Sparkplugging Podcast Episode #105: Favorite WordPress Optin Plugins

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In this fifth episode we jump forward with our Season One List Building topic and ask each other, what are our favorite WordPress Optin Plugins?

You’ll be hearing from me, Kelly McCausey, and my Round Table of Super Friends:


WordPress Plugins Mentioned In This Episode:

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  1. says

    I didn’t realize there were so many different opt-in plugins, so this was educational. I plan to checkout the Opt-in Crusher and the Platinum Popup. It was good to hear that experts have issues with plugins and you can’t always make them do what you want.

    I like popups that notify me of something valuable like a coupon code, or a deadline. Dislike when I can’t see the content on the site till I give them info. How do I know I want the info till I see it or a little about it?

    I especially enjoyed hearing what each of you have happening in your business now. See you all at NAMS10.

  2. Kathleen Ashton says

    I have loved learning how to build a list by listening to these podcasts. I am very new to WordPress so I’m soaking up all this information. After listening today I have a running list of go-to plug-ins for opting in, and hearing the word “free” always means a lot (opt-in crusher)! I also appreciated the discussion regarding everyone’s feelings about pop-ups in general. Sounds like there’s a time and place for everything!
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  3. Lana Elfstrom says

    I currently do NOTHING to build my list. There are so many options! I didn’t really know about ANY of them! Thank you do much for providing such a thorough education of my choices. I feel like I can make a good decision in what will work best for me! I am going to try a variety so I can come up with a good combination that works best for me. I am so excited to get started! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  4. says

    I enjoyed learning about the various different plugins that you all are using on your pages. I hesitate to use pop up plugins because like Kelly mentioned, certain generations do not like having that “in your face” type of approach. (I happen to be from that generation.)

    Yet in the same boat, the Popup Domination did sound like it would be the most useful and my top choice to consider adding to my site.
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  5. says

    First I want to say that I just subscribed to the podcast thanks to seeing Nicole share a post on BizSugar! Congrats on getting in iTunes.

    One of the best plugins I use for attracting new subscribers is LeadPlayer. It works by showing an optin form on a YouTube video and I’m getting great results with it.

    Thanks for the show!
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  6. Debora Humphries says

    This was a very timely episode for me because I have not yet added an optin form on my site and although I was aware there are a lot of plugins to choose from, you guys have really helped me by going into depth on the ways some of the plugins are working for you in your businesses.

    I appreciate all of you, thank-you.

  7. says

    Wow! So many new plugins to check out! I definitely need to do a lot more with my opt-in forms, as far as putting it in different places and getting it far more attention. Lots of inspiring tips here, as always. Delighted to receive so many goodies to check out. So excited! I’m particularly pleased that there was a pop-up discussion, as I’m one of the people who has mixed feelings about them. I loved Lain’s point about making them laugh while you’re annoying them! LOL! Thanks for another wonderful episode.
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  8. says

    This was another great episode!
    I loved hearing about the various opt-in options and how they worked for different people on their sites.
    My current system is not working, and my list building is working at a snail’s pace. I will be checking these out now and carefully considering effective placement as well.
    Thanks to all of the panel for the inside scoop! It is great to be able to learn from your wisdom and experience.
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