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.
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.
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.
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:
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):
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?