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Cold Email experience and question on how to proceed
I wish I found you a couple of weeks earlier.
Here is my situation, I set up FluentCRM using my shared hosting business email's SMTP, a month ago and began collecting emails for restaurants. I started off slow not knowing that I had to warm up an email list and my open rates were around 50%, 60% range. I also didn't know about email validation. I ran a test on a list that I did not manually gather and my open rate dropped to around 10% max 13% and my bounce rate increased from almost 0 to 4% and unsubscribes also increased to about 2%.
After this test, my domain and my IP are showing to be on blacklists.
The domain was from my main site and I also have a couple of other domains on the same hosting.
My questions are:
1. Do I need to start from scratch, purchase a new domain and switch my hosting provider to do cold emails again?
2. Can I remove myself from the black lists, and just warm up my domain as you describe in your video for the Email Warmup Schedule Generator?
3. I need help, would you help by mentoring me?
Hi friend, I prefer you start from scratch instead of removing the backlist. get a new domain for cold mailing, clean up, and start warming
Thank you for your reply.
I had my domain now for two years and have been very careful not to destroy it. I was preparing to sell it and remembered that I am using shared hosting. So I ran a few more tests.
A domain test to see if it was on any black lists and a separate test to see if it was my IP address on the black lists.
I was only my IP address on the black list and not my domain names.
Would it be safe to say that If I moved from my shared hosting to a VPS like you always suggest in your videos I will be able to keep my domain names?
All of my sites are running WordPress and I would just do a site migration to the VPS with a new IP Address should solve my issue with being on a black list.
With this additional information, I just want to get your opinion on the most economical way to move forward.