According to some estimates, as many as 205 billion emails are sent every day. Click-to-open rates for marketing messages among mobile users in the US hover around 13.7%, according to 2016 estimates; desktop rates are a bit higher, at 18%. That translates into a lot of marketing emails that don’t get opened.
Your email subject line is the biggest predictor of whether or not your message will be read. And what works best might surprise you. Here are a few ways to tweak your email subject lines to get more opens—that you might not have thought of.