# HypePoints – Don’t Just Like. Hype.

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A new and fun site for people who like to give.

Target Audience: Anybody who enjoys sharing and giving to others.
Website URL: https://www.HypePoints.com

Feedback sought:

• Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
• What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
• Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
• Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
• How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
• Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

HypePoints is a new and fun way to share and are designed especially for people who like to give. One HypePoint is worth one penny (USD $0.01). HypePoints are perfect when you want to do more than just “Like” something on Facebook. There are two ways to get HypePoints. You can buy HypePoints starting at$10 for 1,000 HypePoints, or you can wait until somebody sends you some HypePoints. Every time you share HypePoints, it is shared on your Facebook wall and a friendly email is sent to the person you have shared with telling them they have HypePoints waiting to be claimed in their account. We will send at least 100 HypePoints to all StartUpLift members who create a HypePoints account so that you can better test our service.

## 50 thoughts on “HypePoints – Don’t Just Like. Hype.”

1. Deborah Porter says:

I learned absolutely nothing from viewing the home page of Hypepoints. It was completely nondecriptive with no explantion of what the website was about. If I was only to view the homepage I would have no interest in it at all because I do not know any information on the product. Nor was I motivated to delve further into the site because it was not visually stimulating.

2. Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
>During the first 10 seconds that I spent on the site, I honestly didn’t get what the site is about. But I think this is like a ladder ranking who makes the most gives. I think the thing is called hype and you’re going to share or give or earn that so that you’ll be up to the ladder.
What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
>What I find bothersome here is the involvement of money. Well, honestly considering the situation of the economy right now. People will not be willing to spend money to be given just because they like a profile picture of someone. In contrast to this, I like the idea of involving it since it will make this thing more interesting since you have money invested into this. I also like the idea that you can earn if you can intertain a lot of people and they will like the things that you’re doing and they will just send you hype that you can redeem.
>Yes, I am willing to sign up for free account and I am also willing to get some hype for $10 I guess, or maybe I’ll get more people involve here before I do that. Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why? >Yes I really wish I had, but like what I said above, I’ll need more people involve in this so that I can convince myself to spend 10 bucks to get hype points and to share that to others. Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why? > Yes I am interested to get hype points, but not now, I guess i have to let others konw about the existence of this site first before I involve my money in it. How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved? >Since I clicked the FAQ page first, I think you need to highlight the questions or let it be in bold letters so that you’ll not be confuse if you have a lot of them open. I don’t see any “Help” Button or page anywhere.I find the information inside FAQ very informative and I can’t think of any FAQ right now to add. Just the questions be highlighted and or BOLD. Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react? >I haven’t send any hypepoints to anybody yet since I don’t have hype points yet to share. Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. >I want to commend the arrangement of the site, it is neat and I can easily navigate to the pages I want to go. But what contrasts to that is the neatness it has makes me feel that the site doesn’t have anything interesting or I guess “blank” or “boring” page will the best word to fit what I’m trying to say. Maybe add more pictures or change some colors so that you’ll make the website bright and lively and interesting. >I also want to say that the function of this will tire people out. If you’re using facebook connect to share the hypes, why not just connect it with facebook and make it a facebook app that everytime you like something you’ll have an option to give hype or not. That’ll make it easier for people to use the service. But if you’re trying to create a new community within this site, then you can ignore that suggestion that I just said. > I also like to commend the FAQ’s, Contact Us, How it works, Privacy, Terms and Conditions etc links at the bottom of the page. They are visible and accessible, those are the things that most websites lack nowadays. > I also would like to say that maybe you can put in the home page how the site works, maybe put it into the simpliest way you can explain it. Let’s say for example “SHARE HYPE POINTS WITH FRIENDS AND EARN REDEEMABLE HYPEPOINTS FROM FRIENDS” or something like that (I’m not really good with those) > I also like to commend the thing that pops out every time you hover your pointer to a picture, it gives us easy access to basic information we need to know about these people. > Over all, I think the site will be on a good run if the economy is in a good run as well, I think they will go hand in hand because if our people are broke, I’m sure they will not be willing to spend 10 bucks for hype points, but like what I keep on saying, the concept is good and this will make user interaction more fun. Best of luck from me! ã€€ 3. zuzubil says: Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? Well when I just opened the link and i saw the home page I didn’t get what exactly is the idea of the site. I think you should move the info from “How Does It Work” to the Home page and make it a little more interesting, put some pictures, some more colors. This way it would be more interesting and it would attract more people to sign up. And for How Does It Work, you should put more detailed info for what is the site really about. Â What do you find bothersome? What do you like? It could be colorful, interesting, fun and all that, but spending money on that wouldn’t be attractive for anyone. You know people are downloading music, software, whatever, they’re always looking for a free version first, so I don’t think anyone would pay$10 just to like some picture on Facebook. If you want to make a money making site, think of something else, that’s definitely not a good idea.
What I like about it is that it looks fun, it could be a great facebook application.
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Yes sure. As I already said, it could be fun, but if it didn’t require spending money.
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Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

Yes if this site becomes popular, it would be a lot of fun for a group of friends to play with that.
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Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

Honestly I’m not interested in purchasing anything that I could have for free (in this case liking pictures on FB). Neither me nor anyone me and you know.
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How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

That is something that I really like about your site. Every question has a simple and understandable answer, just exactly what users are looking for.
May be you should add a question for, where people can ask a particular question which is not in the list. As soon as you have a contact form, it’s not really necessary, just and idea.
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Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

Since I don’t have pints, there’s no way i can send any.
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Once again, it’s a great idea, but you should improve the design, put some more info, and make it free for the users. If you wish to make money from this site, you can use Google adsense, allow some advertisements and get paid for it and a lot more.
But finally it’s all up to you, do whatever you think it would be good to attract more users. Good luck with that 🙂

4. rosepetalpink says:

Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page.Â  What do you think the site is about?

What do you find bothersome?Â  What do you like?
The first thing I found bothersome was the home page.Â  It is not self explanatory and quite bland in visual appeal.Â  The second thing I found bothersome was the cost of purchasing HypePoints.Â  I liked the “How it works” section because it gave me a brief understanding of what the site was about.Â  I suggest this brief statement be put on the home page to keep people on the site.Â  I also liked the FAQ tab because it gave more in depth information about the site.Â

I am not inclined to sign up for an acccount at this time because money is tight and I am still unclear on how exactly this works.

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family?Â  If not, why?
No, because I do not know how I would share HypePoints with anyone else at this point.Â

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoint?Â  If not, why?
No, I would not spend money on something like this.Â  There are other ways to show appreciation to others that are free and much more personable.

How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
These pages were quite helpful.Â  I cannot think of anything else I would add to these pages specifically.Â

Did you send Hype Points to anyone?Â  If yes, how did they react?
No.

I would recreate the home page.Â  It needs to quicky explain the purpose of the site.Â  If a visitor has to spend too much time trying to figure out what HypePoints is or how they work, the visitor will most likely leave.Â  I suggest having a brief introduction to HypePoints and how it works on the home page.Â  I also suggest a more detailed explanation of how it works under “How It Works”.Â  Try to answer as many questions on this page as possible and use the FAQ for general questions that will come up as people use the site.Â  I would also start out by offering free HypePoints to get the idea started.Â  Once people get a chance to try it out, they may be more inclined to spend money for more HypePoints.Â  Just food for thought.

5. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Great feedback and you hit on a lot of points we are think of ourselves too. Thanks! We were curious if the name would be self-explanatory enough for people to get the idea on that alone, but it doesn’t seem as if that is so. As such, I appreciate your idea to put some more text on the top page such as,Â â€œSHARE HYPE POINTS WITH FRIENDS AND EARN REDEEMABLE HYPEPOINTS FROM FRIENDS:

A Facebook App is in development so another great idea there. Thanks again! We will also look at how to improve the FAQ based on some of your ideas too.

I would really be interested in hearing some of your feedback and ideas after you have had a chance to receive and share some HypePoints. If you sign up, we have lots of free HypePoints to give away especially for our StartUpLift testers, so just create an account if you haven’t already and we will start putting some free HypePoints into your account over the next few days and weeks if you want to keeping using them that long. This will also help us see how others react to receiving HypePoints.

6. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We realize not everybody is into a paid site, but we are seeing if some people are. It will be very easy for us to make this a free site later if we need to. 🙂

One question I have is if you would be more willing to use this service if you could buy HypePoints for only $1? Or, do you prefer a free site only. Finally, I am guessing that maybe you would be happier to receive some free HypePoints? Part of the HypePoints idea is that some people like to give and some like to receive. If you sign up for an account, we will be more than happy to pump some HypePoints into your account to see if that is more fun for you. We would also be very interested in hearing about your experience after you have had used some HypePoints. Thanks again for your help and hope to see you at HypePoints.com soon. 7. Darian, HypePoints creator says: You and several others have mentioned the need for more text on the home page, so that is one of the first things we will consider how best to fix. Thank you for helping us with that! If you go to HypePoints and sign up we will be more than happy to give you some free HypePoints so you can see how easy it is to send them. I think you might also be surprised at how personal it is after you have tried it as each HypePoints email is customized to the receiver based on why the HypePoints are being sent. Your feedback was very useful and helpful to us so thank you again for giving us a try. I hope to see you on HypePoints.com soon and look forward to any other feedback you might have at that time. 8. Darian, HypePoints creator says: Many other testers agreed with you on the need to improve the top page, but your opinion seems to be the strongest. Message received and thank you for the honest feedback. We would be very happy to receive any other ideas you might have after you have tried the site one or two times. If you sign up we will be happy to send you some free points and you can perhaps get a chance to see if the site is fun or not for you. Just let us know… Thanks again! 9. ChristianaNoelle says: VisitÂ https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? My first impression was that the site was about independent bloggers or gamers trying to make a successful name for themselves. What do you find bothersome? What do you like? There’s no explanation on the main page of what the site actually is (i.g.- “A place to give & get hype”). One sentence could have even sufficed even if you still wanted to remain elusive. Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? No. I’m still confused as to how the website could personally benefit me besides passing around points that may or may not add up to a very small sum of money. Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why? No. Instead of waiting to accrue enough HypePoints to transfer into money (which will then get charged a percentage), I could probably get more heartfelt love and money in the form of holiday cards and birthday cards. Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why? No. I don’t see the point in acquiring points on a website that can translate into a small amount of cash if that cash is going to be charged 12.2%. How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved? Add a search box so the user can search for specific questions instead of scrolling through all of them. Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react? No. Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. I can see the potential in this website. It’s not my cup of tea but I can definitely see how today’s generation would fully utilize HypePoints. One main suggestion would be to redesign the website to a more visually pleasing esthetic, perhaps geared towards a more specific demographic that uses the internet the most (teens, twenties, office workers). 10. Lostness says: Using Mac OS 10.6.8 with Safari and FireFox Feedback sought: VisitÂ https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? First impressions don’t do much to really provide any idea as yo what the site is about. The title of the site and the landing page’s “Top Givers”, “Most Hype” and “Newest Members” reminds me somewhat of ‘Hot or Not’ where one votes for people they think are hot (or not hot). What do you find bothersome? What do you like? Bothersome: The lack of immediate information as to what the site is about. There isn’t a header on the landing page that allows the visitor to gain any sense as to what the site offers or does. That one has to pay to ‘vote’ for someone they like (you have to ‘buy’ the hype). Though reading that you can cash in hype you get mitigates some of the harsh feelings I have towards this. Reading the FAQs the process for sending points sounds a bit tedious. It is easier to leave a nice message on Facebook, (though the person being hyped may not receive a few cents worth of points with that message) Like: After exploring the site a little, and clicking on the ‘How It Works’ page, I am given a sense as to what the site is about. In gaining this, I like the general concept of showing someone or some group that you appreciate them. The trading and sharing points, and redeeming points for cash (with the exception of the fees… nobody likes fees except those who collect them). Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? No, not really. I think I would rather spend my$10 buying chocolate or something as such for someone I want to show appreciation to. That, and I can ‘hype’ them for free by leaving a message on Facebook.

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

No. Again, I personally feel that there are better ways to show someone appreciation.

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

More information to flush things out in the ‘How it Works’. I feel that it is a bit empty and uninspiring as to what HypePoints aims to do. Maybe let people know on the ‘How it Works’ page that Hypepoints is tied in with Facebook (instead of waiting to do it in the FAQs).

The FAQs are fairly good. They gave a fairly good understanding to what the site is about and how it works.

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

No, I did not. I don’t really feel like spending $10 to see how this works. Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. While the general concept of sharing and giving points to show people that you appreciate them is sound, the concept falls flat in some areas. A strong recommendation would be to allow the redeeming of points for other things then just cash (gifts, coupon vouchers, etc, maybe allowing users to use points towards a monthly draw for a prize). While this would require a bit more infrastructure on your part, it would give a lot more appeal to the site (and people usually grab hold of the idea of trading in for gifts over trading in for cash, though keep the cash out option as well!). Would that be a plan for the future as you develop the site? In regards to design, you need a good header and tag line on the landing page that gives a glimpse as to what the page and points are about. The general design is good, but without the header, there is nothing there to grab attention or inform visitors what you are doing. Flush out a bit more info on the “how it works” page, with some insight into how you share points (facebook, etc). 11. Darian, HypePoints creator says: Hi and thanks for the feedback. Â We would love to be able to allow people to exchange their points for gifts, and your comments may encourage us to do more thinking in that direction. We are also going to do some work on the front page.Â If you do change your mind and want to give it a try please feel free to signup and we will give you some free points to play with.Â It might surprise you how nice it is to share even if in a small way:) Thanks again! 12. Darian, HypePoints creator says: Loved the idea to”Â Maybe let people know on the â€˜How it Worksâ€™ page that Hypepoints is tied in with Facebook (instead of waiting to do it in the FAQs)”. I would send you some Hype for that suggestion if I had your email! 🙂 It seems agreed upon that the landing page needs some work and we will get on that asap. Also really liked your idea for prizes. I would be very interested in hearing any other comments/ideas you might have after you had a chance to receive and share a little Hype, so feel free to sign up if you want and I will send you some free HypePoints. Many thanks! 13. llorenzo says: VisitÂ https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? Â I am not sure yet, since the first page really gives no clue as to what the site is about. The only thing I can determine is that some people are givers, some have the most hype and some are new. I would really like to see something that clearly defines what the site is about. A catch phrase or small blurb, describing exactly what hypepoints is all about. What do you find bothersome? What do you like? I find the how it works page bothersome. While it does describe the product it really isn’t giving me a good reason to sign up for the account. I also don’t like that the fees are in small print of the bottom of the page. I do like that the FAQ page gives a better understanding of the process and what’s what, and that you give a clear reason for the fees being charged to withdraw money from the account. Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? Â I might be inclined to sign up for a free account but I don’t know that it would be something I would access very often. Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why? Sure I wouldn’t mind to have some HypePoints to share with friends and family, they might get a kick out of it. It wouldÂ definitely bring a new dimension to the like button. Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why? Honestly I really am too cheap to put any kind of money into something like this. I would really like for there to be a sign up incentive. Like if I sign up I get 100 HypePoints, if I sign up five friends I get another 100 hypepoints. Something along those lines, where getting hypepoints wouldn’t be just about spending money or relying on someone to send them to you. How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved? The FAQ page is not too bad, it is much what I would expect from a FAQ page. It would be nice to see the How it Works page fleshed out a bit more. Maybe give more examples or a demo of how the site works somewhere. Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react? No I haven’t sent any HypePoints. Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. There is one more thing I would like to see on the site, and that is a user feedback area. This could help people better understand what the site is about and how it could benefit them. I see the potential for this kind of site, and if the site is tweaked a bit you could have a hit on your hands. 14. Linda 27 says: What do you think the site is about? Honestly I had no idea, the only thing I could figure out from the homepage was it was something to do with points or a point type system. What do you find bothersome? What do you like?Â I found it bothersome that I didn’t know what the site was about, and that I had to click on a different tab to learn about the site.Â I liked that you had members pictures on the homepage. Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? Since it is a free account I would. Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why? Yeah, because I think it would make them feel special that I am giving them some “hype” Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?Â Not unless I knew family/friends who would be signing up as well since I take it that, that is the idea behind it. How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved? I like how you FAQ page is set up but the wording could possibly be a little bigger or bolded.Â And I didn’t see a help tab at all. Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react? No I didn’t send any 15. Darian, HypePoints creator says: Thanks for the feedback. I liked your idea about improving the How it works page. We are also into incentives, so feel free to sign up and we will make sure you get a lot more than 100 free HypePoints! We will also give free HypePoints to any of your friends that sign up. It seems you really get the basic idea behind HypePoints so for us you would be a perfect tester. Like I said, if you sign up we will take good care of your HypePoints account. Thanks again! 16. Darian, HypePoints creator says: Hi and thanks for trying our site! I would be very happy to hear how it went when you got an email telling you that somebody had sent you some Hype? It would also help if you could share that Hype with others, and we will be happy to send you as many points as you need! Thank you. 17. winnie295 says: Didnt care for the home page right from the start. I really had no idea what the site was about. The only thing I could figure is that it had something to do with social media. I did like that the home page was quite simple, although not enough information. After reading how it works and the FAQ pages, I am not interested in signing up. I just don’t really understand the concept. You may be on to a neat idea, though. I think the site needs more explaination right on the home page as to what the site is about. 18. candicedavis says: At first, I wasn’t sure what the site was about, but I was instantly thinking that it had to be some type of social network. With the name being HypePoints, I was reminded of something a lot like myLot, but with points instead of a cash value, until I read more in depth into it. What I find bothersome is the “get started with$10”. I really do not think such a service should cost anything. Especially, if it is serving off the idea that they will pay you in the end. Why should I pay you to pay me, basicallly?

Admittedly, I was inclinced to sign up at first, until I saw the get started with $10.Â I do not wish I had HypePoints to share with friends and family, as I do not really see them carrying any real value and I am not sure what HypePoints can offer that just sending or sharing a link to a friend or family member would already give me. The FAQ and help pages are fine the way they are, but the layouts made need to change a bit. I did not send HypePoints to any one. Although, I do actually plan on mentioning it in conversation later on. I might be more inclined if the “start with$10 or wait until someone sends you points” was gone and instead there was a small startup bonus. I see a lot of Get Paid To programs on the internet giving users $5.00 signup bonuses. Maybe gift cards, I am not sure. I would rather have a rewarding experience (pay me — similar to Ryclolikes — or gift cards) than one that is going to cost me.$10 may not be much to some people, but with the economy the way it is, $10 is$10 that is better spent on gas or groceries.

The layout really needs to change and pop out more. It is simply too basic at this point to catch anyone’s attention.

19. Latasha says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
I really have no clue what this site is about besides people being “hype.”
What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
What I found the most bothersome is the fact that you don’t say what your site is about. There is no lead in or statement. It almost seems like the whole of your site is just on your homepage, this being said before I have navigated to any other, and from just looking at your tab names. I see that you have the how it works tab but I can say that most people want to see the info front and center. Often times the aboutÂ or how page is longer so it would be nice to just a tidbit of info on the homepage just to users and incite to your site. This would have been great to see on the homepage:

HypePoints operates on three simple ideas:

Sharing should be easy.
It may be better to give, but receiving can be fun too.
Less is sometimes more.

Let someone know that you appreciate them today by sending a little Hype.
Its sweet simple and give just enough information without bogging down the user.

I would like to have seen a bit more color to your site. The whole idea of hypepoints and sharing is fun and exciting but your site doesn’t exude that. There seems to be an over abudance of white space on your site without any other colors to offset that. Even the boxes on the homepage are thin and don’t exactly stand out. I like that I could see the hype points given and received when the mouse is moved over each picture.Â  I was really interested to see the what was under each tab and to have all the pages look exactly the same was more than a little disappointing.

I would have licked to be able to see click on the users and gather some information about them.Â Who theyÂ gaveÂ points to and and comments theyÂ wish toÂ share. This portion could be either public or private.Â

I would have to go give hype points a no even with the offer of a free account. I like the idea but this is notÂ engaging on the slighest. Where is the interaction? When your recieve points how are they given? Do they just show up as points?

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
I guess I just don’t see the significance of purchasing points to give to someone. When I could give them something a tangible and more personal.
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
No, stated above.
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
It’s straight forward.

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
N/A
I don’t understand the redeeming process. If I send someone a hype point do they have the option of not taking it? If they do redeem the piont they will be charged the 12.2% by paypal? I find this to be confusing. I’m sharing a nice give that someone will be charged for. I think that as long as someone has a facebook account they should be able to keep their hype point. I also find that limiting signup to facebook is limiting pontential users from your site. I need more engagement, a video, testimonials, colors, bold line, increase of the wonderful blue color on your site and an overall layout revamping. Simple is good but too simple can be disengaging. It’s a fine line to walk.

20. keychain53 says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the homepage. What do you think the site is about?
The homepage really doesn’t tell you anything about what it is or what it is about. It does get your interest so that you look further to find out.
What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
What I find bothersome is that it costs money. I like to see what I can do on various websites to either get something free or earn money or points. I really don’t like to have to pay out any money. I like the fact that I can sign up and get free points.
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends & family? If not, why?
No, I really don’t do the facebook “friends” thing. I only like to look at facebook to find out information.
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? if not, why?
No. I really don’t wish to spend money, especially when I don’t totally understand the premise. I did read some of the FAQs, but I skipped over some of them.
How can the Help & FAQ page be improved?
Actually, the help and faq page seems to answer a lot of questions and I don”t think it really could be improved too much. I would have to really go back and read them all, in depth, but they seem to address most questions.

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
I didn’t send any points to anyone. If I had, I would think they would react by questioning what they were, since I have never heard of them before, either.
These points sound like something that is going to become a well-know thing on facebook and the other type of social meeting places.

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21. Alirya says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the homepage. What do you think the site is about?
Had absolutely no clue what the website was about. I would have skipped right over it.

What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
It was way too bright, too much white. Even if a background isn’t wanted at least make the color soothing.
The layout was very versatile. Made for quick and easy exploring.
It is actually an interesting idea. I would like to be a part of it.
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends & family? If not, why?
I do, it sends a little bit more encouragement along with a compliment.
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? if not, why?
Once the site was up and running and I could see payment and receipt of money, yes i would purchase hype points often.
How can the Help & FAQ page be improved?
The FAQ page was rather excellent. Very clear and to the point. Perhaps make the font a little larger for easier reading, but of course should the background change that would as well.
Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
I did not but I am anxious to try it out.
I think it will make a wonderful helping hand in handing out compliments. Lets them know you really do mean it by putting something tangible behind it. I could see this used in the future to help parents reward their children for chores or perhaps for teachers to reward students.

22. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Thank you for the feedback. We are working on Homepage feedback now and should have that up in a week or so.

23. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Thank you for your feedback. Please feel free to sign up and we will provide you with free points as we would be very interested in seeing your additional feedback after using the full service.

24. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Hi and thanks for the great feedback. We will use some of your feedback to consider how to improve the feedback. To answer your question, if a user does not accept your HypePoints, then they are returned to your account. Also, there is no charge to send or share points, only at the time of redemption.

25. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Good points and we are considering the best way to address them all. Thanks!

26. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Hi. HypePoints is a new idea and so we understand that a lot of people will have questions, which is why we are using StartUpLift to find out what those questions are. We also know that a small percentage of people will intuitively get it, and those are the people we are most interested in having test our site further. Since you seem to be one of those who get the idea right off the bat, we would be more than willing to provide you as many free points as you need to start helping us test the platform. Just sign up and we will start putting free points into your account that you can share with others. Any questions just let us know at info @ hypepoints . com. Thanks!

27. LynnR says:

Hello. For the first question:

What do you think the site is about?
The homepage taught me absolutely nothing. There was just a bunch of pictures of people on there. I looked through the How It Works page from clicking on the tab and I still have no idea what I would be sharing for?!?!?!?! What is the actual purpose of this site? As I looked around someÂ more and clicked on some phtots, I think you are to “like” the sites of those people like you would do on a Facebook page. I am guessing here so don’t quote me on that.

What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
I find it very bothersome that I have no idea what this is all about. There is nothing that I can say I like because I do not understand any of it.

No I would not sign up because I like to know what I’m signing up for.

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
I would probably use them and share if I knew why.

How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
I didn’t see any help secton. I didn’t even see the FAQ until I got to this question so I went back and looked again. I think the FAQ should have a tab at the top of the site to help people understand what all this is about. Other than that the FAQ’s did help me to understand a little more about this.

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
No I didn’t. I would have to let some people know about this and if they joined I would send them HypePoints.

The site should be more user friendly and tell you more about what HypePoints are and why to send them. The site is very basic and boring. I think this is a good idea, it just needs work.

28. flavinmcg says:

What do you think the site is about?
My first impression of this site would be that you are giving money but I could not figure what the money would be for.
What do you find bothersome, what do you like?
The front web page is neat and uncluttered which I like however I may not explore it further because I could not figure out what the site offered.
Honestly, I would not sign up for this site, free or not, because I am not sure what it is all about.
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with friends and family?
Based on the brief information about the site, I probably would not use this website because I would not like the public to know what or who I am sending money to.

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

I did not purchase any HypePoints and I also did not explore the FAQ or Help sections of the site.Â  My additional comments would be to use this as an app to send money to charities.Â  In addition, it may be a cheap way to send money to others as compared to Western Union.

29. Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?

“HypePoints” and “Top Givers” seem to draw my eye first, but all this tells me is that the site has something to do with giving something to other people – possibly points, whatever that may mean (It’s not clear what those points can do for you or other people)
What do you find bothersome? What do you like?

Bothersome:
That I do not get a little hand showing for my cursor when I hover over some of the pictures – making me think that I can only click through to some of the members and not click through to some of the others, and leaves me feeling the home page is not “balanced” or “uniform” – could perhaps be my browser that causes this, I don’t knowÂ – IE7
I’m a natural SEO fan and it bothers me that there are no title tags on the top or bottom navigation links. This is especially needed if you don’t have much text on a page, which you don’t.
The meta description and meta keywords have not been inserted into the coding. Robot Crawl Instructions are also missing, although this may be in the robots.txt file which I cannot see.
Like:
The simplicity and minimalism of the page; the neatness
That there’s a ‘How it works” link
That there are little pop ups when I hover my mouse cursor over the little profile pics

No. I work hard and don’t have time for what seems like a game or fun pastime on the Internet.
Also, there’s nothing on the homepage that tells me what’s in it for me. I HAVE to click the “How it works” to find out more – but there’s also nothing compelling me to click that link.Â
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

No, I don’t think this site is targetted at me, and it doesn’t interestÂ me to join.Â
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

I don’t have money to waste on something that doesn’t interest me or on something that I don’t need. If there was something on the homepage that told me why I need to join; how joining could benefit me, and they were good reasons, I still wouldn’t join as don’t get time to spend a lot of free time on the Internet. I use the Internet mostly to work. When I do have a bit of free time, I’m going to choose Facebook over HypePoints, and “like” things on Facebook, for free.

Also, on the “How it works” page, the description of how members can send hype points for likingÂ  a profile photo, or because you helped me at school today etc, makes me feel old – well I guess I am, at age 42, but it makes me feel older and makes me think that the site is aimed at Teeny Boppers who like to do “cutesy” things like give their best friends fluffy teddy bears, or write letters to their friends when they should be listening in class.
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

No.Â

Add a lot more text content.

30. donella says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? I thought it was confusing. I think an ABOUT US page is a good idea because when I see the images of the top people in 3 categories I get the feeling that it is a back page to a site that if I belonged there, I would already know more about.
What do you find bothersome? What do you like? The mostÂ bothersomeÂ thing about the site is that the viewer feels stupid. I knew more than mostÂ viewersÂ because I had read the testing intro, had it not been for that I don’t think I would have figured it out.
Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? I am not inclined to sign up because I don’t think anyone else is using it yet. I also think it is a small amount and mildly pointless.
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why? I do like the idea of being able to give money to my son and nephews if I see good post or bloggs or comments that they have written.
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why? I think at my age, 44, liking someones post is more flattering than offering them a penny for it.
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved? Help ad FAQ need to be moreÂ prominent, even written into the home page
Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react? No
Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. Again I think it is a great concept for kids,Â thatÂ way they are rewarded for good or safe internet behavior and may be able to save and purchase music or games etc.

31. Lynn Little says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?

I really cannot tell just exactly what hypepoints are or what value they have other than getting me on the homepage.

What do you find bothersome? What do you like?

That you have to buy hypepoints and can’t earn them somehow. I think if the concept was more integrated with other websites that hypepoints would be interesting.

Are you inclined to sign up for a free account? If not, why? No. There just isn’t a lot of information as to why hypepoints are or why buy them. I might be more inclined if I received some free hypepoints for signing up/referring friends, etc.

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Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

No. only if I thought the hypepoints have value with my other social networks. If I could unlock a cool house in Cityville or get a badge for my Facebook profile then I might consider it.

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

No. Without seeing that there is value to me for hypepoints, then I’m not inclined to buy any.

How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

The help page does explain a lot and covers many points like if you give points that aren’t received. I would probably put some text in there about what are the advantages of being on the home page. Is it a link to my website? Will I get money? What is the reward? Is hypepoints like tiping?

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?

No I didn’t do this.

Hypepoints is an interesting idea – especially if you want to reward the author of a good post or something else on the Internet. Still I’m not sure that I would go through a third party to tip someone when I could just as easily send them money through Paypal, too.

32. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Thanks for all the interesting feedback. I think many of the things you mentioned describe what HypePoints might be in the future… it will just take us some time to grow the community and get there. In the meantime, we are happy to provide free points when you sign up so give it a try if you want. We will also be working to improve the site based on all the feedback we have received.

33. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

It is interesting for us that even though you do not think the site is for you, you can still see how others might use and/or appreciate it. We are working now to improve the top page so users can understand what the site is about from the beginning. Thank you.

34. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

42 is the new 22. 🙂 I appreciate that you are too busy for this and we will consider how to use HypePoints for business users in the future. For example, maybe you could offer an eBook online for 50 HypePoints. This might not be a lot of incentive, but also remember that when people send you HypePoints for your ebook that act will show up on their Facebook wall too, which adds promotional value as well as some small monetary value. Anyway, you raise some good issues and we will consider them. Thanks!

35. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Using HypePoints for charities is something we are thinking about and it is encouraging that you thought of it too. Thank you for your feedback!

36. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

We are strongly considering moving the FAQ to a more prominent position and are going to try and improve the How it works page. We will consider your other inputs as well as we continue to tweak and improve the site from its simple beginnings. Thank you for your honest feedback!

37. ImpartialObserver says:

What do you think the site is about?
I was confused as to the purpose of the site, and upon seeing the word “points” I immediately thought of survey sites that reward members with points rather than cash. This led me to think I was visiting a site that glamorized the idea of earning points for tasks or work that had little to no tangible value. Newest Members is obvious but I have no clue what the difference is between a top giver and a hyped member. Actually, it just occurred to me that this could be a charitable site with members who donate and others who spend time and possibly points to bring the plight of needy members to the attention of givers…

What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
The landing page is clean and basic, like it should be. It’s not so busy that you get distracted; it works well for accommodating the limited attention span of the typical internet user. The site is not complicated and retains the user-friendly simplicity from page to page. There needs to be a slogan of sorts on the front page summing up How It Works. Just a simple sentence, selling the concept. “Giving is for all seasons” for example. Warm and direct.Â

No. I don’t like not being able to tour before I “buy.” Too many low quality sites out there. Too much spam. I would like to see a page that either shows an example of member account listings and activities or is an actual page without the clickable links.

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
The concept is appealing, especially for the fact that people can come together for a mutual effort on behalf of another in need. The product here is not only tangible but emotional, and that’s a rarity for an internet site. You need to play on that. Promote the fact that users are going to feel an emotional high. Boost their ego. Clever copy will facilitate that. As it stands, many internet users are already caught up with their fill of sites and grabbing attention for another service/product will take effort. Take it as a compliment that I even bothered to bookmark your site.

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
Not at the moment. I stay away from impulsive decisions, because they result in regret. I find that a time will come when a situation arises in my life that directly relates to your concept; that’s when i will (hopefully) remember your bookmark and act on it. you catch me eventually, not right away.
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
Pay attention to user emails; sort them and post the most frequently asked questions. the FAQ is simple and clean and pulls up right away without messing with the page or redirecting and I like it that way. Also, put a “contact us” link DIRECTLY at the bottom with a text box for questions to send off to you easily and quickly. The easier things are, the more time a consumer has to think about other things — like purchasing points. 😉

Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
No, i did not, as explained above.

Hope this helps.

-W-

38. Thank you for the reply and compliment about my age – I also hear that when people celebrate their 42nd birthday some throw a “second 21st” bash 🙂 Lovely idea about making HypePoints for businesses in the future too. It’s a good StartUp and when you start looking at it from different angles, and targetting more kinds of people, it has great potential. Good luck with it.

39. gallenl says:

What do you think the site is about?
The homepage did not contain any information regarding the content or meaning of the site. I felt as if I was just wasting internet time. There is no explanation of the what the is or what purpose I have for joining the site. It is so bleak and plain. I suggest giving the home page a little more than just pictures. I think if you put emphasis on what the site it and some of the perks of joining the site people will be open to viewing other pages of the site. Focus on grabbing their attention and capturing the WOW factor. GIVE THE HOMEPAGE CONTENT…..GOOD CONTENT.
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What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
This Biggest thing that I found bothersome was the lack of content on the homepage. It did not peak my interest. I didn’t really get the purpose of the site.
I’m not inclined to sign up for a free account and the reason behind that is I don’t feel I have enough information to understand what I signing up for based on the homepage.
Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
No. I would not share something I do not fully understand with my friends or family.
Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?
No. I would not purchase something I see no value in.
How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?
Simply put give more detail. The creator of that site should consider looking at the help/faq pages as if he/she themselves were wanting information in order to make a valid decision on joining or not.
Did you send HypePoints to anybody? If yes, how did they react?
No
Add more content to the home page. Put yourself in the shoes of your prospects what type of questions would they ask? What type of information regarding FAQs would they like to see.

40. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

I already missed my second 21st, but will remember that for my third! We agree that this concept can be stretched in a lot of directions, which is one of the reasons we are hopeful. Thanks again for the great feedback!

41. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Thanks for the feedback. We are working on several areas, but mostly on improving the top page experience. More to follow…

42. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Lots of great feedback! Thanks! I especially likes the part in which you ask us to consider the emotional aspect of this site, which we had considered but that we probably need to spend more time thinking about.
I also liked the idea of showing and highlighting results and making feedback easier. Some important things for us to ponder. Thanks again!

43. Thunderbolt1003Fan says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
I don’t really like the design of it. Facebook is better I prefer, Because facebook has free apps. and easier to find friends in the profile of my list.
What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
It’s to complicated for me, and not sure for others? But the page is to white. And the top providers and stuff listed on the page is difficult to find people and stuff. I suggest they kinda create like facebook in a way. to make it easier for some users.
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I don’t feel like signing up for an free account. Why? Will it’s just not as fun as facebook, a way to explain what I am talking about. It needs for detail. more work to the site. to make it easier and more fun to do things. it only shows the top providers and that’s just kinda boring.
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Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?
No, It’s needs improving. My friends only like facebook better. I know it for a fact. I have asked about 20 of my friends and they suggest it needs improving like facebook.
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Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

Why would i spend money on something that I don’t desire? It would not attract enough users to the site, besides today everybody is broke and saving money big time.
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44. Darian, HypePoints creator says:

Sometimes one’s biggest critic is also one’s closest friend. After reading a lot of comments and ideas, ir was your comments that have turned out to be the most useful as they sparked an idea on what we have to do next. Many thanks for taking time to write us and, even though you don’t really want to sign up, I would be very happy to send you free points if you do as a way to say thanks! Who knows, you might also find that you like our site and that you can assist us again in the future. Either way, thanks again for taking time to help up this time!

45. purplemuffin says:

Visit https://www.hypepoints.com. Spend no more than 10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?

Sadly, I have no idea. It doesn’t really tell me anything. Hype..seems to be something about sharing? I have no clue.

What do you find bothersome? What do you like?

Might be nitpicky, but I don’t like the font chosen for the title. It feels like it’s supposed to be a fun site, but the title font makes me feel like it’s stuffy. Looks like a business website instead of a sharing one.

It sounds fun and interesting, but I’m not inclined to sign up based on the site looks alone. With this little visual information, I would have to rely more on a friend referring me.

Do you wish you had HypePoints to share with your friends and family? If not, why?

Until I can see a little more of what this site is about, not really.Â

Are you at all interested in purchasing HypePoints? If not, why?

Honestly it’s hard for me to justify wanting to spend actual money on a site. I still am not sure exactly what I’d be getting out of this, it makes me nervous. I think a little more could be done that would make it fun and able to compete with the other free sites out there. I need to want it. Right now I CAN just click like on facebook. What makes a hype better than that? Not to mention I have 400 friends on facebook I can share to–How is sharing with the hype members a better use of my time(and money!)

How can the Help and FAQ pages be improved?

They seem to be the best part of the site right now, they helped me understand what was going on. 🙂 I guess they still look pretty business-y. The site could use some loosening up.

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