We recently visited Las Vegas to attend RE/MAX R4, an annual conference with thousands of brokers and agents from across the country and around the world. BombBomb set up a booth in the Marketplace to teach RE/MAX professionals about our video email marketing software.
In this post, you’ll get step-by-step instructions to place a custom form you build in the BombBomb video email marketing software on your Facebook page. Many of you asked about this, because you know that forms are a great tool to generate and capture leads and you’re actively using Facebook for marketing.
You can use your custom form in Facebook in two main ways. The first and more permanent way is by embedding it as a tab or app; this is best for standing opportunities and offers. The second and more temporary is by sharing it to your timeline, then featuring it; this is best for short term and special offers.
We’re using it in the first way and that’s what we’ll look at in this post. We’ll cover the second way in the next post.
To get involved with BombBomb you can: 1) become a paying customer, 2) try it free for 2 weeks, or 3) receive a video email example. We created a form for the third option. It’s placed throughout our website, but we also placed it on our Facebook page behind a tab.
Facebook Tab: “Email”/”Get A Video Email!” For Custom Form
Custom Form: Embedded In Our Facebook Page
Video: Tips Related To Embedding Your Custom Form On Facebook
This video does not show you all the step-by-step instructions below. Instead it shows these 3 things:
- Where to find your custom form embed code in BombBomb (copy)
- Where to place your embed code in the Static HTML app (paste)
- How to change the description and graphic for your Facebook tabs
Step-By-Step Instructions: Embedding Your Form As a Facebook Tab
> Click – https://apps.facebook.com/
> Click – “Add Static HTML to Page”
> Will bring up a star graphic that says Welcome
> Click on the star
> In your BombBomb account, in the “Forms” tab, click the “embed” button for the form you want to embed
> Copy the “Embedded” code (iframe code), the paste it into the “Public Content” box of the Static HTML set up
> Expand dimensions in the beginning of the code as necessary (we used 700 pixels wide x 600 pixels tall)
> (Ignore the “[Optional] Fans-only content” box for our purposes here)
> Click “preview” next to “save” to see what it looks like
> Can change the graphic and the description from “Welcome” and the star that come with it (see video above)
Static HTML App: Placing Your Custom Form iFrame Embed Code
Click To See: How To Make a Custom Form in BombBomb
Click To See: How To Use Custom Forms for Active Lead Capture
Click To See: How To Use Custom Forms as Simple Landing Pages
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This is Part 2 of a webinar presented Tuesday, February 7, 2012. It was designed as an introduction to video email marketing for real estate, mortgage, and title professionals.
The webinar, called “Building Relationships and Selling Homes with Video Email,” covers who we are, why you care, agenda, our philosophy, intro to email marketing, video basics, and specific real estate use cases for video email.
The video below covers the BombBomb philosophy – the main ideas underlying what we do and why we do it – permission marketing, building relationships, using multiple channels, and more.
Video Email for Real Estate Professionals – Our Philosophy:
Click to See: Webinar Part 3 – Basics of Email Marketing
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BombBomb is video email marketing, but it’s also video hosting, video sharing, video embedding, and video streaming.
With your reasonable monthly subscription, BombBomb allows you to upload an unlimited number of videos. Supported file types include mp4, mpg, mov, avi, flv, mpeg, wmv, and m4v.
Each of those videos can be up to 2.5GB in size. That’s bigger than YouTube or Vimeo allows. That’s the size of a feature length film. Needless to say, few if any of our customers have ever come anywhere close to that file size limit, because they’re primarily focused on quick, personal videos for one, many, or all people on their permission-based email lists.
Once uploaded, your videos are pushed to our global content delivery network (CDN), so they can be streamed anywhere at any time. All the analytics for plays of these videos is available inside your BombBomb account.
5 Ways to Share Your Videos from BombBomb:
- Send out in your video emails
- With an automatically-generated, shortened url (web address)
- Straight to Facebook
- Straight to Twitter
- With three sizes of automatically-generated embed codes
Both you and your video email recipients are able to do all these things.
Watch the video below – and play with its share button – to see how these video player features work. It was embedded with the large size embed code copied out of my BombBomb account and pasted into WordPress.
How-To Video – BombBomb Video Player Sharing and Embedding:
Want to upload and share an unlimited number of videos with BombBomb? Check out our insanely reasonable pricing.
Want to see some customer testimonial videos (dropped into our website with medium sized embed codes from my BombBomb account)? Visit our Video Testimonial page.
Have any questions? Here are several different ways to contact BombBomb.
Ready to give it a go for yourself? Send your first video email in 5 minutes!
BombBomb gives you fully-featured email marketing software, but with the power of video and the reach of social. Visually, that looks something like this:
Email + Video + Social = BombBomb
So, here’s a little insight into social sharing of your emails. If you enable it, your email can be shared straight to Facebook and Twitter. Of course, it can also be forwarded.
To enable social sharing, you must check the “Allow Sharing” box in the Email Edit screen.
When an email recipient clicks the Twitter link, it drops generic text and a link into a new tweet. Here, I modified the generic text to position the link.
When an email recipient clicks on the Facebook link, it creates a post with generic text, a link, and a choice of images from your email. Here, I modified the headline and body text, selected a thumbnail, and captioned the post.
When your email gets forwarded, it’s received in the inbox (as in the “Share from the Inbox” graphic above). When the Twitter or Facebook shares get clicked by the sharer’s followers and friends, the email is generated on a page like the one below. Notice that the Forward, Twitter, and Facebook sharing is top center.
One final note: do not be afraid to ask your email recipients to share your email by forwarding it to friends or by tweeting it or by posting it to Facebook. You can do this in text and/or in your video. If you have a high quality email list and a strong community, some of your recipients would be happy to do so. Again, just ask (and give thanks!).
There you have it – a quick look at social sharing of your emails by forward or to Twitter and Facebook! BombBomb helps you increase the reach of your emails by adding easy share functionality. When you track your email, you’ll see social media share counts, along with opens, clicks, video views, and more.
In a separate post, we’ll give you a similar look at social sharing of your videos sent with BombBomb.
If you’re already a customer, thanks! Let us know how social sharing works for you.
If you’re not already a customer, give BombBomb a try. No credit card info required. No cost. No risk! Try BombBomb video email free right here.