The best thing for your online radio station is the ability to get people to come back to your site.
This has been my biggest website traffic source! I think allowing the listeners the ability to have some input gives them a sense of partnership with the station and they do return, many daily to request their favorite songs.
I've even added it to my Android app to increase user action on the app. If you are not using the request system, you could be missing out building loyal listeners.
Sam Broadcaster comes with a really nice request system and it also comes with a HTML website template and PHP website template.
Due to security risk, most hosting providers like GoDaddy, HostGator, iPage and others do not allow what is known as remote database access. So that makes using the PHP request system that comes with SAM null and void. This pretty much forces everyone to use the HTML request system that's provided with Sam Broadcaster Pro.
Like I mentioned earlier, it works very well once it has been properly setup. The only downside is that your visitors will have to scroll through tons of information to find what they are searching for.
Most people won't mind scrolling through the pages to find the artist and song they want to request but if you want people to enjoy the experience of using your request system, you will want a way for them to search for what they are looking for.
I use my request system myself and I wasn't too happy having to scroll so much to find what I want. More importantly, it would really be nice if I could search for partial information and still get close results.
Since the SAM Broadcaster Pro HTML request system does not have a search feature, I decided to create one!
The biggest challenge was to be able to search the song database without actually connecting to it!
I finally did it! I was able to put together a system that was still HTML based, searchable and does not require remote database access.
Search for any combination of song, artist or album.
Visitors can now pinpoint to exactly what they want.
Your stations retention should start to increase.
This system comes bundled with Sam Broadcaster and works very well once set up.
But, as you can clearly see each letter of the alphabet is a page and every artist that starts with that alphabet letter will be listed. This causes your visitors to scroll up and down looking for the artist they want to request.
This may be fine for you but remember the request system is not about what you want or like but more so about giving your visitors and listeners an enjoyable solution and experience.
Here are three things to think about that my system does!
The new look and design is appealing to look at and it even allows you the station owner to make Amazon or iTunes commissions from sales!
But let's cut to the real deal. Below is a working sample so you can see it in action for yourself! TRY IT!
Try This Working Demo Request System!
Now that you have seen it in action let me welcome you to my custom designed request system.
The request system you need and your visitors love!
This is the only innovative request system for Sam Broadcaster Pro and you may be the only person without it!
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