by Adam Preiser updated 2015-06-12 17:08:18

How to fix a HUGE hole in your blog and grow your list at the same time.

The question for you right now is, do you thank you? My guess is that you are not, but after you read this post you will be kicking yourself. This was a shocker when I realized this HUGE missed opportunity on my blog. Find out what it is and how to fix it.


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do_you_thank_youLet me first preface this post that we are going to talk about the WordPress commenting system. So if you are using a different commenting system, which I don't recommend, then this post will not help you, but it may open your eyes into what you are missing out on.

There are many reasons to use the built in WordPress commenting system, and for me it is the only way to fly. The huge problem is, when someone takes their time to leave a comment on your blog, after they submit their comment, they are taken back to the post they left the comment on, and thats it. It almost feels like something is broken because there is no confirmation or anything to indicate to your visitor that their comment was successfully posted.

What if there was a better way? A way to not only confirm that their comment was posted, but to also thank them in the process! Well ladies and gents, there is and it is surprisingly simple to implement. Lets get this done in 3 simple steps:

Step 1

First we need to setup a thank you page on your website. If you are using OptimizePress 2, then this step will be very easy. This is a great opportunity to thank your visitor for contributing to your blog and to give them some next steps. You could give them an ebook in exchange for subscribing to your email list. You can ask them to follow you on your social networking profiles, the choice is your. Take a look at my thank you page below. It still needs some work though.


Step 2

Thankfully there is an excellent WordPress plugin to take care of all the behind the scenes work for us. It's called Comment Redirect and is developed by the same people behind WordPress SEO. In this step all you need to do is install the plugin.

Step 3

After you activate the plugin, all that is left to do is choose the page you want your commenters redirected to.


And that is pretty much all there is to it. To see it in action, leave me a comment!

Video Transcript

Adam Preiser
Adam Preiser
Hi, my name is Adam, but I guess you already figured that out. I am an, almost 40 year old, living in Southern California. In my life I have had lots of big starts, lots of big failures, but have never stopped being an entrepreneur.

One Comment

  1. Adam, I own Optimize Press 2. Wonderful product. But “please sir, I want more”.

    I like Dynamic/Genesis but don’t know how to do the coding to include the features that OP2 offers. So when I came across your You Tube clip I saw how I can have both, to a large degree.

    Now, all I want is to have the OP2 sales, optin, landing pages available for use in Dynamic/Genesis and I would have it all. [Can do it with sub-directory or use of sub-domain, but including it within is better]. And I know from the source, OP2, that this can be done. I’s just a matter of inserting the code. Here is a line from correspondence: “with the use of Custom HTML codes. The best example of this is on Facebook Custom Pages / Tabs”.

    And Dynamic enables you to create practically any number of widgets per page, or just ONE. So this would be the place, I presume, where the code would be inserted.

    If you create a You Tube clip about how to do this in a WP Theme this would add to your arsenal of features on your web-site. You would certainly capture my complete attention. You have some nice material on your site. Found the one about Facebook ads and “Likes” most informative and could save a marketer from making a costly mistake. Very valuable info. I now have your site bookmarked and signed up for your newsletter.

    Regards …

    Larry Cole

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