How to Improve Your Cold Email Engagement Rate and Avoid Spam Filters

How to avoid spam filters?

We tend to think about email statistics just from a business perspective. Obviously, we want a 100% open rate and no fewer replies. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? And if it turned out that the majority of replies were positive, we would win. However, the business advantage of getting high email stats is nigh on impossible without taking proper care of email deliverability.

Keep on reading to learn how the reply rate affects email deliverability.

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A Pain of Cold Emailing in Finance and Real Estate:
How to Get Through SPAM Filters?

How to avoid SPAM filters?

What differentiates cold emailing from other types of 1-to-1 outbound practices is that a huge chunk of a cold emailing process can be automated. You just come up with an email copy, insert a few snippets, add your prospects, and there you have it. A campaign is ready to be sent. You don’t need to send it manually. Still, outreach by email may quickly backfire when you riddle your copy with words that trigger SPAM filters.

Words such as ‘insurance’, ‘financial’, ‘medicine’, ‘mortgage’ all alarm SPAM filters. But what if that is the vocabulary you use in your profession on a daily basis? How to avoid going to SPAM then?

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Should You Worry About SPAM Trigger Words? (Updated)

What are the SPAM words?

 

I’ve seen a lot of cases where an email copy has destroyed a cold email campaign’s deliverability. The scenario usually goes like this. A cold email sender writes an email copy, unintentionally riddled with SPAM words. They purchase an email list online and using an email address that hadn’t been properly warmed up, they click ‘Send’. And thus they are in trouble.

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15 Best Sales Email Subject Lines We’ve Come Across (Updated)

15 Best Sales Email Subject Lines We've Come Across

We always say that a cold email subject line is like a key to a door. Today, I present to you examples of attention-grabbing subject lines that will work like the right key to the right door and open up a conversation with your prospect.

We analyzed the best sales email subject lines at Woodpecker and uncovered a really interesting thing that may help you.

Keep on reading to find out what it is.

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What is Upselling and Cross-selling and How to Apply These Techniques in a SaaS Sales Process?

illustration of upsellin or cross-selling in b2b

 

Although an e-commerce sales process greatly differs from the sales we usually cover here, I believe there are some tactics that can be taken from it and applied to your own SaaS sales process. For instance, upselling or cross-selling on the order value. Let’s see how you can use e-commerce’s tactic of upselling and cross-selling to boost your sales.

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How to Manage a Sales Team to Make Prospecting Predictable?

How to Manage a Sales Team?

 

Outbound emailing requires a lot of research into a target group and A/B testing before it can take off and become truly predictable. It’s not unusual that a sales team (ours included) loses its motivation before that happens. Either that or they lose focus and target prospects ad hoc, just to get their numbers right. There is something that helped us. It is a proper goal setting.

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What Is a Cross-Promotional Partnership & How to Find It?

How to find cross-promotional partnership?

 

I would say that for a business like ours to thrive in the internet era, it needs three things: a website that converts, testimonials from happy customers and a steady flow of targeted visitors. Out of the three, the most tricky to get is the last one.

You can improve website conversion rates by running A/B tests. You may encourage people to leave you testimonials with an email plan. But how to get a growing number of visitors who fit your target? In this post, I share one idea that can boost your website visits. Enter: cross-promotional partnership.

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Use an AMA Session to Send Follow-ups: How to Convert Inbound Leads Into Sales
Vol. 4

illustration with ants carring follow-up emails

 

Have you heard about “Ask Me Anything” sessions hosted on social media sites and forums like Reddit, Growth Hackers, Quora or during live streaming on Facebook or YouTube?

Essentially, an “Ask Me Anything” session (abbreviated to AMA) means that you – a question taker – stay online for a defined set of time, answering all questions that come up from your audience. It’s a popular marketing strategy to hold AMA sessions with some well-known specialists and get leads.

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