If you've got a blog, work in web design and haven't heard about Sumo yet, you are probably not in the company of the right people - or you're following the wrong blogs and people! :) Sumo is a company whose growth has exploded over the last few months - thanks to the fact that they provide tools to grow your website's traffic. That's why we wrote this Joomla Sumo plugin because we wanted to bring the power of Sumo to all the Joomla users out there.
Infact, you might notice that our "Share" buttons and our "Subscribe" popup, have quite a common look and feel - that's because Sumo tools have become so popular in the last few months, that they're starting to feel ubiquitous.
But let's give you a few reasons why we strongly believe and urge you to start using Sumo on your blog, or website which has been struggling to get traffic or leads.
Joomla + Sumo: Tools to grow your website's traffic
Sumo have a powerful suite of tools designed to make any user a Power User for growing traffic to their site.
Tools such as Share buttons, Welcome Mat, ListBuilder, and many other powerful tools have been used by millions of websites for list-building, improving social media traffic and all in all making a website more successful.
We're using Joomla + Sumo on this site, so why not bring this power to the rest of the Joomla world.
Here are a few of the tools we've been using to grow our own site's traffic:
urns any of your pages into a powerful list-building machine. With a strong Call-To-Action we've seen conversions on our site of up to 10%
The Joomla Sumo plugin by CollectiveRay offers the following features:
- Setup Sumo on Joomla without having to touch any code
- Simple, setup in seconds literally
- Integrates seamlessly with Joomla functionality
Joomla Sumo Plugin
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The module should be very simple to use, however, if you find any problem while using it, please drop a line in the comments below or contact, and we try our best to support you.
If you like it and used it, please do leave a comment with a link to your site, it would be good to know that other people have found it useful.
If you'd like to see it in action, you can see the Share buttons to the left or at the bottom of this page, the Welcome Mat when you reload, and the Click Trigger on this button below - all powered by Sumo Pro
To install the module, simply go to (Extensions > Manage > Install), choose the file you have downloaded above and click on the upload and install button.
Once you've installed it, make sure to enable the plugin.
The configuration of the plugin is done via the Sumo screen, as soon as you install, you just need to register with Sumo or login to your existing account and you're good to go. There are no more things to do.
The rest of the functionality is done by Sumo.
Please post to the comments if you need help in configuring the module.
Why you should be using Joomla Sumo
1. Sumo is really but REALLY easy to install
Now we've been around web design for a while, so when somebody brags about being really easy to install, we do take it with a pinch of salt.
However, Sumo is true to their word - they are REALLY simple.
We dare say, we find them much easier to install than let's say Google Analytics and we've literally installed 100s of those!
With Sumo, you literally install a couple of lines of code on your site, log in to your Sumo account and start adding tools you need. Those two lines of code you inserted do all the magic - no plugins, no installs, no extensions, no updates.
Two lines of code, or set up with our plugin - and you're DONE!
2. Sumo really deliver on their promises (and grow your website's traffic)
When we joined Sumo, we were skeptical - double your email list they said, grow your traffic by 20%. They used a lot of hype and superlatives. There are so many cowboys out there who promise the sky and of course fail to deliver.
Sumo is different.
Ever since we've joined Sumo, we've been receiving an insane amount of tips via email. Whilst again, we receive a ton of tricks in our mailbox, we literally never fail to open a Sumo email - and follow up and implement tips we get.
This is because each email we get is jam-packed with easy to setup optimizations for your website which all make a real difference AND give you the results they promised.
Not only that - if you're always fighting for time but are looking for ways to improve your results - then the SumoMe emails are a must for you too.
To quote a simple statistic, we upped the CollectiveRay subscribe rate from negligible to upwards of 2% ... we've also got other websites where the subscribe rate is close to 10% on some days and averages at about 5%.
3. Sumo are as FREE as you want them to be
Sumo has a huge amount of tools - and many of them are free.
The thing is this, many times, with many "free" products, the product is crippled when using the free version - it is only clickbait or a means to get to your email.
Sumo, on the other hand, deliver an AWESOME amount of value in their free versions. Although there are 'paid' features, you'll only need this when you're going for a lot of nitty-gritty details and optimizations.
The other great thing is that their 'paid' versions won't break the bank - and if you are serious about your marketing and your website you'll surely want to give Sumo your money.
We haven't regretted our choice yet - and we're sure you won't either!
4. With Sumo - your email list will double but your effort won't
Whilst it's not too difficult to download lists of subscribers and import them into your database, it's much easier (read: no effort) and neater if it's automatically done for you.
Sumo already integrates with most of the popular email marketing and other tools our there, so whilst your email list may double - your effort to maintain your list will not only not increase - it will probably get easier.
5. Sumo helps you catch the wave - a true story
Recently, on another website we manage, we were blessed with going viral without expecting it.
Whilst that, of course, is usually something to rejoice about - for a moment, we were all in a panic. Here we were, getting hundreds of users a second but we were missing the boat.
We had no way of following through with the traffic we were getting.
Suddenly we thought of Sumo - and within literally seconds (see reason 1) - we had Share buttons, and a Subscribe box up and running.
Over the days that followed, we were able to catch the wave and managed to gather literally thousands of emails, got thousands of shares over all Social Media, get hundreds of tweets, and mentions and got linked to by hundreds of sites.
Could we have caught the wave without Sumo? - maybe, maybe not. What we can be sure about in the results. With conversation rates of between to 2% and 6% we are way above the average - because reason 2 had already taught us how to optimize the tools we were using.
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