Is there a way to see if people are opening my email?
Is there a way to know if my real estate listings are being seen by my clients? Overall I need some feedback or a sense if the email blasts I'm sending are worthwhile.
For an e mail blast its suggested to use bulk mailer websites like www.mailchimp.com or www.campaignmonitor.com. The benefit is that you will get a detailed analytic report on how many mails bounced, received, opened etc...If you want to track your personal one to one mails you can use sidekick a plugin which can track the emails and gives you notification on opening, forwarding etc.
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My first thought was Side Kick...as Daniel previously suggested.
Before sending the e-mail, tick the acknowledgement/recipt box.
That way when the e-mail is opened, it will show you who the e-mail was generate by and what time it was opened. The same works with the receipient who can trace the receipients using a similar system.
However, not all e-mail systems have this facility, so have a look through the computing magazines to see if there are "add- ons" which can be placed at the Server, rather like the Junk mail system on Out-Look and similar e-mail software.
I hope this helps.
Well the top five are: 1) Yesmail; 2) SocketLabs; 3) Return Path; 4) LeadSpend and 5) StrongMail. All are for pay. But they meet your criteria of verification. But most of all keep you in good standing if you overload client inbox direction.
Hn fact there is no way to know - Only if you add any sentence to make clients need to ask you -to find out more information a bout your listings .
Add Yesware.com in your inbox. It track your emails, Instantly see when your message is opened.
Yes, company i am working for have implemented it. It is some kind of a API, it tracks at every stage i.e. Sent, Delivered, Opened..
You need to use an email programme that includes this, Mailchimp is a great free tool and provides great tracking so you know what works and what doesn't.
You must use a CRM tool to manage electronic marketing campaigns. With this tool you can track and keep statistics on the effectiveness of your emails. You can use Sales Force or Sugar CRM (Open Source)
If you had a like system of a system that counted each time someone viewed your posts this would monitor the e-blasts and help advise how many people are taking notice of them.
Within your e-mail account you can set it up to have a delivery and a read receipt request. The delivery receipt request is automatic but the read receipt only works if the recipient options to respond to the read request. There are services out there that can track this for you. One of the best is http://www.readnotify.com/.
Remember, just like a mailed postcard, it takes 3 email blast to get a client to call. Also, a good 'call of action' in your email's subject line is a good bet to get the client to open the email.
Yes, there are many trackers that you can implement, especially as Google Chrome extensions with Gmail if you are using it. Some tools are developed by Hubspot, Salesforce, which provide additional information about the sender (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter details, helping you to better understand who you are talking to), Check RelateIQ (a Salesforce Company), Sidekick from Hubspot, etc.
Try Streak for Gmail or Sidekick by Hubspot. Depends on how you are sending your email blasts. Software like Mailchimp could also be a solution. All 3 can track opens and clicks on any links you may have in your email. Mailchimp also integrates very nicely with Google Analytics
The stats in mailchimp are amazing. You get all the info you need to make informed decisions about who to call first etc.
To me there are different ways of achieving this. My first question is do you have a developer you can work with? As suggested you can use Mailchimp (since it will be free) for small scale emailing and combine it with Google Analytics to get more data about who are opening your emails. If you have resources, such as a developer, you can develop your own tracking system and track the info you want.
Brent, Erin, Dana have also given you some advice on the Email Automation tools that you need to use. My advice would be once you start using the tool, also see how the open rates vary with different subject lines; mail formats, and the different call to action.
Done right email campaigns are effective, I support a couple of client in the real estate sector and they can vouch for it :)
Personally I prefer EmailBrain. Not only does it allow for tracking of opens and click counts on calls to action, it also allows for AB testing. You create your preferred email, it will then guide you through the creation of variations using your context. ie relaxed, funny, professional. It will send each type set to 15% of your mailing list or database. It tracks the opens and call to action responses. It will then take the most successful of the three and send that to the remainder of your list. If you are currently using a website for your business, depending on your host, they may have this program available either free or at a very low cost.
The next closest after this one would be FireHost also available with various webhosts at little or no cost.
Both of these services may also be contacted directly
I hope this provides a useful and more successful resource for you.
If you have further questions you are welcome to contact me.
Sidekick is too invasive in my opinion (not to mention malware issues) - I block it and have my clients do the same. Most email marketing programs provide a version with that function, but none of them are 100%. There is always a way around it, but at least with an email marketing program, readers know what they are opening - Mailchimp will not send an email without an unsubscribe option. With Sidekick, recipients have no indication that someone is tracking them, because most senders do not comply with the AUP, because they are not forced to. Seems unethical to me.
I'd explore other marketing options. I for one can't remember the last time I opened a marketing email.