The New Year rang in some wonderful free tools ideal for lead-capture, conversions and putting muscle behind your social media posts. Here are two reviews for Snip.ly and SumoMe, both free and both worth your time.
Snip.ly: I took App Sumo’s new tool, Snip.ly out for a test-run this afternoon, and I’ve gotta say, this tool has some serious power. They’re doing a free one-year subscription to the Pro package and I suggest you get it while it’s hot – (it’s a $300 value) and no, I don’t have an affiliate link to them… (yet…) Here’s a quick 4-minute video showing you the back-end:
Snip.ly not only abbreviates your long urls, but it allows for embedding a call-to-action button right onto your landing page with a one-two punch. I used it to promote my affiliate hosting site, Midphase with their 40% off sale and my tutorials for Serif WebPlus. It allowed me to promote BOTH pages on 1 post in both Facebook and Twitter (now how cool is that??)
SumoMe: I’ve gotta admit, this one was a little confusing (still is…) in that I don’t always see the lead capture box show up on my website. I put a device up on my home page (lemme know if you see the bugger…) to give away my free report, “The Top (Dirt-Cheap) Tools I Use to Get Noticed Online.” Some leads have come in, but not an avalanche. In all fairness, I haven’t promoted this to the max – I may use the power of Snip.ly to drive traffic to my pages that house the SumoMe lead-capture device and see if that works a bit better. Nonetheless, it is easy to install, just not always easy to see it all the time, especially if you’ve put in commands that it only show once a month so as not to pester loyal followers of your website or blog. Here’s the scoop on SumoMe and a few other GREAT tools:
So if you’re playing with your website over the weekend, take these two tools out for a spin and let me know what you think of them in the comments below.