I like Slixa. I can’t stand Eros. I’ve been a member since I was invited in April when it first launched. I commend the massive PR campaign because it shows how serious they are about wanting to be successful in a very competitive industry. They have people like Cindy Gallop and Business Insider championing them. It is uber-strategic reaching out to the start-up and business community. Cindy Gallop is a champion of start-ups and for freedome of expression.
My background being digital marketing, I write this wearing a dual hat – that of a digital marketing professional and as a provider.
I give you the good, the bad and the ugly on Slixa…
The Good: U/X. Hobbyist or Provider you can’t help but love how everything that matters is above the fold. A Call -to – Action reveal on the contact info is clever and incorporating the social rounds out a provider’s profile. Whoever designed the site had magazine experience because they use the term “spread” which is a clever double entendre but works well for graphic design purposes.
The Bad: Stats. If you are going to offer them do it right. Hobbyists don’t care but if you are an analytics geek like me, you do. Either do it right or offer it à la carte. I just want to know where my hits are coming from, FYI. Credits. Another provider issue. Why do you make it so complicated? I still have no clue what I am purchasing? At least with P411 its clear, as they work on the credit system. You say that 60 credits will last two months but according to my account I only have 28 days. When it comes to the transaction, K.I.S.S. it.
The Ugly: Slixa has a blog written by providers but there are plenty of blogs written by providers. This is all repurposed content and the content is not innovative and different in any way. Same old, same old. I think gentleman would prefer to read it directly from the blog of the provider as it gives a more personal v. editorial feel.
The Bottom Line: In a cluttered universe of badly designed websites that still garner traffic, slixa does stand out. However, repurposed content is far from revolutionary.
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