When your business is starting and you don’t have sales yet, using a Social Proof widget on your website can be a complicated task. In this guide, we’re going to learn how to fake social proof. This way, you can add your own information to the social proof widget, and how the old expression says, “fake until you make it”.
Why use a social proof widget?
While there are several strategies for leveraging social proof, if you have a website things are easier. Installing a Social proof widget is as easy as copying and pasting one line of code. The logic behind these solutions is that you can show your customers purchases in realtime, and show your potential buyers how popular your product or service is.
But, most social proof widgets don’t allow you to use your own data for providing notifications. Sadly, this makes it more complicated for businesses that are just starting to create social proof. In the case of Sidepop, this is not a problem, as you can easily create real or fake social proof widgets. So, if you don’t have sales, you can complete it with information that you enter manually in the Sidepop Dashboard, and you can also use your real sales information from WooCommerce, PayForm, and other sources.
How to fake social proof
The first step is to sign up for Sidepop. You can try Sidepop for free using its 7-day free trial. You can try Sidepop’s social proof widget without spending a dime and see how it looks on your website. Sidepop is very easy to use and doesn’t require any coding or design experience to create beautiful social proof notifications with fake or real data.
When signing up for Sidepop, you will have the chance to customize the design of your fake social proof notification widget. You can choose between a series of beautiful predesigned widgets that are made to fit the personality of your website. Just choose the style that works best with your colors and design and you’re ready to go.
Sidepop will configure your account and add some premade fake notifications to get you started. Don’t worry! You can customize every notification that pops up on your website easily in the Sidepop dashboard. No coding is required at all. You can customize the products and services your customers will be “buying” and how often you want these fake purchases to appear. Also, you can add customized live visitor counts that are randomly generated. All this included.
Usually using the default settings in Sidepop will be adequate for most users. Still, you can tweak your notifications to make them look perfect and realistic. Nobody has to know you’re using fake notifications right?.
Some tips for making perfect notifications
We have gathered a small list of tips that can help you make the most out of Sidepop for creating realistic and perfect fake social proof notifications.
Use Sidepop for white label social proof notifications
One of the main advantages of using Sidepop is that social proof notifications don’t have any brand. That way, users won’t notice where the notification is coming from and not creating any doubt about the veracity of your widget. White label is enabled by default for your widget so you don’t have to do anything.
Use integrations to add your real sales
When a customer makes a purchase, you can use Sidepop’s integrations to add the customers’ real data to a popup. This will help you combine fake and real notifications to make it look perfect. Sidepop currently has integrations with WooCommerce, most WordPress membership plugins, and PayForm.
Use aggregates in a smart way
Using aggregates is the best way to leverage FOMO in your customers. This way, you can create notifications like, for example, “120 customers bought this plan last week”. You can easily create aggregates in the Sidepop dashboard, and, if you are importing WordPress real data, you can use tags to combine them.
Get started with Sidepop
Like we said earlier, you can easily get started for free in Sidepop. We offer a 7-day free trial so you can try the widget on your website and see if it fits your needs. Are you ready to start using the power of Social proof notifications in your favor?