Custom Box is up to you – Optin, Banner, Text, Links…

by Darren Olander on August 19, 2011 · 3 comments

in News, Training

Want to have control over your profile area? Well check out this sweet feature we offer at ListSurfing. Originally intended for you to build up your subscribers by using an Opt-in form, you can put text, forms, banners or images in your “Custom” box which is display in two locations: your profile page (such as at Matt Koshko’s Profile) and while members surf, at the top left corner under the member Gravatar.


As members surf and see your site, they might say “Hey, how can I stay in touch?” With this custom box you can add a form to capture opt-ins or simply have a link with text to a website if your choice. Many members have used this creatively – you may have seen some of those boxes while surfing.

One note to mention…until August 19th, the custom box wasn’t entirely working properly. Without going into unnecessary detail, we fixed the issue and now are displaying your custom boxes as they were originally intended. Keep in mind, we built a way for you to “Preview” what the box will look like both in your profile and in the surf area.

To get to this section if your settings, simply navigate to “Account” > “Profile Settings”. There you’ll see three tabs: “Personal”, “Social” and “Custom”. Click on “Custom” and you can play around!

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  • http://twitter.com/chattopatrick Patrick Griffin

    This is a great new addition to the site guys and makes the “custom” feature even more beneficial from a social and list-building standpoint than it was before.

    I did notice a few times in the last week or so that my opt in form would appear when viewing someone else’s page when that advertiser also had an opt in form…maybe that is the problem to which you allude.

    However now that it is all up and running as intended I guess it no longer matters.

    Patrick.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Patrick, yep that was it – it’s all good now! :)

  • Francisco J Duran

    Hi,Darren Olander , I start loving this thing , i need to go tobed but is like I can`t

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