08 Jul 10
26 Feb 11 9:21 am
People generally get easily distracted on a web page so you want to think carefully about want you want to emphasize on your page and which will lead them to take the action you want. Where are you planning on putting these elements? All on the sidebar? Inside a post? If it is all bunched up together I would definitely think it is too much.
I like to design my web pages by thinking along the lines, what is the ONE thing I want visitors to do when they get to the page? Sign up to my list? Get onto the merchant sales page? Read more articles? When I have that goal firmly set, my design becomes much easier.
Just some suggestions if you do want to implement all of what you mentioned (I'm assuming you're using a Wordpress blog).
1. Like button
- on each post or/and a FB page widget on the side that displays no. of likes (if you have a FB page)
- either at the end of a post tailored to the poll or...
- through your auto-responder after they sign up to your list (if you have one)
3. Blog link
- probably side bar or in the post itself depending on where it goes and how it relates to the rest of the content on your site.
I'm making quite a few assumption in my suggestions since I don't know much about your site but one thing I do want to say is that when you want something from your visitors (action of some sort), always keep in mind that they are more willing to give after they have received something from you FIRST. This is why I have said things like include the poll in your autoresponder (or even in the free report). This is all part of building rapport with your customers and understanding the law of reciprocation.
Hope that helps.