Will Clickshaming Increase Your Opt-in Rates?

"No thanks I'd rather pay full price", "No I don't like traffic" or my personal favorite: "No, I want to continue dwelling in my mom's basement". 

All of these are statements to click if you want to close a lightbox without opting in...

A while ago we started seeing those rude, passive aggressive and sometimes flat out cruel links everywhere. It got so common there's even a term for using these: Clickshaming.

By writing an undesirable result as the "No thanks" link, the goal is to shame visitors out of clicking (and into subscribing).

But do they work? Do they increase conversions? We decided to test it out and the results may surprise you....

A/B Test Your Landing Page Lightboxes

In Thrive Architect you have a wide choice of lead generation landing pages and without needing any other tools you get access to some pretty advanced list building features like 2-step opt-in forms and exit intent lightboxes.

But that's just scratching the surface.

Did you know that you can combine the power of Thrive Leads with Thrive Architect to get detailed statistics and A/B test opt-in lightboxes on your landing pages?

Let me show you!

How to Build Your List With Thrive Architect

When beauty meets business...

Lately we've been posting a lot about the design features of Thrive Architect and while in awe of the Photoshop worthy capabilities, it's easy to forget that the plugin has some really impressive list building features under the hood!

If you're serious about building an online business, you need to build a mailing list and Thrive Architect is the only visual editor that gives you the power to create lead generation forms, 2-step opt-in forms and exit intent lightboxes without needing any other add-on or tool.

Let me show you!

Homepage from Scratch: Advanced Visual Design Without Photoshop

Here at Thrive Themes, we like to focus on the essentials. We always favor simplicity, rapid implementation and conversions over fancy or trendy design.

But, that doesn't mean that fancy or trendy design is necessarily a bad thing. A website can be conversion focused and have fancy design. In this tutorial, we're building a complete homepage that exemplifies this.

And despite all the fancy design stuff on this page, you don't need Photoshop to create any of it. Plus, you can download the template for Thrive Architect, as well!

Create a Pro Looking Hero Image Header

I'm sure you've seen them around... Those professional looking header sections with a big "hero" image and a title text on top.

All the pros are using this layout on their website. 

But somehow, when you try this on your own homepage, it never looks quite as professional.

Let me show you step by step how to create these gorgeous looking header sections and how to make them look good on desktop AND on mobile. 

How to Use Shadow Effects in Conversion Focused Web Design

One of the things that makes Thrive Architect such a powerful visual editor is customizability. You can fine-tune almost every design detail of everything in your content. For example, you can add and customize drop shadows, inside shadows and text shadows to Thrive Architect elements.

In this video, we'll take a tour through the shadow effect features and we'll look at how to use shadows for conversion focused design.

Turn Mobile Visitors into Leads With Mobile Specific Opt-in Forms

Mobile website traffic is increasing and will not go down anytime soon. So the question is: how do you convert those visitors into leads?

The answer is most certainly not:

  • Showing them a lightbox so big they have to scroll to find the opt-in or close button.
  • Not showing them any opt-in forms at all.
  • Shrinking your opt-in forms to fit smaller screens, making them difficult to read and impossible to fill out.

The real solution you need is to use mobile specific opt-in forms.

Discover the 3 levels of mobile optimizations available in Thrive Leads to create a pleasant experience for your mobile visitors.

How to Create Custom Styled Content Boxes in Minutes with Thrive Architect

Thrive Architect features a "content box" element, which starts out as a blank, empty container. In this video, you'll discover how you can go from this blank slate to almost any custom styled content box you can think of, in just minutes.

You'll see how to create mobile responsive note boxes for your blog content, feature boxes for landing pages and sales pages and much more.