Honest – we are not haunted! We are running a test.
Over the weekend we added some audio spots to introduce topics on several of our website pages.
We chose an avatar to do our “speaking”. We call him Tapdude, although a Tapdudette is in the works (hmm – that does not sound quite right).
In any event, we hope that the addition of short bits of audio (30 to 45 seconds) will help point out features and other aspects of our site that you might have missed. In a few spots we are using the audio to point out advertisers whose products we think are ones that might be useful to you.
We have also used the audio to introduce a feature titled “(Insert city name) In Less Than a Minute”. We provide a synopsis of what to see in Paris and London during a 45 second overview – just to get you started. Hope it helps. If it is successful, we will add it to other pages.
The recordings are set to play once a month and should not repeat unless you are connecting from a different PC or from a different location. If you do not want to listen to the message, simply click the pause button on the “player”.
Let us know your thoughts about this feature. Leave a note here or contact us at feedback2 dot thereareplaces dot com. (We used this form of address to try and avoid spammers, who spider websites looking for email addresses).