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Popularity Nudge: Visitors

A Popularity Nudge shows recent visitors to your pages. By showing your visitors that your site is being looked at by others, you trigger a powerful Social Proof effect.

You can show the most recent visitor only, or all recent visitors.

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Add a Popularity Nudge

To display recent page views, Nudgify collects live data from your website via the Nudgify Pixel. The Popularity Nudge displays visitors on the page you show the Nudge on.

To turn your visits into Social Proof, you need add a Popularity Nudge from the Nudge Library.

  • Go to your Streams page
  • Click on the Streams you want to add a Nudge to or create a new Stream
  • Click ‘Add a Nudge’
  • Choose the Popularity Nudge: we offer a Popularity Nudge that shows single visitors and the Popularity Nudge that shows a count of visitors.

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  • Configure your Nudge (the configuration settings are explained in detail below), and click “Continue”.

That’s all! Your Nudge is live and turning your visitors into powerful Social Proof!

Single visitors

The Popularity Nudge for single visitors shows up to your 10 most recent visitors in a Nudge, one after another. You can decide how to refer to a visitor, how recent visits need to be, how many visitors you’d like to show, and whether or not to show the location of your visitors.

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Refer to visitor as: You decide how you wish to refer to the visitor, for example “A person”, “A trend setter” or “A happy traveller”. This allows you to tailor the Nudge to your website.

Describe the activity as: You decide how you wish to describe your activity, for example “viewed this page” or “read this blog”. This allows you to further tailor your Nudge to your website.

Hide visits older than: You can decide how recent the visits must be to show in a Nudge. You can choose to show visits made in the last hour, 12 hours, 24 hours, or 48 hours. In the top right corner of the Nudge, it displays how long ago the page was visited.

Number of visits: With the Popularity Nudge for single visitors, we show up to your 10 most recent visitors. You choose whether you want to show all 10, or less.

Randomly rotate visits: If you choose to show multiple visits, you might want to randomly rotate them. This way, your visitors won’t always see the same visit first when they browse your pages. Just tick the check-box to randomize them.

Show the location: The Nudge also shows the location of the visitor. In your Nudge Settings, in the message tab, you can choose to show the city and country, the country only, or hide the location of your visitors altogether.

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All visitors

The Popularity Nudge for all visitors shows the number of visitors that have visited your page within the time frame you set. You can decide how to refer to your visitors, how recent visits need to be, and the minimum and maximum number of visitors you’d like to show.

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Refer to visitors as: You decide how you wish to refer to visitors, for example “people”, “trend setters” or “happy travellers”. This allows you to tailor your Nudge to your website.

Describe the activity as: You decide how you wish to describe your activity, for example “viewed this page” or “read this blog”. This allows you to further tailor your Nudge to your website.

Include visits from: the Nudge shows the time frame within which the page was visited. You can choose to hide visits older than e.g. 12 hours. The Nudge will show the most visitors within the time frame you selected.

For example, you select that you want to hide visits older than 12 hours. 25 people visited your page in the last 6 hours, but 47 visitors in the last 10 hours. Between 10 and 12 hours ago, no one visited your page. In this case, we will show the maximum amount of visitors, 47, in the smallest time frame, 10 hours. The Nudge will say ’47 people viewed this page in the last 10 hours’.

Minimum and maximum: You can choose the minimum and maximum of visitors that are required for the Nudge to show. Do you not want to show the Nudge if you have less than 5 visitors? Set the minimum to 5. This means that when less than 5 people visited the page in the time frame you chose (e.g. 24 hours), the Nudge will not show.

What if my Popularity Nudge doesn’t show?

The Popularity Nudge for single visitors shows as long as someone has visited the page within the time frame you set. The Popularity Nudge for all visitors shows when a minimum of 2 visitors have viewed the page within the time frame you set.

Adjust your time frame

If the Popularity Nudge does not show, it might be that your pages don’t have enough visitors within the time frame you set. Adjust your time frame and see if the Nudge shows.

Adjust your minimum

For the Popularity Nudge for all visitors, the minimum number of visitors is set to 2 by default. You can set this minimum to be higher than 2 when configuring the Nudge. When less people than this minimum visit your page in the time frame you chose, the Nudge won’t show. Adjust your minimum and see if the Nudge shows.

Make sure your Pixel is installed

We use your Nudgify Pixel to detect visitors on you pages. To show the Popularity Nudge, you need to make sure the Pixel is installed on the pages of your site.

Wait until you have more visitors

Nudgify does not collect historical data to display the Popularity Nudge. Data collection starts from the moment you install Nudgify. This means that the Nudge might not show up at first, if you haven’t had enough new visitors since you added the Pixel to your site. Simply wait until you have more visitors to turn into Social Proof.

Updated on November 22, 2021

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