(This is a email marketing and list building test. If you are not already building a profitable list online, get started with Aweber today with just a few simple clicks)
Yeah, this really came as a shock to me initially… but after I tested this myself and getting ridiculous number of leads on my test blog post. I became a believer.
In one blog post I was getting results like these –
E-mail opt-in test: Day 4
E-mail opt-in test: Day 15
Remember, these results are from just ONE blog post!
So what’s the secret here? Read the following case study from conducted by one of the customers of Aweber (the only autoresponder I’ve used to create six-figure businesses online).
***** Original Article Below (I redid the math and it’s actually 1528% more subscribers!) *****
” To lightbox or not to lightbox, that is the question.”
– Shakespeare’s most over-adapted (because it’s perfect) quote
You’re browsing a site and suddenly, a form pops up in your face, blocking the page with an offer you didn’t ask for.
Obnoxious, right? But plenty of sites use lightboxes to request email subscriptions. The common explanation: “They’re annoying, but they work.”
But how is this possible? We’ve got proof from a customer who tested them for herself.
We Were Amazed When We Saw Her Results
Nikki McGonigal is a full-time crafter and blogger with an Etsy shop full of handmade accessories and a site called Nikki, In Stitches.
She sends emails notifying subscribers of fun ideas, new product announcements and the occasional freebie. We were talking with her about her emails when she mentioned her lightbox subscriptions.
She uses both a lightbox and a static sidebar form. The lightbox pops up once every 60 days per site visitor, at a delay of 2 seconds. The inline form is always visible.
Nikki’s Sidebar Form
Both forms went up on the site in late August of 2012. Eight months later, these are her results:
|Form Type||Form Displayed||Form Filled Out||Subscription Rate|
The lightbox drove an enormous 1,375% more sign ups than the sidebar form. (Did you see that? 1,375% more!)
Goes to show that getting results doesn’t always mean being polite. If you don’t have a lightbox on your site yet, you may want to reconsider.
It’s important to consider that the forms, though nearly identical, are not quite. The logo visible near the sidebar form is placed directly on the lightbox and the intro text is slightly tweaked.
However, these differences are so negligible that the forms?? placement is by far the most significant difference, and therefore the one responsible for the bulk, if not all, of the difference in sign-up rates.
Getting A Lightbox On Your Site
Just so you know, lightboxes like Nikki’s are super easy to put on your site in AWeber: just selecting an option in the web form generator.
In fact, you can have an entire form built and on your site in 8 clicks and a copy-and-paste. Take a look at the process.
If You’re Not Emailing Yet…
If you haven’t started a newsletter yet because you’re not sure how to drum up an audience, we say take Nikki’s lead and get a lightbox on your site.
Our CS team will walk you through it, though it’s so easy you probably won’t need them to. Register here to get started.