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Voiceover and Audio - 10 Ways to Use Audio on Your Website

Updated on October 18, 2008
 

Voiceover and audio can really enhance any business or personal website. It can help your website stand out and hold prospective buyers attention. Integrating voiceover and other audio into your website can have a positive effect on product interest and increase your conversions and sales. Listed below are some examples of how website audio can be used to good effect.

1. Speaking Characters- Sitepal for example allows you to create your own animated character which you can either add your own voice or add recordings from a professional voiceover artist.

2. Website welcome greeting - create a short welcome message to your site visitors

3. Website navigation - Add audio to your navigation buttons. Here is an example:http://www.evolve-studios.net/evolve/ .

4. Product tour narration - Describe to your visitors how to use your product and the benefits your product offers them.

5. Background music - Create a friendly website ,relax your visitors & increase your sales.

6. Podcasts - Offer your site visitors free podcasts available to listen online and to download to their mp3 player so they can listen on the move!

7. Audio articles - Offer free informative audio articles for your visitors to listen to as they browse your site.

8. Audio testimonials - increase the validity of your testimonials by asking your customers to provide you an audio testimonial for your website.

9. Audio logo - "The sound logo is one of the tools of sound branding, along with the jingle, brand music, and brand theme. A sound logo (or audio logo or sonic logo) is a short distinctive melody or other sequence of sound" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_branding

10. Online training audio - Train your staff online by creating online training programs narrated by a professional voiceover artist.

Written by Alison Pitman, professional voiceover artist. To hear her voice demos please visit her website at www.thephonevoice.com

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