Good Tactics for a Revered Source
Track & Field News is the bible of track and field. The web-based publication reports on major events and rising stars in track and field events.
More than that, Track & Field News includes an incredibly broad archive of the results and rankings of meets – worldwide, historical and current, from the Olympics and down to the collegiate level.
It’s easy to find what you’re looking at: check by event, by date, by athlete. It’s the go-to spot for following along with the world of track and field.
Which is why they’ve gotten clever with managing their subscriptions.
A Special Pop-Up for Special Pages
Track & Field News has their content metered by Leaky Paywall, to allow a certain amount of browsing before the need to subscribe kicks in.
They also run several levels of subscription: annual access to their techniques publication, monthly or annual access to current articles and statistics, and monthly or annual premium access to allow for unlimited perusing of their massive archive.
This is good common sense for a publication with such a wealth of specialized content.
The really clever part is the simple, extra subscription teaser.
The pop-up message isn’t terribly intrusive and it’s easy to get rid of.
It’s a clear reminder to readers that Track & Field News has more to offer…and that they can see it all.
The best part is that they didn’t add it to every page. It’s only on a handful of their most popular landing pages. So it doesn’t show up often enough to become annoying or to desensitize their readers to its message.
And it’s incredibly easy to do.
A big win for the home team.
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