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With Auto responder, there was a spam check program. I’d never used that before, but I ran a few sample newsletters through spam check. Boy, was I in for a shock. Every single one failed to pass test. My auto responder is probably like most others, it has a scoring system and once it passes 5 it flags up that your newsletter would trigger spam filters.
What I found most disturbing was that it was my domain name of martinsoffers.com that was scoring most, 4.3 points each time it was mentioned. And 2.3 points because my email address was @martinsoffers.com.
Even a single word newsletter with just www.martinsoffers.com scored 6.6. Way above threshold.
The cost to me, as a result of this has not just been to register a new domain name. I have had to completely redesign my website with my new name on it. Cancel and reopen a new account with my auto responder. And start again with my Reciprocal Links Exchange.
I have also had to start again from scratch with Google Ranking. And I have a domain name that is next to useless to me or to anyone for that matter. I only use it now to direct traffic meant for martinsoffers.com to my new website.
So, that’s my story, and my warning to you.
Before you go and register a new domain name, run it through a spam check. If you are going to use your web site for marketing last thing you want is for spam filters to stop your email getting through.
Martin Wood’s newest report “What’s in a Name? and many other articles, written by experts, are available to read on his website http://www.twahs.com . Don’t forget to subscribe to his weekly ezine “Home Business Tips.”