If you haven’t come across them before, Easter eggs are often hidden secrets that appear on websites that rarely serve a purpose and only exist for entertainment purposes. They take on many forms and can be relatively simple or extremely elaborate. Websites you use every day are full of them and remain unseen until word gets out!
So what is the point of an Easter Egg? Well, initially they serve just to show a ‘fun side’ to a business or organisation but they can raise awareness of brand or an idea. Easter Eggs are fun to source and often spread through word of mouth or Internet forums, driving traffic to any site that displays them. The more creative and intriguing they are, the more likely they are to spread!
Below are a list of my favourites on the web, you may have already seen some of these but if not, give them a go! You’ll be surprised at how many appear on websites you visit on a daily basis! I won’t reveal what happens, I’ll allow you to discover the magic yourself!
Visit: https://wistia.com/about/yearbook and type dance (also has sound!)
Visit: en.wikipedia.org/ and search for ‘Easter Egg Media’ – hover over the egg in the image on the right. Click on the egg.
Visit: http://theoatmeal.com/ – Right click and select view source.
Easter Eggs are a great way to get traffic to your website, traffic that may not stumble across your business or cause through natural browsing. If you have any fantastic ideas for Easter Eggs or would like to discuss the possibility of adding one to your website, why not speak to one of us here at Reflect Digital and we can get cracking! (no pun intended…)