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New Feature: Forward to a Friend

DAVID GREINER - FEB 23, 2005

Today we have launched the much requested ability to easily add forward to a friend links to your campaigns. These links encourage your recipients to pass your campaign along to other friends and colleagues.

When a recipient clicks your forward to a friend link, they are taken to a simple page where they can specify the names and email addresses of up to 5 friends at a time to send your campaign to. This page is non-branded and located at our forwardtomyfriend.com domain.

The best part is, you can track how many people are forwarding your campaign and who they’re forwarding it to from your campaign reports.

How to do it?

Adding a forward to a friend link is as simple as adding the following tag to the content of your campaign:

HTML emails

<forwardtoafriend>your link text or image here</forwardtoafriend>

Text emails

[forwardtoafriend]

When your campaign is sent, these links will automatically be converted into a custom forward to a friend link when you import your campaign content.

How do I measure these forwards?

If you send a campaign with a forward to a friend link, a Forward to a Friend Activity Report is available in your campaign reports. This report, picture below, lists all the recipients that forwarded your email, as well as who they forwarded it to.

Please note that this report will only be available after a recipient forwards your campaign.

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