Remember how I wrote about why it’s a good idea to set up a separate email for outbound? Here’s a kind of a follow-up to that topic. Before you start using a newly set up mailbox for serious outbound campaigns, it’s crucial to warm it up a bit. At Woodpecker, we often see that totally new email addresses used for outbound without any warm-up get blocked soon after an outbound campaign is fired off. Here’s more about why that happens and how to avoid it. Check out the step by step plan on how to warm up your email address before starting a cold email campaign.
If you’re sending cold emails, you know that sometimes your messages work amazingly well, sometimes they work OK, and sometimes they don’t work at all. And whether your outreach works great, or it hardly works at all, there’s always a reason for that. Actually, in most cases, there’s a whole collection of reasons for that. Here’s a list of 10 factors that you may want to check to discover the cause of your campaign’s success or failure, and to improve the effectiveness of your emails in general.
“I have sent a test campaign from Woodpecker, but it looks like it sends the emails very slowly…,” said Till – one of our beta testers. He sounded disappointed. We were surprised that he saw it as a drawback. We didn’t realize that we see it as an advantage because we know exactly how Woodpecker works. Once we explained to Till how the emails are sent and why, he found it very interesting and he said that would be a great topic for a blog post.
So this one’s for you, Till! 😉 And for all those who are not really sure how it works right now, I’m going to explain how Woodpecker sends your emails and follow-ups, and why it works this way.
The issue of different time zones complicates the definition of optimal email delivery time. What is 7 AM to our prospect in California is 4 PM for us in Poland. Many companies like ours have been prospecting overseas by sending cold emails. In such a case, should we aim at the optimal time on our prospects’ clock? Or should we consider our own office hours, so that we can react quickly if someone responds to our message?
Time matters. Sending emails on particular days of the week and at specific times of the day may influence the open rates and response rates. That’s what has been proven by many studies. However, a major part of the research considers optimal delivery time for email newsletters. Newsletters and cold emails are not the same, so can we apply those newsletter studies to cold emails as well? What is the optimal time for sending cold emails?