Friday, April 5, 2013

Free?

I don't know if you have ever downloaded something that was labeled free.
Apps for mobile phones, music, software......
Free always seems to come with its own constraint.

At the moment I'm thinking about a free QR Code service. And here is the constraint......
A free Custom QR Code, but the link in the code will be routed through and advertizment page.
I selected "AdF.ly" as service for this particular trial. They offer both URL shortening and advertizement in a single service. For more information about AdFly click Here

Here is the code in question. A nice call-to-action in the middle of the QR Code, using the magic "Free" word. Op-on scanning, or clicking on the actual graphic for the desktop users, you will see a nice advertizement for 5 seconds before being forwarded to my website.

What would you prefer when using a QR Code, a "Free" code and live with the constraints? Or pay for the service and have a product that is not hijacked? And ask yourself what your potential clients expect when they scan a QR Code that is linked to your bussiness...

Let me know what you think, free (with constraint) service..... yes or no....

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