Does adding autoplay turn readers away?
I am considering adding an autoplay video to my affiliate bootcamp site. Not to convince people to sign up for anything or to make them sit through 26 minutes of me talking nonsense (like so many other scams that we know about ;), but rather to create a personal connection.
I would like my readers, fellow college students, to see that I'm a real person, same age, doing the same stuff they do and just building a relationship.
However, I feel that since most scam sites start off that way - with someone talking in your ear without you asking them to - it might be a bit off-putting.
I'd really appreciate your take on this.
How would you feel if you came to a site that started an autoplay video?
Just to be clear, if the reader wants, they can just pause it (I believe in pause buttons!) and it would just be on top of the page, so they can scroll down and continue reading whether I am talking or not.
Here's a (very) rough example of what it would look like (and the 'hold up' came out louder than I intended ;) :