• 27  Sep 2011   Posted by slazardi   Comments No Comments

    When I import a database (list & contacts) I get an error

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    When you import a database to your  EmailBrain account it is necessary to take into account the following requirements so you don’t get an error:

     • The file type can be xls, txt or csv.

     • The file name can not contain spaces or unusual characters:

     For Example:

     Wrong-> my database  español.xls

                               List “35.” doc

     CORRECT: mibasededatosespanol.xls

                        listado_35.xls

     • To import from an Excel file, the name of the worksheet where the data is, it  must meet the same features as above. Usually if it’s in Spanish Excel sheet name isHoja1 and if in English the name is Sheet1

     • If you import a CVS file, you must select the correct option: comma, tab or semicolon

     By following these recommendations will be very simple to import and will not generate any error.

  • 26  Apr 2011   Posted by slazardi   Comments No Comments

    Send a survey to your subscribers

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    When you’re planning your email marketing campaigns, always put yourself in the shoes of your readers. So the best thing to do is send your subscribers a survey and so you can learn more about their tastes, what they expect from your newsletters and your company.

    I recommend you send 3 surveys a year so you can compare if their tastes have changed, if new subscribers are more demanding or not. But be careful not to fill them with questions, make simple and easy questions to answer and if they are in better multiple-choice. Today, everyone lives in the rush, so if they see something very long, they are not going to respond.

    To send a survey from our system simply follow these steps:

    To create a survey form using your subscription format, you must first create a database.

    To do this, go to “Database Set Up”, “Create Dataset”, grant the database a name and click save. In the following 25 fields simply type the questions you want in your survey.

    Save the changes and when finished click “Subscription Form ” then “Set Up Form. ”

    In the field section select “Enable form fields” Then check each field you want to be seen in the survey when finished, click on “save.”

    To insert the survey in your HTML web page click on “Insert Form” just copy and paste the code into your page.

    If you want to send it as a newsletter, create a new one or use an existing one. In the editor click on the icon to insert form and save your changes when finished.

  • 08  Mar 2011   Posted by slazardi   Comments No Comments

    How old is the data in your database?

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    In email marketing, it is very important that you update the emails in your mailing list. If you have had your list for more than 3 years, it is likely that some of the emails are not active or even valid anymore. It is said that old emails are not as responsive   as newly acquired emails. One way to acquire new emails is by placing the subscription form that comes with your Emailbrain account in the front end of your website.

    Simple steps to update your mailing list in your Emailbrain account

    1.  Access your account.

    2.  Go to Mailing List

    3.  Select List set up

    4.  Click on Delete

    Then under “delete addresses”, look for the unsubscribe  and hard bounces  email addresses and then click delete addresses.

  • 07  Sep 2010   Posted by slazardi   Comments Comment(s) 1

    The most important asset of an Internet Business

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    Hello everyone!

    Before starting today’s topic, I would like to remind you that today we launched our New Drag and Drop Editor. So, do not hesitate to try it and would be delighted to hear your comments about this new editor. Of course, you can select which of the two editors to use, whether traditional or drag and drop. For more information read our blog from September 3rd.

    The most important asset of an Internet Business
    If there is an accident in your office, such as a fire, an earthquake, a hurricane, etc. .. and you could only save one thing, what would you save?

    Personally, I would save the list of contacts for my business, since for an internet business this is the most important asset of any business on the Internet. Why? Because if I lose this list, I would have to start building my lists from scratch and you know it takes a long time. So if you lost everything, the list of contacts will allow you to rebuild the business you had.

    You can create a product, a website, but it is very difficult to rebuild a list of subscribers and gain the confidence and credibility for you and your business. If you disagree with me, leave me  your comment of what would be the most important thing to you and why, or let me know why you disagree with me.

    Have a great day!

  • 13  Aug 2010   Posted by slazardi   Comments No Comments

    Tips on How to Make your Database Grow

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    -Put your subscription form on your website

    -Include your subscription form on your facebook fan page

    -Twitter the link of your subscription form that is inside the newsletter that you are sending.

    -Place a fishbowl on your business, where people can register to win prizes.

    -In every phone call with every client, ask them if they can provide you with their email so you can send them your newsletter.

    -Have a pop up window in your website, where your clients can put their information to win something, and receive your newsletter frequently.

    -When you get an email that bounces, send them a direct mail with an incentive if they provide you with their new email address.

    -Give your employees a prize for whoever collects more opt in email addresses.

    -Send your clients a gift on their birthday, if they opt in to receive your newsletters.

    -In your signature, you can put a link for them to sign up.