What is AWS?
What is Amazon SES?
What is an AWS Region?
Pricing plans of Amazon SES
What is Amazon SNS?
Why do I need Amazon SNS?
Connecting AWS account with MailBluster
Can I use MailBluster without an AWS account?
Do I need to pay Amazon to create AWS Account?
Do I need to have a website for my AWS Account?
Do I need to pay an additional cost to AWS for using Amazon SES?
How to choose AWS Region for MailBluster?
How to move out of Amazon SES Sandbox?
Can I use my MailBluster Account when my AWS Account is in sandbox?
What is Amazon SES Sandbox and why does my account have sandbox access?
What if I don’t get approval from Amazon SES after requesting to move out of the sandbox?
I’m getting the error ‘Unable to connect with Amazon SES using your AWS account’
How to verify a domain in Amazon SES?
How to verify an email address in Amazon SES?
How to verify Sender Domain from MailBluster?
How to verify Sender Email Address from MailBluster?
What is a Sender Identity?
What is a Custom Domain?
How to set Custom MAIL FROM Domain in AWS?
Why set Custom MAIL FROM Domain in Amazon SES?
How to prevent Gmail from showing ‘via amazonses.com’?
Why my AWS Account has been “Paused”?
How to resolve AWS Account “Pause” issue?
Cloudflare configuration is not working with HTTPS?
How can I achieve positive sender reputation if I switch to a new domain?
I am getting this error: Unable to find the permission of ‘AmazonSESFullAccess’.
I am getting this error: Unable to find the permission of ‘AmazonSNSFullAccess’.
Gmail is still not showing the one-click unsubscribe (list-unsubscribe header) in my emails?
Does AWS show complaint rates and bounce rates for AWS accounts?
What is a Campaign?
How to edit a Campaign?
How to rename a campaign?
How to duplicate a campaign?
How to schedule a campaign in MailBluster?
How to cancel a scheduled campaign?
Changing the width of campaign email
What is the maximum email content size limit?
Using query string in campaign
Removing MailBluster branding
What is double opt-in?
How can I set-up Double Opt-In for my campaign?
Difference between Standard Campaigns and Automation Campaigns
Is there a way to sent email in plain text using MailBluster?
How to create and send an email campaign?
How to send Personalized Email from MailBluster?
How to compose email using Drag and Drop Editor?
How can we share the email campaign from MailBluster?
How to set Unsubscribe URL using Drag and Drop editor?
How to set Unsubscribe URL using HTML editor?
How to set Unsubscribe URL using WYSIWYG Editor?
Why my email campaign is showing “outdated”?
Why is my campaign still in the “waiting” status?
Can I store images in MailBluster?
What is the maximum file size of an image file that can be used in an email campaign?
If I want to include a motion logo, what would be the process for doing so?
Why does the text look okay in the editor, but in the campaign, it becomes broken?
How to use UTM for tracking in MailBluster using Google Analytics?
If I exceed my sending limit, will my campaign continue tomorrow automatically?
How do you resolve “Content is invalid, merge tag or block tag contains error”?
How to resolve “AWS connection is invalid” under the “Sender email address?”
Is the short preheader text I use in my email campaign getting automatically populated?
I have set up my URL but in the test mail, it is showing 404 error and redirecting it to different URL
How to use default Merge Tag in email campaign if the recipients do not have the data (First Name, Last Name, Full Name, etc)?

Are Open Rate and Click Rate accurate?

Last update: March 10, 2024

Open rate and click rate are metrics commonly used in email marketing to measure the effectiveness of email campaigns. While they provide valuable insights, it’s important to understand their limitations and factors that can influence their accuracy:

  1. Open Rate:
    • Accuracy: Open rates are not always completely accurate. They are typically tracked using a small, invisible image (pixel) embedded in the email. If a recipient has images turned off in their email client or if the email client doesn’t load external images by default, the open may not be recorded.
    • Interpretation: An open is recorded when the tracking pixel is loaded, but it doesn’t guarantee that the recipient has read the email content. Some email clients may automatically load images, leading to false positives.
  2. Click Rate:
    • Accuracy: Click rates are generally more accurate than open rates. They are recorded when a user clicks on a link within the email. However, some security measures, like link scanning by email clients or antivirus software, may artificially inflate click rates.
    • Bots and Automated Clicks: Bots or automated systems may click on links, leading to inflated click rates. This is more common in certain industries or regions.
  3. Factors Affecting Accuracy:
    • Image Loading: If recipients disable automatic image loading in their email client, open rates may be underreported.
    • Link Scanning: Some security software or email clients may scan links in emails before allowing them to be opened, potentially affecting click rate accuracy.
    • Bots and Automation: Automated bots, web crawlers, or security systems may interact with emails, influencing both open and click rates.
  4. Alternative Metrics:
    • Conversion Rates: To get a more comprehensive view of campaign success, consider tracking conversion rates, such as the percentage of recipients who completed a desired action after clicking on a link.
    • Engagement Metrics: Monitoring metrics like time spent on landing pages or interaction with specific elements can provide deeper insights into user engagement.

In conclusion, open rates and click rates offer valuable insights, but they should be interpreted cautiously, considering potential inaccuracies and external factors. It’s often helpful to use them in conjunction with other metrics for a more comprehensive understanding of your email campaign performance.