How to Create a GetResponse Popup (the Easy Way)

Do you want to create a GetResponse popup to get more email subscribers?

An engaged email list is a valuable business asset. And with the right popup, you can build your email list fast. In this tutorial, we walk through how to create a custom GetResponse popup that will grow your subscribers.

What is a Custom GetResponse Popup?

A GetResponse popup is an optin form on your site that is usually displayed on top of your content by dimming the content behind it for grabbing your reader’s attention.

This popup is connected to your GetResponse account, so all the emails you collect are added automatically to your email list in GetResponse.

From there, you can segment your audience and run targeted email marketing campaigns for:

  • Sending exclusive offers
  • Announcing sales
  • Sharing new content
  • Promoting upcoming events

Without a doubt, building a popup form helps you skyrocket your email list.

But how do you create a popup in the first place?

OptinMonster is the best tool to create a GetResponse popup. With its drag and drop builder and stunning collection of premade templates, OptinMonster makes it easy for you to grow your email list from your website.

OptinMonster homepage

Aside from ease of use, what makes OptinMonster stand out from its competition?

Its targeting features!

Take a look at a few features of OptinMonster.

  • Targeting: With its precision targeting feature, you can show campaigns based on the user’s physical location, the page the visitor is viewing, and more
  • Triggers: You can detect your site visitor’s behavior to show the right campaign at the right time. For example, triggering a popup when they’re more likely to leave your site, and more.
  • Testing: OptinMonster also lets you split test your campaigns to find the messages and designs that your site visitors love

Here’s an example of an OptinMonster popup:

Montana Code School popup

With OptinMonster, Social Media Examiner added 250,000 new email subscribers to their list. They also increased conversions by 15% using OptinMonster’s split-testing features.

Today, we’ll use OptinMonster to create a GetResponse popup that converts our site visitors to subscribers.

Now, though GetResponse does come with a popup builder, it has limited functionalities and targeting rules.

For instance, both OptinMonster and GetResponse let you choose and customize a popup template. But OptinMonster offers more customization options, like adding more elements to your popup.

Here’s a look at GetResponse editor and the elements you can add.

Getresponse popup tools_

And here is OptinMonster’s editor. You can add any of the block elements to your popup.

OptinMonster Getresponse popup in editor

In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the exact steps to build this custom GetResponse popup in under 15 minutes:

GetResponse Popup

Let’s begin.

How to Create a Custom GetResponse Popup

Before we get started, you’ll need an OptinMonster account.

Sign up with ease by clicking on the button below.

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Let’s begin.

Step 1: Create a Popup Campaign

First, log into your OptinMonster account.

From your dashboard, select Create New Campaign.

Create new OptinMonster campaign button

Now, you’ll need to choose your campaign type.

We’ll use Popup. As you’ve seen, the lightbox popup campaign type converts very well for OptinMonster customers.

select a campaign type

Next, you’ll need to build a campaign template. If you need help choosing a template, you can filter the templates by the following goals:

  • Grow email list
  • Target abandoning website visitors
  • Redirect traffic
  • Time sensitive offer

For the sake of this tutorial, let’s create a custom GetResponse popup that will grow your email subscribers. And, in exchange for joining the email list, let’s offer site visitors an incentive — a discount coupon when they sign up.

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In this tutorial, we will go with the Shopping template because it’s perfect for our discount offer.

OptinMonster Shopping Template

Next, name your campaign and click Start Building.

Name Getresponse popup campaign

Now, we’ll design our custom GetResponse popup.

Step 2: Design Custom GetResponse Popup

The next screen will be your campaign editor.

Shopping Template in OptinMonster editor

You can change anything about your template. All you need to do is drag and drop or click on the element you want to edit.

Let’s see how this looks in action.

Want to change the text? Simply click on the popup to edit the text.

OptinMonster Shopping inline text editor

To change the image, simply click on the image. You’ll see the editing tools on the left.

OptinMonster Shopping template image edit

From your image library, you have two options:

  • Upload from your computer
  • Use existing image from your library

OptinMonster Image Library upload

Changing any block on your popup form is so easy and the steps are also similar. For example, click on the button in the builder and the editing tools will appear on the left-hand side.

GetResponse Template Edit Button

Here, you can choose the color that matches the exact color of your brand.

OptinMonster button color edit

To add any new elements to your site, simply click Add Blocks.

OptinMonster blocks ribbon

Once you’re happy with the design of your popup, it’s time to decide where to display it on your site.

Step 3: Display Your Custom GetResponse Popup

You’ll need to click Display Rules at the top of your editor.

OptinMonster display rules

From here, you can choose triggers and targeting rules to configure where and when your popups are displayed.

Triggers determine when your campaign is displayed:

  • Scroll trigger: only display the campaign after a visitor scrolls down a certain percentage of the page
  • Time on Page: show the campaign when a visitor viewed a certain page for a specific period of time
  • Date: display the campaign on a specific date

And there’s so much more to choose from.

Targeting lets you decide who gets to see your campaign:

  • Page targeting: show to visitors on a specific page
  • Referral targeting: show if visitor came to your site from a specific website

Now, instead of showing generic campaigns to all site visitors, you’ll be able to display more targeted messages. If people feel like a popup speaks to them and the offer is custom tailored to what they’re looking for, they’re more likely to give you their email addresses.

In this campaign that we’re creating, let’s add a powerful trigger, Exit-Intent®.

Exit popups appear as someone is about to leave your site. Instead of losing a potential customer forever, you can show them a targeted message as they move their mouse towards the browser. OptinMonster customers convert an additional 2 to 4% of site visitors into subscribers using exit-intent technology.

From Display Rules, find and select Exit-Intent®.

OptinMonster Exit Intent Display Rule

Don’t forget to save your campaign. You can save your popup at any time by hitting Save at the top of your editor.

Step 4: Integrations

One of the advantages of OptinMonster is that it seamlessly integrates with any email service provider.

Within a few minutes, you’ll be able to connect OptinMonster with your GetResponse account.

First, head over to Integrations.

Integrations ribbon

Then select Add New Integration.

Add New OptinMonster Integration_

From the email dropdown, choose GetResponse.

Email provider dropdown Getresponse

Now, you can enter an account label. This is a personal label to help you organize your integrations.

GetResponse integration name

Next, you need to get your GetResponse API key. For that, you’ll need to log into your GetResponse account.

GetResponse API key field

From the top-left of your GetResponse account, click Menu » Integrations and API.

GetResponse Menu API

Next, select API.

Getresponse API select

On the next screen, click Generate API Key.

Generate GetReponse API key

On the next screen, name your API key. And click Generate.

Name GetResponse API key

Paste the API key into OptinMonster and click Connect to GetResponse.

Connect GetResponse to OptinMonster

Finally, select the GetResponse email list you want to add.

GetResponse Email List in OptinMonster

Finally, head over to the top of your editor and click Publish.

OptinMonster publish ribbon

Switch your campaign status to Live.

OptinMonster publish screen

The last step is to make sure your site is connected.

Don’t worry if your site isn’t connected yet. Follow the steps in this article to connect OptinMonster with any website platform.

Now, you’re ready to grow your email list.

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Bronwynne Powell is a writer for the web. Her background is in journalism, PR, and tech startups.  When she's not writing, she's running after her two young children or listening to supernatural podcasts.

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