How To Use Your Email Signature To Drive Traffic To Your Blog With WiseStamp

by Gigi Ross on May 5, 2013

email signatures

How many of you use WiseStamp?

WiseStamp is an application that lets you extend your blog, brand.or business into all of your email signatures.

WiseStamp has a lot of rich features that allow you to make your email signature really pop.

You can add cute little social media icons. It has tools to help you auto-include your latest blog post, current tweets, or encourage people to like your Facebook fan page.

You can promote an eBay store, your LinkedIn profile, or display random quotes. You can add images, logos, tables and more.

It’s a very cool tool, easy to set up, and I highly encourage you to utilize it in your email signatures.  You can download the Safari version, the  Chrome extension or the Firefox add-on. It works with GMail, Outlook, Hotmail and Yahoo.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to get started with WiseStamp if you’re not using it already.

But over the last few months, WiseStamp has added some great NEW features that I wanted to share with you because they’re really great ways to extend your reach.

Add Your Instagram Profile and Icon To Your Email Signature

WiseStamp now enables you to add an Instagram icon to your email signature, which then links to your Instagram profile. Along with Twitter, Facebook, G+, LinkedIn, Flickr and scads more social networks, you can make sure that everybody has that additional chance to follow you wherever they want.

email signatures

You simply go into your Edit WiseStamp screen, go to the Social Icons tab, select the icons you want to add (including Instagram) and enter your profile URL for that network. Save and they auto-magically appear right beneath your signature!  You can choose the icons, or the icons + the social media network name. The paid version of WiseStamp lets you add larger icons.

email signature

Use New Sidebar Apps for Even More Branding!

WiseStamp has also launched new sidebar apps that help you make the most of all of that white space in your emails.

These supercool sidebar apps allow you to embed recent Pinterest pins, YouTube videos, or recent tweets.

This is awesomeness, people.

If you do a ton of cool pinning and have great boards, adding your recent pins as a sidebar app can help people see what you’re doing on Pinterest and (hopefully) follow you. For people doing video, this is a fantastic way for you to share with your network that you’re ON Youtube (some may not know!).

To add a sidebar app, you edit WiseStamp and select the Email Apps tab.

When you select one of the 3 apps that is currently available for display in your sidebar, it will open up a little dialogue box that lets you edit how you want the sidebar to appear. You can select the # of pins, tweets or videos to display, title the display and choose to display it in the sidebar or the footer.

email signature

Since I’m doing a lot of stuff on YouTube right now with my BonfireChat series, I experimented with displaying my latest BonfireChat video in my sidebar. This is how it looks:

email signatures

I can display more than one video, but I don’t want my emails to get too bloated with “stuff,” so I kept it at one.

Also note that the sidebar changes how your signature is formatted, so you may need to do some tweaking back on your signature line to get it to look how you want it.

Here’s how my signature looked with the addition of my Pinterest pins (you can display anywhere from 3 to 12 pins):

email signature

One word of caution: some spam filters appear to catch WiseStamp and flag it as spam, so be aware of that if people aren’t responding to your emails.

What do you think – how would you use the sidebar apps?

{ 30 comments }

Elizabeth K May 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I did it and I LOVE it! Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to share this info; I’ve shared it with LOTS of other people, too.
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Alison May 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I recently edited my Wisestamp signature and added Pinterest & Instagram. But I didn’t know about the sidebar apps! Gotta play around with it. Thanks, Gigi!
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Maureen@ScoopsofJoy May 6, 2013 at 12:50 am

I never heard of this before so will give it a try. Thanks for sharing this post, Gigi! :D

Josh A May 6, 2013 at 2:19 am

Hi Gigi, Thanks for the nice review – we love it!
And will share it with our entire fan base.
Enjoy your emails!
Josh

Gigi Ross May 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

Josh, have you any insight into why some spam filters seem to catch emails with WiseStamp as spam and if there’s any way to prevent that?

Josh May 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

Hi Gigi, Sure, you check out our following guide It sould help clear things up – http://goo.gl/8xJO6
Josh´s last blog post ..WiseStamp and U ! – SXSW news and updates by WiseStamp

Renee Schuls-Jacobson May 6, 2013 at 3:56 am

I noticed this feature in your email the other day and figured a tutorial was on the way. Time to go figure this out — with TechSuppor, of course.
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Renee A. Schuls-Jacobson May 6, 2013 at 4:35 am

Of course, I’ve been screwing with this for 30 minutes, and I can’t get it to work. Do you think this is a legitimate reason to pull my son out of school? Or can it wait? #MostLameNonTechMom
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Sue - The Spin Cycle May 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

How cool is this? So glad Alison “tipped” it on Sverve!
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Kim@Co-Pilot Mom May 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

This looks like great tool! I have never heard of it before – thank you!
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Meg Salas May 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

This is so cool! I definitely going to try this,
However I am slightly concerned about the Spam part. Do they know why it gets kicked back and is there anything preventable?

Gigi Ross May 6, 2013 at 9:22 am

I don’t know details, other than that my husband’s work spam filter seems to catch mine when it has the signature in it, but not always. IF I have chance, I”ll ping Wise Stamp and see if they have any comments about it!

Gigi Ross May 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

Look on this thread where WiseSTamp commented…they left a link to check out!

Crystal May 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

This is a new one for me! Very cool! I’ve needed to maximize my use of email signatures and this sounds like the way to go. Thanks for posting!
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Natalia May 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Very cool! I am gonna have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!
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Chris Carter May 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

This looks really cool- thanks for sharing it. I am going to definitely look into this!!
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AJ May 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

I’m obsessed with WiseStamp and have been using it for 2 or 3 years. I can never figure out why more people aren’t using it!
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Jay - The Dude of the House May 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

Looks like a great program, but why do they need access to my tabs, data and full browsing history? I don’t have anything to hide, but that just seems like a lot of access.
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Nicole May 8, 2013 at 1:15 am

Discovered WiseStamp a while ago but stopped using it for a bit. Have to clean it up and give it a try again. Curious about the sidebar!

Christina Berry May 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

Gigi, this might be a dumb question, but I”m going to ask anyway. Yesterday I set my signature up while on my Mac. Today, working from my PC laptop, the signature is not showing up. I assume this means the signature is set up only locally, right? I was planning to set up a signature for a client, too, but it sounds like this is something she’d have to do on her own, from her own computer – correct?

Gigi Ross May 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

If it’s a browser extension, it only works locally. But I think you can also just go to wisestamp.com and potentially log in from there and insert your signature without having the extension.

Babes about Town May 16, 2013 at 5:23 am

This sounds amazing! Thank you for this brilliant tip. And rocking site too, will spend a bit more time rooting around ;-) a
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Aruna - Young Yoga Masters May 16, 2013 at 5:37 am

Looks like a wonderful tool and worth a go.

Thanks.
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kelly thompson May 16, 2013 at 6:32 am

this looks cool I will look into it!
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@PamelaMKramer May 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

I use it but took off a lot of the features. Sometime all that comes through is the code. It just depends on the email provider.

Charlotte May 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

I have seen this before but never really thought much of it. Now that you’ve explained everything I feel like I could really benefit from having something like this expose my blog in a new and different way. Thanks so much for this post~so very glad I stopped in from SITS :)
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Teresa @ Working Traveling Mom May 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I heard about WiseStamp a few months ago but promptly forgot all about it – I’m going to do this right now!
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Carla Kennedy May 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

Definitely worth the “look into”.

I can see how this would help any business, whether it’s Network Marketing, Party Plan, Direct Sales, Home Based Service etc.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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Rachel R. November 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Wow; interesting about the spam. I HAVE been getting lots of non-responses, so I wonder if that’s why. (I would guess maybe it’s because the signature is an attachment? Have to go check out the article Josh linked, though.)

Also, a lot of times it gets attached with “image not found”-type x boxes in place of where the pictures should be – I think because of the recipient’s mail settings. Makes it look pretty ugly. :/

Carisa Miller-Do you read me? January 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Definite awesomeness. I tried Vizify, but it didn’t float my boat. I went over to Wisestamp after reading this and made a lovely signature with the free version, can’t wait to see what good things I can make happen with an upgrade. Thank you so much!

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