A while back I did a post on how Not Clicking On A Link can cost you and I’m not just talking about money as you may be missing out on golden opportunities as well. Basically I was trying to work out why certain people were not clicking on some links that were presented in a post. I figured the best way was to have a poll and the first part of this post is to discuss the results.
It wasn’t the most popular of polls as only 23 people took the time to vote, yet even so there was a trend.
- Not enough time and will come back later (35%, 8 Votes)
- I ain’t afraid of no links! (35%, 8 Votes)
- The credibility of the author (13%, 3 Votes)
- Scared of being sucked in by a scam (13%, 3 Votes)
- It’s just too hard (4%, 1 Votes)
- Fear of failure (0%, 0 Votes)
It seems that most people didn’t have the time, they’re just blog hopping and leaving a comment. Perhaps they liked the idea and made a mental note to come back later, unfortunately I reckon most of them would just forget about it. Lost opportunities.
I ain’t afraid of no links, scored equal top and these are the people who will click on a link if they thought they saw something interesting. These are the adventurous types, like yours truly who realize that you have to sample all that life has to offer you in order to be able to sift the good from the bad.
The credibility of the author, only scored 3 votes. This did surprise me as I thought it would be on the top of the list. Heck even I wouldn’t click on a link if I thought the authors credibility sucked. Although I love to sample life I don’t like wasting my time.
The other two points didn’t really matter as I just stuck them in to make the poll bigger. That was a mistake and from now on future polls will only include relative points. There were a lot of interesting comments so you may want to have a look to see what people actually said.
My next poll is all to do with Lists. In my post Why The List Hater Has His Very Own List I told everyone how I succumbed to the list building idea. I also said how I would not spam them and that I would only email my subscribers when I posted a new article on this blog. The thing is I’ve noticed over time that less people were opening my emails and it got me to thinking, was I sending out too many campaigns?
Unlike other List builders I am concerned about my subscribers and wherever possible I want to make them happy and if that means sending out less emails then I am quite happy to do that. I don’t want to be like those internet marketers whose only concern is to suck people into buying some crap and in order to do that they’ll continue to send out emails, sometimes on a daily basis. Their only intent is that people succumb to their Call To Action!
So, the question for this poll is ‘How Often Would You Prefer To Receive A Newsletter?’
This isn’t just for my list subscribers either, it’s for everyone to get involved. You may even want to promote this post by doing all the normal tweeting and stumbling things so that perhaps some of those email marketers out there get an idea of how often you really want to receive their newsletters. Naturally there are three calls to action to this post, one is to answer the poll, the second to leave a comment and the third would be to subscribe to my list by using the subscription form over there on the right.