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How to improve click-through rates in emails using heat maps

Written by Andriy Boychuk
Technical
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Heat maps are mostly associated with optimizing website performance. But not many people know that they can also be used to optimize your email design overall and click-through rates in particular.

If you don’t know where in your email people click on, which parts of your email they interact with the most, your emails can’t be 100% effective.

In this tutorial, we’re showing you how to stop guessing how to optimize your emails and start using heat maps to help you do that instead.

– Where do people click in your emails? Hi, this is Andriy from Flowium. And this next episode of Flowium explains. And today I would like to talk with you about where do people click in your emails? So majority, and maybe all email service providers have ability to track where people click. However, the thing is, if you have one link in multiple location and doesn’t matter where it person click on that link, it’s, they’re recording that as a click. So if you need deeper analysis, you are not able to figure out that they click on the top one bottom one. Did they click on image? Did they click on the bottom? And so forth. So here’s an example. We use active campaign internally for our agency. For our customers We use, uh, Klaviyo. But just to give you an example, So here’s you see 39 people clicked here. And 39 people clicked there. Just round it off 40 and 40. So it doesn’t mean like 80 people will click? No. It means only 39 click on both of those links. But I have no clue how many click on the top one and how many click on the bottom one. Okay. So here’s another example from one of our customer. And it’s e-commerce email. And as you can see on the top, it’s 69%, 69%, 2%, 2%. Again, it doesn’t mean that 69 people click on the top. Then 61 in the hero image. It’s like, the math does not add up. They just showing that that link was clicked like 69% of all people clicked on that link. But doesn’t matter where that located. So it’s a problem because if you’re not able to track where people clicking, you do not know how effective your e-mails are. So right now I’ll show you a trick, how to fix it. And by the way, this issue is for all email marketing platform: HubSpot, Klaviyo, Active Campaign and others. There’s tools like third party tools, which you can use, but you have to pay it. Like Email Acid. The good one, but it costs like hundred dollars a month just to use that feature. But I mean they have advanced one. I’ll show you simple one. So the easiest solution and free one is just to use ? = and whatever name you want to use. For example, here’s the example I showed you. We use our link flow link to our website. In the logo, as well as in the body of the email. So there are two locations. So the solution is to put a Flowium . com / ? = logo. So it will record nice as you click in that logo. And if I put in the body, I don’t know, I can put something like body, or. It doesn’t matter what you put. Something that you can easily understand. And so basically it’s your link ? = and variable name, which is recognizable for you. And you have to do it for any length where you have that link more than one time. So if you have one link, you don’t have to do it. But if you have that link at least in two locations in the emails you have to implement this. I hope it helps in case you have any additional questions, please leave them on there’s this video. And also subscribe. We are releasing this kind of videos every Tuesday. Where we explain different things about technology, email marketing and so forth.

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