Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Subscribe to HRA Now!

 



Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?

Share and download Custom Google Analytics Reports, dashboards and advanced segments--for FREE! 

 



 

 www.CustomReportSharing.com 

From the folks who brought you High Rankings!



Photo
- - - - -

Will A Web Site Spokesperson Affect Our Rankings?


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 MedSoft

MedSoft

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Hello All,

We have been contemplating the idea of adding one of those Web Site Spokerspersons to a few pages on some of our sites. The thinking is that it will help explain some of our product offerings a little better. If you are not familiar with it, just search for "website spokesperson" and you'll see a few listed.

I have tried searching but cannot find the answer. Can anyone tell me how this will affect SEO? Will our rankings suffer as a result of this added tool? It looks like it is embedded using some type of script and most start automatically once the page is loaded.

I look forward to your feedback.

Thank you all in advance!

#2 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,982 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

It should have no effect on your site's ability to get search engine traffic.

#3 torka

torka

    Vintage Babe

  • Moderator
  • 4,635 posts
  • Location:Triangle area, NC, USA, Earth (usually)

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Agree with Jill, with one caveat: no effect as long as you're not going to use the presence of the "spokesperson" to remove big chunks of the visible, written text on the page...

--Torka :propeller:

#4 MedSoft

MedSoft

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Thank you both for the feedback!

#5 chrishirst

chrishirst

    A not so moderate moderator.

  • Moderator
  • 7,018 posts
  • Location:Blackpool UK

Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

But on the other hand it can make visitors go for the back or close buttons pretty damned quickly.
  • Jill likes this

#6 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,982 posts

Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Agree with Chris. Can't stand those things. I would never do business with any site which I encounter them on and I close them as fast as humanly possible.

#7 piskie

piskie

    HR 7

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,098 posts
  • Location:Cornwall

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

There are many Whistles and Bells that cause a "Get me out of here" response and this is certainly one of them.

#8 Mikl

Mikl

    HR 5

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 304 posts
  • Location:Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:36 AM

I hadn't come across this concept before. So I did as MedSoft suggested, and found a couple of examples.

My initial reaction: I can't off-hand think of a faster way of losing customers. It's like going into a store to make a purchase, and having a fast-talking salesman grab you and give you a spiel before you can even get past the door.

I wouldn't give my business to any store that adopted that technique, nor to any site that does the same.

Mike

#9 chrishirst

chrishirst

    A not so moderate moderator.

  • Moderator
  • 7,018 posts
  • Location:Blackpool UK

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Doesn't sound bearable, does it. Every website URL a potential Dixons or PC World! :D




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

SPAM FREE FORUM!
 
If you are just registering to spam,
don't bother. You will be wasting your
time as your spam will never see the
light of day!