Stop Making Assumptions, Website Owners!
I've just been doing some research for an article , and so I've been surfing the web, visiting places I never usually go.
One such place is Pinterest , and I have to say I am not impressed with their 'marketing'.
I clicked on the search engine entry of the page I wanted to see, only to find a good half of my screen blacked out by an enormous banner proclaiming: THERE'S MORE TO SEE...
No opportunity to click away the box, no chance to minimise it or get around it. It was just there. If I continued, I'd have reached a sign up page. If I clicked login I'd be taken to the login page. No opportunity simply to look at the pictures in peace.
Pinterest is not a site I intend to join, ever, as it's way too visual for me. After this episode I am even less inclined to take them seriously. It's not so much stealth marketing as 'we're not going to let you see anything UNLESS you sign up!'.
Well, big fat raspberries to that one.
Do you find sites like that at times? I find that approach incredibly rude and almost bordering on the offensive. Sometimes I just want to go to a site and read (or look at) something. I do not want to have to create an account for the purpose.
Stop making assumptions , website owners.
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