How To Customize The Elegant Basic Opt-in Page In LeadPages

Time and again, LeadPages proves its dedication to creating attractive and effective lead pages for online marketing. And now, its latest offering is generating a lot of interest for not just being beautiful in its simplicity but also impressively effective and efficient.


The Elegant Basic Opt-in Page was strategically designed to get people to opt-in without being too visually arresting. The subtle integrations are well-calculated so viewers will be led to “naturally” opt-in. It’s important to mention as well that this lovely page is quite easy to customize in LeadPages — in no time it will be up and viewable through WordPress, Facebook or your own server.


The Steps

1. Find the Elegant Basic Opt-In Page and slide to use this template.


2. Decide on what you’re giving away for opt-ins (say, a video) and then add your logo at the top.


3. Add your headline to the Headline section. Like with all other pages in LeadPages, just click on the section to start editing.


4. Add the benefits of choosing to opt-in. What’s particularly cool about this page is you can easily add the benefits which will appear in bullet form and the page will naturally expand or contract as you put in all the benefits you can think of for your opt-in provision.


5. Once you’re done listing all the benefits, you can then add a thumbnail of your video (or whatever product you’re giving away).


6. Proceed to select your integration: the list you want to add people to; integration with Go To Webinar so the page can also serve as a webinar registration page; and integration with Facebook which will allow people to opt-in using their Facebook account.



7. Head to the Brand section. You have to option to use it or not. Fill it with the right details by clicking on the brands that you’ve been seen through if you want to use this section. And if you don’t, just click Hide.



8. Name the page and then save the page. Once saved, the page will automatically go live online.


9. Click the Publish button and you will then be provided a URL that will allow you to view the page that you’ve just created.


10. Lastly, go back to the Publish page and select the different places where you want to publish the page such as WordPress or Facebook, or you can download the file and put it on your own server. And you’re done.


The process is very easy; you don’t even need to be particularly tech-savvy. In just under an hour, you get a professional-looking lead page to serve your business. Click here and start optimizing your very own Elegant Basic Opt-in Page.

OfficeAutopilot Fuses With SendPepper

1a-ontraportAutomating your entire business process has now become a lot easier; thanks to OfficeAutopilot. This all-in-one platform is so efficient that, if used correctly, it can help pay for itself within just a few months of implementation and help you adapt as you build up your business capacity.


Having a program that can offer complete business process automation became a reality only in 2006, when CEO and founder Landon Ray, Principal System Architect Steven Schneider and CTO Pin Chen. In 2007, its first version was released and more innovations came after that. From sending email replies to a complete response-based sequence that triggers multiple actions all on its own, OfficeAutopilot has revolutionized the whole concept of business automation.


Just after a few years from the first version’s release, WordPress integration and payment processing modules were added.


In 2011, Ontraport’s marketing platform, SendPepper, fused with OfficeAutopilot to give a wider and more comprehensive list of features to both company’s clients and potential customers. This update enables users to access both their accounts and use it to innovate other services and applications. Because of this, OfficeAutopilot is now known as Ontraport OfficeAutopilot.


If you’re interested in learning more about this unique tool, check out our review page here.

How To Use LeadBoxes To Boost Your Conversions

LeadPages customers have been excited to use LeadBoxes to generate more leads. To help them make the most efficient use of this feature, the LeadPages team has been providing instructions on how to optimize it for specific purposes.


In using LeadBoxes to improve conversion rates and performance, you can apply the following suggestions:


Application #1 When you give away a custom LeadMagnet with every blog post


If you have a food blog, you could give away recipes for which they have to opt in. If you’re fond of writing long blog posts, you could save these as PDFs, and to boost opt-in rates, allow people to opt in for a LeadMagnet that’s customized to that specific post. Giving away a custom LeadMagnet with every blog post is the best way for a blog to grow its opt-in rate.


Instead of sending people from the blog post to a separate landing page, however, just have a LeadBox appear on the website. Opt-ins have been observed to increase 30%-40% on average when customers switch to having a LeadBox appear on the same page instead of sending people to a separate landing page where they can opt in.


There are instances, of course, when it’s better to send people to a separate page to opt in such as in the cases of email, paid advertizing, affiliate promotions. The rule of thumb is, if someone’s already on a page, don’t make them leave it just to opt-in; use a LeadBox instead.


Application #2 – When you do guest posts


You have a much better chance of getting new subscribers and increasing your conversion rates when links on a blog post produce a LeadBox wherein readers could opt in on the same page instead of sending them to a separate landing page. You can have a LeadBox appear on any website the link is published on.


Application #3 – When you have an opt-in box on the sidebar


Many websites have an opt-in box on their sidebar, but there’s a distinct advantage of having a LeadBox appear on the same page when the opt-in button is clicked. If you’re afraid that using a LeadBox in your sidebar will decrease the number of your opt-ins, you can simply have both, create an opt-in form and a LeadBox as well. However, from studies conducted by the LeadPages team, it’s really more effective to simply use a LeadBox on the sidebar.


Business owners take advantage of these tools with a common goal in mind: to boost conversions. Before you get to improve your conversion rate, however, first you have to increase your opt-ins, and LeadBoxes have managed to do this in the applications cited above. Work on boosting conversions now with the help of LeadBoxes by getting it from LeadPages HERE.

LeadLinks: How You Can Use This Lead Generation Tool

Easy — no, it’s not just that chill-out Lionel Richie music; it’s also how you should be giving your audience, your market access to your offers. Easy. When they get an email announcement from you about joining an exclusive list, do you make it easy for them to get on that list? When they get an e-vite from you for a webinar about some once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity, do you make it easy for them to register for that webinar? When you give your consumers an easy process to opt-in, for anything, you generate more leads.



The Lead Generation Tool Today
Clay Collins, co-founder of the highly popular LeadPages, experienced this very easy approach to getting audiences to opt-in when he himself got an email for a webinar. Clay was so blown over by the sheer ease of the sender’s process that he might as well have described it as his “holy (bleep)” moment. With just one click on a link, Clay was then directed to a Thank You page, was added to a sublist of the sender, and got an instant email confirming his registration for the webinar.


Clay investigated the mechanism behind the effortless opt-in process, with the added intention of finding how the automation could also work for affiliates, for their own list. And so, LeadLinks was born. What it does is allow you to send a link to your list, a link that’s embedded in your email. When someone clicks on that link, they may be added to a list or sublist, be added to a webinar, or receive a digital download. According to Clay, LeadLinks will allow you to get any of those things to happen or all three of those things to happen.


And here’s how it works:
Step 1 – Set up integrations by choosing the email service provider you want to use to build your lists with LeadLink.


Step 2 – Select the email service provider you’ll use to send the email. LeadPages says you can use a different email service provider to send the emails and a different one to build your lists: i.e., MailChimp for sending out the emails, InfusionSoft to build your lists.


Step 3 – Copy the LeadLink and paste it into the email.


Step 4 – (Optional but fun.) Do the Harlem Shake, twerk, or relax with a bottle of whiskey and get ready to watch LeadLinks generate more leads for your business.


The Leading Benefits of LeadLinks
Aside from the fact that it’s a no sweat application with the copy/paste process, LeadLinks can work for several different scenarios. In an interview with Tim Paige, creator of the LeadPages podcast, Clay mentions three scenarios.


One is when you launch a product and want people to signify their interest. When they click on your link, they may be added to a list or sublist that get more frequent updates about the product. The second scenario is when you come up with a webinar. Instead of directing your audience to a webinar registration page, which Clay says may only have a 25 or 75 percent conversion rate, your audience will automatically be registered to the webinar. But be sure to emphasize that once the link is clicked, your recipient will be confirmed for the webinar registration. The final scenario is when you have a membership site that allows any member access to webinars or digital downloads you might send.


And because LeadLinks works for affiliates’ lists as well, Clay remarks that you can use it as a lead generation tool.


Finally, remember the two-step opt-in process? LeadPages toyed around with the idea of turning that into a one-step process, which they did. But for LeadLinks, the landing page generator went further by turning the one-step process into a zero-step opt-in process since it essentially removes the landing page. According to Clay, “It’s a landing page that converts at 100 percent because there is no landing page at all. You just send people directly to the thing.”


Are you ready to get 100 percent conversions? Check out LeadLinks through this LINK.

Send Emails For Event Details And Lead Magnets Quicker Through This New LeadPages Feature

Are you regularly hosting Google+ Hangouts, webinars and teleseminars? If your answer is “yes” and you want to capitalize on the timeless saying “time is money,” this new LeadPages feature will help you do so.


It is a well-known fact that if you make your webinars and other online events easier for people to attend, more people will show up.


And with this in mind, LeadPages has now made it quicker and easier for you to tell your attendees when your next Google+ Hangouts, webinars and teleseminars will take place. With this new feature, sending emails such as event details and even lead magnets to all interested attendees and other people will certainly mean reduced work on your part and tasks that will be less time-consuming.


This feature only takes seconds to set up inside LeadPages and it can seriously boost and triple attendance to all your online events from now on.


To set up this feature on your LeadPages account when using a Google+ Hangout,, WebEx, or other platform for your online event where people do not need to log into system and register:

1. On the page that you are using, turn ON Send email after opt-in.
2. Select Send a customized email after opt-in. On the email box, enter all of the email information and the email copy that contains all of the details for the people to join the Hangout.
3. Once done, click Save.


When people opt-in to this page, they will get an email from LeadPages with their sign-in instructions.


With this feature set up directly in LeadPages, you can send any email, sign-in instructions and any information you need to distribute to a house, generic list or something where you put all of your leads who signed up for any webinar you have ever done without always creating a new or different list, form or template.


In addition to increasing webinar attendance, this new feature is also perfect for:

– Fast delivery of free content to your prospects.
– Easy creation of your list for different lead magnets.
– Setting up follow-up emails in seconds.


You can watch the other benefits this new feature can do for you and your business in our latest video. And if you are not yet a LeadPages customer and want to be one now, visit this site.

WP Engine Welcomes WP Back To Its “Allowed” Plug-ins List

When WP Engine disallowed WP from the list of plug-ins WordPress users could add to their sites, it had every right to do so. was creating a lot of trouble for both users and WP Engine – it was slowing the site down and unintentionally creating security vulnerabilities. But recently was able to make a comeback in the “allowed” plug-ins list of WP Engine.


This Yahoo plug-in has finally worked its issues out, thanks to the expertise of WPMU Dev. It turns out that there were easy solutions to the initial problems with the plug-in and all WPMU Dev did was correct these specific issues so the plug-in could reach the stringent standards of WP Engine. Despite its previous flaws, though, there was no denying that was quite useful and effective in compressing images to be used for the sites and reducing their sizes without affecting the visual quality of images. Also, it did a fair job of decreasing the amount of bandwidth a site used when serving pages.


However, it was like a good kid that often made wrong decisions – the plug-in had the bad habit of bringing servers down whenever it failed to connect with its API. Likewise, it also kept on trying to re-Smush already compressed images, and send images that exceeded the Smush limit of 1 MB to Yahoo, causing redundant efforts for WP Engine.


After being disallowed, experts came in to fix and improve the plug-in. The outcome? The latest version of boasts of more intelligent API handling and timeouts. Plus, it now handles the lossless compression in a far more ecological manner. So, no more of those superfluous attempts to re-Smush already compressed images, or sending files that go beyond the Smush limit up to Yahoo. And when the plug-in detects a timeout, it does not attempt to “smush” images again for 6 hours, which basically means that the server’s performance is no longer affected by API timeouts.


With these successful improvements, it was a logical decision for WP Engine to welcome back into the list of plug-ins WordPress users can install. It’s just as useful as it was originally intended to be, but more efficient now that it has been modified.


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