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The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say in Email Subject Lines (Plus 100 Others You Shouldn't Use, Either)

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If you've ever heard George Carlin's famous "Seven Dirty Words" you can't say on TV, you can safely avoid using all seven in your subject lines. They will definitely get you blocked.

Here is a list of 100 more that you should avoid using as well.

Top 100 words/phrases NOT to use in your subject lines:

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act now

all words that relate to sex or pornography

all words that related to cures or medication

amazing

anything that looks like you are YELLING

apply now

as seen

as seen on Oprah

as seen on TV

avoid

be your own boss

buy

call now

cash bonus

cialis

click here

collect

compare

consolidate

contains $$$

contains word "ad"

credit

Dear Friend

discount

don't delete

double your anything

double your income

e.x.t.r.a. Punctuation

earn

earn $

earn extra cash

easy terms

eliminate debt

extra income

fast cash

financial freedom

for only

for you

FREE

free

free access

free gift

free info

free instant

free offer

free samples!

friend

g a p p y t e x t

get

get out of debt

hello

herbal

hidden

home based

hot

information you requested

instant

levitra

life insurance

limited time

loans

lose

lose weight

lower your mortgage rate

lowest insurance rates

make money

medicine

mortgage

multi level marketing

notspam

now only

numerical digits at the end

offer

online degree

online marketing

online pharmacy

only

open

opportunity

promised you

refinance

removes

reverses

satisfaction

search engine listings

serious cash

starting with a dollar amount

stop or stops

teen

undisclosed recipient

valium

vicodin

winner

work from home

xanax

your family

Your own

You're a winner!


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Jordan Ayan is the CEO of SubscriberMail (www.subscribermail.com), an email marketing services and technology provider.

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  • by Fernando Fri Jun 17, 2011 via web

    no substance

  • by Ann Handley Fri Jun 17, 2011 via web

    Hi Fernando - Hmm... you do realize this article is intended to be somewhat offbeat, right? If you're looking for more substance, I'd suggest most of the other email marketing articles in our archives. Let me know if you are looking for something specific. Happy to help.

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