We’ve revealed it before that Flattr button is displayed over 10 million times each day. That of course makes me wonder if the button is effective enough in getting attention of site visitors, or if it’s even too effective with its poke-me-in-the-eye-green. Two great questions we have pondered for a while and would love solve are:
- Is the button to much alike a sharing button?
- Can we do something with it do help potential users to understand what it is?
To this we have one solution and one question. Lets start with the question.
Is adding a word in the button to explain Flattr a good idea?
Replace the zero (zeros are sad and boring) with “Donate to site” or “Donate” and show the real click count by adding it. (The small button won’t fit all that). Another word we have thought of is “Support” rather than “Donate”.
Good, crazy, ugly, pushy? Speak your mind in the comments please.
The second solution is something a lot of you have requested.
This nifty little thing is actually already live. But it’s not on by default yet. As browsers are a tricky thing we need some time to test it and make sure we don’t mess up people’s pages. I would love your input on the content of the popout. Anything you miss, feel is to much? Do you hate or love it?
Again, speak your mind in the comments.
PS. If you want to see the popout in action you can do that here: http://blog.youtify.com/