I AM LEGEND…of the Hello Bar kind.
Most of us know placement and layout are everything when trying to capture attention on your blog. If you want readers to take a specific action putting thought into your design is vital.
Pop ups are a popular option for grabbing attention and they are effective in converting warm leads. The problem is plenty of people HATE them as well.
If you haven’t been inspired or delighted by the content on a site the last thing you want is a pop up blocking your exit. Especially if it’s bigger than the screen you’re using and you can’t click on the ‘X’.
That’s why I prefer the Hello Bar!
Less intrusive but still noticeable, readers who are keen to take action or make a commitment to your offer will. Everyone else can continue their ‘experience’ unobstructed.
Who Uses The Hello Bar
Plenty of people have the Hello Bar installed on their site. Some famous, some not so much.
Take Darren Rowse of Problogger.
Or Tim Ferris of 4 Hour Work Week.
Even DIY Themes.
Create A Hello Bar For Your Blog
Let’s create a Hello Bar for your blog. It’s super easy to do.
- Go to HelloBar.com
- Click on Sign Up Free.
- Log in (you’ll be emailed your log in details).
- Click Create New.
- Type your text and link then save.
Hello Bar creates the specific code for your blog. Make sure you copy and save it somewhere safe before closing the window.
Install Your Hello Bar
So why the reference to I AM LEGEND?
That’s how I felt when I worked out how to add the code to my blog’s template files.
If you are code phobe like me don’t fret. I managed it so you will too.
- Log into the back of your self hosted WordPress blog.
- Click on Appearance then Editor.
- Click on the Header.php file.
- Scroll down to the Body tag and paste code immediately after.
You’re done. The Hello Bar will now appear on every page of your blog.
Are you excited? (I may or may not have fist pumped the air at this point…)
Do you use Hello Bar? What will your first message be?