How do you know your blog or website is performing at it’s best?
Here are 10 more ways to improve your website and really be satisfied with it’s performance courtesy of Miami Web Design Company, POP Creative.
1- Key Content Hidden “Below the fold” – always keep in mind that you only have a small window of opportunity to really get the attention of a visitors once they land on your site. Be sure to have vital content or even a Facebook fan page widget in a area where its visible to a visitor with out actually having to scroll down too excessively. To much scrolling to find anything on your site means the visitor will get bored in a matter of seconds and leave your page.
2- Long Flash Intro - AVOID!! Flash is dead or at least dying out of existence. No one likes to spend the time anymore sitting through an annoying flash intro before actually seeing the content on your site. Instead impress visitors with your knowledge and the relevance of your content. Maybe look into incorporating CSS into your design to have some animated effects which are ten times better then flash.
3- Clutter- Sites with to much going on the landing page is ridiculously overwhelming. Visitors have zero patience for annoyance, so avoid cluttering your home page with terrible ads and terrible content. Avoid using bright disgusting colors in a poor attempt to attract a customer. Keep it simple and clean, do this and your sites performance will improve in the long run.
4- No Call to Action - What do you expect from your visitors once they land on your page? Leave a comment on your blog? Buy a product or service? or Subscribe to your page? Keep them informed, make it easy for a visitor to navigate your site and if the request is reasonable they may very well comply. If you don’t ask they may not know exactly what to do and end up leaving the page never to return.
5- Distracting Ads - FAIL! Pop-up ads, blinking ads, annoying banners, adult related ads or scripts that forward visitors to even more annoying ads is unacceptable. Don’t piss off your visitors and if your content is based off of ads then stop reading this blog post.. it isn’t for you. Spam is bad and annoying ads that spam are even worst so don’t even think about incorporating them into your site.
6- Images with no labels- Putting alt tags and tittle tags for every image on your site is a great way to improve your rankings in the search engines. Which is something everyone should strive for in this industry. Plus it keeps your visitors happy to know what they’re looking at exactly. Content is everything remember.
7- Hard to navigate a site- Don’t turn your site into a labyrinth, this isn’t an 80′s movie starring David Bowie. It’s your website, so make every function easy to use and your site easy to navigate around for visitors. Provide a site map even for those who want to go straight to the source then just browse around. When you make the experience for a visitor easy, 100% of the time visitors will keep coming back.
8- Difficult to Understand- Write for your audience. Not everyone is a scholar so be sure to think about how well you want to write your content for people to better understand. Unless of course your audience is compose of nothing but scholars then writing at a “scholarly level” would be recommended. Other then that keep it simple, High school level even so its easy to comprehend and less frustrating for the rest of society.
9- Spelling and Grammar Mistakes- There’s no excuse for bad spelling and grammar so proof read as much as possible even if turns you into “grammar nazi”. People surprisingly enough will pick up on it and lose interest out of pure annoyance of how badly you’ve written your content.
10- Stale Content- Fresh content is one of the main components for search engine optimization – seo miami. Keep pumping out new content each and every day and watch as your ranking improve. Give the lovely search engine bots something to look at every time they come around to crawl in your site.