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Forum: Email Marketing 23rd May 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By OTrap
Re: My self-hosted inboxing went to hell ... now what?

Huh. No kidding. I used them years ago, and I really didn't discount the fact that they'd still be relevant. I guess I just didn't anticipate them still being the two ahead of the rest.

Good to...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th May 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By OTrap
My self-hosted inboxing went to hell ... now what?

I have spent a couple years with a self-hosted mailing solution that has worked fairly well for the cost. However, recently my inboxing took a complete dump, and I'm interested in seeing what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By OTrap
Re: Looking for some expertise on my affiliate program ...

That's some good feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to reply so thoroughly.

Our decision-makers seem to like the idea of prize bonuses, but I can't imagine those being as valuable as cash...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By OTrap
Re: Most short domain names not available?

I used to own plen.us (Latin for "full"), but you probably never heard about it.

It's because short domains don't necessarily make the branding.

This is 2017. There are more than just .com,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By OTrap
Looking for some expertise on my affiliate program ...

So, I'm the Affiliate Manager for a large toy manufacturer. Our primary program is currently run on CJ, and I was brought in to grow the program.

Now, I've been in affiliate management for almost...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By OTrap
Re: "Responsive" emails in Mailchimp?

The tough part with some third-party mailing solutions is that they sometimes don't allow control of style sheets in a head tags of an email's HTML.

I actually design responsive email templates....
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By OTrap
Re: Email deliverability questions

1. Double opt-in if you think that many people are opting in with a fake email address ... though why just Yahoo?
2. Feedback loops and warmed-up IPs will help your reputation anywhere, Yahoo...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th August 2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By OTrap
Re: Details on IBM Silverpop

That was what we did, and it just wasn't viable.
Forum: Email Marketing 13th August 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By OTrap
Re: Details on IBM Silverpop

I looked into it several years ago. From what I could tell, it was effective, but the cost was too high to justify it for affiliate offers.
Forum: Email Marketing 12th August 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By OTrap
Re: Most effective way to grow my email list for free

I've never built a list from scratch using solos and ad swaps (though I did grow a list using affiliate link JVs once upon a time). Did you just fund the account out of pocket until you started...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th August 2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By OTrap
Re: What is the best way to get my emails into the inboxes

I'm guessing your problem might be with how you're sending, and not what you're sending.
Forum: Email Marketing 11th August 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,651
Posted By OTrap
Re: Best free email sender ?

Please stop spamming this forum to solicit customers. It's rude and disrespectful and will turn off potential customers.
Forum: Email Marketing 11th August 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By OTrap
Re: Displaying your home address at the end of emails due to CAN-SPAM

There are some who insist on a non-PO Box. Historically, for that, I've used UPS mailboxes, which you can technically list as "suites."
Forum: Email Marketing 10th August 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,332
Posted By OTrap
Re: How to send emails in bulk which are not opted in?

SMH ...



If they're scraped ... from ANYWHERE ... then they fit the CAN-SPAM definition of 'spam'.

There's a lot of misinformation about what is legally defined as spam floating about the...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th August 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By OTrap
Re: Email Marketing List

You don't want to do that.

#1. You'd be a spammer.
#2. You won't see good results without permission-based emails.
#3. Free lists will contain spam traps and fake emails, which will hard bounce....
Forum: Email Marketing 7th January 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By OTrap
GetResponse: A difference in performance between opt-ins and imports

I'm talking the same lead generation strategy, here. Nothing underhanded in the importing.

I've noticed that when my subs opt in directly, they open and click at a higher rate than if I import...
Forum: Email Marketing 5th January 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By OTrap
Re: Lowering Spam complaints

One thing you can do in your emails themselves is to include an opt-out link at the top. I've done this and taken my spam complaints from 0.2% down to 0.03% within a couple emails.
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd December 2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,902
Posted By OTrap
Re: Why does nobody use mail chimp?

Learned this the hard way. Was using a fly-by-night email service (basically just one guy) that couldn't inbox if his life depended on it after about a week. The problem was, the subscription...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By OTrap
Re: Can I send emails to businesses in the USA legally?

Same with the CASL and the EC Directive.

Essentially, sending to scraped email addresses is illegal in the US, Canada, and the UK (as well as several other countries).

What's even more...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By OTrap
Re: I have a Pretty Big List - What Email Service is the best to send a email to all

I personally wouldn't recommend this unless you fancy yourself capable of handing the technical intricacies associated with maintaining a high inbox rate.

If you're certain that your bounce rate...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By OTrap
Re: Does AWeber have better deliverability than GetResponse?

It's really not feasible to tell based on how others fair, because there are so many variables that go into it.

While deliverability rate will almost necessarily play a role in your open rates,...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By OTrap
Re: One thing that turns you away from Self-Hosted Autoresponder?

For the time being, anyway, this continues to be my view. I consider myself more of a "marketer" than a "deliverability specialist." As such, I prefer to leave my deliverability to the people who...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By OTrap
Re: How Have You Faired ? How Have You Failed And How Have You Succeeded ?

There's so much truth to this. There is no such thing as a truly hands-off/passive income over the long haul, aside from hiring employees to do the "foraging" for you. And even then, some form of...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By OTrap
Re: How often do you split test?

No worries.

I've probably tested email copy variables maybe a half-dozen times over the last year.

As for landing pages, I'm always tweaking little things to split test. Color scheme, back-end...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By OTrap
Re: Can Aweber detect Bogus Email Addresses?

Text-only emails aren't inherently poor practice, so I'm not sure I'd say you're doing anything "wrong," per se. However, Alexa is correct. Open rates can only be tracked via tracking pixel, which...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By OTrap
Re: How many are doing clickbanking?

It is affected, however, with sales on a daily basis, because it's a rolling figure. Each new day cuts off a day at the start. So maintaining a consistent gravity level does come down to daily...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By OTrap
Re: How often do you split test?

I split test anytime I can think of something to split test, which is pretty frequent. There's really no schedule for it.
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By OTrap
Re: Leadpages Reports 25 conversions... so why do I only have 5 subscribers?

There can be reasons for this. For example, it is possible that the confirmation emails have something in them that is causing them to hit the spam folder.

It's also entirely possible that your...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By OTrap
Re: How many are doing clickbanking?

Technically, low gravity means that there aren't many people MAKING SALES for the product on a daily basis. This might, however, have nothing to do with who wants to promote a product and have...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,601
Posted By OTrap
Re: Moving from Aweber to GetResponse. Qs: Import & List Cleaning

As someone who is moving to GetResponse right now, I feel as though I ought to chime in.

The new automated import process makes things MUCH easier.

However, I learned something to keep in mind:...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By OTrap
Re: Against the Law, Not Cool or Good Enough?

I actually do email marketing in an "agency" capacity, much like you describe. By comparison, it's notably easier when compared to anything ecommerce or affiliate related. Brands are more easily...
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By OTrap
Re: How many are doing clickbanking?

Was going to say almost exactly the same thing. Thanks!
Forum: Email Marketing 17th December 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By OTrap
Re: Against the Law, Not Cool or Good Enough?

It depends on the country from which the subscribers hail. If they're US customers, it's legal, though not considered best practices. If the subs are Canadian or from the UK, you do need...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By OTrap
Re: Against the Law, Not Cool or Good Enough?

Based on what you've explained, this would be legal. However, I would caution you that you may be asking for trouble. One unscrupulous client would be all it would take in order for someone to ruin...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By OTrap
Re: I Can't Understand this Part of Solo Ads - Limiting the Clicks a Broadcast Gets

That's entirely possible. It didn't seem to be solution submitted by the OP that I thought was necessarily applicable, though it's possible, which was why I didn't address it.

It's a poor...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By OTrap
Re: I Can't Understand this Part of Solo Ads - Limiting the Clicks a Broadcast Gets

I used to do this. I would use a redirect link connected to an SQL database. If I'd sold 200 clicks, the first 200 entries in the SQL table would be that person's link, and I would pull the link to...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By OTrap
Re: One thing that turns you away from Self-Hosted Autoresponder?

Okay. That was what I'd been told. I was curious if there had been some update to that.
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By OTrap
Re: Co-reg leads?

I know that some of the reputable services don't permit this. If your list is too similar to the list of another client of theirs, they'll presume that it's a case of co-reg, and they'll suspend...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,962
Posted By OTrap
Re: smtp servers for email marketing

SMTP.com is a popular one. So is Amazon SES (part of their marketing platform).

Keep in mind that using an SMTP service doesn't automatically take the inboxing responsibility out of your hands. ...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By OTrap
Re: Are lead generation tools legal to use?

Lead generation is a very broad term that just means acquiring leads. There are legal means for doing this, like ad swaps, JVs, affiliate campaigns, CPA, etc.

However, scraping is explicitly...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By OTrap
Re: One thing that turns you away from Self-Hosted Autoresponder?

I've been led to believe that MailChimp is not affiliate friendly. Is your mailing not affiliate-based, or have I been misled?
Forum: Email Marketing 16th December 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By OTrap
Re: One thing that turns you away from Self-Hosted Autoresponder?

For me, it's always come down to inbox delivery. I've tried several options for self-hosted solutions as well as several email platforms. I always ended up sticking with AWeber, because their inbox...
Forum: Email Marketing 15th December 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,012
Posted By OTrap
Re: Do you promote ONE product or multiple?

I will promote a single offer as long as my subscribers seem to be enjoying it and buying it. However, saturation is often an issue, and with a list of subscribers, you always have to keep in mind...
Forum: Email Marketing 11th December 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By OTrap
Re: Virtual CCs on AWeber?

I asked if there was an alternative. Also, I essentially asked for a recommendation of a competitor if he is incapable of helping me.
Forum: Email Marketing 11th December 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By OTrap
Re: GetResponse now ignores your custom confirmation page!

This does imply that they recognized this as significant suffering for the marketers on the up-and-up. I don't think we can necessarily make that claim, and as such, I'd give them the benefit of the...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th December 2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By OTrap
Re: Virtual CCs on AWeber?

Great minds. ;)

I actually did this yesterday. The person with whom I spoke did not say that they don't accept VCCs, but he did say that if the card allows rebills, then I might just have to...
Forum: Email Marketing 9th December 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By OTrap
Virtual CCs on AWeber?

Years back, I had been paying for my AWeber account using virtual credit card through Entropay.

Since then, I've used several other services, but I'd been told that AWeber has made some...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th December 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By OTrap
Re: How to Find Deliverability Rates for My Interspire Email Marketer

I subscribe to Mail Monitor App. You have to add all the emails to a list and mail to them. You then get a breakdown in the MMA members area of what didn't get delivered, what went to the spam...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th October 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By OTrap
Re: 3 questions about your list

105K (after I recently had it scrubbed)

Oldest data still in there is from about 2010. They're active, so they're still valuable.

I used mini launches and JV ad swaps.
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd October 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By OTrap
Re: how to make buyers list?

The basics of this are simple, really. The devil exists in the details.

The basics:

1. PRODUCT - Build a product which offers value or bundle PLRs which offer legitimate value (you must vet...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th October 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By OTrap
What is SpamAssassin's RAZOR2, and what does it look for?

I've been looking into a new email marketing platform, but when I test sends, I always end up with a spam score that is less than perfect because of something related to SpamAssassin called "RAZOR2."...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,931
Posted By OTrap
Re: Buying Getresponse leads...

Only reason I ever bought them was to add value to myself as a customer. For some reason, it seemed to generate some goodwill with them.

They aren't valuable leads, though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,603
Posted By OTrap
Re: You are an idiot, you really are...

The possibility for a "worker bee" type to be an entrepreneur can still exist, but it is GREATLY limited. Learning to do a task (ie make a widget) can always be contracted out, so the possibility...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,263
Posted By OTrap
Re: List Swapping / Solo Ad Ridiculousness

This is why, years ago, when I was running regular ad swaps, I was pretty specific about the kind of site I'd promote and the way it would actually work.

- no freebie captures except via a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,582
Posted By OTrap
Re: What ever happened to Rich Jerk?

He's a good dude. I believe he owns an animal rescue among other things now. Also, yes, he is behind BTF with Mike Long. They've had that up for a couple years now, and it apparently is a solid...
Forum: Affiliate Program Database 11th November 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,421
Posted By OTrap
Much Anticipated: The Guru Code launch: Monday, November 15 - 6:00AM EST

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:00 AM EST (-5:00 GMT) is the official launch of the much anticipated Guru Code!

I know there have been several on here that have signed up, and I wanted to tell everyone,...
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