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You know the saying, build your list, money is in the list….
Well, for the past couple of days, I have been playing around with a fantastic WordPress plugin called PopUp Domination.
It is a very slick looking popUp opt-in box which is guaranteed to boost your opt-in rate significantly.
It’s being created and developed by a fellow blogger Michael Dunlop over at Income diary, which uses on his own blog.
What’s different about this tool is the ability to customise its look and feel to match your blog. Plus it has a high impact feel about it – which means more subscribers.
The plugin provided the following configuration options:
Look and feel
- Choose template
- Pick buttons and layout colours,
Mailing list HTML
- Choose your Email marketing provider i.e. Aweber
- Input your content
- Highlight important messages using bullet lists.
- control PopUp timing sequence.
You can pick up this amazing plugin for only $37 – a complete bargain if you ask me.
Site overlay allows you to monitor click-through rates on your blog.
This is particularly useful for monitoring progress of a particular part of your blog or to track banner campaigns within a given date range.
How does it work?
Google does this by placing an overlay of mini indicators next to clickable links on your webpage.
Stats from this tool can prove useful for a blogger in determining which area of the blog is performing well.
Generally, the first fold of your webpage gets the most level of activity. This is the part that is viewed immediately before the reader scrolls down to view the rest.
Depending on your setup, by default, site overlay would only track internal links and not external.
Not only does it display number of clicks on a particular link, it can display revenue or profit associated with each link or page
- Google Analytics account
- Google Adwords (Optional)
- Login to Analytics account
- Select your web profile
- Select Content from your side menu
- Under Click Patterns, select Site Overlay
I may be the only person on the planet who isn’t aware of this – but Google gives you a history of web activities performed on their services.
You can track and manage activities such as, Google searches, visited web pages, images, videos, maps and more.
So far, I have activities dating back to two years ago – bizarre!
Simply visit www.google.com/history to access yours.
(You will need a google account to view this)
My apologies if you’re already aware of this, I just had to share my latest discovery
We sure are moving into the cloud computing age.