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Music on page – Auto start

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  • #1465
    Vincent Gentile
    Participant

    Hello WPNYC – My client wants music on the site that will start automatically……I haven’t done this on word press…..any direction would be appreciated.

    #2506
    Steve
    Keymaster

    @Vincent– How have you done it on non-WordPress sites?

    #2507
    Vincent Gentile
    Participant

    Embarrassed to say I don’t remember….

    #2508
    Jonathan Goodman
    Participant

    Even though the blog post below is from 2006 most of it’s suggestions are still relevant to this issue. Music starting up on page load is just not good. Not in 2006 and absolutely not 2012.

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-convince-a-client-their-site-doesnt-need-music

    #2509
    D.K. Smith
    Participant

    Jonathan is correct. Starting music automatically is a big turn-off. We have ten years of focus group data acrosss demographic groups that shows the decline in popularity (security is only part of what we do).

    Auto-loading music became a negative factor around 2004 and has gone steadiy downhill since then. Our latest data is from 2010, when auto-loading music was so definiteively negative that we decided to stop asking the question.

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