“If you are looking to grow your business, then building an effective email list should be your top priority.” – This is the advice I received a few years ago, when I first started blogging. And it is still valuable to this day.
Many of you may already understand why it is a valuable advice. When you have a growing list of trusted subscribers, it’s easier to drive traffic and get more social shares to your latest blog posts. Not only that, you can also make a good money by sending special offers to your list.
In this article, I am going to share some of the best free and premium list building plugins for WordPress that will help you generate more subscribers with less traffic. I have also included a couple free plugins in the list, for those who are just getting started with blogging or don’t have extra money to spend.
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To grow your email list you need to focus on lead generation – and MailOptin does just that. This plugin includes a powerful form builder that you can use to create a variety of optins for your site. Customize your optin form design, text, fields, animations, and even define the display rules (such as an exit intent trigger, or after a set amount of time on your site). With options for lightboxes, notification bars, in content (before/after or embedded inline) plus more it’s easy to create an optin form that’s right for your audience. And since there is built-in analytics and support for A/B split test, you can really optimize your strategy to grow your email list faster.
But that’s not all – MailOptin offers integrations for just about every email service and CRM you can think of. You can easily link your optin forms to MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, aWeber, GetResponse, SendinBlue, MailPoet, and more. MailOptin also works seamlessly with Google Analytics and popular translation plugins, Polylang and Weglot. While there is a free MailOptin Lite version available on WordPress.org, you do need the premium version to unlock all of the plugin’s awesome features.
- Optin styles: lightbox, notification bar, sidebar widget, slide-in, before/after, inline
- Triggers: exit, time on site, pageviews, scroll, click launch, device targeting
- Conversion actions with the options to redirect users to a specific url
- A/B split testing for optins
- Ad block detection
- Smart Honeypot spam protection
- Integration with popular email providers, CRMS, translation plugins and Google Analytics
- Newsletter management (including automation, scheduling and more)
Price: Starting at $79/yr
This article was written by Devesh Sharma and originally published on WPExplorer.