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Quick Tip: Getting Additional Information from Your Subscribers

DAVID GREINER - JUN 27, 2005

For a lot of our customers, placing your subscribe form on the front page of your site (or on every page for that matter) is an important method for encouraging as many people as possible to sign up.

The only problem is, you don’t want to overload these pages with a bulky form, so you end up only asking for a name and email address. For a lot of you guys, this is enough. But if your interested in a quick and easy way to capture additional info and still keep a small form on your main pages, then read on.

If you want to capture the extra details for every new subscriber, then you should change the subscribe form on the front page to submit to a second page on your site. This will then pass the subscribers name and email address in to the real subscribe form where you can capture all details.

To make this work, you would pass the subscribers name and email address into hidden fields on the second subscribe page. This page would then use the supplied Campaign Monitor subscribe code (just change the name and email fields to <input type="hidden") and capture all the extra details for your subscribers. Once submitted, the user would then be redirected to your own custom confirmation page.

It’s important to remember that unless the subscribers completes the second form, they won’t be added to your list.

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