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How to Include an Interest Rate Image in Your Email Signature

One of the features of Yabber that is less visible than others is the lender rate email signature. The signature is an image that may be used in an email signature to return the lowest rate of a specific type. Yabber provides links to the direct image and will also create a HTML link for inclusion in your email signature.

As always, we have to reiterate that culturally we're not a rate-driven company, and we wouldn't expect you to be rate driven either. However, rates are a top priority for your consumers, so it's only appropriate that we give them what well over 90% consider to be the single most important attribute when considering a mortgage. Consumers don't know or care about the 'structure' or maximising borrowing power or any of that fancy work that takes place behind the scenes, so rates draw consumers in for a conversation, and it's the discussion with a client that'll further qualify you as a broker of choice. We often talk about 'rate-chasers', and while they exist, and while a portion of those people should be avoided, they only exist because they haven't showered themselves in your expertise. Remember, we're communicating with customers in a language that they understand... not one that you want them to understand. Bottom line: rates create more conversations and your expertise will deliver a client.

The signature includes various font and formatting options, and each impression and click is tracked to the user level in Yabber and through website statistics.

The feature is quite old so hasn't seen an update in some time, but the 'legacy' version performs as advertised. The system will invariably be updated in the future to include more features.

To be clear, the image will always show the lowest rates associated with the lenders defined for a specific website. The values change dynamically as rate changes take effect.

  The Result

The result of the most commonly used rate signature image is shown below. The image will link to our demonstration rate page which is proven to significantly improve your conversions. The video on this page becomes significant in terms of its messaging given the multiple traffic entry sources.

Your website domain is listed under the rate simply to avoid hotlinking, although we've had a couple of requests to remove it so the next version will support this change (the image shows your lowest rate of type so won't necessarily apply to others).

Another version may be presented by altering an image attribute (introduced shortly), and this change will render a line above the rate. It's expected that you will simply include this line into your standard signature.

The asterisk is used on the comparison rate, so if the signature image is used it is expected that you will also include the required comparison disclaimer.

In both cases above we have centred the image, although it will render to the left by default. An attribute in the image URL will optionally indent the text to be consistent with your signature design.

  Signatures in Yabber

You will locate the Lender Signature panel by following the 'Lender' icon in the Website module. From within the 'Lender Data' module you should select the 'Signature' icon.

Lender Signature Navigation

  Pictured: You will locate the Lender Signature panel by following the 'Lender' icon in the Website module. From within the 'Lender Data' module you should select the 'Signature' icon.

To retrieve the image or HTML code, you should select your website and submit. Details are returned. You may have different sets of lenders assigned to each of your registered websites, so selecting each website will potentially return different results.

Lender Signatures in Yabber

  Pictured: To retrieve the image or HTML code, you should select your website and submit. Details are returned. You may have different sets of lenders assigned to each of your registered websites, so selecting each website will potentially return different results.

The arrow indicates the HTML code we've used to embed the image above (at the time of writing they're showing a 5.2/5.24 rate associated with a 60% LVR product). Note that multiple rate options apply.

  Signature Font and Formatting Options

The Image URL is constructed as follows:

The 1/23/10 component of the string may be altered to style the image in different ways. The 0 value indicates that we do not want the upper introductory text, the 23 is the font ID, and the 10 is the margin applied to the left of the text.

Example font types include the following (in all cases we've replaced '23' with an alternate font ID):

9 - Cambria

17 - Stencil

17 - Typewriter

11 - Gisha

3 - Arial

13 - Impact

8 - Berlin Sans FB

15 - Mistral

The default font is Montserrat Bold (23). Montserrat is the default font we use for a large rate of purposes, so anything with a font ID between 21 and 38 will return various Montserrat variations.

  Creating an HTML Signature in Outlook

Creating an HTML signature in Outlook isn't easy, which is why many will simply avoid the feature. We've created an FAQ detailing how to create a dynamic HTML signature in an FAQ titled "How to Create an HTML Signature in Outlook". Inclusion of the image is not as easy as copying text from Microsoft Word as you might have done in the past as we're referncing a dynamic image on each signature load, so we need to ensure we're always referencing an external image source rather than the image binary or local copy.

Lender Signature Demo

  Pictured: Creating an HTML signature in Outlook isn't easy, which is why many will simply avoid the feature. We've created an FAQ detailing how to create a dynamic HTML signature in an FAQ titled "How to Create an HTML Signature in Outlook". It's not as easy as copying text from Microsoft Word as we're using a dynamic image, so we need to ensure we're always referencing an external image source rather than the image binary. The creation of a HTML signature in Outlook may be required for multiple modules - not just the lender rate image signature.

The signature above is obviously just a demo so doesn't include text required to satisfy compliance obligations. The image also includes a margin of just 2px rather than the default 10px.

The creation of a HTML signature in Outlook may be required for multiple modules - not just the lender rate image signature.

  Signature Statistics

We record details of every image impression, meaning that we track the IP address and other information every time your email is viewed. We record this data along with the number of times the image link is clicked. This data is a business imperative if you want to understand how your broader marketing efforts are performing.

Open Pixel: If you're not using the Rate Image, a standard pixel may optionally be used in your signature to assess email interactions in the same way. Even something as simple as a company logo should be tracked for clicks so we're able to improve upon the performance of the signature. A signature is more than just a block of text.

On clicking on the rate link, the user is first passed through Yabber where information is obtained before returning them to the applicable lender archive on your website. The redirect URL carries the obligatory UTM tracking tags so we're able to further understanding how the signature click continued to perform once the user viewing session was created. In big-picture terms, we can also resolved the email click to a user and support conditional content - an email signature click is a valuable marketing metric that simply cannot be ignored.

Full statistical data is returned indicating how many users clicked on various tracked images in your email signature (remembering, our tools aren't limited to just the Lender Rate Image).

Lender Date Images are obviously a tiny feature of Yabber, but a lot of little things add up to big results.

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  Email Marketing Module FAQs

FAQs related to the Email Marketing module.

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