Clever Info Collector


Clever Info Collector is a new web site plug-in that asks your visitors for voluntary information unobtrusively, naturally by asking periodic questions, as you would in a comfortable sales conversation. It can be installed on any web site, blog, app or mobile app.


If you're engaged in a real-world sales conversation, you don't suddenly interrupt the other person and say I'm sorry but before we continue I'm going to need your phone number and email. It would be abrupt, unnatural, even suspicious in this day and age. But that's what most web sites do.


Of course, equally bad is the opposite approach of web sites that never ask the visitor anything at all – whom they are, what they do and like, crossing fingers just hoping they'll order or click the contact us button.


Instead, as you listened, you'd pick up bits and pieces of useful information – age, stage, occupation, interests – maybe even subtleties no computer would catch. Eventually you may or may not decide to ask directly for contact information.


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Unlike others, the goal of our system is not a click. It's a relationship between you and your visitor in which you have increasingly more information about your visitor that lets you leverage your own skills, expertise, perceptiveness and intuition to understand their situation and meet their needs. Anyone can buy our system, but only you can leverage it.


The system doesn't forget. Even if the time between clicks or visits is days or weeks, as long as the visitor hasn't completely cleared their browser history, it picks back up where it left off at their last visit.


Define your own questions and response options, or use ours.

  • What's your name?
  • What's your number?
  • Are you planning on purchasing soon?
  • Would you like to share this item with your friends?
  • What feature is most important to you?
  • What's your favorite store/restaurant/vacation?
  • And more


Define your own timing or use our pre-set options that are dynamically adjusting all the time:

  • Number of clicks
  • Clicks on specific pages or images
  • Mouse-over specific areas or images
  • Amount of time between clicks or pages
  • AutoPilot: Proprietary pattern matching that learns about your visitor and from patterns from other installations
  • Geographic location
  • Connection speed
  • And more


Sample interaction:

After 2 clicks, what's your first name?

After 5 minutes, we'd like to send you more detailed information on this item, may we have your email address?

When pause slide show on a specific photo, we call this ____ how would you describe it?

When visitor location is near me, what's your phone number?



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All personally identifiable information is stored separately from recorded behaviors. We do not sell the personally identifiable information collected. The personally identifiable information belongs to you, our customer on whose site it was collected.



Customers take on all liability for improper installation, usage or content they've inputted.


Usage Restrictions

May not be installed or in any way used without our permission or installed or used on another party's website besides the customer.












Password Recovery for Leads

IDXblue helps your web visitors (leads) recover forgotten passwords.

Here is how it works: When a visitor is searching for listings on your site using IDXblue and is asked for personal contact info (fenced, as we say), the visitor must enter a password along with his name and email address. When he returns to your site later and must log in to, say review his saved listings, the system will email him his password if he has forgotten it.

Normally IDXblue would use something called browser cookies to remember the contact info and saved listings, etc., of your returning visitor without her having to log in. But, if for instance, she has cleared her browser history or uses a different browser or computer to visit your site, IDXblue has no way of recognizing her, and thus she would be fenced again and asked to log in. That is where the password is needed, and that is where the new password recovery is helpful in keeping your clients happy.

Receive Leads as Text Messages

IDXblue can  send a text message to your cell phone when you have a ...

  • new visitor to your IDXblue installation who is "fenced" (submits their personal info)
  • showing request
  • request for more information about a listing

To set it up, go to your IDXblue clients/setup and follow this trail...
Install & Manage IDXblue >> Other Options >> Send Leads to My Cell Phone

Enter your number in the blank provided (no dashes or ellipses) and select your carrier from the drop-down menu. Click the update button. That's it.

If you want to test it on your own site, make sure you close and restart your browser before you visit your site and submit the test. Sometimes browsers store your previous IDXblue settings.

Require Lead's Phone Number ... or Not

IDXblue gives you the option to require your leads to enter their phone number.

When a buyer is searching MLS listings using IDXblue on your web site, at times they are asked for their personal contact information. We call that process fencing. Until recently, the buyers were required to complete only the name and email address fields of the contact form. If a required field is left blank, the user cannot continue.

IDXblue now lets you require your leads to enter a phone number. 

To update your IDXblue settings and make the phone number required, visit the setup area, then click Install & Manage, then Other Settings, and check the box labeled Require Phone Number.

Two important notes:

1. Remember IDXblue still gives you the freedom NOT to require the phone number -- that is, to leave the phone number voluntary.
2. By default, the phone number is a voluntary field. If you want to keep it that way, nothing is required on your part.

Control Lead Capture by Counting Searches

IDXblue provides multiple options for controlling how it gathers leads. You have several options for when to ask your web site visitors for their personal contact info (a process we call Fencing). For instance, you can do it before the visitor is allowed to search at all, or you can do it when she attempts to save a listing. You have the option to specify a number of searches after which point the visitor is asked for their info. For example, an interested home buyer visits your site and starts a property search. He can submit four searches, but on the fifth search he is asked to log in or create an account. You can set that limit to anything you want.


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