Tools To Grow Your Website's Traffic

Made for

Growing email lists and integrating with most email marketing tools

Not for

Creating email marketing campaigns

 
Free version, Free trial
 
$0 - $100/mo.
Pricing details

Features

Content creation

SumoMe offers various way to capture website visitors' email addresses and build subscriber lists:

  • Scroll box for email capture
  • Welcome mat

Content analytics & tracking

  • New subscribers
  • Heat maps

Support

  • email support
  • community forum

Integration

Connects with:

  • HubSpot
  • MailChimp
  • Emma
  • ActiveCampaign
  • AWeber
  • GetResponse
  • Constant Contact

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free version, Free trial
 
$0 - $100/mo.
 
Monthly subscription

Reviews

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Client Interview
May 23 2016

Email Subscriber List Capture with SumoMe

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Marketing and Advertising
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
SEO Specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing
Jonathan Jenkins
1
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The user is Thrive Internet Marketing, a digital agency that focuses on web design and online marketing. They use SumoMe to grow the email newsletter subscriber list for one of their clients. They use its WordPress plug-in functionality as well as the Hello Bar option. The user likes that SumoMe is simple and easy to use, but would like the heat maps to be more comprehensive. The user highly recommends SumoMe to anyone looking for a free and simple way to grow their email subscribers list.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is Thrive Internet Marketing. We do web design and online marketing, including email marketing, SEO, pay-per-click campaigns, and social media. 

What is your position?

I am an SEO specialist. I handle a variety of clients and perform their online marketing for them.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

The primary challenge that I had when I first consulted SumoMe was trying to grow the email newsletter list for my client.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

SumoMe is a plug-in for WordPress, and I think they may have found a way to integrate regular HTML sites and sites on other content management systems. My only experience with them so far has been on WordPress. The installation is very simple. They offer a suite of tools in addition to the ones that I use.

The feature that I use the most is the 'hello bar-like' feature. It's a little bar that pops up at the top of the website, inviting people to leave their email and sign up for updates. It takes about five minutes to set up.

I don't personally use their reporting a whole lot, but SumoMe offers analytics. I prefer to view the email list in whatever email tool that I'm working with, such as MailChimp.

They also have a variety of other pop-up sign-up requests for call to action, either the kind that slides out of the sidebar as you scroll down at a certain point, or the type that pop up when they determine that you're trying to leave the tab. You can set it up and it can be as unobtrusive as you want it to be basically.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

There were a couple of other options. Hello Bar is actually a competitor, an alternative, but it just does that one feature. The key selling point for me was the fact that with SumoMe, the plug-in is free. It has a few other benefits that I was interested in, like heat maps and a couple of other of their features as well, just to sweeten the deal to where I thought it would be worth trying them out versus the alternatives.

RESULTS

Could you share any statistics or metrics from your use of SumoMe?

I don't have any hard numbers, but I definitely have seen an uptick in the amount of email newsletter sign-ups since we installed the plug-in

FEATURES

Looking back, are there any areas of the software upon which you feel could be added or improved?

The features that I liked are pretty strong. I don't really have too many suggestions regarding the Hello Bar or the pop-out call to action. Their heat map was a little underwhelming for me. I have one client who really wanted to see that, but the data was hard to interpret and it just didn't seem like a very well finished tool. To be fair to them, I haven't used that feature in over a year now so it may have been a work in progress.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

No, I haven't had to request support at all. Everything is very easy. It seems somewhat foolproof. What I have received communication from them on is that they send out a lot of emails, and some of it is related to their product lines, some of it is a little less related, but all of it is internet marketing-focused. They do the job of that. Their own outreach is well crafted, but I haven't really interacted with them.

RATINGS

We ask that you rate SumoMe on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best score.

What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

4 - I'm really happy with some of the features related to growing your email list, and they have quite a variety of other features. For a single plug-in, it's actually a lot of features. The ones that I'm really interested in are mainly the email newsletter growth ones.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

5 - It was very simple.

How likely are you to recommend SumoMe to a friend or colleague?

5 – I have recommended them to my clients.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

4

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • N/A Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Jul 07 2015

App Development Agency's Implementation of SumoMe

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$250 - $1,000/yr. spend
 
Information Technology and Services
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ontario,Canada
Content Manager, Clearbridge Mobile
Dan Kosir
1
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The client is Clearbridge Mobile, a Canadian mobile application development agency. This client was in need of an inbound marketing tool that would help to increase conversion rates on their company's website. This client utilizes SumoMe specifically to increase subscribers to their company's blog and has seen continuous growth of subscribers due to SumoMe. This client highly recommends SumoMe.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I am a content marketing manager at Clearbridge Mobile. I'm responsible for inbound marketing and lead generation. That spans a lot of different things. Most prominently is anything to do with web – our website and our digital properties – which includes our blog, social media properties, and any tools we use to help manage the content marketing and generate leads on the inbound side. It also involves a lot of leveraging internal resources and internal knowledge. The goal ultimately is to generate good content that works for our prospects, or is helpful or informative to our prospects, in order to nurture them through the inbound cycle and close them into customers.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for a content or inbound marketing platform?

SumoMe, first and foremost, I see it as a conversion optimization tool. It's an easy way to capture more leads. One of the big challenges in conversion optimization is discovering where to put calls to action and how to entice people to convert from certain Web pages. SumoMe has a number of different tools under the parent brand, and what it does really well is it gives you the ability to use these different tools to capture leads or to prompt users on your website to take the next action that you desire them to take on your website.

Specifically, we found that SumoMe's pop-ups to get viewers to become blog subscribers has been very effective, much more so than the static CTAs [call to actions] we were using to get people to subscribe to our blog before. SumoMe also utilizes smart bars, which follows users along the page. You can set specific call to actions to show up only on particular pages so that you can customize what you're messaging based on what page the users are on and their activity. SumoMe has a dashboard with all the metrics for those conversions. If the company is using WordPress, SumoMe is very easy to implement because it's just a simple plug-in.

SOLUTION

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

Before choosing SumoMe, we had been considering a number of inbound marketing tools. This tool my boss came across, and he told me to check it out. With SumoMe, what appealed to me was: first, it is very easy to implement, and second, you can try it out for free. A lot of software and platforms have free trials, but a lot of times, they're more difficult to implement, and they require quite a bit of legwork. This was such an easy integration, the day I discovered the tool, I was able to implement it on our website. I was able to familiarize myself with all the sub-tools that you were in SumoMe. It was just very easy to implement. Since we've been using SumoMe we've seen a lot of improvement, to the point where we've even bought some of the pro versions just because they were so effective.

What pricing plan does your company currently utilize?

With SumoMe, we spend about $40 on a monthly basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

With SumoMe, we continuously see, every week, a rise in our conversion rates and a rise in the number of subscribers we get. I think the number of subscribers went up 100 percent in the first week, and it has been steadily climbing up ever since. Not to the same degree, but it's been working pretty well.

Have you ever had to consult their resources or interact with their support team?

During my collaboration with SumoMe, I read their FAQs, which are fairly comprehensive. What I like is they send a lot of email marketing, but it's based on current customers, and they give a lot of tips on how to do things and how to better use the tools. When I have emailed them for support, they have been pretty responsive.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that really impressed you?

The list builder within SumoMe is my favorite aspect.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for desired functionality of the features available?

Four and a half.

What would you give the software for ease of use and implementation?

Five.

For support and responsiveness of the team or resources available?

Four and a half.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer