Gathering leeds

Hello all,

I have a question.
On my website (http://johnyw.net) I would like to have a sort of popup page (small), when the visitors come to my homepage, with a form on it, where they can subscribe in order to be on my mailing list, by filling in their name and email adres in order to receive free previews of new images etc.
The idea is to build up a database of leads.
I do however don’t now how I must handle that?
Can someone help me out please?
Thanks a lot.
Johny


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What about setting up a Twitter feed? I don’t think you can send out images to your Twitter followers, but it would at least be an easy way to update people about new content on your site.


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Hello Rich,

Twitter, Facebook and all the others are useless formy need. I need to have email addresses from my visitors…


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Not sure who your web host is…but a lot of hosts will have simple form builders that you can use to generate some html code which you can just paste into FW for this sort of thing.
The link below is a simple form that I did recently, http://www.frontrangeweb.com/djr/emailnotify.html
The Author of the book (for the link above) just receives an email with the results of the form.

If your host doesn’t offer this, then search this site for info building forms with Freeway.


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The easiest route would be to search for mailing list scripts or
similar on http://www.hotscripts.com or if you’re feeling
adventurous you could build a simple PHP/MySQL backend using a
framework.

Todd

On Sep 15, 2009, at 4:22 AM, johnyw wrote:

I would like to have a sort of popup page (small), when the visitors
come to my homepage, with a form on it, where they can subscribe in
order to be on my mailing list, by filling in their name and email
adres in order to receive free previews of new images etc.
The idea is to build up a database of leads.


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Rich’s suggestion is probably the “simplest,” although doing this in Freeway isn’t what a beginner would call simple. At least, I don’t know of a push-button method.

There is a PHP Feedback Form Action in the Actions Forge, but I’ll never use any PHP based pages again after having one of my sites hacked by a malicious-code-injection attack.

Johny, root around on your ISP’s Manage Your Site pages and look for a Form Mail function. Once that is set up, as Rich says, you can build a form in Freeway that sends its results to the Form Mail function on your ISP’s server.

The results will then be emailed to you. But, if you want to get email addresses from people, you have to ask them to enter the addresses in a box in your form. The email you receive with this Form Mail function will be from your ISP, not from the people filling out your Form. So their email address won’t be in the email’s “From” or “Reply To” fields.

Does that make sense?


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Use something like http://www.mailchimp.com/.
You can make a signup form in Mailchimp (style it to match our site). Place a link on your web site to your Mailchimp signup form. Every time somebody signs up for your newsletter it collects their info. You then create your email campaign in Mailchimp. The part I like is that Mailchimp tracks the emails sent and displays a neat graph of how many emails were opened, if any of the links in your email were clicked etc. You can even see who opened their email.
It also takes care of the whole email spam issue with links to unsubscribe etc.

Marcel


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You can see an example for the free mailing lists script as part of
our hosting here: http://www.webdesignquote.me/

Note: it is a double opt in system, as in, the person add’s their
email, it sends you an email to confirm you wish to be added.
Anything less than this and you would not adhere to the increasingly
strict spam laws.

Important; You can un-subscribe also - test it if you wish.

David

On 15 Sep 2009, at 16:16, Rich Gannon wrote:

but a lot of hosts will have simple form builders


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