Want to grow your email list fast?
Want to advertise a product to a highly targeted email list using Facebook or any other forum?
Have you ever thought of including commenters’ email addresses in your email list?
If you are like me and are someone who started with email marketing late, and now you want to find a way to include what you have previously missed, I have a great solution for you. In today’s post I will be sharing information about a WordPress plugin that lets you do the following things:
- Export all approved commenter email lists in .csv format
- Optionally include commenter’s Website URL
- Remove duplicate email addresses automatically
Later I will show you what you can do with this list, but first let’s learn more about this plugin.
How to export all approved WordPress commenters’ email:
To begin, you need to install this free plugin called “Commenter Emails”. You can check out the official plugin here.
After activating the plugin, click on comments > Commenter emails and there you will find all the qualified emails that you can export.
If you want to export the website URL of the commenter, you should check the option “Include commenter website”.
Click on download, and this nifty plugin will create a .csv file for you which contains the names and email addresses of your blog commenters.
The reason I find this plugin impressive is that it lets you download emails from only those commenters who are approved and live on the blog. This way, your list is of great value.
Perhaps you are wondering what can you do with this list. Allow me to share a few ideas that I have in mind as I write this:
What to do with your exported email list? Hint: It’s money!
Add it to your email marketing tools:
I use Aweber for email marketing, and it lets me import an existing email list. I can import a list as single-opt-in (meaning no confirmation email will be sent), or as double-opt-in. I would recommend that you use double-opt-in, because if you send an email blast without users subscribing to it willingly, you will see a huge spam rate, and a good email marketing tool like Aweber might block your account.
Alternatively, you can use a service like MailGet to send email blasts very inexpensively. MailGet utilizes your Amazon SES account, so again you would want to ensure that the email sent is targeted and of high-quality.
Advertise a product or your brand on Facebook:
Do you know that you can target any ad on Facebook based on an Email list that you have? This feature is called custom-audience, and you can target anything based on the email list you have. I tried this feature for getting more installs for the ShoutMeLoud Android app, and the result was great.
All you need to do is select the “create new custom audience” option, upload the .csv file, and in a while your custom audience (based on the email list) will be ready. You can use the same list an unlimited number of times to re-engage with users who have interacted with your blog previously.
You should also check out this plugin which lets you send an email to all registered users of your blog. Here is an alternate plugin which allows you to download your posts, pages, custom post types, comments authors to .xls or .xlsx format.
I’m sure there are many more ways to engage high-quality email lists. I would be interested in your insights if you would like to leave them in the comment section below.