Let’s face it, if you want to make an impact on the internet, you need to start building a list at some point. That list may be made up of 10 people or a thousand. That part is actually not as important as putting the list building tools in place that will ensure you get the most out of your website visitors.
This short curated directory of the best list building tools will give you the best available options on the market without breaking the bank.
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OptiMonk is an industry leader in exit-intent popups. In fact, that seems to be the only thing they do and they do it very well. You can fully customize the way your pop up shows and to whom for a seamless user experience (as seamless as you can make it without chasing your visitors away).
SumoMe is a freemium tool that actually blows a lot of the paid tools out of the water. You have welcome mat, popups, share buttons, and so much more. They’re always adding new features and the only thing you may dislike is their branding on the free version.
I personally use optin monster for this website. I have a content upgrade on almost every post and I’ve seen a massive increase in the amount of email subscribers I have. It’s an intelligent app that allows you to turn off certain features for your current subscribers. It does everything from after post optins, exit in tent popups, to inline optins. One of the most complete list building tools on the market.
Icegram is an interesting tool. It’s packed with features and it’s completely free. You can make inline forms, slide in forms, floating bars, and so much more without paying a single red cent. In addition to the free version, they have a number of add ons you can pay for that makes your plugin much more powerful.
Exit Monitor is another tool that focuses exclusively on exit intent technology. They claim to have recovered over 15 million dollars in revenue from abandoning site visitors. You can choose between displaying your social media profiles, building your email list, and or giving out discounts. Try out the 14 day trial to see if it’s right for you.
Popup Domination does one thing very well, adds a very obtrusive pop-up to your website. Even though many websites don’t use pop ups, they work like gangbusters. Study after study has proven that they work and it’s hard to argue with their effectiveness. Pup up domination will give you plenty of leeway to make beautiful popups that are lightning fast.
Bounce Exchange is a really powerful tool that reacts to the way your visitors are using your websites. It makes it easy to segment your list and get even more conversions. The tool can be kind of confusing when you first start, but once you get a hang of it, it becomes amazing.
Ninja Popups brought to you by Code canyon does everything you’d expect in a popup. You can target by page, and they have a robust analytics interface. I love the animations they offer to capture your visitors attention and it comes with dozens of popup templates to use.
Pippity isn’t as popular as many of the tools for list building on this round up, but it’s just as powerful. You can set very specific targeting options for your visitors. Maybey you only want to show it to the highly engaged, choose to give it to them after a few pages. Maybe you want to give a discount to the people who are about to leave, it’s very possible. It even comes with built in A/B testing. A great choice for just $49/yr.
Slide In is a premium tool from WPMUdev that slides in when a visitor has fulfilled a certain condition such as reading a fixed percentage of your page or staying on the page for a certain amount of time. It’s so unobtrusive that it fades into the background if your visitor ignores it. All this for just a few dollars, very worth it.
Hello Bar is a popular solution when it comes to list building. You can choose from a number of options like redirect, liking your fan pages, or full screen interstitial. It costs a few bucks a month for the pro version, but the free version works just as well. They even went as far as to give you suggestions on how to optimize your traffic based on actions they take on your website.
When people comment on your website, you know they’re already more engaged than other visitors. It’s only logical for you to ask them if they’d like to hear from you on a more regular basis. Hence, the comment redirect plugin from WordPress. You can redirect the people who comment on your site to any page of your choosing, so I suggest you choose your
Optinskin is a very versatile plugin developed by the Viperchill team. You can place your optin on almost any place on your WordPress site and change the look and feel almost infinitely. It easily integrates with different mailing list providers and most importantly, you can split test to your heart’s content.