Thanks to some encouragement from our friends at ArtsWave in Cincinnati, we have expanded the homepage ‘Top 10 Events’ display widget’s functionality to include up to the ‘Top 100’ most popular events – and this is now available on everyone’s site!
Many of you have your ‘Top 9’ or ‘Top Trending’ events displaying on your homepage right now, but beyond a fun way to see what’s popular, the widget had very little administrative application. For those that are not aware, this widget works on a formula that combines the number of times an event is clicked on and how soon that event is happening chronologically, to decide where on the list it should be displayed. This enhancement serves a number of purposes:
Your Homepage seems ‘in-touch’ with what most people are coming to you site to find.
Rather than capping the number of popular events that can be viewed on your homepage at ten, this expanded list gives the end user the impression that your organization really knows the pulse of what is important to the community, beyond just the biggest events. This means that as the end user explores further down the list, ‘blockbuster’ events get fewer, but often events that are important to the local people in the community become easy to find, giving an overall impression of ‘fairness’.
You homepage seems ‘fuller’.
It’s simple numbers. Now instead of the end user reaching the bottom of those 9 or 10 most popular events, they can either keep scrolling or click the ‘Read More’ button to release another batch of events. The total number of events, out of the Top 100, that display on your homepage is up to you. It can be 9, 25 or all 100.
Possibly the neatest function of this enhancement is the export tool aspect. You can export your Top 100 Events to help you keep in touch when making decisions about what events to select for a newsletter, or to see who needs a little help with their promotion. You can also choose to track the engagements metrics (clicks) of your most popular events for grant writing and reporting purposes. Learn how to export your Top 100 Events in this Knowledge Base Article about our CSV Export Tool.
If you do not have the CSV Export Plugin activated on your site, please reach out to us and we will activate it for you: Networksupport@artsopolis.com