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Any small business owner knows how important website user experience is to their bottom line, and Hello Bar – a free tool that's typically implemented as a WordPress plugin – is one way to enhance the customer’s journey without breaking the bank.
Hello Bar is a great way to drive traffic to specific pages (or landing pages), prompt social media engagement, encourage product purchase, encourage newsletter subscription signup, or grow a client database.
The applications are endless, and can be specifically tailored to your product, target audience, and overall needs. While most folks visit a website with a very specific need in mind, many are willing to lend their attention to anything else that may interest them.
It's a tried-and-true concept –– grab your customer's attention by putting relevant information right in front of their faces. DIYthemes experimented with Hello Bar, and found that a tangible promise, like an eBook or a webinar, got 28% more clicks than an intangible offering like free updates or news.
People (or companies) with strong brands can use Hello Bar to promote specific products, but if you’re a startup or a small, lesser-known business trying to make your mark on the world, this may be a better lead generation tool than anything else.
Hello Bar plugin alternatives for WordPress:
- WP Notification Bar
- WordPress Notification Bar
- Attention Grabber
- Notification Bar
- Sticky Notification Bar
- DW Promobar
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