If you haven’t visited the homepage of www.okdork.com in a while, take a look. A clean, minimalist landing page, and a picture of my sexy Jewish fro.
The WordPress plugin behind the look has DOUBLED the sign-ups/conversions for the Okdork blog. Now for every 100 visitors to Okdork 14 sign up for my email list. It automagically creates a Welcome page template that you can setup in a few minutes.
Groupon, LivingSocial, AppSumo, Quora…what do these super-successful companies have in common?? A BIG EMAIL LIST.
Much of their traffic is directly from sending out emails.
All of them have budgets and teams focused exclusively on getting new email subscribers. So are emails important you ask? Frick YEA. Quite possibly the most important asset they have.
If you have a WordPress site and an email list, try it out. It’s available to download and use today*.
It’s free for the next couple of weeks. Try it out, tell your friends, and then let me know what kind of results you get.
*A new version is now available. It’s easier to install and works with more WP themes per Okdork readers’ feedback.
Here is the 12-step EMAIL-aholics anonymous ways to setup the plugin. (Be sure to pay attention to the final step.)
- Upload this plugin folder `twitter-welcome-page-template` to your `/wp-content/plugins/` directory and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Name the page with your twitter handle… then type in your content, add your mailchimp snippet, use < blockquote > for quotes, etc.
- On the page you want to be your welcome page, select “Twitter Welcome Page Template” in the template drop down menu.
- Click “screen options” and check the “custom fields” box.
- In a custom field, type “twitter_pic” in the name field then in the value field paste the url of your twitter image (or any image).
- In another custom field, type “page_title” in the name field and then a 70 character title in the value field for Google.
- In another custom field, type “page_description” in the name field and then a 155 character description of the page in the value field for Google.
- Go to “Appearance” then “Widgets”.
- Drag “Custom Menu” to “menu-twitter-welcome-page” and select a menu that will show at the top of your welcome page. (you may need to create a menu first).
- Drag “Text” to “analytics-twitter-welcome-page” and paste in your google analytics snippet.
- Drag “Text” to “footer-twitter-welcome-page” and paste anything you want to show at the bottom of your welcome page.
- Tweet a thanks to @andrewchen, @inboundable