During the summer, proxy traffic always drops! So some proxy owners turn to email blasts. Some people will send their URL to over 100,000 proxy user emails! Surely this is a sure fire way to get thousands of hits and $$? No. Lets think about this logically.
Lets go back 7 months to January. My name is Tim, I’m 14 years old and at school. I want to access blocked content at school with a proxy. The proxies I use always get blocked so I sign up to a proxy newsletter to get proxies every day. I use the newsletter everyday to get proxies.
Now lets come up to date – to today. My name is still Tim and I am on my holidays. I open up my email and I see an email entitled “Fresh New Proxy”. I select it and delete it.
So during school time Tim needs proxies to access content on his school computers but during the holidays no content is blocked. So he doesnt need your fresh proxies.
To conclude it doesnt matter how many hundreds of thousands of emails your send your link to, people during the holidays just wont click your proxy!
Filed under: For Proxy Owners
This is a very good point. People’s activity over summer are different and if you’re mailshotting them a proxy service you just won’t convert on that so you’re wasting your time and potentially annoying your users who get more emails from you at a time when they really want less.
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