Cold emailing requires some experimentation and learning by trial and error to get it right, trying out different subject lines or various versions of email copy to see what’s working and what’s not. And there’s no better way to find that out than by A/B testing.
Today I have a pleasure to introduce you to A/B tests in Woodpecker, a new feature we’ve just rolled out. First, let’s have a closer look at what elements of your cold email you should test to improve your open and reply rates. And then I’ll show you how to carry out an A/B test step by step based on an example.
Cold emailing has changed a lot since its early days. So did the definition of an effective cold email campaign. Let’s see how to approach cold emailing to get the most out of it in 2020. Take a look at the benchmarks I’ve prepared and compare your results with the average stats to make sure you’re on the right track for success.
I get it. You’ve connected your email address, wrote an outstanding email sequence, uploaded a long list of verified prospects and conducted a 5-minute campaign audit to check if everything’s right, but Woodpecker has sent very few of your emails so far. Let’s go through all the steps together and discover what can be improved to boost your sending.
Have you ever wondered how to track link clicks in your campaigns? Seems Adam Ziółkowski has found a way when he worked on outbound campaigns at Livespace. It’s a tactic borrowed from marketing. You just put UTM tags and monitor your campaign in Google Analytics. Read to learn from Adam how to do it.
Time for another guest post on our blog. This time it covers a topic that is very on trend right now, data enrichment. And it shows how to use data to increase your email deliverability. Ok, let’s give the stage to Anastasia from CIENCE who’s an expert in that field.
Cold outreach needs a lot of experimentation before you get it right. You can tinker with cold email copy, subject line, CTA, and other elements to optimize your cold email. However, how do you know what to focus on?
Have you ever felt like that? You’ve sent a cold email campaign and you’ve got poor response. “Argh, this just doesn’t work for me…” I bet most of us have thought that to themselves at least once. In moments like that, we are usually demotivated and we feel helpless. We feel like we want to give up. But if you give up too soon, you might miss a lot of opportunities.
Before giving up on cold emailing, you can do at least 12 things to verify if cold emails really don’t work for you, or if they haven’t work for you because you were missing something in your approach. See what you can do.
Running your email outreach campaigns, you will definitely see some negative replies. You can be more than sure of that. It’s not a question of if?, but when?how many?from whom? and are they angry or just not interested? And actually, those are all very important questions. It’s not a good idea to ignore the fact that you see negative replies to your cold emails just because everyone gets some.
Negative replies are a sign that there is still something to improve in your outreach strategy. Here’s about a few types of negative replies, what conclusions you can draw from them, and how you can use those conclusions to improve your cold email campaigns.
How do you know if your campaigns work or not? The answer is of course: metrics. What outbound sales metrics should you track? What affects delivery rate and what can you do to boost it? What can you change in your email content and settings to get more opens, more (positive) replies, and more customers? In this article, we investigate the most important sales metrics for outbound campaigns.
Since we released the new A/B testing feature, it’s become the easiest and most convenient way to carry out a split test of your cold email copy in Woodpecker. However, if you wish you can still do it manually. Let me show you how to do it in a quick and simple way.