Hi, I'm Mike, developing an Email optin plugin for Wordpress called OptinEngine:
The plan is to build up users of the free version then concentrate work on the pro version.
OptinEngine allows users to create sliders, modals and info bars to collect email addresses and promote links with a couple of click using the built in templates as a base. It supports quite a few third party email providers as well as an internal lead list that can be exported as csv.
I am having problems getting traction, since releasing the plugin a couple of months ago it only gets about 5-15 downloads/day (excluding downloads from updates) and has around 100 active installs. Most of the advice I've read about releasing a plugin says that I should release regular updates and respond to support questions and as long as the plugin is something people like it should get traction but does not seem to be happening in yet.
So my question is, do I just need to get the name out there via blogs etc or is the lack of traction after 3 months as sign that the plugin is not something that people are looking for/like using?
I would very much appreciate any feedback and thoughts and experiences both about releasing/promoting free plugins and about my OptinEngine plugin.