3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2014 2:09 PM by b2d3b2069bf169383311645934e7a9c3006d78fa

    Best practices for email copy length

      I am looking for some best practices on how long should an email copy be for the most effective conversion rate.  All info I found is specific to the subject line but what about the copy? Thanks!
        • Re: Best practices for email copy length
          Hi Linda,

          I hate to say it but that really depends on a lot of things: what your content is, who your audience is, what you qualify as a conversion, among others.

          However, in general, the marketer who can most succinctly persuade her audience to act will win. This is true most of the time, though "succinctly" should really probably be "relevantly and succinctly."

          I would also say that, assuming "relevant and succinct" are goals, it's not always the length of the email but the placement of a strong call to action. You can have an epically long email (i.e. some newsletters) but if the copy is convincing and your prospect/client can click/tap the CTA without scrolling on their phone, you've probably done a good job.

          Oh, if you're doing it right, you're always testing, which means all of what I just wrote could be irrelevant for your audience :)

          I'm just realizing how long-winded this is. My apologies.


          Best,
          Nick
          • Re: Best practices for email copy length
            Dory Viscogliosi
            I am tempted to say that I almost didn't read Nick's whole response because it was too long :) 

            But, in all seriousness, it really depends on your audience as well. We've found that webinar landing pages with more information convert better than shorter, less in-depth descriptive landing pages.

            Like Nick said, always test. You can easily do an A/B test of the whole email, so I think that would be your best bet to try a couple of times!