers

Last week, Return Path released a new report on welcome messages. We took Internet Retailer’s Top 100 list, found 75 that send welcome messages and monitored engagement levels for 180 days following the welcome message. Do you send a welcome message for your program? If not, you should be. Why? A welcome message sets the stage for your relationship with your subscriber. People read welcome... Continue »