One Month Out: Who’s Using LeadBoxes To Build Their List?

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A few weeks back, we announced the release of LeadBoxes. LeadBoxes allows you to connect a lead capture box to any link and collect multiple form feeds. For example LeadBoxes can be used to capture email addresses from the sidebar like this, from a blog post like this, from a bio section of a guest post like this or anywhere else that you can post an HMTL link. LeadBoxes also has built-in analytics and can also be used with external analytics programs like Google Analytics so you’re able to track your LeadBoxes’ performance. You can also use multiple form fields if you’d like to. We’ve seen astronomical adoption and the response was overwhelming in a good way. We wanted to highlight some of the great ways people are using LeadBoxes so you can do the same in your business.

Now users have had a little bit of time to start implementing LeadBoxes and they’re basically using it how we expected them to. For example, this isn’t a page created in LeadPages, however on this site by the famous author and podcaster Michael Hyatt, when you click on I’d like the videos you can enter your info to get them. Remember, in the past we’ve seen an increase of around 30% just from going from a one-step opt-in process where the opt-in box is on the page to a two-step opt-in where you click on a link and the opt-in appears. We’ll put some links below to other posts on why this works.

On the bigbookproject.com created by Cathy Presland, they show people as it says here how to write the book that helps them stand out and be seen and they have free training exercises for becoming a writer. Now this blog isn’t created with LeadPages but when you click here to get the course that over 10,000 writers have taken, you’ll see they’re using a LeadBox.

Now what’s really cool about LeadBoxes is you can make them so when someone opts-in they’re not only added to your list but LeadBoxes can be used to sign people up for a webinar, a Google Hangout at the same exact time. So if for example I ran the bigbookproject.com and wanted to do this, I’d simply go into this LeadBox inside of LeadPages and turn this switch on right here. Now when someone opts in they’re not only added to my list but they’re also registered for an upcoming webinar.

Over at DiscoveringDowing.com, which is a huge resource for learning about dowsing, what it is, how to do it and so on, they’re using LeadBoxes when someone clicks on this button for a free dowsing lesson. A huge timesaving feature inside of LeadBoxes is the ability to send an email directly from LeadPages after somebody opts in. You can use this feature to send your lead magnets so you don’t have to set up extra delivery emails in your email service provider. It’s one of the biggest timesaving features we know of. So for example if I ran DiscoveringDowsing.com and wanted to send this dowsing lesson directly from LeadPages right when somebody opted in here, I’d go to my LeadBox inside of LeadPages and turn on send an email after somebody opts in on this LeadBox. Select the dowsing lesson and save it. Now when someone opts in, they’ll be sent the dowsing lesson immediately and I didn’t have to do anything other than turn this feature on in LeadPages.

Finally our good friends at GoldMetalBodies.com are using LeadBoxes to build their list by sending you free tutorials when you opt-in. You’ll see that they’re not collecting multiple form fields, they’re only collecting email addresses. We’ve talked in great length about this in previous videos about how this can boost your conversions so we’ll also put some links below this video about that as well. So these are four really great use cases for how people are implementing LeadBoxes. We always like seeing how our users are doing and we like to thank everyone who’s using LeadBoxes.

If you have any examples of how you’re using LeadBoxes in your business or you’ve seen a good example why you’ve been online, please post a link in the comments section below this video. If you’re not using LeadBoxes in your business and you’d like to be, please visit www.LeadPages.net to get LeadBoxes now.

I’m Jeff Wenberg. Have a splendiferous day.

  • Richard

    used for online hypnosis classes- sign up increased by 30% just using the link for the mailing list – http://www.hypnotistentertainment.com/blog/links

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Awesome to hear! Thanks Richard. 😀

    • Jeff Wenberg

      That’s totally awesome Richard! Thanks for sharing!

    • Nice!

  • Jared Kimball

    These Lead Boxes are Freaking AWESOME!!!

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks Jared!! Really appreciate the kind words! 🙂

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks Jared! Really appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  • Great video Clay

    You might like what I’ve done with LeadBoxes at http://www.contentchampion.com – I’ve only been using them for a week but email signups have definitely increased.

    Happy New Year!

    Loz

    • Kat Von Rohr

      VERY cool! Love your sidebar! Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Loz, love your superhero graphic! Great looking sidebar.

      • Thanks Jeff, I dress like that every weekend 🙂

        • Jeff Wenberg

          Yeah I think I saw you last Saturday! 😉

    • Very cool implementation of LeadBoxes @lozjames:disqus! Nice work!

      • Thanks Adam

        I appreciate your kind comments:-)

        Cheers

        Loz

    • Hi Guys

      Just as an addition here – the numbers aren’t massive and it’s early days, but this lead box is currently converting at 17%. I’m not kidding 🙂

      Cheers!

      Loz

  • Matt Wiggins

    I’m posting new article landers to my facebook audience on an almost daily basis and every one is using LeadBoxes (example – http://www.workingclassfitness.com/get-in-ultimate-shape.shtml)

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Love this “next page” LeadBox. Very cool! Thanks for posting Matt. 🙂

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Matt, that’s a great idea. How was it affected your opt-in rates?

  • Hi Jeff – I love Leadboxes and we are actually using them at the school I work at to sign people up for informational webinars. You can see them in action here: http://www.sewickley.org/page.cfm?p=5357

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Love this LeadBox! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Hey Brendan! That’s awesome. Have you seen an increase in registrations?

      • We did @jeff_wenberg:disqus! The Leadbox on our Financial Aid webinar converted at 30%, which is very good for us. We also had a total of 62 people register – all new all time high! Thanks!!

        • Jeff Wenberg

          That’s amazing news! Thanks so much for sharing Brendan!

  • Hugh Tafel

    There appears to be an issue when using leadboxes if one uses the Chrome browser. The box will pop open but blocks the opening of whatever “thank-you” page you want to redirect folks to after they fill out the box and click the “submit” button.

    • Hi Hugh! I’m not having this problem with Chrome anywhere and can’t replicate this. If you are having this issue and are a customer, please submit a support ticket and we’ll do our best to sort everything out.

      Warm regards,
      Clay

  • Joe Orsak

    Why is is so hard to add a telephone field?

    • I’ve added a telephone field several times and don’t think it’s difficult. If you’re a customer and having troubles our support team is here to help you out.

      • Joe Orsak

        Thanks for the response. I suppose I made an assumption here. In the past, when I’ve tried to add a phone field on my lead pages, I could find no option or means to do so. I can add a form field easily on lead boxes?

        • Kat Von Rohr

          Yes! You can easily use as many form fields as you’d like on any LeadBox. For more on how to do that, check out our first LeadBox video here: http://blog.leadpages.net/announcing-leadboxes/. Also, if you have any questions about setting up multiple form fields on LeadBoxes or your LeadPages, please submit a ticket to our support team and they’d be happy to help you out. 🙂

  • writeahead

    I’m just testing out my first LeadBox. When I click the link, it opens the LeadBox in a new browser window. In all the examples I see, the LeadBox appears as a pop-up in the same window. I’m on Chrome. Any ideas why this might be?

    • Amy Hager

      I’m having the same problem.

      • Kat Von Rohr

        Thanks for the question. Our developers created a back-up system that opens your LeadBox in another browser, if for some reason the LeadBox cannot appear as a light box on that specific page.
        However, this can happen because of several different reasons. So the best thing to do is reach out to our support team and they can help sort this out for you.

  • Maggie Percy

    Thanks for the tip about using the LeadMagnet for instant download. I’m loving Lead Boxes!

    • Jeff Wenberg

      You’re welcome Maggie! We love that you’re rocking it with LeadBoxes!

  • Thank you for the mention guys!! You are totally awesome and anyone reading who doesn’t have LeadPages – seriously – what are you waiting for!!

    • Kat Von Rohr

      Thanks for the awesome LeadBox example! We are grateful for you! 😀

    • jesseali

      awesome!

    • Brilliant @CathyPresland:disqus 🙂

  • I love this software. I just started using it for my home page for my book, “How To Take No For An Answer And Still Succeed,” http://HowToTakeNo.com and have had several compliments from my list about the difference in this new entry page.

    • Kat Von Rohr

      That’s so great to hear! Thanks for posting this. 😀

  • I love the leadboxes, Clay. However they always open in a new grey window for me which doesn’t look very attractive. What am I doing wrong? Here’s an example: http://experts.allbusiness.com/7-things-differently-started-small-business-today/9155/#.Us_Tf_RDvE0 (scroll down to the author box). Thanks for your help

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Sarah, thanks for the question. Please contact our support team and file a ticket (support.leadpages.net) so they can help trouble shoot it for you. Thanks!

  • I’m using it. It’s pretty cool. I just wish we had a LeadPages opt-in widget for our wordpress sidebar, and somethings like OptinSkin for the bottom of our posts.

    Robb

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Robb,
      You can definitely use LeadBoxes in a sidebar. I show you how to do it in the video above.

      • Hi Jeff, I watched the video for the 2nd time. I see what you mean now, Jeff. So, I just have to create my own picture & have it link to LeadBoxes. Is this right, there’s not other special feature of embedding? Thx

        Robb

        • Jeff Wenberg

          Yep that’s correct. Create a picture and have it link to the LeadBox.

  • Hi Clay, Lead Boxes are awesome, I’ve done it up myself too and wrote a long post about it to share with my readers, awesome update guys!

    You can see it in action here:
    http://www.kuanyew.com/how-to-turn-your-blog-website-into-a-lead-magnet-and-grow-your-list-3x-in-6-months/

    • Jeff Wenberg

      Leong Kuan Yew, nice work! Thanks for sharing. How has this affected opt-in rates?

      • Hi Jeff, so far I’ve got 30% opt-in rate with the first batch of banners, it’s the highest of the lot, even higher than those from SEM to lead pages (which is why I’m tweaking the pages too!)

        Hope that beats some records or so lol

        • Jeff Wenberg

          That is GRRRRREAT Tony The Tiger style! Keep us updated on how things evolve with your tweaks to your pages and such. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • LeadBoxes are such an Outstanding concept! I Just starting rolling them out on my site about a week ago… and opt-ins are coming in!

    I have one now on my main blog template and some on my about page. The one on my main template is the big Red Button & Ebook Graphic at the top… and also testing some throughout my about page using just the simple links.

    I Love them… and will continue to find ways to implement LeadBoxes! You can see how I’m using them here: http://socialstrategizer.com Aloha!