Turn any WordPress blog into a "stealth squeeze" machine with these free plugins

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OMG - I've tried this on a couple of new blogs this past month, and compared to my previous efforts, I'm getting a HUGE response rate from this technique.

I only tried it in some pretty thin niches traffic-wise, but my opt-in conversions have nearly TRIPLED from the same traffic.

You MUST try this!

First, use this plugin to encourage people to make a comment.

WordPress plugin: What Would Seth Godin Do | Richard K Miller

This is very important - you want to push people MORE to simply COMMENT than to subscribe. This plugin shows a special message to new blog visitors on their first few visits, and then refrains from bugging them. (Note, you can also make a special message for return visitors, but I haven't used that feature yet)

Then, use this plugin, too.

Comment Prompt/Reminder • Tim Nash UK SEO Blog

This plugin will bug return users who have visited a couple of times and remind them to leave a comment if they like your stuff. It was designed based on the above plugin, but obviously behaves differently. I find these make a nice 1-2 combo to really push your visitors to commit to participating.

Next, you want to use this plugin.

Guru Consulting Services Wordpress Aweber Plugin

NOTE: Looks like Guru is updating their site and they lost this download page - the same plugin is still available from the WP repository though - get it there (link below) if the link above is down.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...dpress-plugin/

That allows you to automatically subscribe your commenters to your aweber list. You can put a little checkbox message so they know they are subscribing or not, but this is the real power of this method. You're getting the reader to MENTALLY COMMIT to leaving a comment, so by the time the get to this point, they're already convinced to agree to this minor step.

Now, I recommend doing a double opt-in here, and offering to give them something good for confirming in your aweber setup. If you do that, you can even mention the freebie in your agreement checkbox I mentioned above.

You'll get more confirms that way, but it's not necessary. Get everything else working before you worry about this part.

Or if you want to go balls out, do a single opt-in list.

Now, here's where you really get the cool stuff happening.

Use this plugin:

Plugin: Thank Me Later | Making the Web

This will send your commenters an email thanking them for their comment a few days after they leave it. Plus, it will invite them back to the blog. If you're doing double opt-in above, this is a great opportunity to remind them to click the link in your confirm email. Or if you are only doing single opt, just remind them about the freebie they earned.

If you are moderating all your comments, you should use this plugin too:

Comment Approved Notifier Plugin v1.1 Yakup Gövler'in Not Defteri

This one is going to send them an email once you've approved their comment. For other stuff you can tell them, see above suggestions.

That's the system as I'm using it now, and it is working FANTASTIC on my niche blogs. I haven't used the below suggestions yet, but I want to include them because I plan to incorporate them as soon as I'm able. I think it will make the method even more powerful.

First, there's this plugin:

Subscribe to Comments 2.1 Tempus Fugit by Mark Jaquith

This will allow visitors to subscribe to email updates JUST to the comments on a particular post. This is an option whenever they fill out the form. Yet another way to hook them in and keep them coming back. Of course, I will remind them of this option everywhere I can.

This is especially useful on the blogs using the method I describe in "Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before)" thread (linked in my sig) - because that method involves using a plugin that will rotate my old posts on a cyclical basis, this will be sending reminders long into the future and bringing old commenters back to my blog using a context they are familiar with.

EDIT: I removed another plugin I suggested here as apparently it's broken and won't be updated. I intend to look for another plugin that will alert a returning visitor as to what posts and comments are new for them. I don't think there's a single solution (since the plugin I referenced is broken) but there are a couple of possibilities that may work. If I find any, I'll post to this thread.

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Anyway, I hope you wordpress bloggers find that useful. I know it's working great for me, and I'm literally grinning ear-to-ear with the list-building possibilities this presents for my little blog empire!

NOTE: the above method requires aweber, simply because that's what I use for my list building. If you don't have or don't want aweber, there are a number of other plugins that allow you to use WordPress itself as a list manager (though none I've found will do autoresponders - just broadcasts).

Check it out, and tell me what you think!
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  • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
    Keith, You are simply AWESOME.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Eddy
    Wow Keith, great info!

    I am definitely going to try this out on my WP blog. Thanks for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author TracyNeedham
    Other than the Seth Godin one, those are all new to me--and I have aweber. So thank you!

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  • Profile picture of the author AgileHosting
    Keith, I appreciate your explanations of how each plug-in fits in to the scheme of things. I confess, I would have unintentionally overlooked a couple of them.

    I'm just launching a couple of new sites so I'll give this a whirl and see how it goes.

    Thank you!!

    Bailey
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Canyon
    Keith,

    Killer info... Talk about Wordpress on steroids.

    Thanks for giving so much to the WF.

    Cheers,

    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Now if only there was a worldwide company that would deliver the BEER I wish to buy you Keith!

      You da man!
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      • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
        Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

        Now if only there was a worldwide company that would deliver the BEER I wish to buy you Keith!

        You da man!
        I wholeheartedly concur. This OP is beer-worthy for sure. Thanks Keith, this is exactly what I've been looking for and I know it will help me. You rock!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Peterson
          Wow, thanks for the information - I've read quite a bit of the WordPress information, and I am in the process of finishing my blog.

          Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    Amazing stuff, Keith!
    Some great features for a blog that I couldn't even imagine existed!

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author hbsjcd3
      Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

      Amazing stuff, Keith!
      Some great features for a blog that I couldn't even imagine existed!

      Thanks!
      Alex Sol


      Just a little off-topic... BUT Congrats on a great BLOG!

      Great fee advice is always welcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Keith,

    Thank you for pointing out some of these plugins. They work GREAT with some stuff I'm working on.

    This has been my most valuable thread find of the month!
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  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    Woa Keith! You are always coming out with something new for wordpress blogs.. Thanks for the info!

    I have tried the seth godin plugin but have never heard about the rest of the plugins. Will certainly try it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mint-Tree
    THUMP! Some nice list of plugins in here... but you're missing one (my newly created plugin =)... It can automatically subscribe new users every time they've successfully registered a WP account (which require them to check the email for the password ;-).

    P.S. If you'd like, PM me and I'll sent you a copy to test drive/subscribe your newly registered users .
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  • Profile picture of the author ragnarth
    I am definitely going to try this out on my new site. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Thanks Keith, I have no idea how you unearth these plugins, but am thankful.

    Has anyone noticed a difference in their blog's performance/load time when lots of plugins have been used? I mean, does the blog tend to get slow ?
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by Vijay M View Post

      Thanks Keith, I have no idea how you unearth these plugins, but am thankful.

      Has anyone noticed a difference in their blog's performance/load time when lots of plugins have been used? I mean, does the blog tend to get slow ?
      In blogger there's definitely a lag when you load it up with plugins and sidebar stuff, but for wordpress I have yet to see it slow the load time down at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by marcus passey View Post

      Thanks I will have to try these,I have not got an autoresponder can you get one free or is awber the only one you can get.

      cheers

      Marcus
      I wouldn't recommend any free autoresponder. Aweber and GetResponse are both cheap, and if you're actually USING them, they easily pay for themselves many times over. If you MUST do it free, there are plugins that will allow you to use Wordpress as a mailing system for members. You would need to require commenters to register though, and that's a whole separate step.

      Originally Posted by Vijay M View Post

      Thanks Keith, I have no idea how you unearth these plugins, but am thankful.

      Has anyone noticed a difference in their blog's performance/load time when lots of plugins have been used? I mean, does the blog tend to get slow ?
      Yeah, there CAN be some slowdown if you have a lot of things that affect the front end of the blog - load lots of scripts, interact with the database on pageload, etc. There are caching plugins you can get that may help speed things up if you notice a slowdown. However, if you're on shared hosting, it's not really going to speed it up all that much. (IMHO)

      Originally Posted by Mint-Tree View Post

      THUMP! Some nice list of plugins in here... but you're missing one (my newly created plugin =)... It can automatically subscribe new users every time they've successfully registered a WP account (which require them to check the email for the password ;-).

      P.S. If you'd like, PM me and I'll sent you a copy to test drive/subscribe your newly registered users .
      The aweber plugin I cited above actually will do that too. You can do subscribe on register, or on comment, or on both. I tend to not allow new registrants myself, so I skipped that option. The plugin USED to be for-pay. I actually paid like $10 for it at the time I got it, but it's free now, so enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
    Thanks for letting me know about these plugins. I'm taking a look at them now. I'll see how it works with aweber once I subscribe to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Thanks Keith. Good stuff!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author manzilla911
    You have some good stuff Keith The King of AtoBlogs
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguel Oliveira
    Great pluggins. But the box popping up inviting users to comment won't just annoy them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Nijmeh
    Awesome list of tools and plugins!! Really appreciate you sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
    Keith,

    Thanks for the mention of my Aweber Wordpress plugin - the idea of this plugin came about when I was running a contest/giveaway blog (winner is selected from the list of commenters), so why not capture their name/email while making their comments - it built my list like crazy!

    Sorry for making a "free" version of it after you have paid! Actually, the "free" version has a credit "Powered by Aweber Wordpress Plugin" attached to the footer of your blog. If you wish a refund, just let me know!

    Thanks again,
    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Mint-Tree
    Hi Keith does it support on Aweber? What about other autoresponder services?
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    • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
      Originally Posted by Mint-Tree View Post

      Hi Keith does it support on Aweber? What about other autoresponder services?
      Currently only supports Aweber.

      Thanks,
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        Originally Posted by uclaboyz View Post

        Currently only supports Aweber.

        Thanks,
        Steve
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        JVListpro IS aWeber sorta ... Im on jvlistpro - your thoughts if your plugin can be modded to work on that aweber derivative?
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        • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          JVListpro IS aWeber sorta ... Im on jvlistpro - your thoughts if your plugin can be modded to work on that aweber derivative?
          I don't want to hijack Keith's thread by talking about my plugin further (plugin's support forum is here: Aweber Plugin - Help me make money online forums)

          But to answer your question - looks like jvlistpro is a Aweber white label, I don't see a problem making it work with it.

          Thanks,
          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
    DAAAAMMMMM

    This post is EXACTLY what this forum needed brother !!

    Hands down.. I salute you !

    I'll be honest, Im not gunna use all of what you have mentioned but the ones I need are absolute gold !

    Cant thank you enough... Keep it coming !

    Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author toushay
    Yes sir. Me salute thou. Just read this after reading your autoblogging thread.
    super.
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  • Profile picture of the author KathyBaka
    Keith,

    Wow and Thanks,I hope I can get it working right!

    Kathy
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Keith

    Let us know when you find a plug-in that automatically prints money!

    Thanks for the info.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwshoup
      Yes but notify me first lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
    Another idea - I only implemented this yesterday, and I haven't seen how it's gone yet, but basically I worded my additional copy so that the entire "system" is geared towards bribing the comment with the freebie. Basically, instead of saying "opt-in to get this freebie" it's all "leave me a comment on my blog, and get a freebie" - I think that will strengthen the system even more. This is all about removing the opposition to "subscribing" or giving your email by presenting it via an avenue people are NOT used to (or at least tying it to a task that the don't necessarily associate with that action).

    NOTE: I'm not saying to be disingenuous here, in my confirmation email, I tell em that when they confirm to get the freebie, they will also get my newsletter, but can unsub at any time, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, hope that helps, and to all the folks who have thanked me, you're welcome!
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by Keith Kogane View Post

      Another idea - I only implemented this yesterday, and I haven't seen how it's gone yet, but basically I worded my additional copy so that the entire "system" is geared towards bribing the comment with the freebie. Basically, instead of saying "opt-in to get this freebie" it's all "leave me a comment on my blog, and get a freebie" - I think that will strengthen the system even more. This is all about removing the opposition to "subscribing" or giving your email by presenting it via an avenue people are NOT used to (or at least tying it to a task that the don't necessarily associate with that action).

      NOTE: I'm not saying to be disingenuous here, in my confirmation email, I tell em that when they confirm to get the freebie, they will also get my newsletter, but can unsub at any time, blah blah blah.

      Anyway, hope that helps, and to all the folks who have thanked me, you're welcome!
      Keith, can you let us know if you see subscribe improvements using the "freebie" method?
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  • Profile picture of the author 32paul52
    This is one of the posts i have seen on the warrior forum- the plugins focu not on traffic - but on also getting them back!
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  • Profile picture of the author reliance77
    Thanks for sharing, I can truly use this information on my websites. I do hope it will make my site look very professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author rodcook
    Great mind great plug in super information will send beer ups

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Forey
    You don't need both What Would Seth Godin Do and comment prompt, they are basicly the same thing. The Seth Godin gives you the ability to surpress on pages. I just use the Seth Godin one and put please subscribe to RSS feed for new users and please comment for returning visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lawrence
      Now that is pure smarts and how awesome this place is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

      Kinda having a brain cramp at the moment ... what kind of freebie might one giveaway for mere Blog Post?
      The way it works is that you can put a checkbox and some copy near your comment form. Basically [X] YES! As a "thank you" for posting a comment, I want you to email me the FREE 10 page "Report all about X"!

      Or something like that. You don't give away a different item on each blog post - you offer a freebie the same way you would on any kind of site. It's just the action you're asking in exchange is different than "Subscribe and get this FREE" - instead, it's "Leave a comment and get X Free!"

      Get it?

      Originally Posted by Michael Forey View Post

      You don't need both What Would Seth Godin Do and comment prompt, they are basicly the same thing. The Seth Godin gives you the ability to surpress on pages. I just use the Seth Godin one and put please subscribe to RSS feed for new users and please comment for returning visitors.
      I use them both because they're slightly different, and have slightly different options and presentations. You may not "need" both for what you're doing on your blog, but you need both for doing what I describe the way I describe it.

      It's cool if you want to mess around and do your own thing, but my recipe calls for these ingredients. You're talking about a completely different dish.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymentor
    Keith, looks like your other post was removed (Auto Blogging- Even Easier Than Before). May I get a copy?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
      Originally Posted by moneymentor View Post

      Keith, looks like your other post was removed (Auto Blogging- Even Easier Than Before). May I get a copy?
      I have a PDF of it if you want it.

      PM me your email address and I'll send it to you or anyone else that wants it.

      **EDIT**

      If anyone would like the "Auto Blogging- Even Easier Than Before" thread in PDF format, PM me your email address and I'll gladly send it there within 24-48 hours. Please don't PM me unless your email address is in the PM, ok? Nothing I can do if there's no email address. LOL! Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author WebScript
        Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

        I have a PDF of it if you want it.

        PM me your email address and I'll send it to you or anyone else that wants it.
        Yes Chris, I'd love to have it! Thanks.

        Unfortunately, with these new rules, I can't PM anyone yet.

        If you don't mind, you could go to my contact form at:
        h__p://icr-group.com
        you can attach the PDF to a comment ...
        use a fake email address if you want.

        Otherwise I can come back here and PM you later when my post count is higher.

        Kevin
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      • Profile picture of the author WebScript
        Originally Posted by Chris Hunter View Post

        I have a PDF of it if you want it.

        PM me your email address and I'll send it to you or anyone else that wants it.
        Chris, I got it this morning ... thanks for the quick service .
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  • Profile picture of the author Maria Gudelis
    Keith - thanks a lot for sharing - I never knew about these plugins!

    If you ever do a WSO offering up a trained resource of yours to 'do it for us' - so we can outsource the install of the plugins etc. shoot - i'd buy it!!!



    Cheers, Maria Gudelis
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    • Profile picture of the author jhiggins
      Keith,

      Where did your other thread go? It disappeared!

      Jonathan
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      • Profile picture of the author greenandchic
        I just downloaded the Comment Approved Notify one. Thank you for this!
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      • Profile picture of the author MauiJames
        This is great. I really appreciate these plug-ins.
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      • Profile picture of the author trinigirl
        Thanks Keith for this awsome post. All the great plugins in one spot.
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      • Profile picture of the author lovegen
        Where is the "Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before)" thread gone? I subscribed this thread long ago and want to re-read it and it seems to disappear???
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        • Profile picture of the author lovegen
          I didn't check LegitBlogger post (thanks!) before my last post and now I need at least 15 posts to PM anyone? I should visit here more often...
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    thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Teenage Genius
    Great Post! Loads of great plug-in's there and good usage.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
    I've noticed similar functionality to what you've described here on a couple blogs lately, and it's been in the back of my mind to research them and get something setup on my own blog... but you just saved me all that time.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Aare
      thanks for the share.. i'll use it for my new wp blog with "expensive niche"... waiting for the other great share....
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  • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
    Originally Posted by Keith Kogane View Post

    Guru Consulting Services Wordpress Aweber Plugin

    That allows you to automatically subscribe your commenters to your aweber list. You can put a little checkbox message so they know they are subscribing or not, but this is the real power of this method. You're getting the reader to MENTALLY COMMIT to leaving a comment, so by the time the get to this point, they're already convinced to agree to this minor step.

    Now, I recommend doing a double opt-in here, and offering to give them something good for confirming in your aweber setup. If you do that, you can even mention the freebie in your agreement checkbox I mentioned above.

    You'll get more confirms that way, but it's not necessary. Get everything else working before you worry about this part.

    Or if you want to go balls out, do a single opt-in list.
    Anyone got this one working? I've just installed it but I admit I don't have any idea what the "Unit" field is, and do I need to put in the "Web Form ID" of a web form I've already created?
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    • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
      Originally Posted by JonathanBoettcher View Post

      Anyone got this one working? I've just installed it but I admit I don't have any idea what the "Unit" field is, and do I need to put in the "Web Form ID" of a web form I've already created?
      There should be a word document that illustrates where to get "unit" and "web form ID" from your aweber form code.

      Let me know if you need further help.

      Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
    Interesting set of plugins Keith.

    And Steve, if you integrate GetResponse to your plugin I will definitely be using the payed version.
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    • Profile picture of the author uclaboyz
      Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

      Interesting set of plugins Keith.

      And Steve, if you integrate GetResponse to your plugin I will definitely be using the payed version.
      Hey Daniel,

      That seems to another popular choice among IMers - we'll get the plugin to work with GetReponse as well and let you know.

      Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author bannor32
    Subscribe to comments is absolute gold. It works even better if someone starts an argument in the comments. People that have cooled off will suddenly get a notification two weeks later and it will fire up the argument all over again, and you have another burst of traffic. One particular blog I read I subscribed to comments on a post well over a year ago and I still get almost daily emails telling me there has been replies. Very overlooked tool for getting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Brown
    Keith,
    I am looking for Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before) but it seems to be missing. Can you help?:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
      Originally Posted by eaglewingmd View Post

      Keith,
      I am looking for Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before) but it seems to be missing. Can you help?:confused:
      Anyone looking for the "Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before)" thread that is now missing should PM his/her email address to Chris Hunter. He has a PDF version of it. Thanks, Chris, for this. You have no idea how valuable this will be to hundreds (or even thousands) of people. And thanks to you, Keith, for coming up with it. I still wonder why the "forces that are" in this forum didn't want that thread to survive. Perhaps they should let us know why.
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      • Profile picture of the author hbsjcd3
        Originally Posted by LegitBlogger View Post

        Anyone looking for the "Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before)" thread that is now missing should PM his/her email address to Chris Hunter. He has a PDF version of it. Thanks, Chris, for this. You have no idea how valuable this will be to hundreds (or even thousands) of people. And thanks to you, Keith, for coming up with it. I still wonder why the "forces that are" in this forum didn't want that thread to survive. Perhaps they should let us know why.

        Wow thats great!
        Wonder what could have been said in that thread that could have drawn the censor police to ditch the thread?

        Thanks Legitblogger!
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
        Originally Posted by LegitBlogger View Post

        Anyone looking for the "Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before)" thread that is now missing should PM his/her email address to Chris Hunter. He has a PDF version of it. Thanks, Chris, for this. You have no idea how valuable this will be to hundreds (or even thousands) of people. And thanks to you, Keith, for coming up with it. I still wonder why the "forces that are" in this forum didn't want that thread to survive. Perhaps they should let us know why.
        No problem, LegitBlogger.

        Folks, let me place some emphasis on PMing me your email address. PM ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Makes it much quicker to send the file to you.

        Give it a try.

        I swear it works.
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        Ok, sure. You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Chris_Hunter ;)

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        • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
          Im confident it was deleted by a snively little B!t@h who posts nothing of value on this forum but acts like hes the content COP.

          Hence why the tool is now on my IGNORE list. I dont miss him - but do miss that thread.

          Sad really.
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    Looks like a great way to get people engaged! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Dulisse
    I feel like switching from GetResponse to Aweber just for that trick. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author davidja22
    Thank you Keith! I appreciate your post. Very informative.

    I will use these plug-ins on my blogs and let you know how it goes.

    David
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    This post is a gold mine! I must admit, I didn't even know most of these plugins exist! Yikes...Thank you very much for sharing this very useful info
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  • Profile picture of the author rafidesignwork
    hey wonderful .. i will be using the free plugins definitely on my next blogs.. thanks again for the resources
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  • Profile picture of the author L.G. Carter
    Thanks a lot for posting those plugins, exactly what i was needed!
    Some of them are familiar, but most are totally new to me. I can't wait to put them to work!

    Carter
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  • Profile picture of the author WebScript
    Keith,

    I was trying to go to the link in your signature:
    Another Automated Blog Tactic (Even Easier Than Before):
    hxxp://wxw.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/48845-another-automated-blog-tactic-even-easier-than-before.html

    When I click on it, I get an error message:
    Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator.


    Kevin

    (Sorry, I had to munge the link because my post count is not high enough to include links yet )
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  • Profile picture of the author mwazwi
    Thanks for the information. I see that your thread is very popular. I hope to begin participating as soon as I meet the minimum 10 postings which will give me the privileges to join groups.

    Marcia Mercy
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Lee
    Great post Keith, I really like it how you went into detail on your explanations of how each plug-in is relevant to the wordpress blog as a whole. There are several here that I thought I would have unintentionally missed the first time around. Top post!
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Thanks Keith. Good stuff!

      Does anyone know if these 2 plugins exist?

      1) A plugin that allows me to create links that go to the same page and still be able to keep my visual editor on all the time (because the visual editor kills my code).

      2) A plugin that will easily create drop down menu's for my top nav bar regardless of the theme I am using (I am aware of the new version of suckerfish).

      Any leads will be appreciated!

      Thanks
      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author hbsjcd3
        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        Thanks Keith. Good stuff!

        Does anyone know if these 2 plugins exist?

        1) A plugin that allows me to create links that go to the same page and still be able to keep my visual editor on all the time (because the visual editor kills my code).

        2) A plugin that will easily create drop down menu's for my top nav bar regardless of the theme I am using (I am aware of the new version of suckerfish).

        Any leads will be appreciated!

        Thanks
        Steve
        Wow!! I would love to know too!
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  • Profile picture of the author AtticusBaker
    Keith,

    This is simply amazing information. You are a genius! Thank you! Thank you!!
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    Thanks for this info Keith it's just what we needed!

    Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDimWit
    I love tooling around with different plugins. This is a great list to increase reader interaction. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElectricChili
    magentawave: Have you tried the Advanced TinyMCE editor? I'm not sure but I think I read somewhere that this will do what you want. You can place anchors and the link insertion has more options.

    I can't remember the url..just google --->advanced tinymce plugin

    -Rich Scherlitz
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by ElectricChili View Post

      magentawave: Have you tried the Advanced TinyMCE editor? I'm not sure but I think I read somewhere that this will do what you want. You can place anchors and the link insertion has more options.

      I can't remember the url..just google --->advanced tinymce plugin

      -Rich Scherlitz
      Yes Rich, TinyMCE Advanced is an awesome plugin and I've been using it for quite a while now but I'm not sure it can do that. Hmmm, after looking in the admin area just now, I'm still not sure it can but I will contact the developer and hopefully they can answer my question.

      Thanks
      Steve
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    Brilliant!
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  • Profile picture of the author TerrieS
    Thank you for this list of plugins. I'm finally figuring out how they work and these look like they will help tremendously!
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Thanks a lot Chris.

    Next time I'm in "the crotch of the world!" I'll buy you a beer (or a Latte! your choice)

    It's only 242 miles away
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it against aWeber's policy to automatically subscribe someone without them knowing you are adding them to the list?

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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it against aWeber's policy to automatically subscribe someone without them knowing you are adding them to the list?

      Mike Hill
      Yeah, I believe it is - but read the original post carefully - all this does is unify the commenting and opting in mechanisms, and then heavily encourage the commenting side of it.

      I let them know that it's an opt-in form anyway (it's part of the nature of my particular kind of freebie offer), but that notification doesn't happen automatically or anything - you're going to want to word that into your own offer.

      If you check out the aweber plugin, it's got a checkbox there as part of the comment form, and you can add the text that goes with the checkbox. You can also choose if the checkbox is required, and if it's pre-checked or not.

      That can be as simple as "Yes, please add me to your email list as well as publishing my comment".

      My personal preference is to have the checkbox be required, but pre-checked. My language indicates the email delivery nature of the freebie, and all my lists that I set up this way are double opt-in.

      Hope that clarifies how it works - totally legit - not *hiding* the nature of the opt-in or the fact that it occurs. Rather you are re-framing it as a *part* of a different action.

      Instead of filling out the form solely to opt-in, they already have the urge to leave a comment - you're just piggy-backing on that urge and compliance.

      Think of it as sort of "upselling" the opt-in as something they can do while providing the email address to leave the comment anyway.

      Like "Thanks for leaving a comment! Let us show our appreciation for your feedback by emailing you this special ###! You'll also get future email updates about ###, but don't worry. We hate SPAM as much as you and it's easy to unsubscribe at any time. Of course, you get to keep the free ### forever! If you just want to leave a comment and pass on this gift, just uncheck this box."

      Something like that - it's not hard to be honest AND make it appealing. No need for trickery.
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  • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
    Solid stuff Keith, thank you.

    I set up a blog recently for friend of mine, he's managed to accrue some 4000 visitors now, (he's relatively popular in his science/fitness based niche)

    I've just added every one of your suggestions, let's see if we can hit 5000 subscribers this month.
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  • Profile picture of the author viralmania
    awesome thread!!...very insightful and helpful.


    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author JimTheBuilder
      cool plugins thanks for taking the time!
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  • Profile picture of the author dcushion
    Thanks to everyone for very useful info.
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    You are the quite the wordpress expert!
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  • Profile picture of the author dearaewi
    Great plugin list! I use some but can tell you my favorite is the Subscribe to Comments. It brings people back again and again especially when topics and comments get a bit controversial.

    I'll probably see about implementing a couple of the others to see if I can't get more commenting going on. It does seem although I sometimes get a couple thousand visitors a day, it's always the same few people commenting day after day. Be nice to "hear" some new "voices."

    Deanna
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    Works great.

    Thanks
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    Thank you for your great sharing
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