GYO has two formal messaging systems intended to help players communicate efficiently with one another - Messages and Certified Mail. These two messaging types are very similar, yet serve specific purposes. Messages are stored in the player's general inbox alongside alerts, notifications, and general chats. When receiving a Message, a player receives an email to their chosen registration email.
Certified Mail, however, is explicitly separated from other types of messages so players and recruiters can focus on messages that are specific in their intent to generate a recruitment opportunity. Most users have multiple email addresses, and sometimes they sign up with an email account they don't check often, specifically to avoid spam. With Certified Mail, we give players the option to provide us their absolute best address, and ONLY deliver Certified Mail to these accounts. In short, Certified Mail is 10x more likely to be read and responded to than traditional GYO messages.
Sending Messages is available for recruiters at any user account level - free or paid. Certified Mail is explictly available for paid, verified GYO Recruiters only. When a player receives Certified Mail, they are much more likely to pay attention to it as they know that it has been certified to have been sent from an authentic source.
GYO is a Curated Space and All Messages are Subject to Review
GYO is a recruiting service and all messages are subject to review by moderators and support team to ensure proper rules and regulations are being followed.
To date, messages have a read rate of 15-25%, which is typical of many email/message service providers. By contract, our read and response rate for offers is 75%+. If you really like a player and want to ensure a response, send Certified Mail.
Certified Mail costs GYO Credits in order to use, and credits can be purchased in blocks of 10. When you send a message, the credit is used immediately. If the player does not read the message within 7 days, the credit is automatically credited back to your account.
GYO offers certified recruiting services that include credits in addition to hand-curated lead generation based on your preferences. Plans start at $49 per month and include 25 monthly Credits.