What do the following words have in common? 100%. Congratulations. Don’t. Get started. Innovate. Problem. Quickest. Success. Vacation. Volunteer. According to CoSchedule, they trigger spam alerts.
For what works well, a recent GetResponse survey revealed that the top words for inducing opens in a subject line are "pdf," "newsletter" and "ebook." "If you're promoting a piece of content or a valuable resource, you're probably better off if you mention it in the subject line." But for click-to-open rates, "infographic" scored huge at 35.1%—very easy to digest—followed by newsletter at 31.4%. "Sale" and "free" also fared well—the latter drawing this comment: "This phrase, previously believed to cause deliverability issues, seems to work well for quite a few marketers... People still enjoy receiving free things." Amen.
What can we do to improve engagement and deliverability of our email? Let us count some content-oriented ways here.