What is the difference between Unique and Total Opens?

After sending out an email marketing campaign, you'll probably want to know if your campaign is being successful, right? But how does Moosend measure your campaign's success? 

We use metrics! The first metric which gives you an indication of your newsletter's success is its Open Rate, which is based on the number of times your campaign has been opened by your recipients. In Moosend we keep track both your Unique opens and your Total opens.

The difference between the two types of opens is that Unique opens is defined as the number of the distinct recipients that have opened your campaign. Putting it simply, for each recipient that has opened your campaign, only one open is added to the Unique opens sum, no matter how many times the recipient has opened and reopened the newsletter they received. The Total opens number on the other hand equals the total number of times that your campaign has been opened by all the recipients who have received it. 

So, if a single recipient loved your campaign so much that they came back and opened it 6 times, Moosend will record 1 Unique Open and 6 Total Opens.

To check your Unique opens and Total opens from a particular campaign, follow the steps bellow:

1. Click the Reports button, located on the left side of your Dashboard page.

2. Click on the name of the campaign whose performance you want to view.

You will be transferred to the campaign Overview page.

3. Check the Opens box to view your campaign's Unique opens and Total opens.