• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

FAO Guests & Lurkers

Recommended Posts

Steven P.    12,766

I tweaked it a bit.

post-2-12760823661859.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve B.    467

Seems to be a general thing with forums as of late. A huge number of guests compared to registered members.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Osiris    816

Well if giveaways, competitions and awesome content in both news and forums wont do it, maybe its safe to say the carrot isnt working and lets bring out the stick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.    7,149

Seems to be a general thing with forums as of late. A huge number of guests compared to registered members.

It's always been the case.

To any guests reading this: Registering only takes a minute, is free and makes you part of one of the best community forums on the web. You're not going to regret it. (Y)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steven P.    12,766

Well in all honesty we had huge problems with Internet Explorer 8 for a while due to an ad only guests saw, so it's safe to assume those people didn't come back :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shaun N.    569

Surly them not registering (showing more ads) would earn Neowin more monies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steven P.    12,766

Yeah, but whats wrong with promoting more activity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
amon91    41

I tweaked it a bit.

post-2-12760823661859.png

Still doesn't make it clear enough registering != subscribing or the benefits of each. Instead of that huge subscription banner, why don't you make one for registering instead? Once members are registered you can (nicely) nag them about subscribing. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steven P.    12,766

Still doesn't make it clear enough registering != subscribing or the benefits of each. Instead of that huge subscription banner, why don't you make one for registering instead? Once members are registered you can (nicely) nag them about subscribing. :p

They rotate between these ;)

post-2-12760839174612.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
game_over    794

Just because there are that many guests online it doesn't mean they are constant lurkers on the website.

This forum has a lot of content, just think of all the questions that get asked in google that return results from this website... What is the timeout, usually 15 minutes?

So one quick page hit shows that user as a guest for 15 minutes, they may have just looked at the page they were directed to and left, so probably never even seeing this thread.

Maybe you could have a little popup to people who are refered from a search engine, similar to the survey popup.. just saying registration is free along with other benefits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steven P.    12,766

Uplift, if a user comes here from a Search referral finds what s/he's looking for (or not) and then leaves, no amount of pop-up surveys is going to help ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
game_over    794

Uplift, if a user comes here from a Search referral finds what s/he's looking for (or not) and then leaves, no amount of pop-up surveys is going to help ;)

It would certainly do a lot more than this thread, haha.

If people aren't really looking for a forum to sign up to, why would they? you need to point it out when they visit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wannes    35

That should be enough to frighten anyone into registering. :p

Or it could make people run away from the site!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
amon91    41

Or it could make people run away from the site!

No, that'd be the grape theme. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.    7,149

No, that'd be the grape theme. :p

If you think the grape theme is bad, use the pink theme for a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Anarkii    2,231

What about a 7 day free trial of subscriber level 1 access? Perhaps that might entice more people to subscribe?

+1 for this idea, also yeah, the 'we love your monies' has to go Neobond...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
amon91    41

I say if you do a trial make it tier 2 so members can enjoy a week of Neowin without ads (and get hooked? :p). The only downside I can think of is everyone would be able to access you know what.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steve B.    467

I say if you do a trial make it tier 2 so members can enjoy a week of Neowin without ads (and get hooked? :p). The only downside I can think of is everyone would be able to access you know what.

Yeah, the trial would give you all perks except for access to the subforum, that would be the best way about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.