How To Make Your Warrior Sig Banner Get More Clicks (Before/After Examples)

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I've done a lot of banner advertising, and "small" things can really affect response. I've taken some existing Warrior Member banners (the Sponsor Offers in the signatures) and re-worked them to give a before/after idea of what I recommend:


Note: The actually banner examples start at the 2 minute mark, before that I'm giving tips on how to increase banner response. Anyone whose banner is used in the example who wants the reworked banner, IM me for it.

The banner examples I used were the first ones I could find, I don't mean offense to anyone's existing banner, obviously. :-) There's nothing "bad" about any of them, I'm just showing, based on my experience, what could make them better.

This is normally stuff I share with my subscribers, but... if posters' signature banners are more profitable that's good for them, and they'll renew monthly and that's good for Allen, and then the Karma Fairy may Knight me and then I can call myself "Sir Tim", which would impress my mom...

Anyway, hope you find it helpful.
-Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Bainbridge
    Interesting, nice concept on making the link a blue text link so it looks like a clickable url... nice, makes it really obvious, subconscious almost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kym Lawn
    Thanks Tim,
    I really appreciate the input.
    Such simple things that should make a huge difference.


    The PLR Fairy has a meeting with the the Karma Fairy later today. She will certainly be putting a good word in for you in regards to that Knighthood.

    Thank you again "Sir Tim"
    Cheers
    Kym
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGross
      Originally Posted by Kym Lawn View Post

      The PLR Fairy has a meeting with the the Karma Fairy later today.
      Hey, nice "fairy" tie-in ! Maybe subconsciously that's why I said karma fairy in the first place (because of your domain name) :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Great stuff Tim!

    Some nice info on there......gonna have to get working on my sig banner
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Thanks for the tips, Tim...and for the new banner. I will definitely keep your points in mind whenever I create one of these.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Dang it!

    I watched all 11 minutes hoping I was one of the "critiquees" (yes, it's a word).

    Great video and good advice, Tim!

    All the best,
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author TimGross
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa

      Dang it! I watched all 11 minutes hoping I was one of the "critiquees" (yes, it's a word).
      Heh, that's funny because I actually did download your banner but I didn't happen to work on it. :-)
      Originally Posted by LastBeatleBug

      How come you don't have a banner in your signature file?
      Too busy making the video, heh heh. I've been really busy and haven't hardly been posting (which means the banner wouldn't get a whole lot of exposure...outside of this thread at least), but I'll get one up soon. :-)
      Originally Posted by Jeff Henshaw

      I use banners mainly for branding, rather than for click throughs. So that even if not clicked, then anyone who looks at them will get an impression of the brand.
      Yeah, you can definitely keep the branding up and still have a short teaser message with a "click here" at the bottom to encourage clicks too.
      Originally Posted by Chad Heffelfinger

      Do you do custom banner creation? I have seen some other people start to offer the service, but was curious since you were doing the rework on the examples.
      It definitely wasn't my plan when I made the video, although I do think banners are fun to do, because they're by definition very short projects (at least the way I do them. ) In fact, making that video yesterday was work-avoidance, I've got a big project I need to be working on, I tricked myself into doing the video instead. I guess you could P.M. me if you wanted something specifically. (This is in gray because I'm ambivalent about saying it, ha!)

      Thanks for the kind comments everybody, I appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Tim,

    I really hope everyone watches the video all the way through. You gave some really good marketing tips that Warriors can apply to their banners, but too their other marketing efforts as well.

    You even explained why it works and if they listen close they will pick up on it.

    And yes, I'm going to ask my guy to change mine, as soon as he wakes up. LOL

    Ken Leatherman

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  • Profile picture of the author Krieger
    I have signatures turned off. Thank you!
    :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      I use banners mainly for branding, rather than for click throughs. So that even if not clicked, then anyone who looks at them will get an impression of the brand. Of course to do this you have to display a lot of consistent banners.

      I have to say though, that your brief instructional video has given me some fresh food for thought ... and perhaps I'll aim to get some more click throughs too

      Thanks for sharing.

      Jeff.
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  • Profile picture of the author LastBeatleBug
    Hi Tim
    Just opted in to your website. Thanks for the great info, it was a pleasure to watch. not just for the content but it was a very professional video. Your voice is great.

    How come you don't have a banner in your signature file?
    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    Sorry Tim but I didn't understand it. I think you need to redo the video, and hey why not use the signature pictures in this thread to do it

    Worth a try LOL!

    Cheers,
    Colin Palfrey
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Nice post, Tim. Lots of useful information. You have a good voice for video, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Heffelfinger
    Thanks Tim, I am just about to take the plunge and become a sponsor so the timing is great since I am needing to create my own banner for my sig real soon.

    Do you do custom banner creation? I have seen some other people start to offer the service, but was curious since you were doing the rework on the examples.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bo Mill
    You've inspired me to come up with 3 different, more optimized banners (I hope). Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Very nice, Tim. You gave me a couple of ideas to test

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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