Activity counter notifications are a great way to create Social Proof. With counter notifications, you can display the number of:

  • Recently online visitors

  • Active visitors

  • Product views

  • Order count

Nextsale makes it easy to create a counter notifications campaign in minutes and publish it right away.

To create a counter notifications campaign:

1. Go to the Dashboard

2. Click on the "Add new campaign" or green plus (➕) icon from the left toolbar.

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3. Find the "Counter notifications" campaign and click on the "Create" button.

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4. Once you pushed the "Create" button, you'll be taken to the campaign builder where you can customize the message, design, or publish the campaign right away.

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You can publish the campaign right away by clicking on the green "Publish" button.

Design

Message

You can customize the message lines to match your product or service and preview the notifications by selecting the type from the bottom of the preview window:

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For instance, if you changed the Product views message, to view the preview, select the Product views option from the bottom:

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Enable/disable counters.

This feature allows you to show or hide one or some of the counters, or add a condition for displaying or hiding the campaign. For instance, you can use counter notifications campaign only for showing the product views.

To disable a certain type of counters, select it on the left menu, and turn off the toggle:

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You can add benchmark conditions to each counter for displaying them, i.e., displaying the online visitors count if only the number is higher than 50.

In the following example, different benchmarks are set for each notification type:

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Lookback period.

For the order counter, there's an additional feature - lookback period which allows you to determine how far Nextsale should look back to retrieve data to display.

In the following example, the lookback period is set to 90 days, which means that Nextsale will look the last 90 days old orders to show the cumulative count:

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Appearance.

You can change the language, round corners of notifications, change the style (light/dark).

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Note: language change is applied only to the "Verified by Nextsale" badge. Please write the text message in the language you prefer.

Settings

Devices.

Turn the toggle on/off to show your campaign on the chosen device(s).

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Conditions

Geo-targeting

This condition allows you to show your campaign only in selected countries. You can either include or exclude countries from the campaign.

To include or exclude certain countries:

  1. Click the "Set geo-target" button.

  2. On the opened popup window, choose the "Hide in" or "Show in" option from the dropdown menu.

  3. Type country(s) from the beginning or choose from the dropdown menu.

  4. Then, click the "Save settings" button:

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Page rules

This feature allows you to condition on-page targeting rules.

You can add rules to display the campaign on pages by adding the following conditions:

  • "Equal" and "Doesn't equal" conditions require a specific URL.
    Depending on the condition, a campaign will be displayed/hidden on any page that exactly equal/doesn't equal to the added specific URL.

  • "Contains" and "Doesn't contain" conditions require a specific part of the URL. Depending on the condition, a campaign will be displayed/hidden on any page that contains/doesn't contain the added part(s) of the URL.

  • "Begins" and "Doesn't begin with" conditions require a specific part of the URL. Depending on the condition, a campaign will be displayed/hidden on any page that begins/doesn't begin with the added part(s) of the URL.

  • "Ends with" and "Doesn't end with" conditions require a specific part of the URL. Depending on the condition, a campaign will be displayed/hidden on any page that ends/doesn't end with the added part(s) of the URL.

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Use case #1

Homepage. To display or hide your campaign on the Home page:

  1. Select the "Equal" or "Doesn't equal" condition.

  2. Add "/" to the input box, or select "Home Page" from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click the "Save settings" button.

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Note: if your home page includes an additional slug, type and add it i.e., /slug

Use case #2

Single page. To display or hide your campaign on one specific page:

  1. Select the "Equal" or "Doesn't equal" condition.

  2. Add a valid URL depending on your website permalink structure i.e.:
    /categories/accessories/product_name
    In this case, product_name represents one single page.

  3. Click the "Save settings" button.

Use case #3

Group of pages. To display or hide your campaign on groups of pages:

  1. Select one of the "Contains" or "Doesn't contain", "Begins" or "Doesn't begin with", "Ends with" or "Doesn't end with" conditions.

  2. Add a valid URL depending on your website permalink structure i.e.:
    /categories/category_name
    In this case, category_name represents more than one page.

  3. Click the "Save settings" button.

Note: To use the page rules feature right, refer to your website permalink structure since the URLs of your web pages can be different than those shown in the dropdown menu.

User authentication state

With this feature, you can display the campaign only to the logged-in or not-logged-in users, or all users.

Note: this feature extends only to the Shopify stores.

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Visitor session

This feature allows you to show your campaign to first-time, returning, or all visitors.

To choose your audience:

  1. Click the "Set condition" button.

  2. On the opened popup window, choose one of the visitor session options from the dropdown menu: all visitors, new visitors, returning visitors.

  3. Then, click the "Save settings" button:

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Language

With this feature, you can decide users with a specific website and/or browser languages see the campaign or vice versa by including and excluding languages.

You can display the campaign based on users' websites and browser languages.

  • The website language feature works with the lang attribute in the HTML tag of the web pages.

The language filters can be extended to both website and browser language by enabling/disabling each toggle.

To set the language conditions:

  1. Click the "Set condition" button.

  2. On the opened popup window, choose one of the language filter options ("Show in" & "Hide in") from the dropdown menu.

  3. Type or select the languages from the dropdown menu.

  4. Enable the toggles you want to set conditions.

  5. Click the "Save settings" button.

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Network IP

This feature allows you to display/hide your campaign only selected IP network by including or excluding IP addresses.

To include or exclude IP address(es) you can type the specific address(es), CIDR ranges, or wildcard mask formats:

  1. Click the "Set condition" button.

  2. Choose the "Include" or "Exclude" option from the dropdown menu.

  3. Type or paste the IP address(es) you want to exclude.

  4. Then, click the "Save settings" button:

  • To include/exclude IP address range in CIDR notation, consider this example: 203.0.113.5/32

  • To include/exclude IP address in wildcard mask format, consider this example: 255.0.0.*

Note: as you click on the input box to start typing, the "My IP address" option shows up for easy reach.

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Note: make sure you click the "Add" button before clicking on the "Save settings" button. Otherwise, the changes will be dismissed:

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After you saved the changed settings, you can click on the pencil (✎) button to change the saved settings you want to. Or, click on the X button to reset the settings.

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Schedule the campaign

You can schedule the campaign to run in a certain time period.

To schedule the campaign:

  1. Turn on the toggle

  2. Choose the period

  3. Set the time

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