WordPress plugin recommendation: Thank Me Later
Best WordPress Plugins: This week’s WordPress plugin recommendation
Say it with flowers!
Any tool that allows me to automate an opportunity to reach out to someone gets the thumb ups from me. But the trick to many automated tools is being able to customize them so that they feel as if you have personally written them.
This is why I love the thank me later WordPress plugin.
What this plugin does is automatically send a “thank you” email to someone when they comment on your blog. I used to do this manually and, although it was time well spent, it easily became something to drop when the week got too busy.
And, as mentioned above, the trick to using this plugin is to make full use of the custom settings. There is nothing worse than getting a bulk standard “Thank you for stopping by … you are awesome”. It makes one feel so special!
First thing to do is to edit the thank you message. Write it as if you are sending it to someone right there and then. Be you – show your personality. If you sign off your emails with “catch ya later” then put that. If you are more corporate, stick to “yours sincerely”. Make sure it feels as if you wrote it.
Second thing to do is to click through to Additional Options.
Set the maximum number of messages to 1. The last thing you want is someone getting repeat messages when they stop by for another comment. How to turn sincerity in to robotic.
Something that I don’t do (but probably should now I come to think about it!) is setting up further follow up messages. Perhaps you want them to check back in over the next week. Perhaps you’ve a free report you want to offer them so they sign up to your email newsletter list.
You can add these further messages to be sent out on fixed day intervals. A great way of using autoresponders to email out more valuable information or article links to them.
Here’s the link to the plugin:
And leave a comment below with your thoughts and ideas on using this WordPress plugin