128% higher click-through rate – what are the best email subject lines?

/September 6, 2017/doug morneau
128% higher click-through rate – what are the best email subject lines?

Who doesn’t want to generate more sales from your email list?

We’ve all heard the money is in the list, but this article shows there is money in the subject line … what are the best email subject lines?

I was heading away for the long weekend.

Caught a glimpse of email as I was logging off.

So I flagged in my reading file.

Skip Labor Day For Back-To-School Email Promotions

“New data from GoDaddy suggests that Americans are more likely to open back-to-school emails than email promotions touting Labor Day.

Emails without “Labor Day” in the subject line generated a 128% higher click-through rate when compared to emails that did reference the holiday, according to a GoDaddy Email Marketing analysis of emails sent from its platform between August 1 and September 30, 2016.”
by Jess Nelson, August 31, 2017, published in Media Post

Read the entire email post

We all know that generating sales is a process with sometimes many steps. Using email marketing is no different. Each step has it’s own job to do.

  • The right people on our list – quality, they have budget and can make the buying decision
  • Deliverability – getting your email to your peeps
  • Subject line: getting your email opened
  • Copy – engagement, adding value, sales

I'm amazed at so-called marketers that try a clickbait type headline that is not congruent with their email marketing message.

If you pause for just one second and ask yourself … is tricking my prospect or customer to open my message (lying to him/her) the best way to start a conversation.  You've already lost my trust at this point.

Share a couple of the best email subject lines that you have tested.

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