Email Unsubscribes

Date created: Oct 12, 2022  •   Last updated: Oct 12, 2022

What is Email Unsubscribes

Email Unsubscribes is the count of how many users unsubscribe from your email distributions over a defined time period. It helps your understand the health of your email distribution list and the effectiveness of your email communications.

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What is a good Email Unsubscribes benchmark?

According to 2018 survey by Mailchimp, the global average unsubscribe rate is 0.3%.

Email Unsubscribes benchmarks

Email Unsubscribe Rate by Industry

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Mailchimp, Mar 2018
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How to visualize Email Unsubscribes?

Use a summary chart to visualize your Unsubscribes data and compare it to a previous time period.

Email Unsubscribes visualization example

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Summary Chart

Here's an example of how to visualize your current Email Unsubscribes data in comparison to a previous time period or date range.
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Measuring Email Unsubscribes

More about Email Unsubscribes

The past few years have seen an increased effort, not only from governments but also from software vendors, to curb the misuse of bulk email. CAN-SPAM is the most well known, imposing penalties for various infractions, such as not including the ability to unsubscribe.

In addition, email applications such as Gmail, have introduced auto-unsubscribe functionality, where they proactively ask users if they want to unsubscribe from certain promotional emails. This action is primarily triggered by low open rate of email content.

All of this means that your newsletters and promotional emails need to be more engaging and your lists need to be streamlined and segmented to effectively target recipient interests.

Recommended resources related to Email Unsubscribes

Here is a look at how you can reduce your unsubscribe rate, by OptinMonster.CAN-SPAM guide for businesses.

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