Spy Pig....The Name Says It All

Mortgage and Lending with GSW Consulting Group

I am a sucker for new and cool gadgets! I also like to know how my marketing, communication efforts, and time allocation is paying off. Now I do not want to be too big brother, because like everyone else out there I have avoidance and procrastination issues, but knowing when someone has read my email could be useful. In marketing I moved away from mailers because I couldn't tell when people received the mailer and I didn't get enough feedback telling me what people thought of the "item of value." I switched instead to email campaigns and most especially video email campaigns so I could see when and how many times my clients/business partners watched the video. The change was astounding, I got more business, and incredible feedback so much so that I have never looked back. I am a video junkie...and proud of it!

Now after reading a blog post at Creativebits.org I have a new toy that may come in handy. It is called SpyPig, the name alone makes me want to use it. Does anyone ever tell you that they didn't get your email? Usually it is the email they didn't want to get. Now you can find out when your email has been read by the recipient! No more guessing: "Has he or she read my email yet?" I know you can send out a read receipt with your email but who really clicks a response when that pops up...I know I don't. SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification email as soon as the recipient opens and reads your message. It works with virtually all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.

I am still playing with this new and cool gadget but so far I would say that it is a something you may want to use here and there and not on your bulk emails. The website says you can use it on bulk emails you just won't know who read the email, but you will get notified when it is read.

Best of all, SpyPig is FREE! No spam, no virus, no adware, no spyware. You can use it as often as you like, and there's no catch.

Check it out and tell me what you think www.spypig.com



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Tiffany Wilson
eReal Estate Corp - Redondo Beach, CA
SFR, First Time Home Buyers & Investors
Heh heh.  I like the name too!  It reminds me of Homer's pet pig in the Simpson's Movie, "Spider Pig"...  LOL
May 01, 2008 04:26 AM #1
Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

The name is what drove me to check it out, and when you embed it in an email you can choose to use a little pig image...too funny, what will they come up with next? I stopped by your blog- it's a great blog and Wahoo's is one of my fav's I probably eat lunch there 3/4 times a week. The Wahoo Bowl with white beans and cilantro dressing on the side, they know the order when I walk through the door.

May 01, 2008 04:39 AM #2
Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer
Thats actually pretty cool, the site a bit too cutesy but I do like the option where u can choose just the small white box.  Thanks for sharing!
May 01, 2008 11:49 AM #3
Lidia Griffin
Suwanee, GA
Real Estate Virtual Assistant

This is a great tool - thanks for sharing. I agree the site looks a little 'cutesy' but I love the fact that you can use the plain white square and not have to have the piggy. Will be testing on myself later this evening.....

May 01, 2008 01:48 PM #4
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Bridget. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

May 02, 2008 06:19 PM #5
Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector



Thanks for the really cool program. It really works.



May 04, 2008 02:10 AM #6
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