Email marketing is a powerful tool in the modern digital landscape, allowing you to reach your audience directly and engage them effectively.

To make the most of your email campaigns, it's crucial to understand the metrics that provide insights into their performance.

In this article, we'll break down the essential email metrics that marketers need to know, helping you optimize your campaigns and achieve better results.

Open Count  - Uses and Limitations

Open count is the percentage of recipients who open an email out of the total number of emails delivered. Open count is tracked through images embedded in your email. 

While a high open rate may indicate your email’s first impressions are capturing your audience’s attention. It’s essential to recognize important limitations to open count rates, such as:

Disabled images: Many email platforms disable images, so those opened will not be registered as an open count. 

Preview panes: Oftentimes, recipients will read an email within a preview pane, without opening the email. These will not be registered. 

Accidental opens: Some recipients may open an email by mistake and not read the content. 

Text-only emails: Since open count is tracked through embedded images, any recipients that reads your email text only will not be registered

Multiple opens: If a recipient opens an email multiple times, it might be counted as multiple opens, artificially inflating the Open Rate.

Deliverability issues: If an email lands in the recipient's spam or junk folder, the tracking pixel might not be loaded, leading to underreported opens.

Engagement Metrics - Uses and Availability

While open count gives you an idea of how well your emails capture attention, it doesn't reveal what happens once the email is opened. True engagement involves actions like clicking on links, completing a form and more. These interactions signify a deeper interest in your content and a higher likelihood of conversion.

Within the platform you find a variety of metrics that provide a holistic picture of your email campaign engagements. For each campaign you find a report that provides the following metrics:

• Click Count

• Unsubscribe Count

• Rejected Count

• Lead Count    

The platform also provides an aggregate email report - Email Marketing List report. This report enables you to consolidate your email campaign metrics into an aggregated view, facilitating a side-by-side analysis of multiple campaigns. Empowering you to gauge the success of various campaigns over time and uncover valuable trends.

Evaluate Engagement using Platform Metrics

For every email campaign you deploy, you have a series of metrics available at your fingertips to evaluate the success of your campaign and identify areas of improvement. 

In this section, we review email campaign metrics available within the platform. Not only will we define these metrics, but we'll also provide you with insights on how to improve your email campaign score.

MetricDefinitionHow to improve results
Click CountClick Counts shows you the percentage of people who clicked on a link in your email

• Use clear and actionable call-to-action buttons.

• Keep your email content concise and relevant to encourage clicks.

Rejected CountRejected count represents the percentage of emails that didn't successfully reach recipients due to issues like invalid email addresses or full inboxes.

• Regularly clean your email list to remove invalid or inactive addresses.

• Avoid using spammy keywords in your subject lines and content.

Unsubscribe CountUnsubscribe Count indicates the percentage of recipients who opted out of receiving future emails after opening a specific email.

• Set clear expectations about email frequency and content during the sign-up process.

• Provide an easy way for recipients to update their preferences before unsubscribing.

Lead CountLeads count  reveals the percentage of people who completed a desired action after opening your email, such as making a purchase or filling out a form.

• Ensure a seamless user experience from email to landing page to improve conversion rates.

• Personalize your email content to align with the recipient's interests.

Remember: these metrics work together to provide a comprehensive view of your email campaign's performance. Use them to fine-tune your email strategies, improve user engagement, and drive the results you're looking for. Happy emailing!