This goes in the list of things I wish email marketers would quit doing…
So, I subscribe to receive some information from a marketer…then I get that information, find out I’m not interested in the rest…
…or that I’ve receive nothing of value from the email marketer…
…or the email marketer is one of “those” email marketers…
So I click the “Unsubscribe” button.
But the “no-no” comes when I keep receiving email from that marketer…so I click the Unsubscribe button again…
…and a few days later, I STILL receive email from that marketer.
So, I have to investigate.
Two scenarios exist that cross the line of ethics here, they may not be “illegal”, but come on people…who are you sending these messages to, robots or people? Do you really think people enjoy getting messages they don’t want?
When I subscribed, the marketer immediately added me to multiple lists within their business. I know this, because I’ve only ever subscribed to one list owned by this marketer. However, I receive 5 emails with the same message from the same marketer each time they send a message.
Pretty stupid I think. Sure, it might get you some results if you do this, but at what cost? Don’t you have higher integrity than that for your business? Do you really think people enjoy getting “pegged” with emails from you?
Similar to the first, this email marketer immediately adds me to multiple lists, but across multiple email service providers (i.e. Email Aces, Aweber, and GetResponse together)…so I get multiple messages…but when I click unsubscribe from one ESP, these marketers send email from the others.
Come on people…do you really think people will continue to respond to the endless stream of emails after they’ve decided to unsubscribe?
Doesn’t “No” mean “No” to you?
Within the “make money online” niche, there are a few well-known marketers doing this currently, and I’m toiling with the decision to call them out by name, with screenshots and such. It’s actually pretty annoying when I don’t want to see email from a marketer, but they continue the barrage of garbage in my inbox.
When does stuff like this stop?
Just wait until the great filtering gets stronger…then these marketers will be scrambling to find a new way to get their incomes back.