How To Optimize Your Thank-You Pages For More Social Shares

You know how most thank-you pages have social share buttons?

Something along the lines of, “Thanks for signing up, now please share this with your friends”?

You know, this kind:

Thank-you page example that probably doesn't convert really well / How To Optimize Your Thank-You Pages For More Social Shares

Well, I’ve always been kind of skeptical about how well that call-to-action converts (even though I use it myself). Yeah, it would be nice to have new subscribers share my stuff, but there is just SO LITTLE incentive for them to do it.

I guess other people have thought about that too, because I recently discovered this amazing (& free) tool called SmartBribe.

It incentivizes brand-new subscribers to share your content by offering them an additional cool free thing in return. And it works really well.

I recorded a whole video on how to set up SmartBribe correctly (as it can be confusing) — scroll to the bottom of the post for the video.

I tried SmartBribe on a thank-you page for my live event registration, and it worked like a charm (those social shares brought 30% of my event page views).

This is what my thank-you page looked like:

How To Optimize Your Thank-You Pages For More Social Shares

How To Make Your Thank-You Page More Sharable

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to SmartBribe.com and create an account (it’s free).
  2. Identify your most popular freebie. This might be your homepage offer, a popular blogpost, a recording of a live event or a webinar, etc.
  3. Create a SmartBribe and put it on the thank-you page that subscribers see once they opt in.
SmartBribe is somewhat confusing to set up, so I recorded a video where I walk you through the setup process, so you don’t waste any time:

 

What do you think? Share your thoughts, first impressions, or experience with social shares in the comments.

How To Optimize Your Thank-You Pages For More Social Shares, Get More Email Subscribers, and Get More Traffic