What is Segmentation and Why Use It?
Email list segmentation is a technique that email marketers use to send highly targeted emails by dividing their list up into smaller groups, or “segments.” The goal of segmentation is to provide more relevant content to your email recipients.
You want your marketing campaign to be as precise as possible so the right message can hit the right people at exactly the right time. For this, email segmentation is an absolute must.
How to Segment Your Email Lists
In BigMailer, you can segment your campaigns on:
- Your custom fields. For example, last order date or subscription status.
- Pre-defined fields like DateAdded and Email, specifically email domain (e.g. gmail.com or yahoo.com).
- Campaign engagement – sends, opens, clicks on a specific campaign or any campaigns in a given time period.
Here are some examples of segmentation rules you can use in BigMailer with screenshots:
DateAdded – this value is added when a contact is added to BigMailer:
Campaign engagement – sent/not a specific campaign:
Campaign engagement – opens on a specific campaign or any in a given time period:
Campaign engagement – clicks on a specific campaign or any in a given time period:
You can combine your inline conditions and your pre-defined segments with either ANY or ALL rule.
If you’re reading this, that means you’re serious about creating the most targeted email campaigns possible. And we are here to help.
Before you’re able to segment your audience, you need to get their emails and collect relevant data. Using BigMailer webforms to collect your subscriber data gives you a few advantages. For example, we automatically capture your user’s IP address (but we don’t save or store it) and convert it to non-PII data points (country, state, city, zip code, and latitude and longitude), which allows you to target your audience by location.
Need ideas on how to leverage segmentation? Check out this article – 50 ways to segment your list from OptinMonster.
Happy email marketing!