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Make Money Online with The Ultimate Footer Ad

written by John Chow on March 15, 2009


I’m sure by now, you’ve noticed I’ve been testing a new footer ad script to help increase my newsletter subscription. I’ve received a lot of questions about it but didn’t want to answer until I had a few days of data to show.

The Ultimate Footer Ad was created by Graham Cox and despite what some people think, it’s not a WordPress plugin – it can work on any site. The main purpose of the footer ad is to help increase newsletter sign ups. However, the program can be used to display any type of advertising. The ad slides up from the bottom of your site and into view after a predetermined time that you set. The ad works really well because it’s almost impossible to not notice it.


While the Ultimate Footer Ad can be viewed as somewhat intrusive, it’s no where near as intrusive as the Aweber lightbox hover sign up form that takes over the entire screen. Bloggers who don’t want to run the hover box because of its intrusive nature will find the Ultimate Footer Ad to be just right. Best of all, sign up is almost as good as the lightbox.

You’ve heard me talk about the importance of building a mailing list. I have made over $4,000 in one day with my list. Building my newsletter list is the number one thing I work on and anything that can help me increase sign ups is going to get reviewed and tested.

My Results with The Ultimate Footer Ad

The Ultimate Footer Ad newsletter sign up rate is running at 3%, which is pretty good. However, it could be way higher. This is because I am still running the Aweber lightbox. A new reader coming to the blog would see the lightbox first and Footer Ad second. Removing the Lightbox increased the Footer Ad sign up rate to 5%. That’s within a percentage point of the lightbox!

Right now, I have the Footer Ad showing once every 10th visit. However, the interval is completely adjustable. As a matter of fact, pretty much everything in the Ultimate Footer Ad is user adjustable. Here’s a video showing the Ultimate Footer Ad in action.

Installation of the Ultimate Footer Ad is a bit more involved than installing a WordPress plugin. You have to know how to set up a database and adjust folder permissions. Don’t worry. It’s not that hard and the script includes an excellent install manual with pictures and videos.

Only $47 for John Chow dot Com Readers

Originally, Graham was going to price his program at $97. But then he realized that a lot of Internet marketers and bloggers may not be able to afford that, so he cut the price in half, to only $47. Here’s what you get.

  • The Ultimate Footer Ad script with an Unlimited Domains license and super-easy install instructions so you can have UFA up and running in minutes from now.
  • 72 Premium-Quality Graphics Templates. Pre-Installed with the script and ready for you to use straight away.
  • Lifetime Upgrades – upgrades, fixes and support for the lifetime of the product.
  • Step-by-step video tutorials showing you how to install and use Ultimate Footer Ad for maximum conversions.

Try Ultimate Footer Ad For 365 Days – Risk Free!

Ultimate Footer Ad comes with one year money back guarantee. Yep, you read that right. Download Ultimate Footer Ad and try it out for 1 full year. If your ad click rates haven’t at least doubled by then, just contact Graham for a quick, hassle-free refund, no questions asked.

Graham has created a fantastic product and he backs it up with a fantastic guarantee. If you’re serious about building your list (or promoting whatever you want) you need the Ultimate Footer Ad. The price shouldn’t even be a consideration. If you can’t make way more than $47 from the increased conversions, then this business isn’t for you.

Download The Ultimate Footer Ad

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Freebie Chris March 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm

John, I got the footer ad Friday, put it on 2 of my niche blogs, and double my opt ins over the weekend. Only 20 sign up, but hey I like it.

Chris Jacobson March 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I first saw Ian Fernando using this… I think it was Ian? I like the idea and will give it a try.

Jake Stone March 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I want to see it too so I set you into my reader. You have a nice website so it won’t be a problem to follow it.

Ryan McLean March 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm

It looks pretty slick and fun
I love the way it is animated too.
Great idea and thanks for sharing it John
Great to see that others are seeing an increase in opt ins also

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Tushar March 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Seems cool! Will probably get it with this great deal.

By the way, the video is impossible to pause/stop once it’s played. That’s annoying.

Aman@BullsBattleBears March 15, 2009 at 6:34 pm

agree 100% on the inability to pause video!

John Chow March 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I’ve changed the video to a new one showing the Footer Ad in action. :)

Eldie May 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Hello John. I have read you book regrading making money online. It is very interesting. I will follow what you wrote there. Thank you.

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Aman@BullsBattleBears March 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

This is very tempting! I noticed the new footer and was truly caught watching the ad which normally my mind is trained to block out. Its def an eye catching tool that can hopefully convert into leads/sales. Thanks for the review!

Jake Stone March 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I’m yet so see this footer, amazing isn’t it? I probably should come here even more often than I currently do.

Captain Internet March 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm

AAARRRRRrrrrrrrrr, LOL I seen that this morning. What an awesome idea!

Splendid Kid March 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm

This looks great but I think I don’t need it much yet.

Lee Ka Hoong March 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

The footer ads seems cool, but I think I don’t need at this moment. Maybe later on. Between, when will be the offer of $27 expired?


John Chow March 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I haven’t decided yet. The special will run for at least a week. I’ll give notice on this blog when it expires.

Edgar March 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I bought the ultimate footer ad from chow, but I am having a hard time installing it, I did Open a ticket thru the support team , but they think it might not work with Godaddy hosting. ;o(

But the UFA are working on it. I will find out tomorrow.

Harry Maugans March 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I recently built a homemade version of this script, and am using it on

What do you think?

Erasmo Velez May 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Kool. How did you create that?

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Brad @ 48hAffiliatePlan March 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

So what are the conversions %?
I’m thinking of using in one of my network site

John Chow March 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I’m getting 5% but you should see higher because many of my readers are already subscribed to my newsletter.

Stefan Gordon March 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm

May have to try this… Nice!

Michael@TheBloggerSource March 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm

To be honest I think it’s annoying. Yet another thing we have to click closed. If you want to give away something I feel an on page display is the best way. I don’t mind the page peel.

Bibokz March 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm

The ad appears so annoying… its shorten the browsing space.

John Chow March 16, 2009 at 12:20 am

The reader can make it disappear by clicking the X. And it’s only shows on your every 10th visit. I can adjust it so it shows once in your life time. The point is, the ad works. It grabs your attention and converts.

Jake Stone March 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Yep, it doesn’t bother at all. I must have seen it at least few times already, but didn’t really pay attention to it, until I started to pay attention.

I’m already waiting to see upgraded versions of this, maybe a bar that drops from the top of the page to the bottom and remains on bottom.

The Mad Ape March 16, 2009 at 3:39 am

Hey John,

It looks Ok but two things:

1) There is a misalignment of the graphic which is a distraction and lowers the quality of the appearance of the site. I am using FireFox 3.0.7

2) The footer is too big and makes your site look gaudy.

The Mad Ape

Graham@UltimateFooterAd March 16, 2009 at 4:21 am

@Edgar, I just wanted to clarify your comment. I’m sure it will work on godaddyg hosting…I think the problem lies either with a setting in your hosting or there’s something not right with your install. We’ll get to the bottom of it though soon I’m sure.

Lowell April 10, 2009 at 9:13 am

Graham, I can’t find anything about which email newsletter services this works with. I know it works with Aweber, but can you give some idea about how it works with other services. Thanks!

John Chow April 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

It works with all newsletter services.

Splendid Kid March 16, 2009 at 4:42 am

Don’t know if you have already removed it in your blog or i have accidentally closed it.. I can’t see it when I am on Google Chrome.

Hrvoje March 16, 2009 at 5:06 am

same as instant slide up just 20 bucks cheaper. looks good.

Hrvoje Livnjak

Best CSS Gallery March 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

Yep, an awesome ad! I noticed it

Work At Home Blog March 16, 2009 at 9:15 am

I too feel it’s annoying although not as bad as the lightbox. At the moment, I’m not ready to accept it and installing it on my blog. But I have to agree it’s eye catching and will be good as intended, geting more signups on newsletter.

Peter Lee

Jake Stone March 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I suppose that internet marketing methods have similar trends as fashion does. Once these were a big no-no as they were over used and internet users started to shun those sites, which were using them.

Now it looks like this website’s screen estate is pretty well covered, top banner and footer, let’s see when side scrolling banners step into the ring…

Oh, by the way, now I see it, good contrasting colors.

Agent 001 March 16, 2009 at 10:25 am

It is surely nice but not free. I cannot afford it.

John do a small giveaway contest for it.

Paul U March 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

The link is not working.

Ricardo @ Nurture Your Wealth March 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I also feel it may be too much in the sense of advertising. Honestly, I’m a fan of the page peel ad you have here on your site, which is why I purchased and put one on my site,, as well.

It’s important to note though that maybe in a few months, other forms of advertising may be seen as annoying/lacking in performance – this one may really take off since it will be a change of pace then.

Work From Home March 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I have been noticing this pop up on many sites, and it is nice because it is not as intrusive as others and also if you don’t have too much room on your site main page.

Rhys Davies March 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I tested this out on my blog very briefly a few days ago. This thing works and increased subscribers to my blog.

appleblogger March 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

i guess, many people know how to do that todays.

wisdom teeth removal March 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm

definitely caught my attention the other day

clickktdotcom March 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm

That is great tool for make money! I will try use it in future!

Tinh March 16, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Excellent plugin, I would love to get one

Pahn March 17, 2009 at 2:37 am

I am actually not liking it’s concept… I just thought it could lessen the site’s credibility.. perhaps people who want to use it needs to study first about the design prospect.. because design is one big factor for a website :P

Pamela March 17, 2009 at 6:20 am

Thankyou! This is terrific. I especially like the design & color options From Graham’s videos, it looks fairly simple to install. Let’s see if a ‘newby turtle’ can have success.
…also, Thak You for the generous discount!

Nicholas March 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

I like the concept of this, it really could help improve the capacity of people who wants to subscribe in your newsletter. I’m looking forward in using this one..thanks!

Anonymous March 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

While I’m all about people making money, I visited your site and it looks like an advertising nightmare for a casual user. I use ad-blocking software for this purpose as I hate it when ads are thrown at me. :Besides the articles themselves, the main page is overrun by ads vs. content almost 2:1. If the ultimate footer ad has seen a spike in your viewership and/or your community then that’s great. But you’ve just lost a viewer.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 18, 2009 at 12:18 am

If you think John’s blog is bad like that, then you really haven’t seen too many blogs.

Luke March 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

These have been around for awhile (SitePoint), but I haven’t heard about them in awhile. It’s great to see you’re having success with it. I might try to make it myself rather than pay the $27, but thanks for the idea :)

Play Games Win Prizes March 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Everything you have on here is intrusive to your visitors, John…except the original wordpress theme here itself of course. It doesn’t matter for your blog though as you can put the lightbox sign up or the footer sign up and people will still come to your blog.

Evil, but true.


Josh March 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Hey. Is this considered to be a pop up for google? I mean, can we use it on landing pages for google adwords?

Marketing Business Review March 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm

This footer ad looks awesome, better than the aweber popup, less intrusive.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 18, 2009 at 12:26 am

This seems cool. I might get it.

Killer March 18, 2009 at 4:18 am

This is a great idea!!! Just might give it a go.

pututik March 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

Seems pretty look like on my pc, but john why when i try to load using mobile phone with opera like right now the footad can’t show

John Chow March 19, 2009 at 2:59 am

I don’t think it works on a mobile phone.

ZK@Internet Marketing Blog March 19, 2009 at 1:12 am

Best part of this bar is they are not annoying the people … like not capturing the whole screen and simple click on cross button and disappear.

So I am also planning to have this one. Really nice thing

Andreas Nurbo March 19, 2009 at 2:31 am

I curious why anyone should promote stuff that only works in Internet Explorer especially if you target internet marketers. I think you loose sales if the stuff doesn’t work.

Graham@UltimateFooterAd March 20, 2009 at 8:45 am

Hi Andreas,

Ultimate Footer Ad doesn’t just work in IE, it works in most browsers including FF and Safari. What makes you say it only works in IE?


Ash March 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Is anyone using the popup to promote an ebook? How is it working?

John Delecruz March 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm

This is really great, and to think I stumbled accross this site in a random search for something completely different. If you want I will give you the keywords I was searching it might help.

Jack March 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I would like to say **** you john chow. Im sick of you and your stupid **** being posted to the internet. Nobody wants to here about your life. And the people that do are just a waste of space. Good day to you sir.

Mikes@NewsBlog1st March 24, 2009 at 3:40 am

It’s sad but I can’t affor it. I don’t know but it seems to me that everything you say is right and i want to try it out right away but for now $ is so much for. maybe in the future. hopefully.


Alexandru March 24, 2009 at 6:38 am

its a great ideea. Seems that many that commented here have a positive opinion regarding it. I might use it as well

Sam With Traffic Is King March 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I like the footer ad a little better than the light box ads. I think the footer ads are non-obtrusive and it doesn’t bother the reader that much. I’m seriously thinking of moving in this direction. Testing them both will determine which one I will keep on my blog.

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Catherina March 25, 2009 at 1:35 am

Those footer ads look like they complete a make money website. Another thing to invest in!

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Germz March 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Ahahaha I can’t believe people are paying $97 dollars for a div overlay.

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nilesh April 2, 2009 at 2:03 am

hi..nice idea. i liked the concept of footer advt. does this work with blogger blogspot

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TheBadBlogger April 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm

You can hype but don’t lie – “Step-by-step video tutorials showing you how to install and use Ultimate Footer Ad for maximum conversions.”

There is no step-by-step video teaching you to install only a 10 page guide, which was written with loop holes that ask for expertise installation for an amount of money…

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John Chow April 2, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I guess you must have missed the video links in the 10 page guide.

Blogger Rise April 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

how much they pay us for this Make Money Online Sources program

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marco April 7, 2009 at 4:27 am

good article , thanks

Toronto personal injury April 9, 2009 at 5:40 am

This is interesting. Thanks for sharing! Hope to see your new posts soon.

BlogTipsForBeginners April 10, 2009 at 5:18 am

I am going to test this out. looks like a a great tool though!

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Sheila Sultani April 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

This looks good – it will stand out but not annoy people

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Ether64 April 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Well John,

As you probably can see, my site’s pretty basic. I’d love to use this Ultimate Footer Ad, but I’m not sure I’m even up to speed enough to do it. Aside from that, I’ve done graphics before, but I’m more artistic and tend to be techie challenged as well as time challenged. Are you available to assist if there’s comprehension problems with the system?

Robert Phillips May 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Thanks for sharing this.

I have been looking to either use a pop up or a footer pop up to get more opt ins to my mailing list.

This works perfect for me.

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Lee May 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

Wow, that is quite a high price for me to buy it. :) I think I will try to look for a custom script else where.
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Hooshmand Moslemi June 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Ultimate Footer Ad is a very powerful tool that works well especially when you are going to grow your e-mail list. It is something visible that won’t disappear by scrolling down the page.

I guess every serious blogger should get his/her hands on this amazing program for achieving better e-mail marketing results.

Also, it could be used as an advertising tool by putting other people’s sign up form as a Joint Venture model. You see, the opportunities are endless. In fact, you should always think outside the box.

Thanks John for letting us know about this wonderful program.


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