There has been debate about whether or not surfbar timers do anything. For years the debate has gone on. It used to be 30 seconds was the standard. Now down to 5. Now down to 0?
That’s right, in a historic move Traffic Fugitive has gone to a 0 second timer. Or more accurately, has no timer now. You can surf as fast or as slow as you want. I’m intruiged!
So what are your thoughts? Personally, I surf the same as if it were 5 seconds. Because I wait till the page is loaded, scan it, and decide if I’m going to do something or move on.
I know Jon is raving, he’s yelling that is brilliant in the skype call right now.. Go try surfing at Traffic Fugitive right now!
UPDATE: I did testing back in 2009. There was a large outcry that timers going from 20 seconds down to 8 seconds or lower. The results? People stayed at the site 30 or more seconds despite having an 8 second timer. It seems that when real people are surfing, they either made the decision to pay attention or not.