How to loose visitors?

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These are the factors that will make you lose visitors.


  1. Animation Overload: Using animations excessively on web sites would put your visitors off. Beware of blinking text and images. Only use animations where it would add a value to your content.
  2. Color combinations: Don't just use the colors because they are your favourites. Choose right color combinations for your text and background. For instance blue over red background makes it difficult to read. Go for the colors that are easy on the eyes. Choose web safe colors.
  3. Lack of Maintenance: Make sure all your links are working properly. Also, make sure your site loads correctly. Here is a free tool to check dead links on your site.
  4. Built for one Browser: You have to keep this in mind that there are other browsers as well as Internet Explorer and they are also used wisely. Your site may not render as the same way it appears in your own browser. So make sure to test your site on different browsers and different machines.
  5. Using Tables Excessively: Tables may not render same way in the old browsers. And some browser may not support tables. So try using table wisely.
  6. Using Images as Bacground: When you using images as your background, make sure it doesn't distract your visitors to read your content.
  7. Pop-up, Pop-unders: Don't give your visitors something they don't expect. In most cases, users will press the back button or close button of the browser as the pop-up and pop-unders appear. Try to avoid using them.
  8. Excessive Advertisement: Always label your advertisements as sponsored links, advertisement, or anything similar. Don't expect your visitors to find your main content between advertisement. Because they won't. Dedicate a space in your site for advertisement and label it clearly.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    I agree I hate ll of that stuff and never use it in my business, I would rather provide value and build relationships
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  • Profile picture of the author jayden.fellze
    These are the things that would ruin your business. It is not always the best to put more and more scenes on your blog. Simplicity always work the best. Somehow, it is also the number of people who trust you with your product and services. People are the one who put life to our blog and help us generate more income not just our own fancy sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    I totally agree. I try to make all my sites looks as close to Google's design as possible, I think the way they build all sites is amazing. Lots of white space, minimal graphics, links for navigation, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author youdiezst
    thanks for the info. these things I will surely avoid
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  • Profile picture of the author dclozen
    I learned very early when writing code on the old CGA monitors (dating myself) that you NEVER wanted to put red lettering on a blue background or blue lettering on a red background. The human eye can't see both colors at the same time so it becomes very stressful for the user.
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  • Profile picture of the author webpromotions
    #9. Learn the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'.

    Please?
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  • Profile picture of the author new2ebiz
    Two other no-no's.
    Content not targeted to your visitors and not enough new quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author TerryTelford
    Hi alpalino

    I agree with most of your points except point 7 and I still half agree with it

    I agree that pop ups are annoying and I don't use them, but pop unders are a fantastic way to build a focused list and I use them regularly. They are unintrusive since the visitor doesn't see them until they click away from the site, so they effectively double the value of your real estate.

    Other than that, I totally agree with the rest of your post

    Talk again soon.

    Enjoy your day!
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  • Profile picture of the author MommyEnterprises
    Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    ads: as a marketer, we WANT people to click on ads.. one way to prevent that is to label them as such..

    pop ups/unders: these still can work wonders. if conversions/sales go UP by using them, then I'd say that more people did NOT take issue with them vs those that did. People vote with their credit cards.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeTellYou
    Some images as background might be good, they just have to be selected properly but for the most part, you're right. Your list is pretty good
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    • Profile picture of the author reapr
      I like loose visitors ... leads to better conversions I would like to know the secret on how to make them more loose. I hate to lose them though. The number one way to lose them is lack of simplicity and high page load times that lead to a high bounce rate.
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      • Profile picture of the author alpalino
        Originally Posted by Doug English View Post

        #9. Learn the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'.

        Please?
        Originally Posted by reapr View Post

        I like loose visitors ... leads to better conversions I would like to know the secret on how to make them more loose. I hate to lose them though. The number one way to lose them is lack of simplicity and high page load times that lead to a high bounce rate.
        Sorry guys. I always get this one wrong Thanks for pointing out though. Sorry, I can't change the title.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stray201
    Yep, pretty much all of those things will have me instantly hitting my back button. We netizens are a fickle bunch
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  • Profile picture of the author ButcherBoy.BG
    Nice points!
    They are obviously but most of people continue making terrible sites/pages
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