Have you considered using lightbox popups for more than just email optins? You can actually use different types of popups to boost user engagement, increase pageviews, decrease bounce rate, and improve sales.
In this article, we will show you 9 unique popups you can create to boost user engagement with OptinMonster’s Canvas technology.
What is OptinMonster Canvas?
Think eCommerce integrations, related posts, videos, quizzes, surveys, and basically anything you can imagine.
The best part is that you can do all the customization while enjoying the best features of OptinMonster such as: exit-intent, page-level targeting, A/B testing, cookie configuration, and everything else that you have come to love about OptinMonster.
Here are 9 different popup examples that you can create with OptinMonster Canvas.
1. Create Video Popups
Do you have a promotional video that you would like to share with your website visitors? Do you want to give a preview for your latest features when users login to your app?
All you have to do is copy and paste the video embed code in OptinMonster Canvas. You can use YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, DailyMotion, and basically any other video host.
Aside from custom video popups, we also have video optin themes as well.
2. Create a Custom Survey
Would you like to create a survey for the users who have successfully checked out? With a combination of a time delay, page-level targeting, and your form’s code, you can choose to create a “Checkout Experience” survey to show to your recent customers.
This has the benefit of only being shown to your actual customers, while also providing a clear and intuitive design.
What is even better, you could have this be the first part of an automated response system within your Email Service Provider (ESP) or CRM.
To create surveys, you can use one of the many online services including but not limited to: Poll Daddy, GravityForms, or SurveyMonkey.
3. Create a Facebook Like Box
Do your visitors know you have a Facebook page? Did you know that cross-exposure on multiple platforms can build trust?
This is why our Canvas Documentation even includes a “how to” for building out a Like Box for Facebook.
Implementing a Facebook Like Box can be help you build your Facebook following while people browse your website and also sign up for your email list.
You can even use our referral detection feature to show a Facebook like box to audience from Twitter and a Twitter follow button for Facebook users.
4. Create a Fun Quiz or Game Popup
Due to the freedom of Canvas, you can really put whatever code you would like in the optin. Because of this, you can provide a lot of fun experiences for your users.
You can create a quiz that shows the results at the end of the quiz:
Or perhaps you will have a scroll-triggered game that will show up near the end of your blog posts.
These can improve your engagement and time on-page.
5. Create Related Posts Popup
Want to show users related posts popup to reduce bounce rate and increase pageviews?
Simply add the code from your related post service like AddThis or a shortcode from a WordPress related post plugin like YARPP.
You can even add codes from a provider like Taboola or Outbrain to increase your earnings from contextual ads.
6. Create Related Product Popups
You’re probably familiar with Amazon’s “recommended items” section which shows those who bought X also bought Y.
You can use OptinMonster popups to add up-sells and down-sells in your eCommerce website.
All you have to do is enter your related product script or add a shortcode from a plugin like WooCommerce.
7. Create a Contest / Raffle Popup
Contests are one of the best ways to boost user engagement.
You can promote your contests using OptinMonster Canvas + your favorite contest platform (such as RaffleCopter).
8. Create a Multiple Field Contact Form Popup
In our recent blog post, we showed how WordPress users can use form building plugins like Gravity Forms to build a complex form.
These type of forms can allow your to receive required information to truly follow up with your customers. For those in real estate, or other sales related industries, this allows you to collect specific information that allows your follow up with the customer to be the most productive.
Lessening the amount of required communication between visitor and salesmen can save your business in the long run and allow your salesmen focus on meeting your customer’s needs and not just trying to find the lead’s phone number.
9. Create a Donation Popup
Are you a non-profit? Want to raise more money? Bring awareness to your campaign by adding the donation form inside a popup.
You can use a form tool like GravityForms or any other donation platform to run your campaigns while embedding the script inside OptinMonster to raise awareness.
There are many things you can do with the Canvas Technology. We’ve highlighted just some of the options available with the Lightbox Optin using Canvas. You can also use Canvas for mobile optins specially to promote app downloads as well as slide-in optins.
Need more inspiration? See our roundup of the best popup designs from around the web.
Don’t have Canvas yet? Get an OptinMonster Pro License and start creating powerful popups today!