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I just used a popup opt-in plugin on my site and I'm getting a lot more subscribers than ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSaroyan
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    Originally Posted by hyzhenry View Post

    I just used a popup opt-in plugin on my site and I'm getting a lot more subscribers than ever.
    Of course, Now you can increase your opt-in rates by 200%!
    Congrats to you!

    Regards
    Alexander
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    This is also known as an exit pop up. This helps you get more subscribers because once someone clicks on X to leave your site, you have one more chance to get them on your list.

    There is a software that helps you do that. It is called ExitSplash.com and I have used it in the past with great results.
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    • Profile picture of the author hyzhenry
      I'm a newbie marketer. I had my site up for a year now, and I had so much trouble getting people to opt in. I only had a side bar opt in which wasn't giving much results. And then I tried a pop-up plugin, and wow, the results are amazing. I use popup and exit.

      Time to set a goal of 1000 subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sr.20
    Popupdomination is a great addition to any site or product
    this will increase your optins. I am not affiliated with this brand but
    have used them in the past and current with great results
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    • Profile picture of the author hyzhenry
      agreed! Popup domination seems like the best looking one.
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      • Profile picture of the author GlenH
        Originally Posted by Clarke Hanna View Post

        Popupdomination is a great addition to any site or product
        this will increase your optins. I am not affiliated with this brand but
        have used them in the past and current with great results
        Originally Posted by hyzhenry View Post

        agreed! Popup domination seems like the best looking one.
        I can't get these guys to respond to a simple pre sales question I have.

        I've been trying for 3 weeks.

        If that's their support for pre-sales questions, then I hate to think about what their after sales support would be like
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    It's annoying but it works. I recently wrote an article about it and there was only one such case study where using pop-ups caused a negative impact on the visitor engagement. I think I covered close to 15 case studies and 14 of them reported that opt-ins gave them an exponential increase in subscriber numbers while never affecting engagement. The bounce rate never went up.
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    • Profile picture of the author hyzhenry
      from my perspective as a frequent visitor, if it doesn't pop up every single time I land on the site, then it should be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Clarke Hanna View Post

      Popupdomination is a great addition to any site or product
      this will increase your optins. I am not affiliated with this brand but
      have used them in the past and current with great results
      Originally Posted by hyzhenry View Post

      agreed! Popup domination seems like the best looking one.
      I would look at hybrid-connect over popup domination, but that is just my opinion

      al
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  • Yes, they can be very annoying, but they do increase sales and opt-ins, I found through testing that keeping it short and simple always works better,

    Don't use this pop up to sell them something. Use it to get them to stay, and then sell on the next page.
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    Originally Posted by hyzhenry View Post

    I just used a popup opt-in plugin on my site and I'm getting a lot more subscribers than ever.
    I totally agree! I'm using both pop-ups and exit-pops on my sites and I'm loving the results. Some marketers (like Pat Flynn f.e.) are against using these types of plugins but I think it actually depends on what you're focusing on...
    If your main point is to get the person back to your blog then maybe you should consider not using pop-ups.
    If your main goal is to get their email (like mine is) then do so by all means and celebrate the results
    Good luck!
    Art
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by artflair View Post

      Some marketers (like Pat Flynn f.e.) are against using these types of plugins but I think it actually depends on what you're focusing on...
      If your main point is to get the person back to your blog then maybe you should consider not using pop-ups.
      Yes indeed ... very good point, here, Art.

      Originally Posted by artflair View Post

      If your main goal is to get their email (like mine is)
      My main goal is to collect the email addresses of the ones who are going to turn out to be the best customers for me. There's a substantial overlap between those people and the ones who'll never return once they've seen a pop-up, so I don't use them, myself.

      But if you determine that they're "working" simply because the number of opt-ins from uniques increases when you use one, then yes, you're going to think they "work". Look a little further and it may not be the case at all. (It's similar to squeeze-page logic, really. I make significantly more money by opting in 15% of visitors to a blog than I make by opting in 45% of the visitors to a squeeze-page, because they're different people, and the biggest list, when you test these things, will almost never also be the list that produces the most income. It never has been, for me, in any niche in which I've tested it, myself). There are reasons for that, and they're actually reliable and understandable and reproducible reasons. It's like a lot of things in internet marketing: people who have actually split-tested it for themselves over a significant enough period of time, in multiple niches, to measure income, tend not to agree with the majority perspective on the subject.

      But marketers who like simple, head-count approaches to testing, i.e. counting the people quickly instead of the money slowly, assume that "more people means better", and they won't be talked out of their pop-ups, whatever the realities. The people selling these things have collectively done a pretty good job on influencing "marketer beliefs".

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4985800

      Originally Posted by realnetworker View Post

      Thanks for the confirmation that pop-ups do work.
      They "work" for some people; not for others. Partly it depends on what people actually measure (and for how long) to determine whether or not they "work". Call me mercenary, but I'm running a business and I like to measure the long-term income, myself, rather than just the subscriber-numbers.

      It's "just my perspective".

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  • Profile picture of the author realnetworker
    Hi,

    Thanks for the confirmation that pop-ups do work. I've been sitting on the fence about using exit pop-ups b/c I find them annoying. But with the tips here, I might just reconsider it! I have a decent list and opt-in rate, but it HAS slowed down lately - this may be the boost I need
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    yep, hybrid connect is the one and only. (not affiliated)
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I dont use the "popup" anymore, but i love hover ads. Do what works best for you. If it's working now, don't change it. Don't even touch it. The same problems people are having in your niche right now, will more than likely be the same problems that people will have 30 years ago. Drive more traffic and then automate it, and you'll be good to go. Dont let anyone tell you differently. Stick what works for YOU.

    Oh, and congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    Yes opt-in pop-ups can work wonders for you. In 9 out of 10 cases they have increased the number of people opting in without negatively impacting engagement.

    this should help you out Opt-In Pop-Ups: Are They Any Good? | The Daily Egg
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by seekdefo View Post

      Yes opt-in pop-ups can work wonders for you. In 9 out of 10 cases they have increased the number of people opting in without negatively impacting engagement.

      this should help you out Opt-In Pop-Ups: Are They Any Good? | The Daily Egg
      Optins are one thing... ROI is another. An increase in optins does not mean an increase in ROI. So keep that in mind. Stop focusing on the metrics that don't really matter.
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      • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Optins are one thing... ROI is another. An increase in optins does not mean an increase in ROI. So keep that in mind. Stop focusing on the metrics that don't really matter.
        You are not investing anything to get more subscribers. So how does ROI factor in?
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by seekdefo View Post

          You are not investing anything to get more subscribers. So how does ROI factor in?
          Are you not hoping to sell something to these people?

          Scenario #1

          50% optin rate. 50 out of 100 people optin. 2 of them buy your $47 product.
          Total Profit = $94

          Scenario #2

          15% optin rate. 15 out of 100 people optin. 4 of them buy your $47 product.
          Total Profit = $188

          So the smaller optin rate actually resulted in double the profits. And yes, this scenario plays out all the time which makes me wonder why people spend so much time worrying about their optin rate and not their profit.

          In many cases a lower optin rate is a sign of better quality leads and thus a higher percentage of buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisWJohnson
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    Originally Posted by hyzhenry View Post

    I just used a popup opt-in plugin on my site and I'm getting a lot more subscribers than ever.
    Oh, great to hear. Congratulations!
    I will also add popups to my website.
    Chris
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