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Got notice from my host of sending spam mails

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yaw spok, Apr 27, 2017.

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Should I use email campaign?

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  1. yaw spok

    yaw spok Newbie

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    I've started new website and I'm a designer + front end developer and trying to get control over marketing & SEO.

    After some research and few past experiences I decided to start mail campaigns to gain few visitors to see my website. There's no other effective methods in my mind to grab instant attention of people.

    The website is carrying creative concept and quality like top startup. Even the mail was professionally designed and with 0 spam score.
    I got few thousand email addresses from a Facebook group and maybe it was having few professional email addresses to. I got many bounce backs as the email addresses were not valid.

    Today morning I got mail from my host saying they got few complaints about spam mails and they will disable their services if they receive same in future.

    I'm little worried and trying to figure out what went wrong.
    Was the email list crap?
    List was available for free on a Facebook group, possibly it was kind of honeypot?
    There were few professional email addresses and they had some system to report spam?

    I'll appreciate if you can share your knowledge and help me through. I want to continue email marketing without causing any problem to host or get in spam radar. Also if you know how my host was been contacted from my mails I can find some way through.

    I have domain purchased from Godaddy and host is different. I also have smtp server on Godaddy. Maybe I can consider sending mails from Godaddy directly?
     
  2. J. Morgan

    J. Morgan Newbie

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    Man ... where to start! First, drop the "found a great list", "friend had a list", "bought a great list" thing!!! SEO is expensive for a reason. You have to roll-up your sleeves and get involved. Always BUILD YOUR OWN LISTS! You should be looking to get potential clients to call you not just visit your website. Remember the golden rule of Internet Marketing; "Drive Traffic To Your Site And Convert That Traffic To Sales". Engage your market personally! Do the social media marketing yourself. Put together a series of whitepapers and give them away through your social media channels. Do a small PPC campaign through Facebook. I personally am looking for professionals to invest $3000.00 to $6000.00 in my webdesigns. So I expect to invest in PPC through Facebook or other such channels accordingly to reach my market. And to be quite frank, my largest clients to date are those that I go out into the field and get. However, I have a large market in Atlanta, Georgia, you may not have that advantage. However, practice Whitehat SEO and stick with it. Your list of 500 names will provide 10 times the return that a "COLD" 5000 name list will.
     
  3. yaw spok

    yaw spok Newbie

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    Agreed! But i'm thinking of alternatives for a good start, my budget is very small Any relative advertisement options you can recommend? I want people not to just give it one glance but interact and register. As advised i'm trying to build loyal list of customers to provide great perks for free. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
     
  4. CenTex Hosting

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    A few questions that come to mind.

    Was the IP blacklisted?
    How many emails are you sending?
    Did you buy an email list?

    Now how often were you sending emails to your list. was it once a day 5 times a day or more then yes you are spamming.
     
  5. J. Morgan

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    To provide you a dynamic hold on your market, you will have to go where serious marketers go. That would be Facebook, LinkedIn, Google PPC. If I were to pick one it would be Facebook. They provide some very good tools to target your market. Yes there are others, however you are trying to get to where it is you are going in the least amount of time, with minimal expense. You should look to invest about $3000.00 and look for a PPC of between $1.00 and $3.00 with at least a 20 to 30 percent conversion rate on your opt-ins. If you do not have that kind of money or you don't feel like your product or service will merit that type of investment, don't start down that road. Anything less will lead to loss of resources and worse yet loss of motivation on your part, not to mention your market will suffer a loss of not being able to access your product or service.
     
  6. psmanipulator

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    If you dont want to be contacted by your host provider then use other ways of sending mails..like aweber single optin or getresponse

    You can also use fb ads for generating traffic to your website or getting leads...
    and udimi if you want to target specif people in your niche in email marketing.
     
  7. nickchernets

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    Next time try to use some tools not to be in blacklist, f.g. create a new mail and after some e-mail change your IP-address not to be banned if somebody reports a spam, also don't mention your site in the e-mail, if someone gets interested just give him your link. this way you will never worry.
     
  8. yaw spok

    yaw spok Newbie

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    It was first campaign with about 1000 emails from which 200 bounced back. Email list was extracted from internet and IP is not blacklisted.
     
  9. yaw spok

    yaw spok Newbie

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    That's a good idea, i will use it and see what happens.