Promote your blog in your email signature

2010 April 9

It’s in many top-10 lists of things to do to drive more traffic to your blog: promote your blog in your email signature. It’s difficult to track how much traffic one gets from email signatures but I’m convinced it works. Having your blog name and URL as well as links to your Skype and facebook/Twitter pages under each email you send provides your contacts with more options to connect with you. Furthermore, each and every person you email is a potential reader of your blog. In addition, signatures give your emails a distinctive touch.

Until recently, I used Gmail’s built-in signature option to add my name, blog URL and Twitter account to every email I sent. Then, a few weeks ago, I discovered WiseStamp.

WiseStamp

WiseStamp is a brilliant application that allows its users to create customized email signatures. You can include your own text, change the colour and font style, add an image and URLs AND it features a nifty set of social media icons to which you can link your various facebook, Twitter, flickr accounts. These icons are included at the bottom of every outgoing email – you can specify if the signature appears only in new emails and/or in replies/forwards. You can also create separate signatures for personal and business emails.

sample email signature

That’s not all WiseStamp offers. You can also include your MSN and Skype names – these appear as icons as well. The best feature, in my opinion, is the simple RSS feed that adds a link highlighting your latest blog post.

WiseStamp is still in beta and is currently available for a limited number of browsers, such as Firefox and Google Chrome (they’re working on including Safari soon). It also only works with the big names in webmail programs: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL.

I’ve been using WiseStamp for about a week now and I’m pleased with its many customizable features – the coolest thing is seeing my latest blog post at the bottom of every email I send. :-) WiseStamp certainly gets a thumbs up from me!

Follow WiseStamp on Twitter.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010

    Great to know about WiseStamp, Keith. I have played with email signatures for the various departments of Covington Travel for quite a while, but haven’t achieved the flexibility I’d like. I’ll have to wait until the IE browser is supported, but it looks like just the ticket. Appreciate the heads-up! – Beverly

  2. velvet permalink*
    April 13, 2010

    You’re most welcome Beverly. I discovered it recently and have been using it ever since. Very cool app.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  3. August 13, 2010

    Promote your blog in your email signature!

    I discovered it recently and have been using it ever since. Very cool app.

  4. December 27, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this information,i got more traffic after applying your advice.
    it realy works thanks once again.

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