I like to ask people how much a potential customer would worth to them. If I can teach you a method how to get people (especially your potential customer) subscribe and follow you without you actively looking, wouldn’t it be great? If this is what interests you, read this entire post as I am going to share with you how I manage to increase my leads by 10 times!
Smart use of Popup!
I used to hate popups especially when I visit other people’s websites and it is very disturbing to have to close windows after they popup so many times! But in reality, popup does work, especially with the right techniques!
In the past, I only have about 4 to 6 signups for my online course every month. But after I implemented this smart popup plugin, I managed to get 30 to 60 people sign up for my online course every month! This also increase the number of people signing up for my offline classes!
The following is the popup I show visitors in my website.
Advanced Techniques For Effective Popups!
The following are some advanced techniques you can implement with this plugin to increase your conversion rate immediately!
- Configure the popup to show after 7 seconds when a visitor land on your site! - Very Effective!
- Only show two fields maximum (First name and email) for people to fill up! – If you can, it is even better to just need their email.
- Display in selected page (Highly targeted!).
The plugin that I recommend is able to do all the above and more. This plugin is not free and I am glad that now it gets me new Subscribers everyday! Click here to see and read more about this amazing popup plugin!
I want to share something useful in this post which is often overlook by many webamsters especially when their websites are new. If you install Google Analytics in your website, chances are you will see your own activities. For example, if you view your website everyday, your visit will be counted towards to your Analytics report. This may not be critical if you have a website with thousands of visits but for some (especially newer sites), these statistics may make a diference when you interpret the report at the end of the month / week.
To overcome this, you can install the Google Analyticator plugin if you are using WordPress. This plugin not only helps you to integrate Google Analytics easily in your site and it also helps you to exclude your own visit when tracking. You can do this by turning the option – ‘Track all logged in WordPress users’ to NO.
If you are not using wordpress, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to your browser so that every website you visit will not track you. An easy-for-all solution =)
I have always been a big fan of Analytics, because of the fact we can’t improve what we can’t measure. Even if it is just a 1% improvement every month, it makes lot of sense to track and monitor our website performance then figure out how we can improve our sales eventually.
As WordPress becomes more and more popular for people to build websites, plugins for wordpress are also getting a lot of attention. What are plugins exactly? They are actually add-ons that the Bloggers and Webmasters can use to enhance and add functions to their sites easily.
Installing plugins are fun but you may want to minimize the number of plugins as they will slow down your site if you have too many of them installed at the same time. But no matter what you do, there are 3 plugins that all wordpress sites must have. If you are new to wordpress, you should at least install the following plugins:
Contact Form 7
I like this plugin very much (my contact form is powered by contact form 7 plugin) as it not only allows you to create a contact form easily but you can also use this plugin to create sophisticated forms to capture customers’ orders if you need it. This is the most flexible contact form plugin that I have used so far! Definitely a must for all wordpress users. You can install contact form 7 via this link.
This plugin comes with the default wordpress installation but you will need to activate it in order for it to work. The purpose of Akismet is to help you filter and delete spam comments. Do not underestimate the power of this plugin! Without this, you will be receiving emails everyday on comments from the spammers.. You would need a Akismet key to activate this plugin. You can apply a key here for free.
I believe your purpose of the website is to help you spread awareness about you or your products / services. To do this, you will have to know how many visitors you have per month and how are they viewing your web pages. How they came to know about your site? Where are they coming from? These are just some of the important questions you need to answer in order to design and improve your site for your targeted market.
As a fan of Google Web Analytics, I use the plugin – Google Analyticator to help me install analytics and start tracking my site visitors within minutes! You can download and install Google Analyticator here.
If you do not have time to find the most appropriate plugins for your wordpress sites, then just install the above 3 plugins to get your website going! I hope these information helps!