Should We Include Songs in Our Websites?

Fri May 30, 2008 3:53 pm

Can using website background music help to create a friendly shopping environment and relaxes your visitors. :?:
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Fri May 30, 2008 9:03 pm

Visit any of the top online shopping sites and take a listen.
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not really

Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:32 am

I'd say no, it's not really something that helps people shop. The only place I've ever found background music on a website to be nice is if you're using a flash site... except no one builds a flash site for affiliate marketing... might be nice though, who knows?
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Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:54 am

I HATE websites that do music or sounds. First, the music is usually something I don't like, and second if I am at work, now everyone knows I am surfing the web.
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Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:00 am

If you want to see how quickly I can click the Back button, install Flash and/or music.

And while you are at it, don't forget the little butterflies that follow the cursor as you mouse around the page. :)
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:46 pm

I wouldn't do it. Speaking from personal experience, I almost always click away from a site that has music auto-play when the page loads.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:25 pm

Yes, thumbs down on auto-play music, except perhaps on sites that are specifically about music, and even then, auto-play is probably best avoided.


Anything that keeps visitors on your site, hooks their imagination, gets them talking about you, earns you a link, brings them back, is worth considering.

Multi-media can be a compelling hook sometimes, even if it's not directly on topic.

Please forgive me, or yell at me, but I just have to share a free gadget I made for this very purpose.

It's a free portable music video player, that can be added to your site, featuring home made music and music instruction from a variety of sources.

Now it's time for a trivia quiz! :-)

The first song displayed in the player is from a truly wonderful music movie that recently received global acclaim.

If you know the name of this movie, post it here and win a, um, hmm, let's see....

A free movie player for your site!
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Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:14 pm

When I go to a site and hear music playing I immediately hit the Back button.
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Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:13 am

Music is rarely a good thing. Unless you are selling music, or musical goods.

Then, you make it optional to listen too (default to off).
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Yeah if your are selling music.

Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:28 am

If you are a musician or sell music it might help you to have your music playing. I never heard music on an e-commerce site, and it might cause your page to load slower, causing shoppers to leave.
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Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:26 pm

Yeh most people find sudden music coming on when they click on a site startling and annoying. You could have an option where people can turn music on if they want it.
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Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:02 pm

I think it is quite annoying to have a background music on a website
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Hi there

Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:52 am

Music is not important for web site because every visitor come on your site according their requirement they don't think about you have a music on your site or not.
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re music

Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:08 pm

I built a website for a musician with a helping message for addicts and their loved ones. We actually built 2 sites so that dial up users could read the message without the annoyance. Also I think if you put music on have a controller and let your vistor decide
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Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:45 pm

I hate websites with songs. I`ll develop a music site soon, but it won`t have any background music...I think it drives people away
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