Month: August 2013

Comment Reward Summer Sale

#1 – It increases the number of REAL comments on your blog.
#2 – It improves your SEO by adding more user driven content.


As you might think from the name, the Comment Reward plugin rewards people for leaving comments on your blog, by sending them an email they will really WANT to receive.  😉


Why would you want to do this?

You know how people only go certain places because other people go there?  And the only thing that makes the place popular is because – people go there – it’s a self fulfilling prophesy if you like.

Once the buzz is going, it doesn’t stop.

Just like real locations in the real world, a busy blog means more interest. The more interest you have, then the busier your blog. Makes sense doesn’t it?

I used to be a big fan of certain pubs just because they ran “happy hours” between 6-7 to liven things up a bit. My reward was cheaper beer. (Sadly, happy hours have since been outlawed in the UK…)

Just like real world promotions, if you reward your visitors, then they’re more likely to come back and make your blog look busy to other visitors.

What your visitors won’t find out until they leave a comment of their own is that you’re rewarding them for their comments by using the Comment Reward plugin.

They will get a welcome email from you which could contain some useful information, and could also have a link to a downloadable freebie.

You can create many of these reward emails depending on how many comments your readers leave and even tell them when the next reward will be available to them just to encourage them to leave more comments.

Once people know what’s going on the plugin virtually compells them to come and make comments on your blog. And if other people see your blog is busy because of all the comments, it encourages them to join in too.

More visitors, more comments, busier blog, more comments. People come back.

And so it goes round and round.

The result?

A really busy blog. More returning visitors, raving fans, and subscribers too if your offer is good enough.

Because let’s face it, someone might be okay with leaving a comment to begin with, but they might not want to subscribe to your mailing list.

However, if you reward them for their comment then they’re much more likely to be okay with signing up to your mailing list, especially if you make them a really good offer (more on this another time).

Do you want that?

You can get yourself going in the right direction just by installing the Comment Reward plugin.

The Comment Reward plugin is just $17 until 31st December 2014.


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, software, wordpress plugins

Sale – Slide UP Ads

Update: The sale for Slide Up Ads is now LIVE at just $17.00 and INCLUDES a full developer (client/flipper) licence.

Buy now


Here on my blog you’ve almost certainly noticed the Slide Up ad at the bottom of the screen and maybe even used it to become a subscriber – it’s a fixture here and there’s a very good reason for that.

Here are some examples from the supplied PSDs.  You can easily amend the background colours by use of a slider to give the hue you require, and you can change the icons/graphics by adding any one of the thousands of free icons available or your own images.




You may be VERY surprised to know that when I first introduced it, then my subscriber sign-up rate increased by 249% in the first week.

By doing absolutely nothing extra to my blog other than installing this little tool, then since then I’ve dramatically increased the number of subscribers.

Here’s the feature set.

  • 79 pre-defined templates for the slide-ups
  • All Photoshop PSDs are supplied for all templates
  • Also included are no-text PNGs for use with any graphics editor
  • An easy to understand method of creating your own templates
  • An optional colour picker if you want a plain background slide-up
  • Autoresponder sign up code parsing and reformatting
  • Comprehensive rules system that governs when and how often the ad shows
  • THREE ways of visitors closing the ad, selectable by you
  • Two different “Content Types” for the ad – autoresponder and link/HTML
  • Finally, a way to reset the ad when you create a new one

I have proven beyond any measure of a doubt that putting a slide-up ad on my blog increased my mailing list sign-ups by 249% in the first week of use.  I know that sounds incredible, but it’s something that just can’t be ignored.

My stats for the 12 months leading up to the installation of the script were for approximately every 17 visitors, someone subscribed. I get a lot of repeat visitors who are already subscribed, so I’ve been okay with that figure of 17-1 and I thought it was pretty good for a blog.

But it turns out I was WRONG.  Big time wrong.

By using a slide-up I immediately pushed that number up to nearly 6-1.

After a week of use I found I was getting a new subscriber for every 6 or 7 visitors – that’s just under 2.5 times more subscribers for the SAME amount of visitors.

You have GOT to take notice of results like those, and it’s been one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. (That was when I then had my own bigger, better, Slide Up Ads plugin created.)

If you see the same kind of results as I did (and why not?) then for every 10 new subscribers you’ve been picking up from visitors to your sites, then suddenly you can push that number up to 25 from the same amount of visitors just by using this plugin.

Considering the industry standard rate that a subscriber to your mailing list can mean up to a dollar a month in income, then you have to ask yourself just what are you losing by not using it?

The special for the Slide Up Ads plugin will close without notice and is just $17…

The nearest competing product to it sells for $47, so this is a real bargain.

It’s worth a lot more to you than that though when you put it to good use.

Here’s a screen shot of part of the admin panel:-

Slide Up Ads Settings
And a picture of the drop-down rules:-

Slide Up Ad Rules

The colour picker if you’re using a plain background:-

Slide Up Ads Colour Picker

And the buttons that can be added to the slide up ad:-

Slide Up Ad Buttons

Note in that last image that there’s the usual X (which always appears on the ad), an optional minimise button which will allow the visitors to close the ad for a period you decide, and also an optional power button which will close the ad permanently until you use the “Reset Viewers” check box on the admin panel settings page.

That’s a plenty big plugin spec. 😉


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business