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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Email’

Google Trends Adds Email Notifications

Google just announced that it’s adding email notifications to Google Trends. You can subscribe to any topic, hot searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly top chart. You can also get notifications about search interest in any topic. “I’m a Liverpool F.C. fan, so I set up a subscription to get notifications about searches for the team,” says Google …

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Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year

Epsilon recently released its Q4 2013 North America Email Trends and Benchmarks report. It found an increase in email open rates compared to Q4 2012. They were consistent from quarter to quarter. It also found that 62% of new subscribers were “unengaged” with marketers’ email programs during the quarter. This, the firm says, highlights a need for marketers to work …

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Email Marketing Best Online Channel For ROI [Report]

Econsultancy has released its 8th annual Email Marketing Industry Census, based on what it says is the largest UK survey of email marketers. It finds that revenue from email has increased by 28% in one year. 68% of companies rated email marketing as “good” or “excellent,” making it the best-ranked channel compared to SEO, content marketing, paid search, online direct …

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Gmail Turns ‘Promotions’ Tab Into A Visual Shopping Experience

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature that lets users turn their “Promotions” tab into a more visual, almost Pinteresty shopping experience. This is one at least minor improvement to the current state of Gmail for email marketers. The introduction of the Promotions tab and the tabbed interface in general is something a lot of markers have had to struggle …

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Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements to call notifications and support for Safari on Macs. “With Skype for Outlook.com, you can easily connect with your Skype …

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Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away

Remember back in 2010 when Facebook launched the social inbox and Facebook email addresses for users? Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, “This is not an email killer.” He meant it. The company is now retiring the @facebook.com email address for users, and is forwarding any email sent to the user’s Facebook address to their primary email address used for …

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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers By Giving Buyers Custom Recommendations

Etsy announced this week that it is making some changes to make the shopping experience better for customers, which will in turn positively affect sellers. Etsy’s Heather Burkman says one such change is through custom recommendations. She talks about a recent email test Etsy ran. “Half of the buyers received an email with the same set of items, and the …

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Gmail Is Adding An Unsubscribe Link To The Top Of Marketing Emails

Google is reportedly adding a new “prominent” unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails, potentially driving a lot more unsubscribes for businesses. It was announced on Thursday at a conference in San Francisco. According to a report from PCWorld, the link will appear at the top of the message next to the name and email address of the sender. …

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Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email

Square launched Square Cash last fall as a simple way to send money to people via email. All you have to do is send the recipient an email with the amount in the subject line and Cc: cash@square.com. As mentioned at the time, Google had previously launched its own way of sending money by email with Gmail and Google Wallet, …

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Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger

Facebook is sometimes a fickle friend, but what if your private messages and notifications were being sent to a complete stranger? That’s what happened between an American mom and a teenage girl in Mexico, according to Fox News. Kristal McKenzie said she was taken quite by surprise when she started receiving strange emails from Facebook. In Spanish. “When I was …

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LinkedIn Shutters Intro and Slidecast in Order to ‘Concentrate on Fewer Things’

Less than 4 months ago, LinkedIn launched a new email tool that looked pretty promising. They called it LinkedIn Intro, and it basically allowed users to opt-in to letting the company inject LinkedIn content (pictures, profile info, etc) into incoming emails. Although an interesting idea, we noted at the time that it had some security experts pulling their hair out. …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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