double optin rates are low

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I have a squeeze page that goes to a page that asks them to confirm their email but in the meantime to check out an affiliate offer (links to affiliate offer) except my confirmation rates are low. What can I do to improve this? Just have the squeeze page direct to a page that just asks them to confirm and once they confirm it leads them to the affiliate offer?
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  • Profile picture of the author jelder1
    does anyone have a confirm email template I can use or know where I can get one?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    Just have the squeeze page direct to a page that just asks them to confirm and once they confirm it leads them to the affiliate offer?
    You'll get more confirming that way than if you try to sell them something first, this is for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author iSoftware
    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    I have a squeeze page that goes to a page that asks them to confirm their email but in the meantime to check out an affiliate offer (links to affiliate offer) except my confirmation rates are low. What can I do to improve this? Just have the squeeze page direct to a page that just asks them to confirm and once they confirm it leads them to the affiliate offer?
    You have to push them HARD. The way I worked this out is I went through the reg funnel for some top marketers and studied their confirmation pages.

    Ex.-sign up for shoemoney's new course. The people at Mind Movie have a nice reg process too.

    a) I counted and some of these guy say the word "confirm" 5-6 times in a page - repetition is key (esp. when people only skim don't skip).

    b) I also put links to the top free email services and directed people to just click on which service they used (ex. hotmail, yahoo, email, gmail, aol, etc).

    c) You also may want to a) give them a screen grab to show them what they are gonna miss out on, a screen grab of how to check the junk mail too (I have to thank WF member John Pawlett for that!).

    If the confirm email is not hitting the inbox you have to push people to check the junk mail folder too...

    Hope this helps you....
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  • Profile picture of the author contactscape
    In my experience, you would be "pushing" your prospects to the limit by throwing affiliate offers at them midway between the confirmation process. I would suggest you don't ask them to check your affiliate offer at the point where you ask them to confirm their email, you are driving away MANY prospects by doing so as the consensus among online buyers is often very sceptical towards instant offers.

    Don't push your prospects and you will see a steady rise in double optin rates. Lead them into affiliate offers instantly and you will see a definite reduction in optin rates.

    It's just human nature

    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    I have a squeeze page that goes to a page that asks them to confirm their email but in the meantime to check out an affiliate offer (links to affiliate offer) except my confirmation rates are low. What can I do to improve this? Just have the squeeze page direct to a page that just asks them to confirm and once they confirm it leads them to the affiliate offer?
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    • Profile picture of the author jelder1
      Originally Posted by contactscape View Post

      In my experience, you would be "pushing" your prospects to the limit by throwing affiliate offers at them midway between the confirmation process. I would suggest you don't ask them to check your affiliate offer at the point where you ask them to confirm their email, you are driving away MANY prospects by doing so as the consensus among online buyers is often very sceptical towards instant offers.

      Don't push your prospects and you will see a steady rise in double optin rates. Lead them into affiliate offers instantly and you will see a definite reduction in optin rates.

      It's just human nature
      your right that makes a lot of sense. I know alot of "gurus" out there will go directly to a sales page right after you optin while others will have you confirm first before you receive what they have promised you
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      • Profile picture of the author iSoftware
        Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

        your right that makes a lot of sense. I know alot of "gurus" out there will go directly to a sales page right after you optin while others will have you confirm first before you receive what they have promised you
        What you can do is promote the offer these two places - esp. while you have their immediate attention:
        a) on the download page (I have the download the doc. vs. sending them a link to the pdf - if that is what the optin incentive is)
        b) in the first follow up email....really recommend this.

        In the first follow up email you can say:
        "Thanks for signing up. I just wanted to make sure you were able to access your free gift here ==> link.com"

        By the way, you also want to check out "LinkToAffOfferHere.com"

        Alternatively you can put up an exit splash on the Thank You Page so once they down load it you can say "By The Way Did you Know About - AffOffer.com"

        One of the best tips I got was to give people one goal per email. Your first goal is to get the to optin. Then your goal is to get them to confirm. Then your goal is to get them to use the optin incentive and find value from it (if they don't find value in the optin incentive you don't have to worry about them opening up your emails - chances are you have lost the already...)

        After they download the optin incentive, you can then try to give exposure to the first offer.

        Also, I am not so sure about offering incentives just to confirm. It's about prequalifying people and establishing value. If you are ever going to ask people to pay for services down the line, starting off giving alot of stuff for free may not be the best way to go....I haven't made a decision about this, but will definitely test it....
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  • Profile picture of the author jelder1
    does anyone have a good pre made confirmation template I could use

    Thanks,

    Josh
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