Archive for the 'MailShoot' Category

How To Effortlessly Increase Mailing List Signups By 300 Percent

Friday, December 7th, 2012

So you have a mailing list sign up form set up on your website, but are you getting enough users to notice it and willingly give you their email addresses?

Watch the tutorial below to learn an easy way to triple your mailing list sign ups! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to never miss out on our great website tips and tricks.

Video Transcript:

A very good way of collecting user’s email addresses is to offer them something in return for signing up to your mailing list. This popular strategy is widely used across many sites on the web.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you a way of setting up your mailing list created using MailShoot to automatically deliver the free item when the user confirms their subscription.

This tutorial will assume you already have your mailing list set up. If you do not have your mailing list set up, or you are new to MailShoot and want to learn how to do everything from start to finish, visit this page to view our other training tutorials.

The first thing you will need is to have your free gift handy. Since we are dealing with the internet and computers, we will need to have our gift be in digital form. For my example, the gift I am offering is this PDF that I have here on my desktop.

Now, I will open up my web browser to ge.tt which is a website that allows users to upload files to share with others. All I will do is drag and drop my PDF onto the screen here. This might be different depending on which web browser you are using.

When the upload has completed, we will be given a link to access the item that was just uploaded. What you will need to do is now copy that URL.

Now, in MailShoot, open up your mailing list, or click on the Subscribe Page button. Then select the Messages tab. On this page, here is where you will paste the link that we just copied. You can write a message next to the link to let the user know that this link is where they will find the free gift that was promised. When you are done, click the Publish button.

Now when users sign up to your mailing list, and then confirm the subscription, they will see this Welcome message and will be able to download your free gift using that link.

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MailShoot 2.5 Makes it Easier to Send out Newsletters

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Do you want to create an online subscription form and send out newsletters to your website visitors?

MailShoot 2.5, our fully featured email newsletter software lets you quickly and easily create a double opt-in online subscription form to collect your visitors email addresses. Then it lets you send our personalized and targeted emails to your potential customers. No technical skills are required.

MailShoot 2.5 provides an all new user interface which makes it much easier to create and send out newsletters. It also fixes a number of bugs and provides some small improvements to various features.

Download MailShoot and try it on your website for free.

MailShoot : Embedding A Signup Form In RapidWeaver

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

In the tutorial below, we will show RapidWeaver users how you can easily embed a mailing list sign up form on your website, using MailShoot. The process is fairly simple and will only take a few minutes minutes.


Video Transcript:

Keeping a mailing list is a great way to for you to keep in touch with your website visitors. It can also be a really good avenue for you to promote your product or services to people who might be genuinely interested in what you have to offer.

This tutorial is going to show you how to embed a mailing list signup form on your website. In case you are not familiar, the application I am showing you is called MailShoot. MailShoot is a mailing list manager that will allow you to easily embed your signup form on your website. You can then manage all of the e-mail addresses on the list and send them e-mails whenever you desire.

For this demonstration, we’re going to stick with the golf theme and assume I am running a golf website. The first thing I am going to do is save my document. I do this by clicking File, and going to Save As. I will them name my project and save it.

The next thing I will do is click on the Mailing List button. Currently, I have no lists because this is a brand new document. I will click on the Plus sign to add a new list.

If I double click on my list, the list editor window will appear. This is where all members of my mailing list will appear after they have been added.

So now we’re going to begin making our mailing list signup form. The first thing we are going to do is change some of the field names. These are going to be the fields for the information that we want to get from people who are signing up to our mailing list.

So here I will input just a few examples of the information I might want to collect from potential customers. (favoirte golfer, handicap, name of country club, left handed)

When I’m finished inputting the fields, I will press Done, and my next step will be to setup the Subscribe Page.

In this first step, I’ll need to give my list a name. I am going to call it Jeremy’s Golf Shop.

The List Short Name will be what is used in your signup form’s URL. This name must be unique across all MailShoot users so I’ll just add some random digits to the end of it to ensure it is unique. You can do the same if you’d like, or you can click on this Check button to see if what you have entered is unique or not.

Next I’ll enter a password for my list, followed by a list description.

In the Owner’s Details section, I will need to fill out all of these fields. The owner e-mail is especially important as this is the email address that users will see when the signup to the mailing list, as well as the email address where you will be notified of a signup.

The welcome message can be customized to your liking, or you can leave it as is.

In the custom fields section, you will need to tick off whatever custom fields you want included on your signup form. I will tick off the ones I customized earlier in the tutorial.

You can choose from four different type’s of fields you want to use. You can also input a default value for each field, as well as indicate if you want to the field to be a Required field or not.

In the links section, here is where we will get our code for embedding the form on our iWeb website. I’ll simply press the publish button, and the embed code will appear. You will also notice that two links appear. The first link will take us to the Subscribe page. The second link will take us to the unsubscribe page. When you create your form, click on these links so you can see first hand what your subscribe and unsubscribe pages look like.

Now, I’m going to highlight the embed code, and copy it.

In RapidWeaver, I am going to add a new page. I am going to choose the HTML Code page option. I will simply paste the embed code, and as soon as I click on the preview button, I will be able to see my sign up form. Now you might notice here that some of my signup form is cut off. All I have to do is go back to the embed code, and change the value in the Height field, and check to see if I can now see my entire form.

And that is how you set up your mailing list sign up form. Remember to save your work as you go in MailShoot. For more MailShoot instructional videos, visit the MailShoot product page at ragesw.com/products/mailshoot.html

MailShoot : Embedding A Signup Form In Sandvox

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Sandvox users can easily add a mailing list signup form to their websites. Just follow the easy instructions in the tutorial below your MailShoot mailing list sign up form will be on your website in no time.

Video Transcript:

Keeping a mailing list is a great way to for you to keep in touch with your website visitors. It can also be a really good avenue for you to promote your product or services to people who might be genuinely interested in what you have to offer.

This tutorial is going to show you how to embed a mailing list signup form on your website. In case you are not familiar, the application I am showing you is called MailShoot. MailShoot is a mailing list manager that will allow you to easily embed your signup form on your website. You can then manage all of the e-mail addresses on the list and send them e-mails whenever you desire.

For this demonstration, we’re going to stick with the golf theme and assume I am running a golf website. The first thing I am going to do is save my document. I do this by clicking File, and going to Save As. I will them name my project and save it.

The next thing I will do is click on the Mailing List button. Currently, I have no lists because this is a brand new document. I will click on the Plus sign to add a new list.

If I double click on my list, the list editor window will appear. This is where all members of my mailing list will appear after they have been added.

So now we’re going to begin making our mailing list signup form. The first thing we are going to do is change some of the field names. These are going to be the fields for the information that we want to get from people who are signing up to our mailing list.

So here I will input just a few examples of the information I might want to collect from potential customers. (favoirte golfer, handicap, name of country club, left handed)

When I’m finished inputting the fields, I will press Done, and my next step will be to setup the Subscribe Page.

In this first step, I’ll need to give my list a name. I am going to call it Jeremy’s Golf Shop.

The List Short Name will be what is used in your signup form’s URL. This name must be unique across all MailShoot users so I’ll just add some random digits to the end of it to ensure it is unique. You can do the same if you’d like, or you can click on this Check button to see if what you have entered is unique or not.

Next I’ll enter a password for my list, followed by a list description.

In the Owner’s Details section, I will need to fill out all of these fields. The owner e-mail is especially important as this is the email address that users will see when the signup to the mailing list, as well as the email address where you will be notified of a signup.

The welcome message can be customized to your liking, or you can leave it as is.

In the custom fields section, you will need to tick off whatever custom fields you want included on your signup form. I will tick off the ones I customized earlier in the tutorial.

You can choose from four different type’s of fields you want to use. You can also input a default value for each field, as well as indicate if you want to the field to be a Required field or not.

In the links section, here is where we will get our code for embedding the form on our iWeb website. I’ll simply press the publish button, and the embed code will appear. You will also notice that two links appear. The first link will take us to the Subscribe page. The second link will take us to the unsubscribe page. When you create your form, click on these links so you can see first hand what your subscribe and unsubscribe pages look like.

Now, I’m going to highlight the embed code, and copy it.

In Sandvox, I am going to add a new page. I am going to choose the Empty Without Sidebar option. I will then go to Insert, and select Raw HTML. In the popup window, I will paste the code that I just copied in between the span tags. Now I will publish my site, and then view the signup form in my web browser. If I find that the form needs to be adjusted a bit, which in this case I do, because parts of the bottom of the form is missing, I will go back to Sandvox, delete the code from before, and re-peat the process from before. This time, I will adjust the height to a number I think will suffice, and then publish the site again. This time my form looks just the way I wanted it to.

And that is how you set up your mailing list sign up form. Remember to save your work as you go in MailShoot. For more MailShoot instructional videos, visit the MailShoot product page at ragesw.com/products/mailshoot.html

MailShoot 2.3 Update! New List Segmenting Features

Monday, September 12th, 2011

We are happy to announce that MailShoot 2.3 is now available.

You can now send e-mails to parts of your mailing list using MailShoot, our  newsletter and email list manager.

Let’s say you only want to send a newsletter to users on your list who are interested in ‘widgets’. You can set a filter to only send e-mails to users who match certain criteria of your choosing. The video below will demonstrate what segmenting is, and how to do it with MailShoot.

You can create an unlimited number of filters for each contact list. MailShoot also lets you verify who will receive your email before sending.

Video Transcript:

Using the filters feature in MailShoot is a great way to segment users on your mailing list. For example, let’s say I want to send a newsletter to my users who are interested in Fairway woods and not users who are interested in anything else. Here is my list for Jeremy’s Golf Shop. This list has 7 e-mail subscribers, all interested in different products. Using the filters feature in MailShoot, I will be able to send an e-mail only to these people, as the e-mail is going to talk about fairway woods.

On the Send Mail tab, I am going to select Filters & Limits. Next to where it says No Filter Selected, I am going to click on New to create a new filter.

The first thing I will do is name my filter so that I can refer back to it later. I will then filter out the e-mails so that I can send an e-mail only to users interested in fairway woods. I do this by selecting Products from the first drop down menu, and typing in Fairway Woods in the text field.

When I press the OK button, I will be taken back to the Send Mail tab, and I will see that 3 of 7 contacts match this filter. That is, 3 of the 7 users on my list are interested in Fairway Woods. I can now press the Preview and Send Mail button and send out my newsletter to these individuals.

MailShoot 2.2 Adds Easier Styled Text Newsletters

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

MailShoot, our powerful newsletter and email management application has been updated to version 2.2.

MailShoot makes it extremely easy to create online subscription forms that lets your website visitors automatically sign up to your mailing list. Then you can send out personalized emails to each users at the click of a button. MailShoot lets you easily manage multiple mailing lists and send out targeted offers to the right customers.

MailShoot 2.2 makes it easier to create styled text and HTML newsletters. This means your emails look more professional and can attract more attention when your customers read your newsletter.

Download the free demo to try it out, or upgrade your registered version for free.

MailShoot 2.1 Adds New Sending Limit Features

Monday, May 16th, 2011

We have just posted an update to MailShoot, our email marketing and management tool. This version adds the following changes;

[NEW] You can not specify a sending limit per hour incase your ISP limits the number of emails that can be sent out per hour
[FIX] Characters such as &<> now work properly when used in the online subscription form
[FIX] Can now properly retrieve subscribe page details with your list id and password
[FIX] Custom Mail tags can now be entered into a message even if your sent list has not yet been specified

MailShoot is a fantastic application for small business owners to quickly and easily set up an online newsletter for their website. With MailShoot you can instantly create and online subscription form that your visitors can use to subscribe to your newsletter. Then you can easily import your new subscribers to your mailing list and keep them updated on your latest news and announcements.

Download the free demo of MailShoot and try it out on your website.

Add an Email Signup Form to Your iWeb Website

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

If you have an iWeb website and always wanted to start a mailing list, now you can with MailShoot, the fully featured newsletter and email management software.

MailShoot will let you instantly create an online sign up form for your iWeb website without any technical skills on your part. MailShoot can publish a signup form to your website with just a few clicks.

Once your sign up form is on your iWeb website you can start collecting emails. Then you can send email updates to all, or certain segments of your list. Check out this video tutorial which shows you exactly how to create your sign up form and publish it on your iWeb website.

If you have just started an iWeb website and are looking to get more visitors to your site, check out our SEO for iWeb Walkthrough tutorial.

MailShoot Beta Released: Stay in Touch with Your Website Visitors

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

We are very excited to announce the first beta of MailShoot, a powerful newsletter and subscription management software. MailShoot will let you instantly create an online subscription form for your website, no programming skills necessary, where your visitors can subscribe to your newsletter. It even works with iWeb websites hosted on MobileMe.

From there, you can quickly and easily keep your visitors up to date with periodic email updates keeping them coming back to your website.

We have released the first beta version on Trybeta. Users who submit valuable feedback will get a free license when the final version is released. Just sign up as a beta tester to Trybeta below;

http://www.trybeta.com

We look forward to hearing your feedback.