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SitePal: Annoying or Cute?

    • 731 posts
    August 14, 2007 8:07 AM EDT
    Dale,
    They are annoying. site pal is a replica of SUBJEX CSR.
    Which I used for awhile only to find out that it wasn`t even worth having and it was time consuming. I think that after using both products. I find Subjex CSR to be more useful than site pal. The drawback is the training time. I didn`t have the time to be training the virtual assistant, although I had it on learn mode it was going to take time to get it into production mode.

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    • 741 posts
    August 14, 2007 3:23 AM EDT
    More and more small businesses are using SitePal`s virtual talking characters to enhance their websites and increase sales - which begs the the question...

    Are SitePal`s virtual talking characters annoying or cute?

    How do you feel, when you come across a website that has one?

    Dale King

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    • 741 posts
    August 15, 2007 4:15 AM EDT

    What if you only used sitepal on your `contact us` page - but nowhere else. Would it still be as annoying?

    Why on earth would you use it on your contact page? That should be the simplest and least intrusive page on your site.

    Dale King

    DKing2007-8-15 9:18:51

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    August 23, 2007 1:54 PM EDT

      I refuse to believe that the program is 100% useless  
    ......There has to be one e-commerce site out there (maybe even 2) that could implement it in a profitable manner.
    .........

    No one said SitePal was 100% useless - although I certainly wouldn`t use it. The topic question was: SitePal: Annoying Or Cute?

    Dale King

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    August 14, 2007 11:55 AM EDT
    Ok, so I may be the weird one who likes them.  As long as their message is brief, I`m apt to stay on the site 5 seconds longer.

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    August 14, 2007 11:46 AM EDT

    I would have to agree with most of the other posters have said....they are annoying.  I`m less likely to remain on a site with those annoying talking figures!  I also dislike music  that comes on automatically upon arriving at a site.  I try to find the "sound off" button as quickly as possible.

    Good question....keep `em coming!

     

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    August 14, 2007 10:52 PM EDT
    • 44 posts
    August 15, 2007 3:03 AM EDT
    What if you only used sitepal on your `contact us` page - but nowhere else. Would it still be as annoying?

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    • 44 posts
    August 15, 2007 8:56 PM EDT

    What if you only used sitepal on your `contact us` page - but nowhere else. Would it still be as annoying?

    Why on earth would you use it on your contact page? That should be the simplest and least intrusive page on your site.

    Dale King



    Well, it is definitely not something I would experiment with myself - much less pay any type of fee to sitepal for. But if it could be implemented into the standard e-commerce site, I would think the contact us page could be a candidate.

    Personally, I like the idea of including a picture of a customer service representative on the contact us page: it humanizes the process and gives the impression that you are writing to an actual person, opposed to a faceless corporation.

    In the context of sitepal, could this be an other way to establish a personal connection? What about for the `help` pages of technology sites? I refuse to believe that the program is 100% useless  
    ......There has to be one e-commerce site out there (maybe even 2) that could implement it in a profitable manner.
    .........

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