10 Words That Hurt Your Email Open Rates 📉 | September 10, 2020

Hi there!

We love a good short week. Hope yours is going well. We’re talking about email newsletter subject lines again this week. This time we’re focusing on word choice. Words matter, especially when it comes to steering clear of spam filters.

Pop Quiz: What percentage of emails are successfully delivered to inboxes? (Answer below.)

There are a couple of hard-and-fast rules to formatting email subject lines. Never use ALL CAPS. Never use exclamation points!!!! You also want to avoid trigger words like free, guarantee and no obligation. We like this HubSpot rule of thumb: If it sounds like something a used car salesman would say, it’s probably a spam trigger word.

10 Surprising Email Trigger Words

… as tracked by CoSchedule include:

  1. 100%
  2. Congratulations
  3. Don’t
  4. Get started
  5. Innovate
  6. Problem
  7. Quickest
  8. Success
  9. Vacation
  10. Volunteer

The good news? Email has an inbox placement rate of 85%. Still, one in five emails isn’t making it through. Use this subject line tester for help crafting better subject lines. Also, check out this graphic for words that can increase your email deliverability.

100 Words that increase email subject line opens

Source: CoSchedule

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📖 29 Email Deliverability Tips You Must Know in 2020 Plus a nifty list of free to tools to check your email for spam triggers.

Happy email newsletter writing! We’ll see you next week.

– Team rasa.io

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