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Getting Started with Constant Contact Tutorial 2021-Step-by-Step Tutorial For Beginners.
This tutorial will cover everything from adding your contacts to creating and sending your first email. We will also quickly review reports and the different ways you can expand your contact list.
Let’s start by adding your contacts click on the contacts tab then click on add contacts in the drop down menu choose how you want to add your contacts, you can either add contacts one by one or add them from a spreadsheet.
In our example, let’s add them from a spreadsheet. Click Download from file or drag your file to the area provided or click Browse your computer. Once you select your file, you will be prompted to match your columns, this tells us which column contains first name, email address, etc.
When you are finished click continue. Now you have to choose the list to put them in, we have created the general interest list for you but you can create a new list for your contacts if you wish, just click import.
Now that you have added your contacts we will go to the next step to create and send an email go to the Campaigns tab, then click create scroll through the available templates:
Simply click on one to select it, once you are in the editor, you can quickly create your design click on any block to edit it and insert your content. You can add more blocks by clicking and dragging them.
Designing the perfect email can take some time but when you’re done, click Continue, you can also schedule your email select the list you just added and then choose to send it now or at a later date and time once you’re happy with your schedule register it.
After explaining the two main parts of using Constant Contact, the next step is to review your reports.
Once you start getting openings and clicks, all your results are displayed on the report tab, you can see high-level reporting data on how your “customers” are reacting with your Email Marketing campaigns.
So you can see the most engaging emails, where you get the most hits, on mobile or desktop or otherwise. By scrolling down you can see a graph of all your emails and their percentage of openings and clicks further down you can see a breakdown of your results click on any hyperlink number to explore the details. If you need an Excel sheet of this information, just click export all as CSV or if you just need results for an email select it and then click export selected as CSV by moving to the right.
Let’s take a look at the growth of your list with Constant Contact on the sign up forms page, you can click to create a sign up form
Choose between a pop-up registration form, an online registration form or a landing page.
Modifying your form is similar to modifying your email simply click on each section to complete and customize your form. Pop-up and online forms need to be integrated into your website so if you don’t know how to do this, contact your web designer or take a look at the installation guide once you have added your form to your website, you can start collecting contacts where they visit you the most – it’s that simple!
That’s really all you need to know to get started with Constant Contact as always, we are here for you to help you and share our knowledge base with you. For more practical articles, tutorials and quick start guides please subscribe to our newsletters.