Please Stop Doing That – #1 – Your Website

This is the first of a series of blogs I intend to write on what you (some of you) are doing wrong and plead with you to STOP IT!!!!!!

What are my credentials?:

  • 20 plus years on the Internet.  Yes, I’ve been online THAT long
  •  A Masters Degree in everything (Information Studies, from a university you would recognize)
  • the nous to tell you what you don’t want to hear, for your own good

I’m striving to make the Internet a better place for humans.

Because you don’t want this to be your website traffic
St Laurence’s, Shropshire

This first article is directed at your website

Please Stop: 

1.  Any kind of audio.  No music, no backtracks, no videos starting up when the page opens (yes you, Youtube!).  It’s not clever, it’s annoying.  And tedious.

2.  Really, really, really big files that take forever to load – Bored now, leaving……. Speed matter check it here

3.  Ads!  So many of them.  Buy this!  Go here! My book!  My awesome seminar!  Get updates email to you here! – You sound so needy.  Self esteem issues perhaps?

 4.  Things that move, things that swirl, things that blink, things that have a life of their own.  Do you remember the helpful, jiggling paper clip on Microsoft Office, who popped up every 30 seconds?  Did you note the PAST tense!

5.   Overzealous claims.  Subscribe to this blog and you will lose 50 pounds! Don’t believe you already.  Don’t undermine your credibility from the start.

 6.  Don’t leave in dead links.  We can’t find you and won’t make the effort.

7.  A colour scheme that matches the grout in my bathroom.  Beige is beige not biscuit, or fawn or stone, and a rainbow banner won’t make you interesting.

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Here I’ll do that again

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Get it?

Hope this helps.  I do mean well.  Well, at least I mean something.

Thank you for reading.

Later

J

 

A sweetie for you, in case I hurt your feelings
Sparkles,  Manchester

 

2 thoughts on “Please Stop Doing That – #1 – Your Website

  1. Thanks so much for your lovely compliment and support. I think we're all a bit guilty of sinning on the web once in a while. Our enthusiasm over takes us sometimes. %-) Good luck and see you on the web!

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