Monthly Archives: May 2009

Conficker Worm Results In Spam Filters Cranked To All Time High

Now that Conficker is delivering it’s payload of spam, spam filters have been cranked up to their highest notch and email delivery is at an all time low, at least for me

After consulting my top contacts in the world of Internet security, spam filtering and network spam filtering appliances I can say without a doubt that spam filters are set at their highest level we have seen in a long time. I cannot reveal my sources, but they are top notch, this comes from the big firms.

I have lost allot of sales and subscribers that are not getting my emails and my open rate has suddenly fallen below 10%. It is not AWeber’s fault, it is my URLs and commercial slanted content.

My emails have been very commercial lately, because I am now in full launch of my Google Friend Connect Tactics members site and Jack Humphrey just JVed with me on this launch.

I have the best product and by far the highest value in any social marketing suite. So of course I want to shout it from the rooftops. The problem is no one is hearing me. Luckily I have some big affiliates or I would be pulling my hair out.

The best way that you can try to recover from this if you are experiencing the same is to ask anyone your can to check the spam folder and mark you emails as not spam.

Also whitelisting your email is still very effective especially in Gmail.

Ride it out, the worm will turn. What you don’t want to do is over email out of desperation.

Today I am sending a text only, no link email directing my readers to this blog. I will post back in the comments how it worked out. Hang in there, we have been here before, the filtering will come down. Try sending text articles without outgoing links and see how that works for you.