For most of the bloggers and publishers, the number one call-to-action on content pages is to get visitors to optin with their email IDs. Without building an audience, you cannot grow as a blogger, and one of the best ways to build an audience is to build an email list!
There are many ways get your visitors to optin. One of the most common methods is a lightbox modal that appears on the screen, either on page exit or after a few seconds of the website visit. But they are still forms and it can be a boring task to fill forms. Other methods include a top bar that collects email ID, modals that appear on link-clicks and optin forms below blog posts.
How about chatting with users and asking for their email IDs in an interactive way?
I have been experimenting with a new way of collecting email IDs called OptinChat and I have been surprised by the results. Instead of collecting both name and email ID in a form, OptinChat chats with my users which first asks for an email ID and then the name. You can see it working on my site right now. It also pops up with a catchy ‘ding’ sound to grab the visitor’s attention.
This chat is not Live chat but looks like one. And we humans are wired to respond to chat messages! This chat module appears on the bottom right of websites. You can create a similar chat module and deploy it on your website within minutes, at no cost.
There is a question builder that you can use to configure the chat module and create a JS code that can be installed on your website.
Click Here to Get OptinChat for your website for free.
There is also a WordPress plugin that helps you deploy it on WordPress blogs! Or you can deploy the JS code directly on your WordPress blog.
OptinChat also has funnels that help you visualize the stats. From impressions to unique views to emails collected, all the data is clearly shown in a funnel format.
Within a few days, I collected 223 emails on my blog with OptinChat. And the conversion is an insane 10.33%. Initially, it was 14%! This is more than 2x of my lightbox modal.
Downloading The Data
To download the names and email IDs you have collected, you can click on View Records and download a CSV file. It can also be filtered based on the date.
For now, all the leads can be downloaded only in CSV format, but direct integrations with other email marketing tools are coming soon.
Optimized for Speed and SEO
OptinChat doesn’t load via a static server but a CDN! It is optimized for the maximum load speed. The module also loads asynchronously and doesn’t affect your website’s page load speed or SEO in any way.
Security and Data Integrity
All your data is stored on secure servers, and the login area is secured by HTTPS. Your data is safe and cannot be accessed by anyone else.
Some new features that will be released at OptinChat include:
- Ability to show different messages on different pages
- Show images in the chat window
- Conduct surveys/polls
- Collect feedback and have it sent to your email ID
- Collect phone numbers
- Seamless integrations with major email marketing tools
Give it a try and leave a comment below about what other features you would like to see!
If you need integration with email marketing tools, let me know which tools you would need. OptinChat team will start building the ones that are most popular.