Check out some of the most commonly asked questions about using OptinMonster.
- How do I add more fields to my optin form?
- Why isn’t my optin showing on mobile devices?
- Can I replace the optin form with Yes/No buttons or a link?
- Can I add multiple slugs or use RegEx in the Page Targeting panel?
- Why aren’t my optins showing any impression or conversion statistics?
- My optin appeared once in my browser and now I can’t get it to load. How do I fix it?
- How do I maximize conversions?
- Can I split-test different optin types?
- How do I create Social Pop-ups?
- Can I use OptinMonster to block access to my webpage content?
- How do I export email addresses collected with my optin from OptinMonster?
Email Service Providers FAQ:
- MailChimp: Can I receive an email notification for each new subscriber?
- AWeber: I’ve disabled double-optin in my AWeber account, why are users still required to confirm their subscription?
To work across the many different integrations we offer, we decided to optimize our designs for 1 name and 1 email field only.
If you would like a more customized optin form there are two options:
- Use our Canvas Technology (requires Pro subscription) and add your modified form to the Custom HTML field in the Design panel of the optin builder.
- Use the Custom HTML Optin Form integration option, available with any subscription.
You can configure the following optin types to show on any (or all) devices in the Display Rules by following our documentation example at http://optinmonster.com/docs/how-to-do-page-level-targeting-with-optinmonster/#example-mobile
- Floating Bar
Yes! See How to Create a Yes/No Optin with OptinMonster to get started replacing the default optin form with yes/no buttons.
Yes! You can now target multiple pages and use RegEx in the Display Rules.
Alternatively, some customers like to use Google Tag Manager to control how/where on their site their optins load instead. If you’re already using Google Tag Manager and want to learn more check out our documentation on Integrating OptinMonster with Google Tag Manager.
First, be sure you’ve connected your Google Analytics account and selected a Property to track statistics for each optin in the Analytics panel of the optin builder. If you’re not sure how to do this, see our guide to Google Analytics to get started.
- Once connected, it’s normal to experience a delay of 24-48 hours before your OptinMonster dashboard will display accurate statistics.
- After the initial delay of 24-48 hours has passed, your data should begin to display in your OptinMonster dashboard. However, the stats you see in your OptinMonster dashboard are not real-time. They are approx. 4-6 hours behind your live Google Analytics data because of our server caching.
- You can get fairly close to real-time in our dashboard by doing a custom date range query from the Analytics screen. This will display our conversions stats within 15-30 minutes of when the pageviews/conversions actually happened. This 15-30 minute lag is a result of Google’s own caching and is not something we can adjust.
- Our conversion stats are based on unique impressions, not total impressions. We have done this we follow the conversion of the unique visitor, not every visit they make. After all, that is the goal – to get a unique visitor to convert, regardless of how many times they visit.
For more detailed data than displayed in our dashboard, you can view conversion analytics from within your Google Analytics.
If your conversion dashboard continues to report zero pageviews and conversions 48 hours after connecting your Google Analytics account, please contact us to further debug the issue.
If you interacted with the optin when it first loaded by closing it, ignoring it or successfully converting, it’s possible the cookies for your optin are preventing it from displaying again.
To be able to see the optin again, clear your browser’s cookies. Once you’ve done that, the optin should load again as it did before.
To learn more about how our cookies work, please take a moment to review How Optin Cookies and the Global Cookie Work in OptinMonster.
If your optin still does not load for you after clearing your cookies, please contact us to further debug the issue.
Because your website’s traffic is unique, we can’t provide any specific configuration recommendations. However, OptinMonster makes it easy to A/B test your optins to improve each campaign’s conversion rates. To get started see How to Create a Split Test in OptinMonster.
No, it’s not possible to split-test different optin types. For example you cannot split test a Lightbox optin against a Floating Bar optin.
Learn more about how to use split-tests to help increase conversions on our blog.
OptinMonsterSocial event. We’ve even documented an example of using the Events API to populate an optin with share buttons.
OptinMonster does not directly collect or store any data submitted through your optins. Therefore, it’s not possible to export email addresses submitted to your optins from OptinMonster.
Instead you’ll need to connect to one of our native Email Service Provider integrations or use the Custom HTML Optin Form integration option. The submitted data will then be transmitted directly to your Email Service Provider account.
Alternatively, you can utilize our Zapier integration to create a zap which send submitted data from your form to one of over 500 apps, including Google Sheets and Gmail.
If you’re using WordPress, you can utilize a form plugin like WPForms to create a form which can store the email addresses submitted directly on your website. Then, you can add those forms to your optin using their shortcodes:
Email Service Providers FAQ
Yes, MailChimp allows you to receive email notifications for each new subscriber if you’re using double-optin. When using our MailChimp native integration you can enable double-optin in the Integration panel of the optin builder.
If you’re using a Custom HTML Optin Form integration, double-optin is used by default and cannot be disabled.
To enable email notifications within your MailChimp account, please follow MailChimp’s documentation: Change Subscribe and Unsubscribe Notifications
AWeber: I’ve disabled double-optin in my AWeber account, why are users still required to confirm their subscription?
If you’re using our native AWeber integration it’s not possible to disable double-optin. AWeber does not allow single-optin through their API.
You will need to follow our documentation: How to Enable Single-Optin for AWeber in OptinMonster.