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do gatekeepers trash your emails?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by howit, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. howit

    howit Junior Member

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    i scrape emails from local biz websites and shortly after, shoot them out my offers/services but a huge amount get zero responses not even an F off. Im changing up my sales page etc now and doing some diffrent things but was also wondering if these emails on the websites go decision makers? gatekeepers? if it is the gatekeeper and they trash my email what are some ideas around this problem? or anyone ever have this issue?
     
  2. howit

    howit Junior Member

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    any thoughts on this any1?
     
  3. The Mavers

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    I guess it depends on how big the small business is. I'm a web developer specifically for small business (10 employees or less) and usually I notice that the email addresses will go to the owner.

    The problem is that you're not the only one doing it. They are bombarded with so many sales emails that they all end up calling me and tell me to pull the email address from the website.

    I never really believed it, but I just finished a lawyer website and put a contact form on the front page with the email going to me; to see what would happen. It's only been a few days and I'm flooded with BS coming in my inbox. I wouldn't recommend using that way anymore. Kind of a bummer.
     
  4. Tensegrity

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    Are you sure you're even hitting the Inbox? That is the main reason you get no response.
     
  5. howit

    howit Junior Member

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    Thats sucks i just got an expensive scraping software to harvest local emails....didnt know emailing was so in effective now...guess i gotta try somthing eles. what actual working methods would you suggest? ive tried facebook as well. not so great.
     
  6. The Mavers

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    howit,

    beats me. email's out and the phone's out (i get sales calls ALL THE TIME. it's really annoying). just do some good work for friends and build up a good resume. after a while you'll get referrals just by word of mouth and you'll have the past clients work to show and reel them in. that's the only thing that's worked for me.
     
  7. howit

    howit Junior Member

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    i wonder y people promote threads for cold calling and email...wierd
     
  8. financhill

    financhill Registered Member

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    Have you tracked your emails to see if they are going to inbox and being opened and driving traffic to your salespage?
    There is a site that offers a "Did They Open It?" service for email campaigns.
     
  9. Alinea

    Alinea Junior Member

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    This.

    Always track your emails. There are a bunch of tracking services available like Tout, Yesware, Boomerang and Streak.

    If you know they're at least getting opened, you're fine. Follow up.

    If they're not getting opened, test your subject line. Try again. If you think they just aren't checking the emails, use a different method.

    Your problem is probably the email and offer. What's it say?
     
  10. Execute

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    Well they will be paid for being as efficient as possible and unless your email really stands out it will just be discarded. Remember they are not looking for sales pitches, their email will be for communicating with clients/other staff. Also remember that they will most likely be receiving tons of these emails every day so make sure yours stands out.