Why Use the SumoMe Plug-in?

The image above is what's possible (among other things) with the free SumoMe plugin.

Notice the Social Sharing icons on the left AND the cool pop-over with email submit form - both done with one single plug-in!


Sidebar: I recently created training on the MailMunch Plugin, which works great IF you already have a Social Sharing plug-in installed, you're happy with it and simply want to add an email opt-in form for a newsletter or autoresponder. Please see that training here, if that's your wish:

FREE Pop-Up Email Subscribe Optin - The MailMunch Method


Yes, it can easily be done with two plug-ins, but as you may or may not know, the more plug-ins we have, the more processes consumed and this slows down our page load speeds. And, slow page load speed is not good for SEO or your visitors. We can lose a LOT of website traffic if our home page is loading slowly - first impressions and all.

Other Features of SumoMe that are available:

And, this is not the entire feature list - just some.

Not all of these are free, but you can pick and choose the ones you want to use in addition to the free features.

List Builder Example

Scroll Box Example

Welcome Mat Example

As you can see, this is a pretty powerful little tool. And, for one plugin, it's fairly robust. As with the MailMunch plug-in I covered recently, this plug-in makes a connection to another server (SumoMe server) where you setup most of what you'll be using.


Okay, so let's get this puppy installed and configured for both Social Sharing and Email Subscriptions.




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Melb47 Premium
Thanks so much:-)
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KMeyer Premium
Thanks, your training was excellent.
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UrsaMajor Premium
Is SumoMe now just 'Sumo'? I can't locate SumoMe
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, I would look for Sumo. It still should have come up in your plugin search tho'. But if you type in Sumo that will for sure and then you just need to upload the plugin and activate it.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi,

what is sumome and why is it good to have it?
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MsMerry Premium
It is just a really easy and cool tool for social media and more Philip. Free to use with the option to upgrade. I have almost got my store up and running Philip so will send you a PM when done.
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Kewl Web Premium
Thanks for the training. Very helpful.
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Pj, thanks for this tutorial. Usually, after each post, I test out by sending them out via social channels but I am only getting share count for Pinterest. The other social media such as FB, Twitter, G+ are not recording any share count at all. Is there anything I should take note? Thanks.
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littlemama Premium
Twitter is known to have this problem but the other two should be recorded. It usually has to do with the plugin, you may want to try other social media plugins that will work better.

The Twitter problem, you can get around it by doing some work around, just Google "how to show Twitter share count" or something similar.
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JooKwang Premium
Thanks, Grace. I realise apart from Twitter, G+ also removed their share count function, thus if I want to count the share for G+, I need to go around it using probably another plugin that can do the trick.
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littlemama Premium
It's really annoying that these social platforms do this because what's the point right!? Social media is about sharing so why these platforms don't let us count the shares using a plugin really boggles my mind and we have to do all this work around. Lol Nothing's easy!
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JooKwang Premium
Lol, thanks. We share the same pain. Indeed, it is not easy and after weeks of fiddling with social media plugins, I haven't come across a solution. Looks like I just have to live with it for now and come back later. It is not worth sacrificing that much time to get the share count, so long as they can share! Back to content creation...
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littlemama Premium
Exactly Jude, content creation is still priority! :)
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viyee Premium
Thank you Pj. Awesome training!
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flaviagray Premium
Fantastic, this is just what I was looking for. Will install it now.
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Cirian Premium
I just tried giving Sumo a go for the first time. It looks packed full of amazing stuff. But, there seems to be a catch now.

When I tried to integrate MailChimp the free plan isn't possible. I was a bit confused so I headed over to the reviews on WordPress. A reviewer is saying Sumo has changed to paid only for new integrations... which is obviously a real shame for newbies.

Well, it looks like I'm going to take another look at "MailChimp for WordPress by ibericode" and separate plugins for other bits and pieces. I like the idea of a good all-in-one plugin that's free while starting out but maybe it doesn't exist.
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Chezbrown Premium
I had to read the top part of your message twice there Cirian as I took it that you had tried out sumo wrestling rather than Sumome lol. xx
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, that is one drawback but most require you pay for that. I think Get Response is one that has a few extra options that are worth the monthly price but not positive. You can try Disquz ( not a spelling error) as well. It is free with of course as all a pro package.
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Cirian Premium
Haha, yeah that would have been a shock to me too, no wrestling involved ;)
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Cirian Premium
Thanks for the tips there MsMerry. I have MailChimp and was looking for a decent WordPress plugin for it and the one I mentioned seems to be a good one. Took me all of 5 seconds to link my MailChimp account, now I just have to design the forms.
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MsMerry Premium
Good for you. Which one 'ibercode'?
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Cirian Premium
The ibericode plugin is literally called "MailChimp for WordPress" if you do a search. I can link you to their WordPress page here if you want to take a look:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-for-wp/

I'm no expert on it but it's been around for quite a few years, 900k+ users, 800+ reviews (overwhelmingly 5*), so I gave it a try. And yeah, so far so good.

As for SumoMe I kind of wonder if I should put it back in for any of its other features since it has so many.
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MsMerry Premium
Thanks, Robert. I am going to have a look at this. I have toyed with Sumo and then back to the Ultimate Social media plus and then a new one to me is Disquz.
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Cirian Premium
Okay then Merry, my pleasure.
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147jimmy Premium
Awesome lesson, This is very much needed.
Thanks.
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daniel9977 Premium
I must connect the sumome to an email service for it to send notifications to my subscriibors about new posts? I thought that the sumome sends the emails, no? Does it mean I must go pro with sumome to get this service?
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nathaniell Premium
If you are building an email list with SumoMe, it's likely you'll need an autoresponder along with the plugin. You may have to upgrade to Pro with SumoMe, PLUS, pay for an autoresponder like Aweber.
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Manika-Nia Premium
Once people subscribe will they automatically be sent a new post that I write or do I need to manually do this? Thanks for the post!
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Labman Premium
You set this up and it is automatic thereafter.
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Manika-Nia Premium
Is there a way that you can tell me how I'd go about doing that thereafter?
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RD40 Premium
This was an awesome training. So much to learn and you help out big time with this training. Thanks PJ!
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amgolf Premium
Thank you, Pj
Love Your training.
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@RICH. Premium
The problem I've found with SumoMe is that once you get more than 1000 visits a month, they want paying $350 a year. :(
https://sumome.com/pricing
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Gerlinde Premium
Not good! Thanks for letting us know...
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amgolf Premium
No free good stuff in the world.
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Africanibal Premium
Excellent step-by-step training. This is precisely what I was looking for in terms of a powerful plugin to share and more. Too many features though, so I have to be careful not to "waste" too much time on exploring it versus building my incipient website. Awesome problem to have!
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome, Mauricio! I'm happy it helped!!
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AllenWill Premium
This is an AWESOME tutorial.
I just installed SumoMe on my site feeling very overwhelmed.
Your tutorial made it much easier.

Thank PJ!
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MoragK Premium
Hi PJ, this is a great tutorial. Thank you so much for putting it together and sharing it. All the best.
Ann
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varleysheen Premium
does this slow your website down
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PjGermain Premium
Well, in the sense that ANYthing you add to a website will slow it down, yes. BUT, the trade-off is without question, worth it.

If speed is a major concern ( as it should be for a matured company website ) you might want to review my blog article here:

http://pureresiduals.com/how-to-speedup-wordpress-blueprint-to-success/
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LouisaB Premium
Man , this is Wonderful! Thanks a lot for that information. I will set up now!

Great Lesson and easy to follow.
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smartmart Premium
You are a SUPERSTAR!!!
This training has helped me sooooo much...
Took me a long time to get my head around it but got it in the end.
BIG THANKS.
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StepChook Premium
Thanks for this PJ. I'm still new to this and, at this stage, wondering if it's worth subscribing to the PRO version. Do you think the free version is adequate for now?
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PjGermain Premium
YES, indeed!! I run the free version on many websites.
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StepChook Premium
Ok, thanks PJ.
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AlyssaBaron Premium
I just started with the free version of SumoMe. Has something changed? In order to export emails collected by SumoMe to Mail Chimp, SumoMe says that I have to sign up for SumoMe Pro. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks in advance. Alyssa
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kentlum Premium
You're a legend. I am not up to the level of creating a subscriber list yet but the training on including social media icons is awesome!
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lomulomu11 Premium
Your an absolute legend PJ. Thanks this.
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CateR Premium
Thank you PJ - was having a little trouble trying to figure out that Sumome stuff.... I see it takes a bit longer to load....
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ecomtom Premium
Another great tutorial. Thanks PJ.
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Steve1958 Premium
This is fantastic...thanks very much!
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Rehmiee Premium
Thk u for your valuable training. After installing Sumo, is there any way that we can turn off the bottom part ad or ad articles ?
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sbarn347 Premium
So I set this up a while ago, but then I think I don't quite understand how to set it up so they actually get emails. I have people on my list (as well as one of my own email addresses) But i haven't been receiving emails to that address after I make new posts. I feel like I'm missing something.
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BVisan Premium
Great training PJ! I didn't expect less from you lol...
Thanks a lot and keep on rocking!
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wecwish Premium
Where would you get the ebooks?
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Kyle Premium
Sorry, ebooks for? Are you trying to find ebooks that you can give away as a bonus to your audience?
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wecwish Premium
I have installed it and now it is driving me nuts. I think I may have done something wrong because now I have some advertising that I don't want and I don't know how to get rid of that part of it.
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sbarn347 Premium
Thanks for this training! I would have had no idea what to do with subscriptions. Thanks!
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viyee Premium
Hi PJ, Thank you very much for your time. Thank you again. I am follow your training. Appreciate your hard work.
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ricksr Premium
Hey PeeJ,

What's the downside of installing Sumome if it is "untested"for my version of WordPress? (using Twenty Twelve version 4.5.2).

Best,

Rick
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PjGermain Premium
Not much. I a plugin goes "wonky" on me or causes any issues with my website, I just go back deactivate and delete. But, I have tested many plugins that came with that "untested" warning.
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ricksr Premium
I'm in!

Thanks Peeeej,

Rick
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PjGermain Premium
Anytime, Rick!
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ricksr Premium
Hey Peeej,

Me again ( I also agree with Shelley regarding the best training I've seen.....A++)

So I have just installed the social portion of SumoMe and have a question for you. I know that you use GetResponse as I do as well. Do you use the Free email opt-in apps that SomoMe offers along with GR and if so WHY? GR is pretty robust and you're paying for that ...just wondering.

Best,
Rick
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PjGermain Premium
I use the Opt-in form generated from GetResponse.....but, I use the SumoMe "List Builder" function to create the "Pop-up" that presents the GetResponse optin.

Does that make sense?
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ricksr Premium
It makes sense but I thought that GR had a pop up option as well. I need to get back into GR and SumoMe's list builder and try and figure it out. Thanks good buddy!
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shelley8492 Premium
I've read lots of training here, but I think this has been the best! I tried easy plug in, tried to set up mail chimp and using sumome. Nothing seemed to work. This really explained what I needed to know. I'll work on this tomorrow. Then look through your training and make sure I know how to set things up to offer a ebook giveaway, which I rhink I just saw posted.

Of course, after I have gone through all this, you suggested that we don't set it up til we have lots of content and finish bootcamp. That's me, get ahead of the plan. Seems like everyone has a squeeze page, so I thought I'd better get on the band wagon. Guess I'll get back to lessons in bootcamp.
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Yep, take your time Shelley. I'll be here to lend a hand should you ever need it. Cheers!
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MsMerry Premium
I am just like you Shelley! Always getting ahead of myself and then.....yeah!
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Chezbrown Premium
I have Sumome but can't get the double your traffic thing to work.
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PjGermain Premium
Chez, which "double your traffic" thing are you referring to?
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Chezbrown Premium
I got a message saying insert your email and we can double your traffic. I think it's to do with Sumome share app.
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Tezsie Premium
Thanks for sharing this!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Tessie!!!
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BarbaraJP Premium
Ok, I went to check out Get Response and was totally overwhelmed--all they talked were big businesses and I'm still trying to figure out what I am trying to do!
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PjGermain Premium
Hmmm.....yes, it can be overwhelming at first. I'm thinking this might be my next training video.
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BarbaraJP Premium
That would be great!
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Chrissies Premium
Ho PJ
I wonder if you would mind telling me which of the email collecting methods is most effective, or which one you would recommend?
Many thanks as ever
Chrissie :)
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PjGermain Premium
Well, that depends who you ask. LOL!
From the six figure owners that I have experience with, they like the Welcome Mat configuration. The one that covers the entire screen.

My theory is using that with, but if the visitor clicks to make it go away to read my articles, I also use the sidebar widget AND at the bottom of every post, I use the "shortcode" insertion of the email subscription form. So, I have all bases covered. :-)
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Chrissies Premium
That sounds like a really good plan Pj, the best answer as usual. Very many thanks :)
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PjGermain Premium
You're so very welcome! :-)
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Chrissies Premium
Thanks again PJ :)
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PjGermain Premium
nooooo no, Chrissie! THANK YOU!!!! :-)
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Chrissies Premium
We could go on like this for ever!! You"re a star PJ :)
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PjGermain Premium
LOL!!! Backatcha!!!
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Chrissies Premium
HE he :)
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PjGermain Premium
Ditto!

LOL!
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Chrissies Premium
:) :)
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PjGermain Premium
xoxo
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Chrissies Premium
You are GREAT!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
You're BETTER!!!

(I can do this ALL DAY LONG!)



hehehhe
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Chrissies Premium
Nooooh!! No one is better than you!!! (I can too!!) :)
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PjGermain Premium
I know you are, but what am I ? LOL!!!
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Chrissies Premium
You are hilarious PJ, love these little chats!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
I refuse to grow up! ;-)
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Chrissies Premium
Don't blame you! Why ever would anyone want to! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Let's go for the WA record for longest thread ever!!! I think we can do it! :-)
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Chrissies Premium
I'm sure we can!!! Lets go for it. I'm having such a good laugh!!
Hope you don't mind if we continue tomorrow though, cos its past 1.30am now!!! A bientot et bon nuit zzzz :) :)
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PjGermain Premium
Whoa!!! Get some sleep! Sweet dreams!

Tag, you're it!
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Chrissies Premium
Good morning! Gotcha back!!
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PjGermain Premium
Coffee is on !!!! G'morning dear! :-)
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Chrissies Premium
Hope you had sweet dreams :)
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PjGermain Premium
Indeed I did. And you?
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Chrissies Premium
Oooh yes!! Do you dream much?
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! No, not really. Which is fine. After being in law enforcement, there are dreams that I'm so glad I don't have anymore.
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Chrissies Premium
I'm sure there are!! I have very vivid dreams, but they are usually all good!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
I'm jelly!
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Chrissies Premium
Not too wobbly I hope!!!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Neva !!!
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Chrissies Premium
I'm loving this nonsensical conversation PJ :)
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PjGermain Premium
What's for dinner tonight?
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Chrissies Premium
Mmm, already had it!! Chicken stir-fry and I didn't even have to cook it! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome! Email me some!
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Chrissies Premium
Consider it sent!! Aah, perhaps not, there's none left, so sorry!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
OHHHH, so tease me why doncha!?!
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Chrissies Premium
Oh, poor you!! Is it dinner time for you yet?
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PjGermain Premium
Just about..... RED meat!!! Steak night! Woohoo!!!
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Chrissies Premium
Nice!! That should give you some oomph!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
yea, that or put me in a coma
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Chrissies Premium
Ha ha!! What's the time with you?
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PjGermain Premium
What do you mean???
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Chrissies Premium
Sorry, what time is it?!? Its nearly 1am here!!
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PjGermain Premium
Get some sleep!

It's time for my meds.

;-)
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Chrissies Premium
Yep, I should!! Till tomorrow! Goodnight :)
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PjGermain Premium
sweet dreams!
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Chrissies Premium
Thank you, you too :)
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PjGermain Premium
Nite nite!
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Chrissies Premium
Good morning :)
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PjGermain Premium
Coffee?
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Chrissies Premium
Oooh, yes please, can that go by email too?!? :)
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PjGermain Premium
Well send some! Make mine a Double-shot Cafe Mocha please. I'll be waiting!
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Chrissies Premium
OK, have your cup ready to catch it!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Don't get any on my keyboard!
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Chrissies Premium
Just make sure you catch it properly!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
With a fish net?
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Chrissies Premium
Ha ha ha, good luck with that!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
I think I'm gonna have to change my shirt!
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Chrissies Premium
Doh!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Lunchtime yet?
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Chrissies Premium
Already had dinner!! 10.30 here!! You?
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PjGermain Premium
Nope! Marinating the chicken! What did you have?
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Chrissies Premium
A nice healthy salad!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent! No dessert? a fruit cup?
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Chrissies Premium
Some fresh grapes!! Trying to lose a little weight!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
I love grapes! The black seedless ones!
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Chrissies Premium
I am slightly addicted to them!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
We'll have to form a GA group. Grape Anonymous!
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Chrissies Premium
Love it :)
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PjGermain Premium
Will you be my sponsor?
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Chrissies Premium
Ha ha, love to!!! :)
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PjGermain Premium
(putting you on speed dial)
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Chrissies Premium
Cool, look forward to it! :)
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Jessmac Premium
This definitely looks like something I could use on my website.
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PjGermain Premium
i love it!!! I think you will also!
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The-Fran Premium
PRETTY cool, I must say. Awesome tutorial.
I have a landing/maintenance/capture page plugin; but this one seems multi-purpose (and I like that). Will check it out!
:D
--Fran
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent Fran, happy to help! :-)
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JGeyer Premium
Thank you so much PjGermain, very cool. I just want to be sending the free e-book and collecting emails right now, so I DID everything here as you did with the list builder and I added the thank you page but where do I put my free ebook? Once they click on the IMMEDIATE ACCESS? It didnt ask me to upload anything....thank you so much for getting back soon:)
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PjGermain Premium
You can put that on your Thank You page as a download. Within List Builder, there is a spot to send folks after they signup. Put your Thank You Page URL there.

Be sure to test it! :-)
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JGeyer Premium
Awesome. Your articles are so good. Thank you
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks, you just made my day!!
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Kroher23 Premium
Thanks for this lesson. Has been very helpful
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome Kevin! I'm happy it helped!
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HillaryH Premium
is this the social media sharing plug in that 'slides out' on the left? thanks for this post--useful.
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FarhanSidik Premium
Hey there!

I think you can make changes to the appearance of the social media buttons. It does not always have to be "floating" on the left.

Cheers =)
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PjGermain Premium
Yep, it can be on the left, right, top or bottom. It can fade in, slide in and so on.
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bmontes Premium
I have it on my site if you want to see. Loseweightfastfromhome.com
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PjGermain Premium
Nicely done Billy!
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bmontes Premium
Thanks man. Work in progress. I decided to change the email opt in to the bottom right instead of in the middle. And using a smart bar for facebook likes as I type.
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sundrapoole Premium
I cant set this up without having mail chimp or aweber?
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PjGermain Premium
SumoMe has several features, just one of which is the connection to a mail service such as GetResponse, MailChimp or Aweber. But, the sharing feature is also very good. Yes, the mail services do have a monthly fee.
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sundrapoole Premium
these aweber and so on cost money??
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Arashehf Premium
Yeah. Getresponse costs about 15 $
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PjGermain Premium
If you join with my affiliate link, I'll be happy to help you with it!

:-)
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sundrapoole Premium
how
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PjGermain Premium
Send me a private message via my WA profile.
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sundrapoole Premium
what do i do
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sundrapoole Premium
i didnt get a mail service setup
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Chrissies Premium
Hi PJ
That is a complete revelation!!
SumoMe here I come!
Very many thanks
Chrissie :)
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Where you been, girl?!! ;-)
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Chrissies Premium
Plodding through the training!! :)
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gordk6 Premium
Hi Pj

Thanks for the awesome post!

I just installed SumoMe and it gives you a lot for free.

The list builder looks interesting... however , right now I cant afford another monthly payment for an email client/ autoresponder ... so is there any point in collecting email addresses with List Builder ?

Im just starting to get people looking at my site... so not sure how soon I will need aWeber or the like , for email. Is there an alternative way I can deal with emails until I can afford a proper Email client ?

Best
Gord
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PjGermain Premium
Not really anything worth your time. I would wait on the email collections.
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Yishan Premium
Hi PJ,
Thanks so much for this training!!! That is so valuable!
I have a question. When I click in service, there is nothing show up. No "AWeber" or "mailchimp". What is going on? Do I need to setup anything else before?
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PjGermain Premium
Are you using the List Builder portion of SumoMe? I was accidentally in the Sharing app of SumoMe when I first began trying to set this up.
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Yishan Premium
Yes, in the list builder.
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FOXMOBILE4U Premium
keep looking for a link to sumoMe so you could get the credit.
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PjGermain Premium
I don't believe they have an affiliate account. BUT, if you go with GetResponse, please PM me!
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FOXMOBILE4U Premium
Great usable stuff. Thank you for the info
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PjGermain Premium
I'm happy it helped Fox! Cheers!
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Mate this is fabulous stuff. I have used SumoMe for a while now. Do you still use only the Free version or have you signed up for Pro Version?
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PjGermain Premium
Still using the free version. :-)
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justcruzin Premium
Great training Peej. Where do I create the thank you page?
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PjGermain Premium
Just like you do a regular page on your website.... Except you do not add this one to your menu. That way, it's kinda hidden. You'll know it's there and the autoresponder/opt-in software will be able to send people there. But, it doesn't need a place in your menu structure.
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justcruzin Premium
Thanks PJ. I'm off to learn a new task!
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PjGermain Premium
Anytime!
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VonnieOh Premium
Help please! Why is the pop up I created in Sumo Me not showing up on my site? It only shows up on my mobile.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Might be an issue with the theme you are using? Just thinking ... perhaps you should have WA support look into it?
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rodeves Premium
I would encourage you to contact Site Support. Click on SiteRubix and then to Site Support to let them know about this issue. All the best!
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VonnieOh Premium
Thanks rodeves and TheOldSilly. I found out that I was able to view it when I'm in incognito mode.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks for the training. I was so looking forward to using SumoMe only to find out that Benchmark Email is not on the list of services. They have a great free account autoresponder. I can't afford a paid service right now. I was with the free mailchimp account but it is so limited in what you can do.

Hopefully they will add Benchmark Email. From what I understand it is a fairly new service.
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Martstervt Premium
Thanks Pj , You are relentless in teaching important marketing tools .

I may have missed this but Katie brought it to my attention.
Great training and easy to understand. I have Sumome but havn't activated it. With this training, I know how to set things up and can refer back.

Marty:-)
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Mac01 Premium
Thanks for the training P.J.!
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TerryLee1 Premium
Thanks for going to effort of creating the training Peej, this is a great plugin :-)
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swhittington Premium
hey Peej... trying to play with my SumoMe like.. it is telling me I am not authorized for this site... suggestions? thanks so much
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PjGermain Premium
Login here and ensure your site is listed:
https://sumome.com/sites
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swhittington Premium
thanks... got into my account, but the page says "my sites" and there is nothing listed... added site but it is already installed...might be my theme.. can't figure out how to make it work in my site... I want to share a specific post,,, .finally figured out that I had to be in view site... got it to work... still strange... but we shall see..... thanks so much for all your help here... you are definitely the person I look to for help lately...!
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Jurgen78 Premium
Thanks for the lessons! I replaced my previous plugins for social sharing and listbuilding with the SumoMe plugin and I feel my site has a more professional look to it.

Oh and I got my Plugins Health level to 90%, haha :-)

Cheers!
Jurgen
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent Jurgen!
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philaccardo Premium
Jason:
does all this mean that you do not need a autoresponder (Aweber, etc.) or this Sumo brings additional benefits to your marketing?
Do you know Rapid Mail? It is a WP plugin that does the work of a true autoresponder without the cost (only about $ 60 in one payment)
Thanks
Ciao/Phil
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SuzetteH Premium
I just copied this from the details for the plugin. Hope this helps and answers your question about the autoresponder.

SumoMe provides free tools you need to grow your WordPress site. This plugin will make it easy for your readers to join your email list, share your articles and optimize with analytics. The free tools include:

List Builder will let you create a fancy lightbox pop up to build email subscriptions (for MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse, MyEmma, ActiveCampaign, Infusionsoft, HubSpot, Feedblitz, Ontraport, Klaviyo, Constant Contact, Mad Mimi, Vero, Zapier, Pardot, ExactTarget and others).

More Info concerning the list builder app.
Automatically Connect with major email providers
Our email list builder easily connects with all major email providers including Aweber, MailChimp, Constant Contact, GetResponse and Campaign Monitor. This means that if you use an email manager like MailChimp, your new subscribers can automatically subscribe to your list instantly.

Alternately, you can simply set List Builder to collect email addresses that you can export in CSV format.
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ChrisScott Premium
You will still need Aweber... etc... Sumome works hand and hand with your Aweber. Truth is Aweber does not need Sumome, sumome needs Aweber.... Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Send In Blue.. whatever.

Seems like a great add on. Always pushing up-sells though.
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philaccardo Premium
OK.
But it gets redundant: Weber,ì plus sumo me plus mail munch. It just sound as a voluntary life complication. Why all this if just one, Aweber, does it all?
But most importantly I want to know your experience or review of Rapid Mail.
This is a very important issue, because you can spare the high monthly fees that autoresponders ask for.
Rapid mail is a plugin for word press and it costs only about 60 bucks. One payment. Is it not exciting folks?
Ciao all/Phil
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PjGermain Premium
Hi Phil, sorry for the delay. I investigated RapidMail, I had reviewed their website, but it's been awhile. Rapidmail is a Newsletter only.

Here's the difference between a Newsletter and an Autoresponder:

A Newsletter is something you send out to your email subscribers periodically. It can provide snippets of your recent posts to get traffic to your website, weekly or monthly promotions or company updates with tips and tricks for your readers. The main takeaway here is that a newsletter is like a church bulletin sent periodically when you decide and generally sent manually (you create it and blast it out to your readers.)

An Autoresponder is a series of emails that is triggered upon sign-up. The initial email is referred to as Day 0 – sent immediately. Typically this is a Welcome email that introduces yourself and elaborates on what the subscriber will learn from your upcoming email series. Then, you set a frequency for the upcoming emails. I like the 7 day approach, so that my readers only receive one email per week. Some marketer go with more, some less. So, I have a Day 7 email, a Day 14 email and so on. I have a myriad of subscribers in differing stages of this email series, because it all depends on when they signed up. The beauty of this is that it works while I do other things – or even if I’m sleeping.

So, while you "can" get away with only one service (and I've fully tested this).... it doesn't work as well as the way SumoMe OR Mailmunch do the presentation and hand off of the email subscribers TO the chosen service.

So, what I mean to say is that SumoMe OR Mailmunch is the presentation and transfer method of obtaining the website visitor's information and then transferring that to a service such as AWeber OR GetResponse. With this and my other recent training, I have tried to present a few options or alternatives. SumoMe and Mailmunch are free. Yes, the autoresponder service comes with a cost.

There are several ways to do Newsletters with an Optin totally free. But, they aren't as effective OR time efficient as an autoresponder.

I hope that helps clarify a bit.

Cheers,
pj
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philaccardo Premium
Yes, Sir, very clear.
Unfortunately it is true the saying "if it sounds too good to be true......"
and thats how the youtube presentation of Rapid M. sounded, saying that the app would work exactly like a full fledged autoresponder.
Of course not having any experience, I had to rely on WA folks experience.
Just one last question, Sir: my website has only 7 subscribers to my posts. Is it worth to buy Aweber's services for such a miserable lot? Or better wait till a couple hundreds are gathered?
Thank you
Ciao/Phil
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PjGermain Premium
I would definitely wait until you have several posts under your belt (at least 24) and begin promoting your website with Social Media or other means. When you see your stats going up (website "hits" or visitors), then it's a good time to begin getting into autoresponders. GetResponse is free for the first month and then will begin to cost about 15 per, if I recall. And, just prior to signing up, be sure to already have an email series ready.

IF you need some help with that, here is one put together by Jewel this is an awesome template that you can tailor to fit:
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SuzetteH Premium
Cleared it up wonderfully for me. Thanks guys, I was confused about this for sometime now.
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philaccardo Premium
Thank you Sir:
Actually I have already 40 posts on the blog now.
How would I begin promoting my website with Social Media or other means?
Please be aware it is an awfully difficult site to promote, I think. It is dedicated to NATURAL remedies and cures for LIFE THREATENING DISEASES (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc,) where I m discrediting cures, doctors and medicines of conventional medicine.
Continued thanking.
Ciao/Phil
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SuzetteH Premium
Would much prefer a more natural regime for my heart problems and high blood pressure. What's your url Phil?
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philaccardo Premium
Hello Suzette. If you want to know about natural heart cures, I have half dozen posts on my blog (www.thissites.com) you could find interesting.
Ciao/Phil
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SuzetteH Premium
that link doesn't work.
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SuzetteH Premium
Went to your blog and clicked on that link. Saved it! Thank you.
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ClareG Premium
Another epic training resource PJ. Faffing about looking for a social share gizmo and a social media plug-in, now I have the perfect solution! Thank you so much :)
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome! Thanks so much Clare!
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ONettle Premium
Thanks for this training PJ. I have just installed sumo me and your training explains it all. One question. Do I have to deactivate/remove my social media plug in first before implementing social sharing app?
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GeoffGS Premium
Yes. At least deactivate it. Maybe hold onto it just until everything has transitioned well, then delete. You will be without social for just a bit while you set up your new plug in sumome.
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ONettle Premium
Thank you. I did deactivate it and would probably delete it at some point.
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KatieMac Premium
Gosh finally got it all up the only thing I just could not get right was adding a text/image to the email box, can always do that later, thank you it saves on plugins to
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome Katie!!!
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shannon888 Premium
PJ your training is awesome! Saves me so much on the learning curve. Much appreciated!!!
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PjGermain Premium
Very much appreciated Shannon!
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VonnieOh Premium
Hi, how do I get SumoMe's Email Opt-In Form to appear on my site's sidebar?
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Juneyo Premium
Go to your SumoMe's Email Opt-In Form and copy the code for that specific Opt-In Form. Then paste it on your sidebar widget.

Hope this helps =)
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VonnieOh Premium
I am confused. Is this http://prntscr.com/9qpgis called an Opt-In Form or a pop up? If it's a pop up I won't be able to place it on my sidebar right? So I have to create an Opt-In with the Autoresponder that I'm using?
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Juneyo Premium
That's a Popup Opt-in Form because there's an X at the top. Yes, you're right. You won't be able to place it there. And yes, you have to create an Opt-In with your Autoresponder.
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VonnieOh Premium
Thanks. That cleared up the confusion.
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Yuko Premium
Thanks for this great tutorial Pj!

I've tried this on my test site. They look great both on PC and my iPhone! But the buttons block the content on my iPad (see the pic). Do you know how to fix this without changing the location of buttons? Many thanks in advance!
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PjGermain Premium
Ah, sorry Yuko, I would love to analyze this....but, I don't own a iPad, I had to borrow one just for testing. Send me yours?? ;-)
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Yuko Premium
haha, I would love to send you one as a "thank you" gift for all the help you provide for us :) Can you wait until I start making lots of money through my business? It shouldn't take forever. lol
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becrjs Premium
Hi PJ, I can't thank you enough for this! I tried to follow you along and install as you went through things, I did ok until I got to the services section. I think I have to have activity on my site before I can set that up! Lol! But the rest is great information and things I have been hearing about but didn't know what they were. Now I know!! You are great!

(So what would you recommend when I'm ready for the set up for an autoresponder?)

Rebecca
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PjGermain Premium
I recommend GetResponse. I have used several, but returned to them, because of ease of use and flexibility.
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RoopeshG Premium
Hi Peej.
Just a quick question. I have Sociable plugin already installed on my site. If I switch to SumoMe, I have to uninstall sociable, correct?

Will I loose any previous share counts that I gained or will it be recorded on the Sumome share buttons?
Thanks
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aZzej Premium
Hi Roopesh I also I used sociable plugin before but when I started to use Sumome I just deactivated the sociable plugin and the share counts carried over to my Sumome share plugin. I am just using the Sumome entirely now.
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PjGermain Premium
Agreed, the social counts "normally" carry over.
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RoopeshG Premium
Thanks Peej
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RoopeshG Premium
Hi Jeeza
Thanks a mill. Am gonna switch to Sumome.
Take Care
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aZzej Premium
You are welcome!
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VonnieOh Premium
How do I uninstall List Builder in SumoMe?
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HPearson Premium
When you click on the crown, whatever you installed comes up. Hover over the top right hand corner of list builder and click on the X
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VonnieOh Premium
Thanks.
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VonnieOh Premium
Is there any free autoresponder service? I need to have an autoresponder service to link with List Builder right?
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PjGermain Premium
Sorry, Yvonne, not that I'm aware of. And, yes, to use List Builder you need an autoresponder. Mad Mimi is only $10 to start out.
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mijareze Premium
Since I can use one plugin for opt-ins and Social Media, I believe I will add it.
Ed
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks Ed!!
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BarryJ Premium
WOW!!!!!! Thanks, Pj. That was quite a ride!! I went through it with you on my other PC and set it up as we went. It looks grEAT. I'm looking forward to using it now. I have MailChimp but I don't think it's fully functional yet. I'll check. This was an exciting trip.
Barry
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PjGermain Premium
EXCELLENT!!! Thanks very much for the feedback Barry!

Be sure to check out my most recent tutorial - Still in progress, but I show you how to connect MailChimp up to SumoMe:
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BarryJ Premium
I'll be waiting.
B..
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MPrice Premium
Another awesome tutorial, Peej!
Thanks,
Michael
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Michael!
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Loes Premium
Have to do this! You are top priority!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL!! Awesome Loes! That's HUGE coming from You!
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Loes Premium
I am procrastinating on this matter PJ, nothing awesome at all
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Chris2005 Premium
I already had SumoMe, you helped me make some adjustments to my choices. Very nice training PJ.
John
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding! Thanks John!
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vinsoe Premium
Another great training. Thanks Pj!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Vincent!
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mjdimarco Premium
I installed SumoMe on one of my sites an very quickly saw an increase in traffic. They have some nice tools. I am still in the learning phase wit it. thanks for the training.
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johnwnewman Premium
Nice training!
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Everlight Premium
Thanks PJ to add more options on my list building LOL. Now I must do my research which is best for my website :)
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Dmorrow Premium
I am ready to add an email opt-in. This looks like a good one. Thanks Peej.
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kennick2015 Premium
Another great tutorial PJ. There's no doubt Sumome offers a lot for one plugin. Thanks for putting this together. Cheers. Ken.
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AngelBcn Premium
Hey PJ,
Started using Sumome a while ago but I haven't studied all the features yet so this comes very handy :)
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent Angel! Thanks much!
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FHagstrom Premium
Hey nice one PJ, been using SumoMe for awhile now and, I like it very much.
Not using all the apps yet so, bookmarked this training

+1_you like this!
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome!! Thanks so much Forrest!!!
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chartdude Premium
Very useful PJ, great tutorial and helpful. Very much worth looking into.
Thank you!
Jim
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks a bunch Jim!
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Great stuff, thanks for sharing PJ. Bookmarked for further study.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Harry!
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KatieMac Premium
Outstand and a lot to take on board so will be going over this and making the change was looking to build a list and though I have mail chimp was considering something different but will see thanks so much
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Katie!
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HPearson Premium
Hi PJ, thanks for this incredible training. I already use SumoMe, but you can never learn too much! Cheers, Hindy
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding Hindy!! Thank you!
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SheliaDunn Premium
Dear PJ, thank you for this amazing tutorial!!!!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks SO much Shelia!!
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DcCartell Premium
Thanks PJ was just looking for something like this and wondering where I could find it and voila you have made it. Thanks really appreciate it.
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding! Thank you!
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darajeanne Premium
So flippin' awesome PJ! Thank you so much! I was working on my opt-in giveaway to start building a list for my site (finally) and this is just what I needed. So timely. Thanks again!

Dara
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PjGermain Premium
Amazing! Thanks a bunch Dara!!
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AlexEvans Premium
Thank you for sharing PJ great tutorial once again.
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again Alexander!
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PJonline Premium
Thanks Pj, I use SumoMe . Great training..;)
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Sis!!!
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Zarina Premium
Hi Pj,
So do you use this one or MailMunch?
I have social sharing plugin but might switch to sumome... Just not sure which one is better out of the two (SumoMe or MailMunch).
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PjGermain Premium
I have MailMunch on one website and SumoMe on several others. Because SumoMe can do several functions for me, I prefer it.
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Zarina Premium
Installed it :)
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LLiu Premium
Great training and information! Have Bookmarked it so I can go over this. As always good info and training!! I learn allot from your training.
Thanks Pj,
Linda
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome! Thanks so much (again) Linda!!
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SuzetteH Premium
When I tried to move my icons from the left to above and below the article, I can not. It is saying that I have to upgrade to SharePro to override the default settings.
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PjGermain Premium
That's very unusual Suzette. For the test website I created for this training, I used a new install of SumoMe and everything was totally free. Is yours a new install of the SumoMe plugin?
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SuzetteH Premium
Hi PJ, I went and looked. I have version 1.10. It was updated a month ago. States it is the latest version. BUT it also says that this plugin ha not been tested with my current version of wordpress. That concerns me. Does this mean I have to update my wordpress version or it is a conflict with my theme?
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Sheila50 Premium
Awesome and saved so I can get to all the information hopefully very soon.
Wonderfull job Pj
Sheila
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks so much Sheila!!!
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geraldkew Premium
Awesome, thanks for sharing, cheers!
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PjGermain Premium
Much appreciated Gerald!
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JazziOne2015 Premium
Thanks, very interesting!
Jazzi
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks a bunch Jazzi!
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jaytech Premium
Great tutorial PJ, I've been looking at this one closely and will get it sorted soon. I will also bookmark this as I think I'm going to need the help getting it all up and running :)

One question I have, are you allowed to use the paid functions on multiple sites or do you have to pay for each one?
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PjGermain Premium
Yep, multiple! :-) Thanks Jay!
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SuzetteH Premium
Good question Jay. I would like to know that as well.
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