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Want to scare away website visitors? Here's how!

scareA lot of times, it’s as much about what you don’t do as what you do. This can be especially true of your website. There is a boatload of crazy problems that can send website visitors running away from your site. Let‘s see which if any of these pertain to you.

  1. No clear objective – According to DinkumInteractive.com you have about 4 seconds to show what your site is about before they leave.
  2. Your content isn’t scannable – Web readers read in chunks, and if they can't scan your page and get it in a few seconds, you may have lost them!
  3. Not being mobile friendly – No longer a choice, as according to Google more than half of all web traffic is now mobile.
  4. Not making use of video on your site – Videos rule, but whatever you decide to do, avoid autoplaying music at all costs!
  5. No fresh, quality content – No tricky to read text, spelling or grammar boo-boos, or overly long pages.
  6. Hard-to-find contact information – Make certain we can get in touch with you if we want to!
  7. Not collecting email addresses – Also a necessity. Having a list is one of the keys to long-term success online.
  8. Not utilizing Meta tags on your website – In particular the title and description tags. These can help you to get indexed and ranked in the search engines.
  9. No social sharing buttons – Social media is a big part of search engine optimization now, therefore you want to make your content shareable.
  10. No or poor Calls-to-Action – You want an action from your visitors; ask for it!
  11. Poor site navigation – Avoid using drop down menus, and be sure that every pages on your website include links back to your home page.
  12. Not optimizing your images – Be sure to use the ALT and TITLE tags for any images or videos you are using.
  13. Overuse of Flash – Besides being a pain for the GoogleBot to read, it may be very irritating to your visitors.
  14. No way to measure your progress – Do you have some sort of web metrics measuring your stats? If not, you’re flying blind.
  15. “Intro” pages – These are relics of an earlier age, and these days obstruct your site.