Smart Subscriber Recognition in PopupAlly Pro

The Smart Subscriber Recognition feature will allow you to hide popups from users based on where they are arriving from by using a special string on links. For example, if a visitor clicks on your link from an email newsletter, they should not be shown a popup to sign up for the newsletter because they are already on the list.

The Smart Subscriber Recognition feature also works in conjunction with ‘Thank You’ pages. If a user gets to the ‘Thank You’ page, the popups will no longer appear on the computer that the user subscribed from, which is useful for subscribers with only one device. The Smart Subscriber Recognition prevents the popup from appearing on any devices.

Smart Subscriber Recognition Settings

To use the Smart Subscriber Recognition feature, choose a special “secret code” that you will use to disable popups for existing subscribers or paid members.

Smart Subscriber Recognition for PopupAlly Screenshot

Here “secret code” is something that only you should know, although it doesn’t need to be that complicated. You just don’t want strangers to guess it and append it when they visit or link to your site, since it would disable popups for them.

To have a popup disabled, append the special “secret code” in an email from your email marketing platform like this…

For example, if you are currently sending the link to your content in your newsletter as:

http://www.example.com/blog-post/

You should send this instead so that they can open the url with the Smart Subscriber text:

http://www.example.com/blog-post/?popupally_stop=secretcode

The “secretcode” part is dependent on your set up. Once the person clicks that link, they will then no longer see the popup.

This is what it will look like when someone clicks through:

Screnshot of browser link

Alternative Link Setup

You can also use the following format for links to use Smart Subscriber Recognition:

https://www.example.com/?utm_source=secretcode

UTM Source is a built-in URL parameter, and some email marketing platforms strip this format out – which is why we have the popupally_stop version. But it can be helpful if you’re already using this parameter.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What systems does PopupAlly work with?

    PopupAlly is a WordPress popup plugin and it integrates with these email marketing systems:

    • ActiveCampaign
    • AWeber
    • MailChimp
    • Infusionsoft
    • Keap
    • ConvertKit
    • Ontraport
    • Mad Mimi
    • GetResponse

    PopupAlly is compatible with all email marketing tools that use custom HTML forms.

  • I'm not a technical person. Is PopupAlly user-friendly for us non-techy peeps?

    Absolutely! PopupAlly was created with you in mind: Our top priority was to combine ease of use with red carpet service to insure you grow your email list as quickly and as easily as possibly, using the most powerful list-building tool there is.

  • What if I install PopupAlly and something ‘breaks’ on my website?

    5-Star, Concierge Tech Support: We have a top-rated, dedicated, and responsive support team who are happy to help!

    Contact us here.

  • I need different popups, in different places, doing different things. Help!

    PopupAlly is perfect for you: Using the 6 Function Controls, and the 6 Power Features, you can create different popups for different areas of your website and have them be activated in different ways. And with the Priority Control Power Feature you can feel confident that your website guests won’t be bombarded with popups because you determine when (or if) readers see other popups elsewhere on your site. If you have multiple websites, you’re covered. You can install & use PopupAlly on all of them.

  • What if I follow best practices and still get complaints?

    Effective Marketing is a Screening Tool: Sometimes there’s just no pleasing folks. Even when we go to extremes. Nathalie once experienced this very thing when a reader signed up at Real Foods Witch, consumed the free content, and then complained that the site’s “Witch” motif was religiously offensive. Go figure! We’ve all been there. Just remember this, when people complain, they’re usually not your ideal customer. But when they’re paying attention (the kind of customer we want!), they’ll likely see you’re doing your best to give them the relevant information they need, when they need it.

  • I still get popups for newsletters & email lists I'm already signed up for! Yikes!

    Smart Subscriber Recognition to the Rescue: Our Smart Subscriber Recognition power feature is a unique solution to this wide-spread problem. This extraordinary feature automatically flags existing newsletter and email subscribers. When readers click links from inside your emails or newsletters, they won’t get more annoying requests to sign up when they land on your website. Because PopupAlly recognizes them immediately and de-activates the popup so it doesn’t appear.

  • I get suspicious when I sign up for something and it goes to a different URL. What's up with that?

    PopupAlly stays on your Website: Compared to other ordinary popups, PopupAlly doesn’t bounce through another company’s website and display another company’s URL. This can be a big trust factor. When people see a different web site address, they immediately get suspicious. When this happens, establishing trust can be more difficult. Which means they may be less likely to do business with you. Or, at best, much slower to say yes, because there is less trust. PopupAlly runs on your website independently because once it’s installed it is part of your website.

  • Does PopupAlly work with mobile?

    Definitely! PopupAlly works on Apple mobile devices like iPhone & iPad. PopupAlly also works on Android devices, including smartphones and tablet computers. It’s the WordPress popup plugin responsive to mobile and different sized screens!

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