I've never been a fan of site pop-ups because they're annoying. Especially those that appear EVERY SINGLE TIME you go to a site.
However, I recently came across this new site: www.getsitecontrol.com where you can create a variety of pop-ups widgets such as surveys, promotions, listbuilders, social media share and follow widgets and chat widgets. The PRO version allows you to select from their gallery of icons which are simply adorable as you can see from the images below. You can also custom select your own pictures.
Best of all, these are SMART widgets, where you can customize the widget with behavioural and targeting settings, such as
For a more comprehensive list of use cases, visit their blog page here. These widgets are FREE. Yup totally free. Except that the free version does not let you use the cute icons shown above. For that feature, and some of the more advanced targeting and behavioural settings, you will need to subscribe to their Plus or Pro plans. See details of pricing and features here.
So what do you think? Yay or Nay? Should I stop using these widgets on my site? Tell me in the survey you see!
P.S. Try them out! If you write a post like this on your blog, you'll get 3 month of their plus subscription. Click on this link to go to the site (referral link, all proceeds go to the campaign).
Some interesting and /or amusing facts about my campaign:
Other interesting insights that I gathered from research that I did:
1. Men donate competitively - if they see large donations by other men, they tend to donate more
2. This amount increases if the fundraiser is an attractive woman
Based on a projected trendline, I will hit my target by 18 November 2015, which is crazy and beyond my wildest dreams. I am now working with Pencils of Promise to set up their Singapore charter to get more organisations and individuals to launch campaigns for them. Please let me know if you or your company would be interested in launching a campaign too!
Once again, thank you to all my supporters and all my FUTURE supporters ;)
This is a simple blog to track my fundraising activities and to keep family, friends and supporters updated on my progress.