Entries by James Miller

How to Check the Quality of Your Email Lists (and Why You Need to Do It)

If you work with email lists, you know that keeping your email addresses current is a bit of a nightmare. This is especially true if you purchase email lists. Beyond keeping emails current, you need to avoid spam traps, invalid and catch-all email addresses, and abuse emails. Otherwise you could run into email deliverability issues […]

The Searchbug Online Batch Service Just Got Even Better

If you’ve been using the Searchbug online batch service, things are about to get better for you. If you’re new to the service, welcome! You’re getting here at just the right time. We’ve worked hard to develop new improvements to the service. Now they’re here! Here’s what’s new and what’s been improved. New: Premium Append […]

35 Ways to Find Out if You’ve Got Bad Data

Your data affects all aspects of your business, from marketing to product management. And bad data makes business rough. The day-to-day decision making and management of your organization suffers if you have incorrect, misleading, or poorly formatted data in your databases, This means inefficient operation. And it negatively impacts your bottom line. But, bad data […]

What Is a Phone Validator and Why You Need It

If you’re not using SMS as part of your customer engagement, you should be. If you are using SMS, you should be using a phone validator on all the phone numbers you collect. Here’s a little info to show you why. When it comes to marketing messaging, actually reaching your customers is huge. Getting a […]

How to Fix Slow Page Load Times

Slow page load times are a bigger problem than many people realize. Run a quick website speed test on your homepage. How’s it look? Four seconds? Maybe five? That might seem reasonable. But people hate waiting. So it makes sense that longer page load times hurt your sales numbers. Here’s why: 47% of consumers expect a web […]