[Big LeadBoxes Update] You Can Now Split Test and Add Images to LeadBoxes

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LeadBoxes split test, take 1.

Last December, we at added LeadBoxes to the LeadPages platform and gave it to all of our existing and new customers. Now LeadBoxes can be used to capture email addresses from a sidebar button like this, from a link in a blogpost like this or from a guest post on someone else’s blog like this. In fact, LeadBoxes allows you to make any linkable element on a web page trigger an opt-in box. It’s an amazing lead gen tool and below we’ve linked to a post that explains more about LeadBoxes and what it really does.

Two of the most requested features from users are number one, the ability to add an image to LeadBoxes and number two, from our pro customers who have the ability to do split testing, they wanted to be able to do split testing on LeadBoxes as well. So who are we to say you can’t do that?

Now you can add images to your LeadBoxes and you can also split test your LeadBoxes. The ability to add images to LeadBoxes is available to all LeadPages users. In most cases, the image shows what’s being given away when someone opts in. So for example, if you were giving away a PDF, you could this type of image. If you were giving away a video, you could add this type of image or if you were giving away a couple you could even add this type of image. The possibilities are unlimited.

Now let me show you how to add this image to your LeadBoxes. Find the LeadBox that you want to add the image to or customize a new one. Once you’re done customizing it to your liking, choose form image. Select an existing image or upload a new one. When you’re satisfied with the look of the image on the LeadBox, click okay. Now make sure to save your LeadBox. From there, when we go to the website the LeadBox is published on and we click on it, we’ll see the image that we just added. The second update as I mentioned is LeadBoxes users now have the ability to do split testing with LeadBoxes. Our pro customers have always been able to do split testing with LeadPages but now we’ve added the ability for our pro customers to do split testing with their LeadBoxes as well. This will really let you dig into your metrics to find out how changes you make are performing.

For example, on a recent split test we ran as a company, we saw a relative 50% increase in opt-ins on a LeadBox that had an image versus a LeadBox with no image. So bringing this full circle, here’s how to set up a split test of LeadBoxes with an image and without an image. Either click on create a new AB split test or in the edit window of the LeadBox you’d like to use, click on AB test original. Select add new variation, select from original. Make whatever change you’d like to test and in this case I’m going to remove the picture to test this box with or without the picture and once that’s done, click save.

Now if I go to the page that has this LeadBox on it and I click on it, I’ll see the LeadBox. Now let me refresh my browser then click on it again and you’ll see the different variations coming up with and without the image. But please note here, I’m only seeing the different variations as I refresh because I’ve disabled cookies in my browser so I can show you the different variations as they come up.

To upgrade, first log into LeadPages, go to my account then click billing. Select change subscription and then join LeadPages pro at either the monthly level or the annual level. I recommend the annual level because you save 40% off the monthly rate. Then click here to upgrade to LeadPages pro annual, confirm you want to upgrade and that’s it, your account is now upgraded and you can split test your LeadBoxes.

Before I sign off, have you had any significant split testing results with your LeadBoxes whether it be adding images, changing headline text, changing button texts or color or any other element? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below this video. If you’re not a LeadPages customer and you’d like to use LeadPages, LeadBoxes or LeadLinks, please go to www.LeadPages.net to get LeadPages.

I’m Jeff Wenberg and I hope your day is scrumtrulescent.

  • Amazing to hear that the addition of the image increased conversion by that much. Reading this blog is like doing A/B tests vicariously & cherry-picking the winner..

    But adding the image this morning seemed to break my Facebook registration setting, which is now persistently setting itself to off on all my Leadboxes.. I sent in a ticket. 🙂

    • Hi Karen… I just tested this extensively in our account and don’t get this error. But I’m sorry that you’re having an issue. LeadBoxes is for pages that you currently control, not for LeadPages published to FaceBook. So changes happening to LeadBoxes won’t affect your FB integration. Thanks for submitting a ticket. They’ll be sure to clear this up.

      Warm regards,

      • Thanks for the reply. These are for LeadBoxes on my own pages. What’s not working is the autofill of FB info. That setting is persistently turning itself off. But yeah, no need for techsupport here, I’m sure the support peeps will work on the ticket. Thanks 🙂

        • Unfortunately, the FB autofill feature is only available to folks with some integrations (but not others). AWeber’s terms of service, for example, don’t allow us to use it.

  • writeahead

    I was skeptical about whether LeadBoxes would be effective for me but when I used it in my byline on an important guest blog I wrote recently, it drove dozens of new subscribers – a first for me, and my best conversion rate ever. Can’t wait to see what else is to come!

    • This is amazing. Would you mind if I contacted you on twitter about this? What’s your handle? We’d love to do a case study about this if you don’t mind. Sounds awesome.

      • writeahead

        Bring it! @writeahead:disqus

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Can’t wait to hear more about this! Thanks for sharing @writeahead:disqus!

      • writeahead

        Looking forward to sharing!

  • Thomas

    sweeet!! love you’re guys constant improvements 🙂

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks Thomas! Let us know how these new LeadBoxes features are working for you. 🙂

  • After switching from OP2 I couldn’t be happier – Amazing… to quote one of our heroes ‘It just works!’

    • Kat Von Rohr

      That’s fantastic to hear! Thanks Kaffe. 🙂

  • Glennsage

    Leadboxes is cool. The feature that i am waiting on is the ability to return the user to the original page that they started from instead of having to program in a page for them to go to. For example, if I put Leadboxes on my sidebar, they could open it from any of my pages, so how do I lead them back to the page they started from if their starting point is variable? Please let me know. Thanks.

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks Glennsage. No problem. You can return your users back to your original page where they started from right now. Here’s how you do it: When you’re setting up your LeadBox, use the page URL where your sidebar is hosted as the thank you URL for that LeadBox. That way, your users will be redirected back to the original page they were on once they opt-in for your list through your LeadBox.

      • Glennsage

        But my point is, if the LeadBox is on the sidebar the starting page could be one of many pages – it’s a variable starting point. I think the proper way to do this would be to have the LeadBox pop-up, then create a simple thank you in the LeadBox and then it should simply disappear and not take them to a page.

        • Kat Von Rohr

          Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, you’re making perfect sense here. Unfortunately, this is not how LeadBoxes function at this time. However, we are constantly making improvements. As a LeadPages customer, you can submit this LeadBoxes request as a “feature request” through our support page here –> support.leadpages.net. Our entire team tracks these requests, so your ideas will be reviewed. We have already implemented many changes to our platform that were once feature requests from our customers, so we truly appreciate you sharing your requests in this way.

          • Glennsage

            Thanks Kat. There should be an option for the pop-up box to simply disappear instead of it taking you to another page.

          • DanCarr

            Glen is making a very good point. I’m really surprised to hear that it works in this way. +1 for making it just disappear and return people to the page they were just on.

      • Glennsage

        Am I making my point clear? It could be that what I am referring to is already doable, but I haven’t had a response that shows that anyone knows what I”m talking about. As far as I am concerned, this is a very important point for the viability of LeadBoxes.

  • Chrstiano

    The monthly amount paid by LeadBoxes is already very expensive. I think there would need to make an upgrade to have this additional function. This is my opinion.

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks for the feedback Chrstiano. Appreciate the comment.