‘How do I get people to read my blog?’ It’s a common question and one I was asked this week. Amongst my many suggestions is to add your latest blog post to your email signature using WiseStamp. This automatically pulls in your latest blog post and title and adds it your Gmail signature.
Here’s how it works: Go to the website and download the browser plug in
- Go to the WiseStamp website and download the browser plug-in
- The method of installation varies depending on your browser but WiseStamp will take you through the process.
Once downloaded you are prompted to use the on-site wizard to generate your email signature.
You’ll need to provide it with some basic information. You can sign up with your email address or use Facebook connect.
Now you can choose a template for your signature. I have chosen a basic text template below. .
Now for the really cool stuff… WiseStamp allows you to add a number of applications to your signature. It’s easy to get carried away here but I advise caution. Having too many calls to action in your signature can mean recipients are less likely to click.
My goal is to get more traffic to our blog. For that reason, I added the RSS widget, grabbed my feed address and pasted it in.
Once you are happy with your signature, click OK and there you have it. Here’s what my new signature looks like on my Gmail account
I love this signature idea. You also have the option to create multiple signatures. This makes sense, you may want to create different email signatures or versions of your signature for different segments of your target market. I’m looking forward to see how it performs.
Do you think it’s a good idea to add something like this to your email signature or do you get put off by all the noise at the bottom of your emails?