:lol: You can add your own banner download and also can input a picture using an URL hosted image. You aren't restricted to just use the CC library. Very versatile function when it comes to adding and changing images. Good Luck.
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Luckily I only entered a couple small lists (45) and (250) when I first started this month and because I was really intrigued seeing who opened, what emails bounced, who opted out, and then saw in a week 3 red spam notices for people I always do business with on such a small list actually representing 5% of all opened mail which was the very 1st promotion which was a newsletter (probably too big of a promotional email that probably seemed incredibly unfamiliar). So did some research at the community and received incredible advice just reading about techniques and the strict TOS policies of Opted In only Email lists. Of course I got the gist that the few members with betwen 4800 AND 13,000 claiming their lists were 100% opted in (double opted-in) Well I just didn't think that was possible PLUS don't really believe they were being really honest about their extremely high % of open rates vs. only 2 - 3 Spams. :roll: But of course I am new to this and could be 100% wrong since its probably very easy to build a list with a big walk-in client base. I still perceive the public to be leary of giving out E-mail addresses. O.k. Now I immediatley 'Cleaned my' Bigger List of all the ISPs that make it incredibly easy (even by accident) to get spam reports and exported that portion off the Constant Contact Site. I placed a nice Signature on my regular Yahoo Email encouraging recipients to Opt-In my mailing list of choice plus a few sign in boxes on my websites. Now getting to the point of the subject of this Post. I decided to Email my Promotions through my Yahoo Account utilizing my signature section as my promotion. This is what I'm doing for all the Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, Gmail, Aol Addresses about 40 emails per day Maximum until I get through my list. Do that twice during a 3 week span. This should leave a more "Geniune" Captive audience and then I can check my List to see if anyone Opted In. I really am not counting on getting people to opt-in from a crappy looking Yahoo Email but its better than getting blacklisted, right? Basically let them 'silently' block out my email to prevent that from being reported on the future Constant Contact Reports in the future. After they block you, you cannot really contact them to ask why, right? I'd rather them choose to opt in this way to keep my history clean on this service. Now I see my Constant Contact open list doubling and so far no spams. Since I originally entered the emails myself, how am I able to know if they actually clicked the "Opt-In". I only see "Entered by Site Owner" on the member list so far with the exception of the few that opted in from my websites. Mind you during the beginning of me becoming a member I have been extremely aware of the consequences of getting reported for Spam and losing my membership. Right now I currently use the Permission Option on all my Promotions. Only have done 2 separate mailings each for 2 groups so far in 3 weeks and noticed the large portion of opened emails have doubled for the 2nd round and No Spams so far this round. What do you think? Seasoned Veterans may wish to imput I could be still doing something Unorthodox and give any advice I would appreciate. My Marketing is about 60% Post Office Related. So Paying $35 per month definitely pays for itself twice over even with my small Micro-Lists (Which I only count the opened Emails) Still paid for itself the first submission.
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