Report Definitions

The following terms are found throughout the email marketing system. Use this guide to better understand what they mean, and how they are being calculated.

Sent

Total number of emails sent.

 

Received

Total number of emails sent minus any Hard Bounces.

 

Received Rate (percentage)

Calculated as Received divided by Sent.

 

Opened (Unique Opens)

Recipients who opened the message

How do you count the opens?

An open event is recorded when the following take place:

• The Email Contact Opens the email in their email client. This is the most common way.
• The Email Contact Previews the email. (Some email clients allow you to preview an email in a smaller window without actually opening it)
• The Email Contact Views the email as a web page using the link provided at the top of the email.
• The Email Contact Forwards the email using the Forward button in their email client, and the person receiving the forward does one of the above.

 

Open Rate (percentage)

Calculated as Opened divided by Received.

 

Total Opens

Total number of times an email has been opened. Contacts can open multiple times.

 

Clicks

Total number of clicks on all links within a message excluding unsubscribe or report as spam.

 

Click-Through Rate (percentage)

Calculated as Unique Clicks divided by Received.

 

Unique Clicks

Number of Recipients who clicked the message at least once. If a contact clicked multiple times they are only counted in this total one time.

 

Bounces

Emails not delivered to Recipients

 

Bounce Rate (percentage)

Calculated as Hard Bounces divided by Sent.

 

Hard Bounces

Bounces from permanent causes.

What is a hard bounce?

Hard bounce means the email didn’t deliver because:

Email address is incorrect, i.e., name@yahoo.net where the address is really name@yahoo.com

or

• Email address doesn’t exist, i.e., Sam@company.com doesn’t exist because Sam no longer works at company.com

If an email address has one hard bounce they will become deactivated. This is in place to help your sending reputation.

 

Soft Bounces

Bounces from temporary causes.

What is a soft bounce?

Soft bounces occur when:

• Recipient’s Mailbox is full

Or

• Recipient’s Mailbox server is down

If a contact is engaged and they have 20 consecutive soft bounces, they will be deactivated.

If a contact is unengaged and they have 10 consecutive soft bounces, they will be deactivated.

To change the preset amount of  soft bounces it takes to deactivate contacts, please contact support.

 

Non-Opened

Emails that were Received but not Opened.

 

Complaints

Complaints made regarding this message.

 

UnSubscribes

Recipients who unsubscribed via this email by unsubscribing or by complaining.

 

Subscribes

Recipients who subscribed via this email.

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