Our registration process is proven to get at least 50% of your neighborhood registered and using eNeighbors to communicate. While this is the average across all of our neighborhood websites, one neighborhood was able to get 98% of their residents registered. However, the process by which residents register is primarily driven by direct mail and word of mouth and we think we can do better.
We now have a third mechanism to help you get your neighborhood online with a new feature called “invite your neighbor” that relies on currently registered residents to invite other residents to join.
To check this out, sign in to your neighborhood website at http://www.eneighbors.com and click the “Resident Directory” tab. Then click “See who’s not registered”. This will return a list of all the addresses in your neighborhood that have not joined yet. If you know someone who lives in one of these homes, just click the link that says, “Invite them to join” and a box to enter their email address will display. Enter their email and click “Send Invite”. They will receive an email with instructions on how to register.
Another way to do this is to search for your neighbor’s street address. Let’s say Bill is a good friend and neighbor and he lives two doors down. Just enter his street address into the search field in the resident directory and click “Search”. If he’s registered, his name and contact info will display. If he’s not, you’ll see the “Invite your neighbor” link that you can use to invite him to join.
I believe that this feature will bump up the average registration well past 70%.
Screenshot is below.