share buttons were all in their individual colors of each icon to match their site, instead of all a solid black. I believe those colors looked better - and they were still in their regular place on the Hub page.
I think this is a really interesting experiment on HP's part. I'm really curious to know which elicits a better visitor response; the color or the monochrome? Personally, I don't know which way to predict.
If more social shares bring in more traffic than it is more likely that each are likely to click on the ads. Even if each customer clicks on less ads, if there are more customers clicking on the ads than it is still an addition.
Yeah, they are really nice! The colour really increases the chance of a share, since people feel more obliged to share if the colours are different.
I hope that maybe the HubPages team could publish which social media buttons, the colour or the monochrome received the most shares. Maybe they could publish it during one of the week's newsletter after the experiments?
When I used them when they were all in the same black tone the other window appeared for a minute for your action. When that window was gone I might look back two and ask myself, "Did I do that one?" Now that they are the specific icon tones I automatically remember. I like it this way. I hope that they stay with these ones.Thank you HP.
Definitely. They are easier to see, easier to separate from each other. I can pick them out by color and/or letter now - I think it is faster. For the HP share I just count to 10 and within there it says 'Shared'. It is not just "loving pretty colors", they are the exact matches of their own sites.