[p2pu-dev] add new googl+1 button to the site
public at johndbritton.com
Wed Jul 6 22:13:52 UTC 2011
I do agree that +1/Like/etc makes sense on content like courses, the main
concern I have is that we capture and convert the new people into users.
@Jessica - Do you want to add the button and take a stab at a way to convert
not logged in users that are browsing courses?
@johndbritton - http://twitter.com/johndbritton
On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Philipp Schmidt <philipp at p2pu.org> wrote:
> As incoming product manager, it's John's call.
> Good discussion - model for figuring out these things in future.
> On Wednesday, 6 July 2011, Jessica Ledbetter
> <jessica at jessicaledbetter.com> wrote:
> > I understand where John is coming from totally, though I think the usual
> behavior is to +1 a content page and not a site from a content page. (I'm
> thinking of blogs, news sites, etc. vs a restaurant.) I think that if pages
> are +1 they do show up in friends' google search so giving it, in a way,
> more weight.
> > When I search, I search for specific terms not general education sites
> usually though. So, in a way, putting +1 on the course pages could drive
> people more effectively. We could put a line at top that sums up what we
> are. We also have about below though that's a lot of scrolling sometimes.
> Plus when not logged in, visitors see "participate" and it takes them to a
> sign up page. We could add a little marketing there too.
> > I agree about users. That was quite silly of me :) I blame the California
> sunshine ;) I can submit a new pull request depending on the final decision
> on what/if we +1.
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM, John Britton <public at johndbritton.com>
> > There are other sites that work that way, it really depends on where you
> want to drive traffic. I would prefer to drive traffic to a clear landing
> page with the sharing buttons which makes me think that the non-logged-in
> view of course pages should include some messaging about what P2PU is and
> how to join.
> > --
> > contact info:
> > http://www.johndbritton.com
> > @johndbritton - http://twitter.com/johndbritton
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Philipp Schmidt <philipp at p2pu.org>
> > On 1 July 2011 19:48, James Tatum <jtatum at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does any other site work that way? The documentation for users says
> > that you're +1ing content, not sites.
> > +1 for a course makes immediate sense to me. Users or site seem a little
> less obvious.
> > Can we just start with courses?
> > P
> > There is an href tag you can add to the button, but I guess I don't
> > understand what the impact you're looking for is. Is there a benefit
> > to having a high number, or is this about sharing things with your
> > friends?
> > Maybe a more fundamental question, is P2PU about the platform or the
> > On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:37 PM, John Britton <public at johndbritton.com>
> >> I would think about adding +1/Like to all pages in the same spot, but
> >> the url attribute for those buttons all point to p2pu.org, that way
> >> maximizing the sharing of the main site.
> >> Later we could add sharing features for individual courses.
> >> --
> >> contact info:
> >> http://www.johndbritton.com
> >> @johndbritton - http://twitter.com/johndbritton
> >> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Jessica Ledbetter
> >> <jessica at jessicaledbetter.com> wrote:
> >>> I was thinking of sharing a certain course on my stream as a use case
> >>> can see sharing the whole site for sure. Right now, you can do a +1 on
> >>> p2pu.org when searching via google. I guess to make the url +1'able,
> >>> put it on the homepage. Not sure where for that. Footer? If so, we'd
> >>> probably want to think on that a bit longer on how to think ahead to
> all the
> >>> share type buttons so it doesn't become a circus down there.
> >>> I'm used to seeing share buttons on things like blog posts and news
> >>> articles not whole sites. I'm there are some though :)
> >>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM, John Britton <public at johndbritton.com
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> I would prefer to try adding like/+1 buttons for P2PU itself at first,
> >>>> opposed to every individual thing on the site. I think we'll get the
> >>>> benefit that way.
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> John
> >>>> --
> >>>> contact info:
> >>>> http://www.johndbritton.com
> >>>> @johndbritton - http://twitter.com/johndbritton
> >>>> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Jessica Ledbetter
> >>>> <
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