Through the times, email newsletters have been viewed as an easy way to disseminate information and reach out to the users in general. But have you over stepped back and pondered what information are you getting in lieu of the newsletter which you are sending.
Analyzing the newsletter and fine tuning them for better performance is the key for a successful business venture via email newsletters. Below we provide you with the 5 guidelines to fine tune your email newsletters and use them for your benefit.
1. Use Every Newsletter as a Test
The problem arise when we fail to experiment and give in to the comforts of what is known to us. With your email newsletter you have the chances of experimenting and understanding which way your email newsletters works the best way.
You can experiment in terms of content of the newsletter. For instance, you can create two separate groups and send out emails with varying content to each one of the two groups. The better performance from one of the two would let you know which one is better choice for the email newsletters.
2. Allow them to revert back
Newsletters are an easy way to communicate with your clients. And communication is not complete if it is just single way. Does your email newsletter allows the customers to revert back to same? Or do the replies only are dumped in to auto responders etc? You need to understand the same and use it for your own benefit. By allowing the users to revert back to your email newsletter, you actually open yourself up to a wide range of possibilities. It may be possible that users are not able to go through your email newsletter and they may reply about the same. Thus direct that reverts to your email newsletter to someone in your marketing team and by opening up the lines of effective communication.
3. Use Unique URLs to Track Links in Your Newsletter
You can use Google Analytics, to understand how effective and relevant your newsletter campaign has be. This is the tool which differentiates between the traffic coming to your website. You would know whether the increase in traffic is the result of the newsletter campaign, or it has happened through other off page, on page, paid – unpaid methods. You can use a distinct URL to populate your email newsletter with and understand how many links have come from the newsletter.
4. Include Surveys to Boost Participation
Surveys are a great way to invite more and more customers and gain valuable inputs on your business and its offerings. You may have included the surveys in your website or sent out the survey forms, in order to gain vital information, but if you wish to receive huge data volumes, you must not forget to include them in the newsletters as well. You need not design a new survey for your newsletters, but you can easily link the survey existing on your website or other application in the newsletter itself, in order to solicit more responses.
5. Think of using a Marketing Application
It may get quite over whelming for the users, especially business owners to ascertain all of the above mentioned tasks and side by side concentrate on the business. If at the same time, you decide to employ a marketing application to take care of the same, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. There are various services available, like Constant Contact, Mail Chimp and Vertical Response etc. These applications not only help in testing and formatting the email content, but most of the online applications also generate the data automatically, in order to support your campaign.