“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 [...]
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Corey Koehler didn’t plan on making music his career. He was the guy that picked up the guitar by the campfire for fun, but his friends saw talent and encouraged him to record. He now has a full schedule of shows and music sales on his website. Smart email marketing helped get him where he [...]
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If you don’t have a designer, it might be hard to get that sweet look you want for your emails, blog and website. We’re going to make it easier for you today, with some links to free images you can use in your design. Smashing Magazine is a site for professional web designers and developers. [...]
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Hey, you! Want to go down a slide? No, not our slides. But it’ll be fun. Ready? Let’s go: Wasn’t that cool? I made you scroll for a really long time. Scrolling used to be considered a hindrance to conversions on most sites, but not anymore. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks made it okay, [...]
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You’re going to like this one: 1. Drag and drop. 2. Pick the buttons you want. 3. If you like, customize the link. Available In The Message Editor …As you’ve probably surmised. New, as of today. Pop them right into your emails – the top, the bottom, the exact middle point, wherever you like. Here’s [...]
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All the best email newsletters do it, for those cases when someone’s inbox just doesn’t display your message correctly. You’ve been able to do it in AWeber – it’s just taken a minute to do. Now, it’ll take you just about 2 seconds. How To Add The Link 1. Click the “Personalization” button in the [...]
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Last fall, I talked to customer Tim Brennan, chess tactics master, about his marketing plan for the holidays. He’d written an ebook – his first – and had a fresh list-building tactic to try out. He just followed up with me to report, 3 months later, “This has been a HUGE success.” Here’s Tim explaining [...]
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Facebook just unveiled a major overhaul to its news feed. The good news? You don’t really need to do anything and it can really help your business. Just like Facebook Graph Search can make your business page more visible without much effort from you, these news feed changes will make your page’s updates easier to [...]
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If you haven’t bumped into SnapChat already, it’s the newest (and fast-growing) kid on the online marketing block. SnapChat’s an app for smartphones. You send a picture or short video clip to your contacts, and it self-destructs after a few seconds (you pick the time frame, of course.) (Similar to Facebook Poke, if you’re familiar.) [...]
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A couple months ago, we put together an awesome Etsy integration, and in that vein, we wanted to find an Etsy shop owner to talk a little about Etsy, email and small business. We recently sat down with Nikki McGonigal, owner and operator of Nikki, In Stitches. Nikki runs an Etsy shop selling her handmade [...]
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