#3: Just Say “Thank You” With Comment Redirect
Getting people to comment on your blog is difficult. When you get a relevant comment, you have an engaged reader whom you don’t want to lose. So you want tonurture your relationship with the people who take the time to comment on your blog.
By using Comment Redirect, you can direct first-time commenters to another pageon your website where you then try to convert them.
For example, you could redirect commenters to a page where you thank them for commenting and convince them to subscribe for further updates.
I left my first comment on a blog recently and I was impressed by a nice thank-you page displayed right after entering the comment—another opportunity to sign me up as a user.
Comment Redirect is unbelievably easy to set up. Creating the actual page you want people redirected to will take time and effort.
To set up the redirect, just specify the page where you want to redirect first-time commenters, and that’s it.
Currently the “thank-you page” that first-time commenters get redirected to converts at 6.6% but it has been as high as 12%, depending on where the new commenters are coming from. Again, it’s really important to focus on the right traffic sources and not just the right landing pages for converting visitors into subscribers.—Ramsay Taplin, BlogTyrant
Ramsay gets over the problem of the plugin not having analytics by using AWeber E-mail Marketing to track where subscribers are coming from.
Another way to measure subscribers through your thank-you page is to set up Goals within Google Analytics.
When someone clicks on the Sign Up button, you can display a page that welcomes the new subscriber. This page is only displayed if somebody subscribes, so your goal is achieved every time a subscriber gets to this page.