How website pop-ups can dramatically increase your email list

Do pop-ups on your website work? According to npENGAGE at Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

Case studies have shown as much as 1,000% increases in email subscribers over a month of using pop-ups.

So how do you make them work like that? According to the post, these are some pop-up best practices:

  1. Tell them exactly what they are about to do.
  2. Engage users in your mission.
  3. Take them straight to the destination.

See what you can accomplish with a well-built pop-up greeting visitors to your website.


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4 responses to “How website pop-ups can dramatically increase your email list”

  1. It’s also incredibly annoying to get the popup every time I’m visiting a site. It’s particularly bad on a cell phone when I’m trying to find the microscopic “x” to close the thing to get to the content I want. Even if they’re effective, they’re horrible things.

  2. It’s also incredibly annoying to get the popup every time I’m visiting a site. It’s particularly bad on a cell phone when I’m trying to find the microscopic “x” to close the thing to get to the content I want. Even if they’re effective, they’re horrible things.

  3. Pop-ups are actually more effective if you use them to ask supporters to take a donor survey (instead of asking them to sign up for emails). Or you could randomize the offers.
    Bottom line: The pop-up (email sign-up or survey/feedback offer) should provide value to supporters.
    Here’s a guide for creating effective donor surveys:
    http://imarketsmart.com/resources/reports/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-conducting-nonprofit-donor-surveys/

  4. Pop-ups are actually more effective if you use them to ask supporters to take a donor survey (instead of asking them to sign up for emails). Or you could randomize the offers.
    Bottom line: The pop-up (email sign-up or survey/feedback offer) should provide value to supporters.
    Here’s a guide for creating effective donor surveys:
    http://imarketsmart.com/resources/reports/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-conducting-nonprofit-donor-surveys/

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