How To Develop your Email Campaign Optimization

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Today we are going to go over how Glabex.com was able to push its email marketing to the next level.

Email is a very sensitive and easily interruptible marketing channel. You can easily run into problems with spam filters or a quick flood of unsubscribes. Tweaking email campaigns can become a dangerously delicate situation, which makes most marketers afraid to venture into the world of email campaign optimization.

Let’s take a look how Glabex.com entered this world and came out successful!

  1. com Background

Glabex.com offers a varity of services for companies, as free product listigns nad selling tools, job positing tools, company advertising, comprehensive coupend actions and much more. Website atracts more than 6 million visits and 300,000 new registered users every year.

Glabex.com has a steady system in place of sending new subscribers a welcome email and a weekly email with the top 20 offers. But something didn’t seem quite right to the team – they felt like they could be reaching higher goals..

So what were they doing wrong?

Glabex is not Striking While the Iron is Hot

The problem is that Glabex.com was missing out on the chance to increase engagement when they had the highest odds of success.

So immediately after a new subscriber signs up, you have the opportunity to strike while the iron is hot. But the Glaebx.com welcome email does not try to convince subscribers, new users to use the service, Glabex welcome eamil just inform users about existgn free services and allows users to apply, start using such services right form email page (providien comprehensive links to websitemasters)

Why Marketers Don’t Sell When Odds are in Their Favor

So if you have the greatest odds of selling to new subscribers, why not launch a big marketing push when they sign up?

We need to keep in mind become fatigue, when email occurs your eamil too frequently, causing them to complain, unsubscribe, or mark your emails as spam.

Everyone knows what it’s like for a company to send so many emails that you finally get irritated and unsubscribe. “Just because email gives you instant access to your subscribers doesn’t mean you can email them impulsively or impetuously.

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Two Classic Methods For Converting Prospects into Customers

Glabex.com needs to increase engagement to increase number of users, without annoying new subscribers. But these goals aren’t unique to Glabex.

Here are two classic methods other companies have used to address these same goals:

The first method is the email autoresponder. Now this isn’t the same as an “out-of-office” autoresponder that provides people with useful informaiton by using shedules automatic email.

Some sutospender is free some are paid, but the easiest way Glabex managers use is to use simple macro which allows send emails to Gaebx users form Excel spreadsheet. Easy enough and oyu can adjust it easily.

Hereis the code of the macro you might want to use –

Here is the code of the macro you might want to use –

‘Create Outlook object
Set OutlookApp = New Outlook.Application

‘Loop through the rows
For Each cell In Columns(“I”).Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
If cell.Value Like “*@*” Then

‘Get the data
Subj = “This is the Subject Field”
Recipient = cell.Offset(0, -1).Value
EmailAddr = cell.Value

‘Compose Message
Msg = Recipient & vbCrLf
Msg = Msg & “Please review the following message.”

‘Create Mail Item and view before sending
Set MItem = OutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

 

Let us know if you have any questions we will be heappy to help you. (Glabex team)

Always before prospects are willing to purchase his infoproduct, he has to educate them about how valuable white papers are for generating cheap leads. In order to do that, Glabex provide users with the white papaers with the bsuienss development tips, usng the same method. Then Glabex sends pre-written, follow-up emails automatically on a set schedule.

 

An autoresponder excel macro (see code above) campaign can include any number of messages scheduled to be sent out over any period of time you specify. You also can restrict “send time”. For example, you could specify that subscribers only will receive your emails during business hours, which ups the odds that they’ll actually read them. (some morecustomization is needed)

The content of these emails is static, meaning it never changes. Every new subscriber receives the same series of emails with the same content. Which can be borrrowed from the website or provided my marketer.

The second method is to create dynamic content. Unlike static content, dynamic content changes frequently.

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The Glabex.com Hybrid Method: A Series of Welcome Emails with Dynamic Content

Glabex.com combined both of these classic methods, the email autoresponder with static content and dynamic content, to strike while the iron is hot.

The marketing department set a goal to increase revenue by encouraging new subscribers to make their first purchase sooner.

To do this, they first stretched their welcome email into a six-part series, similar to an autoresponder.

But what about catching subscribers off guard and fatiguing the email list?

To prevent those problems, the first email in the series alerts subscribers to the coming messages, so they know what to expect. It tells them they can expect to receive special offers for food and other deals for the next six days.

Coupon for discount

Coupon # O-71X592947J312151S

Hello Alex,

You just received a Coupon from BestSEllersUS Inc, which allows you to by Sumsung Galaxy with 50% discount.

Product Details

  • Samsung nexus 5
  • Sold by BesSellersUS Inc
  • Quantity: 1

 

Then, Glabex.com monitors data analytics for open rates and unsubscribes to make sure their new subscribers aren’t unhappy.

Also, because their discount deals don’t last forever, they couldn’t create an autoresponder with static content, so they made the content dynamic. Their welcome emails feature the most popular discount offers at the time.

The result? Using this method, Glaebx.com increased revenue 23%. Open rates for the team’s newsletters increased 66%.

And best of all, the team increased revenue and engagement without increasing customer complaints.

Taking It to the Next Level

By sending daily emails to new subscribers for several days, Glabex.com took steps toward becoming an email-centric daily deal/product marketing tool. Groupon and LivingSocial are two exemplars.

One way they could expand is by sending daily offer emails to all of their subscribers on an ongoing basis, rather than sending weekly emails.

There are plenty of examples of email-centric daily deal providers that focus on various niches or markets. One example is EasyCandy, which partners with local businesses to offer a limited number of unique deals for their readers, such as discounts, exclusive perks, and custom packages.

Switching from weekly to daily deals might require more resources, such as hiring additional business development employees to source more deals or hiring more writers to create dynamic content. But it might be a worthwhile move. Groupon’s market cap is still 4.7 billion dollars, despite the stock price falling a lot since the initial public offering.

The best thing, is that you manage and anvigate you marketing campaing using Glabex tools for free of charge, it might soaung byest, btu try Glaebx Couponed campign with sofisticated marketing tools and you wil see how easy and fun your marketing can be. No need to higer marketing agency or pay extra for promotional service.

Using email marketing tactics is a great way to try strategies with a proven track record. Nevertheless, what works for one company won’t necessarily work for another, which is why testing on your own audience is critical. Mix and match proven strategies, and always be testing.

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MAKE YOUR BUSIENSS HANDS FREE

Have you ever thought about having an online presence as a small business owner?

 Once I started my business, I asked myself the following questions:

Once I started my business, I asked myself the following questions:

  • What is actually having an online business presence means ?
  • Why my business need a proper online presences ?
  • How it will effect the way I do business ?

 Online Presence Means

Just the tools we use to do business online are different due to the new technology.

In current environment online presence means having at least the following:

  • Business web site;
  • Blog;
  • Facebook Page, Twitter Account;
  • Online Store

Please note result depends how well you use these tools

  • Only Having online presence only will not generate business for you. It is just like opening a high street shop does not guarantee that you will get business. New business generation depends on how well you market your shop online or offline.
  • Therefore, customers are getting more and more demanding and want to interact with the businesses using new communication tools before they decide to buy. For this you need a two way communication tools such as website with a blog and social media properties.

 

Why Small Businesses Need Online Presence

  •  World has changed whether you accept it or not.
  • Nowadays customers want to see what other people say about any business they are going to do business with.
  • This is not possible to find out from phone directory or yellow pages alone.
  • Therefore, people find businesses online and like to check reviews before deciding to do business with any one.

 

How It Will Effect Your Business

Online presence give you the freedom to sell potentially across the globe as long as you can deliver.

Some of the benefits of having a good online presence

1. Power to sell more through another powerful channel;

  1. Potential to sell all over the world;
  2. Social Media tools help word of mouth marketing;
  3. Potential of make a system and sell on auto pilot;
  4. Low operating expense compare to brick & mortar business.

 

Business owners like you are busy people

  • Not time for posting in dozens of social media platforms..
  • No time for organizing online stores..
  • No time for charting with customers and replaying on reviews..
  • No time at all!

 

Glabex business tool!

  • It is free!
  • Easy to set up your professional business presence;
  • Integrated Marketing Tool, which focuses primarily on the business development;
  • Social Sync Tool allows to manage your social marketing from one place with on click!
  • Ecommerce Platform !
  • Centralized customer communication tool!
  • Professional Media library!

 

CREATE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE ON GLABEX

LIST YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

CREATE COUPONS

E-BUSINESS REVOLUTION KICK-START WITH GLABEX.COM

E-BUSINESS REVOLUTION KICK-START WITH GLABEX.COM

Launch of the first virtual business platform which connects US’s local Businesses and gives them the power to perform online using online store applications, social media tools and more!

 http://www.Glabex.Com

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Glabex.com, the US’s first website designed to showcase local, independent businesses, shops, restaurants, theaters, and auto dealers launches today.

Users can shop online at all their favorite stores. Glabex offers easy e-commerce solutions for any kind of business.

Customers can browse and buy the same carefully-selected products they would if they visited the stores in person. Every store has its own logo, multimedia content, list of products and design features. 

Shoppers have more choice and flexibility – and can feel good because they’re supporting their local stores.

This is an amazing innovation for e-commerce businesses. Glabex offers a great new service that works for everybody who is shopping online or looking for local businesses.  Connecting local, independent stores online means shoppers can browse their favorite products, choose their favorite restaurants, book hotels offered by their trusted businesses and buy, book, and reserve online, anytime.  Glabex.com is a new and innovative tool for any business and any area. Using Glabex online tools, any business can reduce costs and grow their business in a competitive market.

Local businesses can join Glabex.com and become professional online businesses within 24 hours.

 Glabex founders hope to help local businesses help themselves and reverse the impact of recent deteriorating economic conditions.

 Following the launch of Glabex.com

Get your free online business listing and product listing on http://www.glabex.com

About Glabex.com

 Glabex.com is the US’s first online and mobile shopping destination specially made for local businesses and their customers.  Glabex allows shoppers to browse and buy from their local trusted shops anytime time of the day or night.

Glabex.com focuses on local, independent retailers, by offering a cost and risk-free online presence for all US family-run and independent businesses.  The result is a professional online and mobile shopping service driven by the personal, knowledgeable and friendly service typical of the independent business.

  Glabex.com provides a ready-made business platform that brings new technology to every business. Glabex creates a world of equal opportunity for every business to shape the economy and make the world of online business more fair, sustainable, and fun.

 

 

 

 

Push Strategy vs Pull Strategy

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Creating the network of resellers, agents, brokers, representatives

You can use the Push Strategy in the following cases:

1. Your product is popular and does not involve deep customization

2. You are new on the market

3. You have tainted reputation, you can “borrow” mediator’s reputation

4. You’re not going to stay long in this market and the release of this product is temporary

 

Be careful!

1. Advertising your product,  in same time you advertise Reseller

2. There are the costs associated with sales, within a developed system of discounts for resellers, various contests, loyalty programs, providing them with various promotional materials, training, sales and so on.

3. Nothing keeps the reseller to break the contract with you

4. It is difficult to control and predict sales. Small businesses always get to a certain dependence on distributers which are always pursuing their own interests

5. The breach of contract with a key agent can almost completely block the flow of new customers. This is a fairly common situation where the agent is “big”, and you are “small”

 

Pull Strategy
Selling by yourself

 

PROS:

1. To release services or products under its own brand
2. To position your product as an element of prestige and service for the elite
3. By investing money in product advertising, in same time you will be supporting your brand
4. To get better control over sales and more stable ROI

CONS:

1. The implementation of this strategy requires a financial and time costs

2.  Your business is highly dependent on your reputation

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Be Smart, do not share your profits with resellers
sell on Glabex 

Save your time and money

Glabex.com is an unique platform, which helps you to sell your product by yourself, reach enormous number of customers, build your brand, create a reputation!

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Video Retargeted Advertising

Involvement: is this all we need to win customers?

Video Retargeted Advertising

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Adding online video to your site is the intersection of performance and brand advertising. Retargeted video advertising ‘out performs’ brand advertising and ‘out brands’ performance advertising.

At the most basic level, Glabex Video brings back those users who have abandoned the site. Video Advertising solutions can play a key role in supporting strategic customer acquisition and engagement initiatives.

Here are four additional ways in which Glabex Video can drive customer acquisition and support engagement initiatives:

#1. Push sales performance
Once a customer has purchased your products on the Glabex marketplace, it’s the beginning of a long-lasting relationship. Drive further revenue by supporting your customer with informative customized videos. It could be video instructions, how to use the product the customer has already bought, or a video presentation of supplementary products or product accessories. By retargeting videos, which are based on recent purchases, you can drive repeat orders and ultimately increase brand loyalty. When the customer completes a purchase, they receive an order confirmation and their products are tracked and a pre-roll customized video ad will be presented to him or her. Prepare different videos, attach these videos to your product/service and send them automatically once the purchase is made.

#2. Boost customer lifetime value
Use retargeted video ads to promote your loyalty programs and rewards to your customers. Send these videos to the customer according to their purchase history. These video ads will encourage further customer loyalty and brand recognition. Some examples we’ve seen include “Sign-up for preferred customer status,” “Recommend us, and get a free coupon” and “Your order has been shipped, take a look at the video with instructions on how to use this gadget. Please accept your complimentary coupon with a 35% discount on your future purchases. ”

#3. Nurture prospects
Customize your Glabex Video by adapting and modifying the video ads for those customers who have already viewed them. Leverage visitor frequency attributes based on customer activity on site and video ads viewed in order to modify the video content. If a visitor has already seen a retargeted ad for the last product viewed and did not take targeted action, then a different ad can be generated for that visitor. Or play the same ad, but include a special promotion.

#4. Drive new visitor traffic
Bring new visitors to the site by preparing targeted videos. By reproducing the same attributes as previously successful retargeted video campaigns. Those successful attributes can be used to target prospects that have not yet visited the site.

Nowadays, online video advertising is no longer an extension of TV advertising. It no longer serves only brand objectives, but delivers on performance marketing, too. Some of the world’s largest and most innovative brands recognize this and have adopted a video advertising strategy to deliver engaging and effective experiences throughout the customer’s lifecycle. Execution of these strategies commonly begins with a retargeted advertising program focused on bringing consumers back to the site with personalized pre-roll ads. The result; true business impact that is consistent and can be effectively measured and continually optimized to serve both performance and brand camps.

Also Read:

Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

4 Tips for the great Video marketing campaign

Adoption rates: for b2b and b2c

Color and Marketing

Predicting keyword event

Social Behavior Algorithm

Formulas that effectively measure social network involvement

Formulas that effectively measure social network involvement.

What does an indicator such as “level of involvement” measure?

As far as social media, analytics is a relatively new area.

It is important to accurately represent measuring techniques as calculated by specific indicators.

For example, let’s take one of the key indicators: taking into account user interaction with a Facebook page. What does it measure? General definition states: “The level of involvement shows how fans interact with your content.” What does mean practically? For example, if your level of involvement is 0.02%, does this mean that only 0.02% of your fans somehow interact with your content?

If you look at the most common formula, they do not measure involvement accurately:

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The first problem:

It does not account for all interactions. Don’t you think that there is something missing? What about the videos and photos, or click on links? Are these actions not also a big part of the involvement?

For example, for brands in fashion, e-commerce, or even auto manufacturers these actions can be among the most important and make up 80% of all interactions. But in this formula, these actions are not taken into account! And then we shouldn’t be surprised that the level of involvement of the fans does not exceed 0.2%.

The second problem:

The formula is based only on the number of fans. Brands need to focus on engaging their audience, rather than the number of fans their page has.

Facebook is a great field for viral marketing (to convert friends to fans), and should not focus on the number of fan pages themselves. Especially when you consider that about 84% of the fans have never even seen your content.

Let’s compare two pages

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Which one can be considered the most effective?

The second page seems to be as it has twice as many fans and more interactions. But this is not true. Let’s use a different metric.

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If you measure the level of involvement by calculating the number of fans, it means you are trying to hide the truth: is the user who sees your content a fan? Do you really care about this? At first glance, the page with the worst parameters, but with the most shares, as well as with the fans who have many friends will work much better than a page with fewer fans and more interactions, but the coverage is poor. The presented formula should determine how well your content attracts users, but it does not. It does not take into consideration users who will not be able to access that content (and if they do not see it, they can comment or “like”). Moreover the formula does not take into account those who actually interact with your content.

The third problem:

The formula brings down everything: fans, and non-fans. it is like comparing apples and pears. The formula mixes the results of fan and non-fan actions. This approach creates a more favorable level of involvement. To be precise, the formula should count all “Likes”, comments, shares and views by all non-fans as well.

The fourth problem:

The formula gives preference to pages which contain more content. If you want to increase your level of involvement, you have to post more often – it’s very simple, and most importantly, it works: 1. You will reach more fans – this means that more people will see your content and this may increase your leads. 2. Each user (no matter whether they are your fan or not) will have more opportunities to “like” your content and share it too.

The Fifth problem:

The formula doesn’t measure users, but their interactions.

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We want to understand how our fans interact with the content, but we do not measure unique visitors – we measure only the number of interactions, such as “Likes” or “Comments” and shares.

The SOLUTION:

When you use this formula, you get an exact idea of the interaction from fans or users, and when your content works. Publishing useless content leads to the ridiculously low level of involvement. Of course, this formula can be useful, for example, from the point of view of comparison with your competitors, even if it is somewhat biased.

But in my opinion the level of involvement has nothing to do with engagement; rather it calculates a “level of activity.”

The following formula can measure engagement:

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This formula has a number of advantages that make it more accurate:

• It includes all types of interaction: viewing photos and videos, clicking on the link and so on, not just likes, comments, and shares It compares the involvement of both fans and non-fans;

• It includes only those people who have had a chance to see your content (and, therefore, interact with it.);

• It does not include the impact of the frequency of publications. And most importantly, this formula gives the answer to the question: “Does my content encourage involvement or not?”

AS well using this formula you can improve your SEO.

With this formula, your level of involvement will reach 30%, 40, 50% or even more.

Read also

Selling Online: How much will it Cost Me?

Facebook Ad Tips

Social Impact Measuring

izWiseMetrics Research and Glabex.com Research

Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing

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The term” Inbound “, means that instead of marketer reaching out to consumer, the trails of content are created such as blog posts, podcasts, PR releases, blog comments, educational material, answers to popular questions, videos, presentation etc. Through this content audience (internet users) can proceed to website/business.

Traditional marketing is a different story. It works other way around. In traditional marketing you find clients. This is more like pre-selling your product before your consumers even know that you are promoting them something.

There is a secret of Advertising which has been emphasized again and again by Advertising and PR experts such as David Ogilvy and Edward Bernays[1]. The less your advertisement looks like an advertisement the more chances it has of persuading your clients to buy the product which you are promoting. David Ogilvy mentioned that your advertisement must look like an editorial as people read editorials with much more interest than they read advertisement. So advertisers learn long ago that the best way to sell is not to sell or at least appear that you are not selling anything. (clever, right?)

Before asking your clients to purchase your product/service you have to build trust with them, educate, or provide useful information. This is the main idea behind Inbound Marketing. It more like a PR or brand building, it is kind of investing in your reputation and image.

The best part of this is that Inbound Marketing is not as expensive as buying an Ad during Super Bowl or paying to media digital companies. The only thing you are supposed to provide is your valuable time and some amount of money which is certainly nothing as compared to the amount spent on traditional methods of advertising.

There are a couple of examples of inbound marketing:

Blogging

Forums

Answering questions

Asking questions

Providing educational content (video, how to)

This article is sponsored by Glabex.com. Glabex offers clever advertising, online e-Commerce platforms and social collaboration. Most Glabex services are free, easy and fun to use! Enjoy doing business with Glabex!