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How can I increase my cold email outreach click rate?
How can I increase my cold email outreach click rate?

Find out some tips on how to increase cold email outreach click rate

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Written by Reply Team
Updated over a week ago

Prospect Research and Personalization

Thorough prospect research and personalized emails significantly improve your outreach results. Here are some basic tips to start with:

  • Use the prospect’s first and last name in the email to make it feel more personal and warm.

  • Utilize these as merge fields in the body of your email.

A Compelling Reason to Respond

Crafting an email with a strong reason to respond is very important. Try to include a meaningful call-to-action (CTA) in your email templates. Here are the rules to follow when crafting yours:

  • Keep it to five sentences or less to avoid overwhelming the prospect.

  • Include the recipient's name and job title.

  • Clearly state a problem your product solves and the benefits of your solution.


Segmentation ensures your email sequences are smaller, more personalized, and less likely to be marked as spam. This relevance increases the chances of engagement. Consider these segmentation ideas:

  • By Referral Source: Contacts from trade shows, company websites, etc.

  • By Job Title: CEOs, marketing directors, graphic designers, etc.

  • By Company Type: Small businesses, enterprises, Fortune 500 brands, etc.

  • By Region/City/Neighborhood: Australasia, Twin Cities area, Westerville, OH, etc.

  • By Desired Outcome: Webinar sign-ups, consultations, trial offers, etc.

  • By Interest/Problem: No health insurance, home-buying research, MMA fans, etc.

Relevant Benefits

Ensure recipients understand what they gain by cooperating with you. Include statements about the benefits of your service and the advantages of getting in touch. For example:

  • “Call us to help your team skyrocket growth.”

  • “Get in touch to explore how we can help increase your traffic and sales.”

Check Grammar and Punctuation

Poor grammar can irritate recipients. Before sending your email, use editing apps like Hemingway or Grammarly to check for spelling and grammar issues and get suggestions for improvements.

A Professional Email Signature

People will trust you more when they can see your basic contact details. A professional email signature should include:

  • Full name

  • Job title

  • Company name (with a link to the website)

  • Social media links (LinkedIn at the very least to validate credentials)

  • Phone number

  • Physical address (required under anti-spam law, can be placed in the footer)

  • An opt-out message (required by law, can also be in the footer)

Email Outreach Automation Tools

Automation tools like Reply can ease your outreach. They help you segment lists, personalize content, and create email sequences. These tools can automatically follow up with prospects until they respond. Once a response is received, the tool removes the prospect from the sequence, allowing you to personally engage and close the deal.

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