There are often many mistakes encountered when creating a
webpage or website. Learn about the top five website mistakes,
and how to avoid them.
Mistake #1 Web page size. If your website takes longer than
10-15 seconds to load you should consider optimizing it for the
web. This is one of the biggest mistakes a web designer can
make. You may have cable and love to fill your website with
graphics, but if your visitors don't have cable or a fast
connection at all your chances of getting them to wait that 10
to 15 seconds for your page to load is very slim.
Mistake #2 Flashy ads. Ok, so you have to bring in some cash
some how right? So you sign up to a bunch of banner ad affiliate
programs. Only problem with this is their banners are animated
and constantly flashing while your visitors view your website.
This can be good in some cases for getting some extra cash. But
visitors can be easily annoyed by these banners.
If your trying to get customers, having these flashy banners
increases your chances of your visitors leaving. Lots of people
may be drawn into these ads (probably your best customers) and
if they click that ad, they are now a customer to someone else
thanks to your affiliate program.
Mistake #3 Confusing Navigation. Before you build a website you
should make a sitemap for how everything is going to be setup.
Come up with a plan to have some form of contact information on
each page. If your visitor comes to a page and wants to purchase
something and they cant find a contact link they will most
likely change their mind while searching for it. Keep your
navigation consistent on each page. If your visitor has to learn
to use a different type of navigation system on every page they
will become easily annoyed.
Mistake #4 Confusing Content. You want to make everything easy
to read and navigate. If you know someone thats in their teen
years you should come up with some questions to ask them about
your website. Like: What do you think my site is about? Would
you buy this product on my website? Can you understand the
information on this(blank.html)page?
If you can get a teen, or even any average person to answer
these question's honestly you can find ways to change your setup
so that anyone and everyone is drawn in to purchase from you.
Mistake #5 Advertising. When you advertise your website the
number one thing that you do not want to do is spam. It is very
easy to advertise your website all over the web for free! You
can use forums, article submission groups, online communities,
chat groups, news feeds, and much more. If you do resort to spam
this could hurt your website sales. A lot web surfers will go
around and if they find spam they will report it to someone that
will post it on a website that degrades or gives bad reviews on
If you can avoid these five mistakes that almost every webmaster
experiences than you will be on your way to success in no time.
About the author:
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