Website sliders (also known as “carousels”) have been known by many throughout the years as a great way to pack a lot of concepts or promotions into the header (or above the fold) of your site.
After all, if Amazon, Apple, and Netflix do it, why shouldn’t we? We’ll dive into this and more in today’s episode.
The main points we’ll cover:
- What is a website slider?
- Study: website sliders by the numbers
- Example: what’s the experience of website sliders for the average user?
- Focus: an outside the box reason for ditching the slider
- Keep user experience in the forefront when adding (or removing website features)
Today’s Notable News
The number of people using Facebook daily in North America dropped for the first time
The number of people in the U.S. and Canada who check Facebook every day dropped between the third and fourth quarter of 2017, the first such quarterly drop in company history.
Facebook usage in North America has been largely flat for the last several years, leaving international growth to pick up the slack. But the drop suggests that Facebook usage has reached a saturation point in its first and most lucrative market, and could foretell similar usage drops around the world.
If usage flattens, Facebook will have to pack more ads into the News Feed, charge advertisers more per impression, or figure out new and similarly profitable business areas to maintain long-term growth.
Today’s Notable Tool
Free Product Launch Workshop: Jeff Walker is the master when it comes to product launches and he’s currently putting on a free workshop to show you his Product Launch Formula.
Links and Resources
Here are the links and resources shared during this episode:
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