Boost Your Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (Outlook 2010)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For Microsoft Outlook 2010 users, the steps are easy:

  • Click “File” in the top toolbar on the left
  • Choose the “Options” on the left
  • In that box, click on “Signatures…” box on the right
  • Choose to create a new signature by clicking, “New…”
  • Enter a name for your new signature, like “standard,” and click OK
  • In the next window,  add your desired text with link to your Stik.com profile:
    • Highlight text and click on the link icon above the editing box on the right
    • Enter your Stik.com profile URL in the Address field and click OK
  • Choose what type of email correspondence you’d like to use this signature for (i.e. new messages, replies) and click OK

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Boost Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (gmail)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For Gmail users, the steps are easy.

  • Go to your “Mail settings” by clicking the options wheel in the upper right hand corner
  • Make sure you’re in “General” settings and scroll down to signature box and select the option for signature
  • Add your desired text with link to Stik.com profile (highlight any text and click the link symbol, then copy and past your unique Stik.com profile URL in the box)
  • Click “Save Changes” and you’re done

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Boost Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (Yahoo)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For Yahoo users, the steps are easy:

  • Choose “Mail Options from the options tab at the top of the screen
  • Click on “Signature” in the left column
  • Choose to “Show a signature on all outgoing messages” and make sure you select the “Rich Text” option on the right
  • Add your desired text with link to Stik.com profile (highlight text and click on the link symbol, then enter your Stik.com profile URL in the box)
  • Click “Save Changes” and you’re done

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Boost Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (Hotmail)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For Hotmail users, the steps are easy:

  • Choose options from the drop-down tab underneath your name at the top right of the screen
  • Click on “Signature” in the left column
  • Choose to “Mail” from the left tab to get to your mail options
  • Then select “Message Font and Signature”
  • In the “Personal signature” box, add your desired text with link to Stik.com profile (highlight text and click on the “add hyperlink” symbol, then enter your Stik.com profile URL)
  • Click “Save” and you’re done

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Boost Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (AOL)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For AOL users, the steps are easy:

  • Click “Settings” at the top right of the screen
  • Click on “Compose” in the left column
  • Choose to “use signature” from the drop-down menu under signature
  • In the signature box, add your desired text with link to Stik.com profile (highlight text and click on the “link” symbol, then enter your Stik.com profile URL)
  • Click “Save” and you’re done

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Boost Your Recommendations and Reviews with Your Email Signature (Outlook 2003)

If you’re sending dozens of emails as day, as most of us are, take advantage of this simple means of driving potential customers to your Stik.com profile.

Add your unique URL (http://www.stik.com/INSERTNAME) to your signature line and encourage the people you interact with to view and add to your recommendations.

The recommendations and reviews you’ve received from your customers will speak volumes to those considering enlisting your service. So make that connection easy for them.

Scroll through these screenshots to see how I did it.

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For Microsoft Outlook users, the steps are easy:

  • Click “Tools” in the top toolbar and select “Options…” from drop-down menu
  • Choose the “Mail Format” tab at the top
  • In that box, click on “Signatures…” box at the bottom right
  • Choose to create a new signature by clicking, “New…”
  • Enter a name for your new signature, like “standard,” and click Next
  • In the next window, choose “Advanced Edit…”
  • In the Word document that opens, add your desired text with link to your Stik.com profile:
    • Highlight text and click insert
    • Select “Hyperlink…” or hit Ctrl+K
    • Enter your Stik.com profile URL in the Address field and click OK
  • Click “Save” and go back to Outlook
  • Click OK in the “Create Signature” box
  • Back in the “Mail Format” of options, be sure to choose whatever you named your new signature as under “Signature for new messages.”

When you compose a new email, the signature will automatically appear.

Stik to who know!

Nathan Labenz
Stik.com Co-Founder
Visit me at Stik.com

Give Your Favorite Professionals a Google Bump

By now you’ve heard of Google’s +1.  It’s shorthand for “this is pretty cool,” as Google says. Now Stik.com users can +1 the professionals they trust most.

Visit Stik.com and give all of these professionals you’ve already recommended your +1.

Give +1s to those you recommended

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Just as with recommendations, this stamp of approval is telling shoppers that this is a professional they can trust. Your +1’s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best service provider when they search.

Links and profiles that have received a +1 from people you know will show that right in the search results on Google (see screenshot below).

See who has hit +1 right in the Google search results

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With searchers relying on Google about 65 percent of the time, it’s still where you want your results showing up more than anywhere else.

While Google and Facebook battle it out for the superior social network status, let Stik.com help hedge your bets and ensure your business and professionals you support are getting the most from both spaces.