Yeah, you have. It’s sitting at the very top of my website. See it up there?
It’s the light gray bar that slides down and right now is inviting you to learn my Twitter secrets. Don’t click it yet. Stay here and read this post, then you can go check out the Twitter link, k?
So why might you be interested in something like this?
Because it’s a less *in your face* way to promote something that with pop ups. It’ll get noticed, but in a less hated way.
What can you do with it?
Their home page at http://hellobar.com shows how different marketers are using it to drive clicks to their opt in pages, membership programs, products, and more.
Where can you use it?
My two cents about it…
A few weeks ago I blogged about how many more opt ins I was getting to my list since I’d added a pop up to my site (it only shows once every thirty days and not on every page load or every visit). Then I shared some alternatives to pop ups. I hadn’t discovered Hello Bar yet. This would now top my list of suggestions of alternatives to pop ups.
How to get your own Hello Bar (you know you want one)
It’s in private beta right now which means you need an invite. You can sign up at http://hellobar.com with the “Request Invite” button. I requested it and they sent me a code in a day or two. Or you can get an invite from someone who’s already using it. I have three invites left and I’ll be happy to share (first three commenters to ask get them).
Do you have Hello Bar? How are you using it? Share it with me in the comments box so I can come take a peek.