Contact Performance Over Time Report

The Contact Performance Over Time chart displays the open rate and click rate overtime for your contacts. You can further filter this data by changing the time period and/or viewing only those contacts on specific lists or segments.

To view this report, go to Reports > Legacy Reports and click Contact Performance Over Time.

Metrics Shown:

Metric Description Why It's Useful
Open Rate

The open rate represents the percentage of emails that were opened, as compared to the number of emails that were successfully delivered. DMA/EEC equivalent: Render Rate The calculation does not take into account the send history for individual messages. Therefore, on Over Time and Date Range reports, it is possible for the rates to equal a value greater than 100% if enough messages sent on a date prior to the start of the report are included in the calculation. For example, a message was sent 100 times a previous day and 100 times on a date within the report range. The message is opened 125 times within the report range. In this case, the Open Rate on the report is 125% because the message was opened more times than it was sent.

The open rate is important because it represents the first level of contact engagement. The open rate lets you see out of all the contacts who received the email you sent, who actually took the time to open it. You can use the open rate to gauge the effectiveness of your from name, from address, and subject line.

Click Rate

The click rate represents the number of unique clicks that were recorded, as compared to the number of unique opens recorded. DMA/EEC equivalent: Click to Open Rate (CTO) The calculation does not take into account the history for individual messages. Therefore, on Over Time and Date Range reports, it is possible for the rates to equal a value greater than 100% if enough messages sent on a day prior to the start of the report are included in the calculation. For example, a contact may have opened a message on a previous day, but clicked on the message on a day within the report range.

The click rate is important because it represents the second level of contact engagement. The click rate gives you an indication of how effective the email you sent was at getting contacts to click the links contained therein. The click rate can also give you an idea of how effective the placement and design of your calls to action are.