Today, I want to share a free download. Optin Buzz is software which can increase your subscriber optins by 200%.
Optin Buzz works well with almost all of the popular autoresponders and if your autoresponder isn’t listed simply copy and paste your HTML code into the software. (AWeber is an easy-to-use autoresponder and they are currently offering a 1 month trial for just $1).
Here are some of the features of Optin Buzz:
- Allows your subscribers to receive their rewards instantly
- Personalize your salesletter and address your prospects by name
- Boosts your response rates by at least 30%
- Add images, videos or audio as a thank you message after your subscriber has opted in
- And many more features
You also get Giveaway Rights worth $27 which will allow you to pass Optin Buzz on to your subscribers or entice people to opt in to your list.
To download your free software, simply click here and enter your details. You will receive a link to the download within minutes.
I’ve been a big fan of the free version of the Evolve WP Theme by Theme4Press since I started using it in October 2011.
I particularly like the social integration features, the options for placement of advertisements and the clean, modern appearance.
However, a recent update meant I was only able to display one widget in the sidebar and the others appeared centered at the bottom of the page. I was so disappointed at the thought of having to change my blog theme again and couldn’t find another free theme which gave my blog a similar appearance and similar features to Evolve.
It now seems that the latest update (2.0.4) has fixed these issues and it probably fixed some others that I hadn’t noticed. I’ll continue to use Evolve and hope that the next update doesn’t undo these fixes.
I’m a little late on this but Google Friend Connect was retired on March 1st 2012.
I only realised that something wasn’t quite right when the Google Friend Connect widget stopped displaying on my blog pages. My first thoughts were that it was a problem with my browser (Google Chrome) or my AdBlock extension.
After some searching online I discovered that Google posted on their official blog regarding this topic in November 2011. I also found a more useful support page which looks like it was created more recently
Google seem to be suggesting that “GFC” users should create a Google+ page as an alternative. However, one of the features that I liked most in GFC was the newsletter feature and this is not available in Google+.
I do have a Google+ page (the link is at the top of this page) but I won’t be using it to replace Google Friend Connect.