Versatility — that’s what the month of September was all about for LeadBoxes.
In this roundup of our 10 favorite LeadBoxes examples from the last month, you’ll see LeadBoxes that were used as:
- Price quote request forms
- Blog sidebar opt-ins
- Content upgrades
- Consultation request forms
- And the all-new way to use your LeadBoxes — timed popups.
That’s right — you now have the ability to automatically trigger a LeadBox window when a visitor has been on a page for a certain amount of time.
As you’ll soon see on this page, we’ve created a timed LeadBox that will automatically appear once you’ve been here for 45 seconds.
For now, let’s start taking a look at our 10 favorite LeadBoxes from the month of September.
1. Tim Paige: Free Report Popup LeadBox
What Stands Out: We’ll kick this month’s roundup off with an example of our all-new “popup” LeadBoxes feature. This allows you to have any LeadBox you create appear automatically after a visitor has been on a page for a certain amount of time.
You’ll notice the new publishing options in the revamped LeadBoxes publishing window. You can now also create LeadBoxes that appear when a visitor is about to leave your page.
This example comes from our very own Conversion Educator and host of the ConversionCast podcast Tim Paige. This LeadBox automatically appears after the first few seconds you spend on his home page.
The ways you can implement this on your own websites are limitless, so we’re excited to see what users create with this feature in the coming weeks.
2. LeadPage Ninjas: “Get a Free Quote” LeadBox
What Stands Out: It’s important to remember that LeadBoxes can be used for more than just building your email list. LeadPage Ninjas took full advantage of this and used this LeadBox to drive the most valuable action their visitors can take — requesting a quote.
This is a much more inviting way to get your prospects to request a quote because they’re not immediately bombarded with a bunch of form fields when they land on the page. Instead, the inviting red button greets visitors and gets them to take an action before presenting the quote submission form to them as a LeadBox.
If you have any type of quote request or contact form on your website, try replacing it with a LeadBox like this one. It’s a great way to start getting more inquiries about your business.
3. Sean Brickell: Free Confidence Report Facebook Registration LeadBox
What Stands Out: Have an audience that’s active on Facebook? Then it’s worth giving our one-click Facebook registration feature a try.
As you can see in the example above, one-click Facebook registration gives your LeadBox the ability to automatically pre-populate your visitor’s email address and name if they’re logged into Facebook when they click your LeadBox.
Since most people use their best email address with their Facebook account, this ensures they subscribe with their primary email address. Additionally, this prevents your visitor from having to enter any info since it’s automatically pre-populated if they’re logged into Facebook.
To enable one-click Facebook registration, just select “Yes” under the “Use Facebook Registration” option in your LeadBox’s integration settings.
4. Niki Strbian Photography: Mini Photo Session LeadBox
What Stands Out: Want to make your LeadBox different than the default appearance? It’s easy to do in just a few clicks.
As you can see in this example, Niki replaced the default arrow image on the left with a beautiful photo from one of the autumn sessions she’s advertising. She also replaced the default progress bar image at the top of the LeadBox with her own branded logo.
Additionally, she changed the white LeadBox background to a soft gray, and the button to a reddish-brown that fits right in with autumn. You can make all of these changes in just a few clicks to make any LeadBox match the look and feel of your brand or page.
5. Chic Geek Academy: Content Upgrade LeadBox
What Stands Out: Speaking of customizing the look and feel of LeadBoxes, Andrea Beltrami of Chic Geek Academy does a nice job finding a happy medium between complete customization and also utilizing some of the default LeadBox elements with this LeadBox.
As you can see, she created her own custom “download” image with an arrow that matches the shade of red she uses in her site’s branding and changed the default yellow button color to match that red as well.
Rather than changing every aspect of the LeadBox, however, she chose to keep the progress bar image at the top to tap into her visitors’ natural desire to complete tasks.
6. Dan Kennedy: Webinar Registration Text Reminder LeadBox
What Stands Out: Sending your webinar registrants text reminders is a great way to boost the show-up rate on your webinars.
Here, Dan Kennedy added an optional “Cell phone (for text reminders)” field to his LeadBox to so he can easily send text reminders to registrants.
If you use a service like Call Loop to deliver text reminders, adding an optional cell phone form field like this to your webinar registration LeadBoxes is a strategy you may want to try.
7. Jon Acuff: Email Updates Blog LeadBox
What Stands Out: Best-selling author Jon Acuff has implemented one of the easiest ways to start using LeadBoxes to build your email list with this “Get Weekly Updates” LeadBox.
Jon inserted a simple line of text in a blue box between the end of all his blog posts and the comments section that allows readers to opt-in to receive every new blog post via email. The friendly photo he inserted on the LeadBox makes the opportunity, even more, inviting for visitors.
In addition to the content upgrade strategy, this is a great, easy way to convert more visitors into email subscribers.
8. Neville Medhora: Content Upgrade LeadBox
Speaking of content upgrades, here’s one in action — Neville Medhora of NevBlog.com uses this LeadBox to offer readers a PDF version of a guest post he’s featuring on his blog.
We’ve been over the content upgrade strategy before, but it’s always good to see fresh examples of this strategy in action.
Basically, the idea behind a content upgrade is to offer a lead magnet specifically made for an individual blog post in exchange for an email address — that way, the content you’re offering is hyper-relevant to visitors since it “upgrades” the content they’re currently consuming.
As you can see in this example, it can be as quick and easy as creating a PDF version of the blog post and offering it to visitors with a LeadBox.
9. Gold Medal Bodies: Free Flexibility Guidebook Sidebar LeadBox
What Stands Out: This “Free Flexibility Guidebook” sidebar graphic stands out more than any other I’ve seen recently. The bright red on the page’s white background makes it impossible to ignore, while the big, bold text also demands your attention.
Since the content of the guidebook matches the content of this blog post, you could also consider this offer a content upgrade, making this the first content upgrade I’ve ever seen offered in a sidebar.
10. Dr. Brian Alman: Personal Consultation LeadBox
What Stands Out: Similar to the first example we looked at from LeadPage Ninjas, Dr. Alman is using this LeadBox to collect phone numbers and the best time to call those who opt-in.
While asking for this additional information may decrease the total number of people who opt-in, it ensures that those who do opt-in are more qualified leads (since they were interested enough to give him their phone number and specify the best time to call).
How Are You Using LeadBoxes?
Before you go, I’d love to know. . .
How are YOU using LeadBoxes in your business? Have you taken advantage of any of the new publishing options? Drop a comment below and let me know.