Tuesday, February 11, 2020

E-mail Marketing and The Issues Surrounding it

Email marketing is one of the best forms of direct marketing, which is done via Internet. Emails are sent to potential clients to boost your business, and gain the trust of the customer by giving them the relevant information to help them to make informed decisions. It also enhances the relationship with a current clients, by staying in front of them to get repeating business. In simpler words, sending emails to your email marketing lead list is known as email marketing.

The major advantage of emailing is that it doesn’t take a lot of time, is minimal cost and is also easy to do. Within a short period, a large audience can get your message in front of them. Features such as Subscriptions, bounced messages, web bugs, and click through help enables businesses to track potential clients and see what works best for you. Since the customers can be directly reached, feed backs can be collected with ease. In terms of cost, it is not as expensive as newsletters. Reports have proven that this is the next best marketing technique after search marketing. It is effective in tracking the returns on investments.

Email marketing is a modernized version of direct mail marketing. The advantage over direct mail marketing is that it takes less time to reach a customer than mailing due to the time they open their mail. Like people check their mailboxes daily, inboxes are checked multiple times a day.  List host is web service that provides lots of options to the marketers like managing huge emails and email address database. If the budget is more, list managers can be hired who can be given charge of opt-in-email newsletters and managing databases. Software and web based email sites can host everything.

When the customer fills in the subscription form for the first time, there are check boxes to be ticked which reflects their interests and also, terms and conditions that allow you to market to them. Depending on these choices, an advertiser sends information to them, this is known as opt-in-email advertising, because the customer has opted to receive emails and marketing like this isn’t illegal. The content of the email can be elaborate, but it shouldn’t be too long as people are really busy for that. The call to action, also known as effective words, in the email should be chosen with care. It’s not necessary that the content should revolve around only one item; related product’s information can also be included. This is known as cross selling. By using email blasting or sending an email to multiple customers at a time can save a lots of time and will also increase the efficiency.

The dark side of email marketing is spamming or also known as bulking. Some companies collect email addresses of people illegally and send irrelevant mails to them, which can be very annoying. Some hackers design an email like an advertisement, but when clicked on downloads adware and viruses that can destroy a computer, which makes it even more dangerous. 

Most of the mailing websites have added the facility of separating spam from genuine email by creating separate folders for both and this is known as spam filtering. But in case of large number of spam mails, a useful mail can go into that folder and can go unnoticed and gets deleted with the rest of the spam mails. This kind of mail is known as false positives. But the chances of this happening are rare. There are many laws against spamming like United States’ Can-Spam act, Europe’s privacy and electronic communications regulations. According to these laws, the companies should get their return address authenticated, false physical addresses should not be included and a one click unsubscribe link should be place in the email. The lesser penalty involves companies sending spam to be blacklisted and on a larger scale, they can be heavily fined.      

Friday, February 7, 2020

Main Site Updates

Recently we have made several upgrades to the site for safety and convenience. We have added SSH or https encryption. We are also mobile friendly now. And we have added a New Home Movers search for recent home moves that is updated weekly. Although those records require different credits. See https://www.datarecordscorp.com/new-movers.php .

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