157 Words That Will Get Your Emails SPAMMED!
Getting SPAMMED sucks! You spend a lot of time and effort creating personalized and useful content to be delivered via email to your customers only to have it dumped into a SPAM folder. When you see your open rates taking a nose dive, you start to question your whole content marketing strategy. Why aren't people opening my emails anymore? Do they not like the articles? Are they not useful or relevant anymore?
It's possible, but before you start banging your head against the wall, trying to figure out how to make your customers fall in love with your content again, take a look at your email subject line. Using the wrong words could be triggering those annoying SPAM filters.
There are two ways your emails get flagged as spam. The first is through the internet service provider (ISP) that hosts a prospect or customer's email server. If an ISP finds an email untrustworthy, they will most likely flag it as spam. The second way your emails get spammed is by the recipients themselves. One or two "spammy" mishaps won't ruin you, but if an ISP receives several spam reports from your email, you may end up being blocked altogether.
One of the best things you can do to prevent being spammed is to avoid using any of these "spammy" words in your email subject line. Keep this list handy, because you'll use it often. And don't forget to apply the "Email Subject Line Do's And Don'ts" at the bottom of this article. Good luck!
Top Email Subject Line SPAM Triggers
Additional Income Act Now
Affordable All natural/new
Apply now Ad
Apply now Avoid
Be amazed Be your own boss
Buy Call free/now
Cash bonus Collect child support
Cheap Click here
Compare rates Compete for your business
Congratulations Credit bureaus
Credit card/check/offers Cures
Deal Dear friend/somebody
Debt Dig up dirt on friends
Discount Double your income
Direct email Don't delete/hesitate
Double your income/cash Earn
Earn $ Earn extra cash
Eliminate debt Email marketing
Explode your business Extra income
Free Free cash
Fast cash Free offer
Free leads Free membership
Fantastic Free access/money/gift
Free info Free investment
Free installation Financial freedom
Financially independent Free preview
Get it now/started Increase sales/traffic
Home based Homebased business
Incredible deal Info you requested
Information you requested Internet market
Limited Limited time offer
Lose Lowest price
Make $ Mortgage Rates
Multi level marketing No investment
Name No credit check/experience
Online marketing Opportunity
Open Order now
Promise you Quote
Request Reverses aging
Risk-free Save $
Search engine listings Serious cash
Stock disclaimer statement Stop snoring
Take action Terms
Web traffic Weight loss
Weight While supplies last
Other Email Subject Line Do's and Don'ts
- Do include the name of your company
- Do use good resources to find synonyms.
- Do use best practices for email subject lines.
- Do keep it under 50 characters
- Do follow follow CAN-SPAM requirements.
- Do keep it timely and useful (Your March Business Stats)
- Do offer an "unsubscribe" option in each email.
- Don't use RE: if it doesn't apply.
- Don't write misleading subject lines.
- Don't misspell words.
- Don't use all caps.
- Don't just write one word.
- Don't use exclamation points.
Sources: Thrivehive, Sengrid, Simplycast