Are you disheartened every time you get an email unsubscribe? It’s easy to take them personally. However, these unsubscribes are actually small blessings in disguise. Not only does it mean that you’re no longer marketing to someone who isn’t interested, you can actually learn more about your audience from your unsubscribes.
The first and easiest way to glean information from an unsubscribe is to ask for comments and feedback when someone opts out. Many autoresponder and newsletter service providers offer this function in their forms.
If you have a comment field in your opt-out process then be sure to read the comments as people unsubscribe. In many cases you’ll see comments like, “I just don’t have time to read newsletters,