Whoa! What is with those sites that have audio that turns on the second you visit the site? Don’t they scare the hell out of you? Or how about pop-ups that show up just as you start reading a blog post?
Can You Have Audio That Works?
Here are three different examples of audio on blogs that work without scaring the crap out your readers. Each one gives your reader the choice to turn the audio on.
Marketing For Smart People Radio, is a weekly radio show by Copy Blogger Brian Clark his host Robert Bruce. This audio is created with the Audio Player WordPress plugin. You can upload this plugin right from your plugins menu.
Trapper Sherwood has used the PodPress plugin on his site. This is another audio plugin that can be uploaded right from your plugins menu.
Now those two plugins do have a learning curve but don’t worry Michelle Shaffer has found an audio tool anyone can use.
Pop-ups, In Your Face Marketing
There is no doubt that Pop-ups are in your face marketing that manages to be a hotly debated topic. In fact people pay for pop-up blockers. The term “pop up blocker” has 165,00 global searches a month. And the term “popup blocker” has another 74,000 in global monthly searches.
Still pop-ups are a great way to give your visitors a clear call to action. Whether you are using them for your an optin for you email list or to offer a product.
I am going to weigh in here and say that pop-ups are a great way to grab your readers attention; The key is to use them in a way that is not irritating. You want results. You want: THE READER TO TAKE ACTION.
Subscribers Magnet by MaxblogPress gives you several options for your pop-ups. You have control of your pop-ups. From how many times a visitor sees the pop-up and when they see it.
Pop-ups are only 1 of 5 ways that Subscribers Magnet can be used to add a subscribe box to your site. The best part is that once your visitors have commented the optin boxes be come auto filled with their information, increasing your call to action.
Here are two sites that do well with using “exit pop-ups”. Which is a good way to use pop-ups that do not scare or irritate your readers.
Allex Whalley invites you to optin and make money with “Build Rank Profit.”
Fran Ashlam of FransTips.com uses her exit pop-up to advertise her WordPress product.
Here is your chance to weigh in. First take the poll and the tell me what you think in the comments.
P.S. As a part of this landing pages series, do have some pet peeves that bug you when you go to a site?