Tag Archives: listbuilding

[Split-Test] Email signups doubled AND bounces reduced at the same time – see how

I want to share some testing results with you. For a couple of weeks, I ran a split A/B/C/D test on this website. The goal was to see, if I could convert more visitors to email subscribers. “Which test won”… can you guess it? The results are quite interesting. Continue reading

Time to combine email with Google+ – 4 tips you shouldn’t miss

90 million users (Larry Page), 100 million users (Paul Allen, Vic Gundotra via NYT), a decreasing 3.3 minutes share of social networking time in January (comScore via CNN) and so on. Those numbers fueled discussions about the status quo and the future of Google+. Wherever the truth lies – let’s assume that Google+ plays an important role in several sectors, like the tech scene. And let’s assume further that it will play a generally more important role in the near future. Especially email senders can benefit from the close integration with Gmail, regardless whether if it’s deliverability or social sharing. Below you find four tips on how to leverage this linkage to your advantage. Continue reading

Double opt-in – why and when? [1/2]

It is generally a good idea to grow your list using double opt-in. As a little refresher – Continue reading

How to add an email-sign-up-tab to your facebook page – revisited, once again

One thing that really amazes me about Facebook is: what worked yesterday is out of date in a few weeks. Take Static FBML or iFrame-Tabs for example. I wrote several guides in the past for email senders to explain how they put a signup form to their Facebook pages. And guess what, the last one seems again no longer up-to-date.

For marketers, including myself, it consumes more time and nerves than necessary to maintain basic functionalities at F. Also because many things are not documented very well. Do Zuckerberg and “friends” perhaps use lemures in their usability-labs? ;-) “Timeline”, which they soon want to impose on users against their will, seems to corroborate that impression. But ‘nough trash-talk – here’s a quick walkthrough that shows … Continue reading