If you’re running a lead generation offer on your website, then collecting emails is a necessity.
Of course, there are different options to get email ids, popups, screen take overs etc. But admit it, most of them are annoying to users.
The reason, they are mostly right on your face, without any context whatsoever. Also, many of them, add a lot of code and page load time to your site. Not something you’d want to sacrifice for something simple as email lead generation.
In my pursuit to finding the best email optin plugin, Bloom has been the most successful so far. But just found an even simpler one.
It’s called Outstanding Bar and comes with just the minimal (but required) options to fetch email IDs.
There are three ways to display it, a) on the top like many other email optin plugins (Think Hellobar) and b) by the bottom after meeting certain criteria like after the user has scrolled X% of the page OR only when the user scrolls up.
That’s a nice way to make the plugin behave contextually than to popup every single time on page load.
However, this plugin currently only supports the most popular email tool today MailChimp. Some other well-developed (and bulky) plugins these days like Bloom allows you to integrate with other email platforms as well. This is a dis-advantage. Hope they work on it soon.
Anyways one big advantage for this plugin (other than the contextual nature) is that the page load time with this after installing this plugin is very low. That’s something I always appreciate.
Check it out!