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Show An Opt-In Form As The Reader Scrolls Down The Page, with Scroll Triggered Box

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This is Day 11 of the 30 Days, 30 Killer WordPress Plug-ins Series.

Today’s plug-in was one that, when I found it… I was excited. This was something I was wanting to do on this blog, but thought I would need to manually code it. But, alas… there was no need.

That plug-in is called Scroll Triggered Box.

This plug-in will allow you to display opt-in forms as the reader scrolls down your blog. The opt-in form will slide up from the very bottom of the screen as the person scrolls past a certain point on your site.

You may notice that I run this very plug-in here, offering the Blogging Gone Wrong report in order to build my email list.

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This plug-in does more than just opt-in forms, though. You can also embed Facebook like buttons and other social media sharing buttons.

It is a pretty full-featured plug-in. It also includes…

  • A few pre-designed templates to make your job easier.
  • The ability to completely customize the box.
  • The ability to control where the box appears (pages, posts, homepage)
  • Control over where the box appears (left, right, middle)
  • Ability to display the box only to admins (useful for testing purposes on a live blog)
  • Ability to control at what point during the scroll that the box triggers (either by percentage or by using a div ID name)

So, from a marketing perspective, this plug-in allows you to make calls to action more noticeable. You can use it for social sharing buttons, but my recommendation would be to use it for opt-in forms.

Regardless of what we all think, pop-up opt-in forms do work. Scroll Triggered Box will allow you to get the same effect of a pop-up, but without it actually BEING a pop-up. Instead of popping up and blocking everything (which is annoying), your opt-in will simply slide up from the bottom of the screen.

Plus, since it is triggered by scrolling… it will (in theory) only show the opt-in form to the readers who are most engaged. If they’re scrolling, it means they’re reading. And, if you trigger the opt-in once they hit the comment section, that (again, in theory) means they just read your post.

You can also set a cookie timeframe so that your readers will not see this form on every visit. I have mine set to 30 days, so the most anybody will see this opt-in form will be every 30 days.

It is a freebie, so you’ve got nothing to lose by trying it. 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. Lori Stalter says:

    Ooh, I have to test drive this one. As a rule, I hate pop overs that block what I’m trying to read. But I thought the same thing you suggested – let the reader get to the comments section and then have it slide up. That way you don’t annoy them by interrupting them while reading. At most you might distract them from leaving a comment, but I’ll take the opt-in first. They can remember to comment next time around 😉

  2. Jay Wasack says:

    Developer of this plugin not responsive to certain questions.

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