Something Weird Is Happening...

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Okay, so after I posted a WSO for a new membership site( link to WSO is in sig tag for the new membership site ), I have yet to get one "completed" sign up.

The back story behind the "completed" sign up part is that the new membership site is run using a WordPress blog, and so the sign up is a 2 parter....1) New member registers on the blog for free....2) New member logs in and completes paid subscription sign up via PayPal

Getting the free portion of the sign up process isn't the weird part. That was expected frankly.

The weird part is that after someone signs up for a free account and they don't follow through with the paid sign up process, I immediately receive notification of a new monthly membership sign up through my other, older membership site( again, listed on the bottom line of my sig tag below ).

I checked the emails cross-referencing to be sure that the emails don't match for the free WP blog sign up portion and the paid membership subscription to the old membership site(which has nothing to do with the new membership site by the way), and they don't match.

Is this just a strange coincidence, or is there some sort of miscommunication as far as the sign up process for the new WP blog membership site goes?

I tried to lay everything out instructional wise so that there wouldn't be any complications, but this is just getting me to the point where I'm beginning to wonder.

What are your thoughts?

Any insight would be great.

#internet marketing #happening #weird
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Are you using buttons for the Paypal payment? Are they somehow the same code for the buttons?
    • Profile picture of the author Tracy Yates
      No, they shouldn't be.

      The new membership uses IPN while the old membership uses a simple redirection URL coded into the encrypted payment button.

      And, I'm getting notifications from PayPal that people are in fact signing up for the old membership site, while if they were trying to sign up for the new one, it would have a different name for the subscription as that's how I set it up.

      Maybe just a coincidence then?

  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    This is what I would do. If you can afford it, I would start using DLGuard or Amember Pro. If I am not mistaken, either one of those programs will automate this process for you. In you current situation, I would just contact the free members via email with a friendly reminder on the signup process. Make certain you have something of value to entice them into paying for the membership.
    • Profile picture of the author Tracy Yates
      Good Idea Dennis. Should have set that up in the autoresponse message instead of leaving it at the default.

      Think I'll go ahead and do that. Thanks for the suggestion.


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