How To Make Sure You Get My Emails (For Gmail Users)

At first I was simply going to send an email out and tell you how to make sure you keep seeing my emails if you're a Gmail user.

But, I figured it'd be easier for you, if I just showed you how.  Plus, it's a simply 30-45 second tweek.

As you probably know Gmail recently changed their inbox layout as I discussed here.

Even though I do not promote much, my emails are most likely going to always end up in your promotional tab.  If you're OK with that, do nothing.

But, if you'd like to make sure you see my emails (of course, my recommended option) then follow the simple steps below.

A.  First, open your promotons tab in your Gmail inbox after receiving one of my emails.

B. Then click my email and drag it into your primary tab.

dragging gmal promotions

Next, go to your Primary tab which will look like the below.

A. When the little tan box pops up asking if you want to do this for future emails of mine, click YES.

promotion tab gmail

That's how to make sure to keep getting my emails in a few simple clicks.

Of course, this works on any email that you'd like to go directly to your Primary tab.

The only tab that will notify your smart phones and devices of a recieved message is the Primary tab.  The other tabs will not trigger an email recieved notification. 

So all of those businesses that you signedup for for weekly discounts and coupons will need the same treatment I am showing you above.

Also there are a couple other ways to do this, but, this is the easiest way to make ure you can see the emails you want to see.

Have you had any issues with the new Gmail inbox or would you like to discuss anything about it?

Also make sure to check out my previous post on this subject here, especially if you do any sort of email marketing.



Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back. I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

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Wes - July 24, 2013

Hi Michael:

I have been enjoying learning from my recently purchased program – a question:  Which pay option do you use to bank – PayPal or Clickbank?  I have a Paypal account, but in order to receive money they tell me that I would have monthly fee – any suggestions?  Thanks, Wes

Michael Brown - July 24, 2013


You only have a fee if you’re paying people via paypal.  If you are getting paid via paypal as an affiliate there are no fees.

I definately suggest owning a paypal account though.

Rachel Keele - July 24, 2013

Thanks for letting me know this quick tip. I will change over your emails to make sure I receive them under my primary tab. I am not willing to take the chance that I don't receive them.

Michael Brown - July 24, 2013

Thanks Rachel 🙂

Tony Burns - July 24, 2013

Hi Michael, I am attempting to get the Online Money Making Course but I don't see the "confirm link" in your e-mail. Help.

Thank you.



Michael Brown - July 24, 2013

If you’re using Gmail check he promo tab.  If it’s not there, check SPAM.  It typically doesn’t land in SPAM but it’s possible.

Luanne - July 27, 2013

Hi Michael, I'm a brand new student of yours (just signed up today!)  I'm very excited to start learning from you and am in the process of setting up a blog on WordPress.  I did have a question though regarding your earlier comment about Paypal in the answers here.  I have had a small percentage of my pay deducted by Paypal in the past for companies who have paid me through Paypal (not affiliate companies, this was for another type of work I did.)  I know they could've avoided that by choosing "money owed", etc. when sending the money but they instead said it was a payment for service received which is why I was charged.  Do you know how the affiliate companies do it then?  Do they choose an option when paying you that won't result in you losing a portion of your fees or is it simply that I need to downgrade to a personal account (I've had an account for years that I believe is a business account.)  Your wisdom on this would be much appreciated! 🙂

Michael Brown - July 29, 2013

Hi Luanne!

First off, thank you for being a member.  I appreciate you joining up with us.

I am not 100% sure on the Paypal question.  Most people who have paid me hrough paypal have taken on the fees themselves.  So, if there is a fee the merchant has paid it.

If you have a mechant who keeps taking the fee out of the payment and that bothers you, have them pay you via check instead and avoid any deduction.  🙂


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