Thursday, February 25, 2016

Don't Forget to Verify Your Sign Ups

Verify Or Nothing Happens

When you sign up for a new program, eBook, ad site, or just about anything, NOTHING HAPPENS until you verify your email address.  Well pretty much most of the time.

I am going under the assumption here that if you have taken the time to review an advertisement and thought enough to fill out a form that you are interested in that program or site.  But...

You must, in most cases, remember to verify your email address to complete the sign up process. Many online marketers have multiple email addresses, so it is important to keep track of what email address you used to sign up with so you can retrieve that verification email to click on the verification link.

It always surprises me when I get a notification that I have a new referral in a program or on an advertising site and they never verify their email.  I wonder, did they just forget, lose the email, or change their mind?  

Would love some feedback here.  Does someone really change their mind about signing up in the 30 seconds between filling out a form and receiving the verification email?   I Would love to know the answer to that question.

So, I guess my message for today is 2 things...

First, don't fill out the form unless you really intend on completing the process.

Second, remember to complete the process.

Click on that verification link.  Please.

To your success,

Bob Swetz


  1. There are several reasons why people do not verify their email address. The most important of all is that the Internet is crowded with what I call FREEBIES SEEKERS. Whenever they see a form to fill in to get some thing, they do and continue surfing for more freebies. At the end they forgot for which they signed up today and verification becomes a lottery! If the verification email did not end up in their SPAM folder but shows up when they are actually checking their emails, there is a change they open the email and click the link. If not, sorry, you just had another sign up who did not verify! Another reason are bot-programs which just fill in any form they come upon and subscribe just to get a new email address to add to their list! In this case, adding a CAPTCHA on your optin form helps to eliminate these.
    But, captcha's are not very friendly for those who are seriously interested!

  2. Hello Bob, I'm just going through this as we speak with a signup. They miss a step then the whole process is stuck in the funnel. Great post. Keep them coming. I love this blog. It is so helpful. Thank you for all you do to help my online success. Prosperous Blessings, Viv