How To Ensure A Pleasant Experience To Your Website Visitors

Kumar Gauraw

Building links and getting social media shares to build better search engine ranking is the top priority for everybody with a website, and for good reasons.
Improve optimize website for pleasant experience to website visitors
Why not? More traffic does mean more opportunities and more opportunities means more money, isn’t that correct?

But, as smart marketer, you want to be prepared for what happens when you start to get the traffic you always wanted. You want your website to have the infrastructure in place to capitalize on that traffic.

What does that really mean? And, how do you do that?

Your Website Traffic Needs To Convert

Just traffic doesn’t mean money. Quality of traffic is important and quality traffic is closely related to knowing how you make your visitors feel when they visit your website.

Your website visitors need to stick around to increase your chances of them engaging with you or taking some action that you probably want them to take (such as signing up into your mailing list or buy a product/service you offer).

This is where giving a pleasant experience to your website visitor becomes critical. The better you make your visitors feel, the more your chances of converting them into your regular visitors and then, eventually, into customers.

How Do You Make Your Website Visitors Feel?

I was recently working with a friend setting up his business blog. We were in the process of finalizing his website layout and social media sharing buttons and so I was showing him around on the web.

I showed him some of my favorite (and popular) websites so he could make a better decision. On one of the websites (I am not revealing the identity), my friend made a comment, “This website is too painful for my eyes, it’s too busy. Let’s see something else!”

Now, this website is popular and I usually visit there for knowledge and inspiration many times. But, I do agree to the fact that the site definitely has too many colors, too many images and too many things close to each other.

Sometimes, if your visitors do not know you, things of this nature, can intimidate them and they may never come back to your site.

How To Ensure Your Visitors Like Your Website

If building connections, fostering community and developing relationships with your readers is important to you, you may want to take the time to spruce up your site.

Here are a few important things to pay attention to and, may be, make some improvements to give a pleasant experience to your visitors:

1. Keep It Simple – Keep It Clean

I know how tempting it is to put everything above the fold, put your most important 5 things right on the top so your visitors can’t miss it.

But, guess what, your visitors may not think like you. They like simple things, their eyes are trained to see things from left to right and they tend to scroll down on your website whether or not you have something there.

Speaking of simplicity, how does the world’s #1 website look? Well, here is a screenshot:

Google Website Home Page

Here are a few other very credible and popular websites that you will find similarly very simple with very few things on one single page (especially home page):

  1. Apple
  2. Copybloggers
  3. QuickSprout
  4. KISSmetrics
  5. Michael Hyatt

From corporations to bloggers, if you look at these websites, they all have one thing in common – they have a simple presentation with a clean design. They do not have too many things in one place.

2. Don’t Hide Behind Your Brand Name

In today’s social media dominated marketplace, it is very important that you connect your face with your website.

People like to talk to people. People feel comfortable when they see a human representing a brand. For example when you think Apple, don’t you think Steve Jobs?

Look around and you will find every strong brand is back up by a stronger human brand name. For more on this topic, I would like you to refer to this post:

Research has found that people don’t trust anonymous websites. Unless you are a huge brand name, if you don’t show your face on your website, they are thinking, are you hiding something? Are you afraid of something?

3. Make Yourself Easily Contactable

Have you been to websites where finding a way to get in touch with somebody or even connecting with someone from the company on social media is a herculean task?

First of all, make sure your contact information is up to date (or your contact form is working) and easy to find.

People look for a “Contact Us” page in your main menu bar when they want to ask a question. Do you have it set up correctly?

If you have a phone number you want people to use to call your company for enquiries, make sure it is prominently displayed.

4. Integrate Your Social Media Channels With Your Website

This is just an extension to the last point simply because social media is so dominantly driving businesses today.

Do you have your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn etc.) connected and prominently displayed on your website?

Your visitors want to know how actively you are engaging on social media and if you aren’t, it is bad news.

Most of my clients became my clients after engaging with me on social media. Many people (and your prospects) want to ask you a question on Twitter as opposed to using your contact form.

Therefore, not only connect your social media channels, but also make sure you are seen active there.

5. Use Opt-In Forms Prominently

You may not think that your business needs to build an email list. But, if you take time to understand online marketing, you will soon find out that you need one.

Unless you are a big brand name, your credibility almost depends heavily on your website having a subscription box.

To me, a website not having a subscription box simply means that either its owners don’t know internet marketing or they don’t do it. Either way, it’s bad news for them because it just reduced their credibility as a professional organization instantly.

If you have a budget constraint, figure out a cost effective option. But, ensure that you do offer an option for your visitors to become part of your community by signing up into your mailing list.

6. Avoid Too Many Sidebars

I know how tempting it is to have sidebars on both side, add AdSense and all kinds of tempting advertisements on both sides. This is naturally a great idea to give your visitor an opportunity to click anywhere so you can generate income online.

But, the problem is, it does more harm than good.

Websites with too many sidebars and gadgets usually have higher bounce rates and low quality traffic.

Remember, less is more. The less choices you give, the better experience you provide to your visitors.

7. Do Not Use Too Much Animation

Sometimes, you want to give your visitors a unique experience. So, you want to create a unique website layout, animate every website element, use colorful graphics and make everything available at one place. Your goal is the ensure they can find everything in one place.

You have great intentions. But, guess what? It doesn’t resonate with your visitors because they find your unique design very uncomfortable. It confuses them.

People like familiar things. Unless you are an artist and your target market is also artistic, you want to give your visitors a feeling of familiarity. You want to make them feel at home.

You can only achieve that goal by having a simple website layout with standard menu items, standard navigation and by using familiar terminologies.

Remember, it’s not about you. It’s about your visitors and how you can make them feel comfortable.

Always think from their perspective and what kind of experience they are familiar with. Emulate that and you will have better chances of connecting with your target market.

8. Keep Your Website Pages Current

I have been guilty of this as well. You do not want your pages to reflect what your website represented (or what your ABOUT page said) 5 years ago.

Your website pages should represent you today. Your about page should be current with your details which are current.

When you revisit your pages, you will find content that is not relevant any more. You can remove that part. You will also need to change wordings for some part of your pages and sometimes, you will need to add new things.

Take time to do that, especially on your important pages, because your visitors will be turned off if they find that your social media profiles give different information which is missing on your website (imagine that).

9. Create A Detailed And Impressive “About” Page

I have said this many times. Your “About Us” page is the second most visited page of your website.

Your visitors (first time visitors, blog readers and potential clients) will visit this page more often than any other page on your website.

People do business with and refer business to people they know, like and trust.

That means you need to show your visitors who you are and share your story with them. Your visitors need to know enough about you and your company so they can like you, trust you.

For example, look at these about pages and you will know why these people are so popular and have such vibrant communities:

Moz is one of the most respected brand names in the world of SEO and they have a phenomenal “About Us” page as well. You’ll want to check them out for some inspiration.

10. Update Your Website With New Content Regularly

Well, consistent blogging is the best way to achieve this goal.

Your visitors may not be able to make a purchase decision the first time. But, if they keep coming, one or the other time they will buy something or sign up to your mailing list.

So, if your goal is to keep your readers coming back, you need to give them a reason for coming back. And blogging is the best way to give them a good reason to come back again.

Have a blog prominently featured on your website and make sure you consistently publish new content at a regular interval.

This not only keeps your readers happy, it also gives search engines a reason to rank your website higher because search engines love websites that have fresh content.

11. Ensure Your Website Has A Responsive Design

If your website isn’t mobile responsive, you are upsetting approximately 40% or more of your website visitors every single day.

When your website doesn’t render properly on mobile devices, it gives an impression that you don’t care. Chances are, your visitors who are browsing using mobile devices, will never come back to do business.

Are you making sure you are investing in your website design to make sure you are getting it done professionally? If not, this may be the time to take it seriously and get it done.

12. Keep Your Call To Action Clear And Simple

When your visitors come to your website, they want to know how you can help them. They want to know what can you do for them.

So, it is very important to clearly let them know what your expertise is and, in a clear and concise manner, how can you be of assistance to them.

However, if you are having call to action items on your website pages, give them clear and simple choices.

Do not give them too many choices at the same time because they won’t take any action in that case. Confused people don’t take action!

Conclusion

Having a website is very important for every business. But, just having a website isn’t good enough. You also need to know if your website is designed to increase your credibility and it is able to generate business leads for you.

There are many small things that play a big role in setting up your website in the right direction. I hope these 12 points were helpful to you and that they give you a great starting point to build your bigger and better brand image on the internet.

Now, It’s Your Turn To Share

How are you ensuring that your visitors are having a pleasant experience when they visit your website? How do you engage with your visitors? Do you blog regularly? What is your social media strategy?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section by clicking here or by scrolling down. Thank you kindly.

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Kumar Gauraw is a Personal Branding & Social Media strategist helping entrepreneurs and skilled professionals achieve personal and professional success by developing leadership and leveraging the power of the Internet, Blogging and Social Media.

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  1. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    Informative post indeed, and you said it all in this one, leaving us without words 🙂

    Yes, if you want to take blogging to the next level and make it your business, you surely need to do all the above mentioned 12 points (point 1 is repeated I think – minor correction!). Simplicity is the key, along with clear fonts that read well on a broad and white background – nothing could be better. Less is more – so agree with that.

    I wish at times to read posts without any links or advertisements, like ZenHabits, but I can understand why people put them up, but take care to not overdo it all up, not have animated images or vibrant colors. All these things distract people from the main content, or just puts them off.

    Updating your blog often, and connecting your social media channels to your blog is so important. Besides, having an interactive blog makes it more attractive, which happens through comments, isn’t it? I think people love to comment and when they see a post with comment, they stop to read if the comment is a meaningful one, which perhaps adds to the post. That’s my best way of engaging with my readers – commenting!

    I do blog twice a week, so people look forward to the posts now. I think they like what I write and perhaps reading through the post, even though they are a little long, is alright because I make sure they are well spaced out in set of 2-3 sentences, have quotes, colored boxes, and more images in-between 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Twitter:
      Yes Harleena! They do like what you write 🙂 and they like your comments too!
      By the way, thank you for catching my typo. Yes, the #1 was duplicate making my count shrink to 11 🙂

      Zen Habits is unique in it’s own way. No sidebars, nothing. Just plain simple text (which isn’t what I would like ever to do because that makes things dull for me).

      But then, look at Google. Nothing on their home page, absolutely nothing! And they almost represent the internet. Isn’t it amazing?

      Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts again. Have a great new week!

      Regards,
      Kumar
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  2. Twitter:
    Very informative post. I too will click away from a site that appears too busy, or hard on the eyes. I find myself wondering…what are they trying to accomplish? And THEN I find myself wondering…what does their house look like? Is every corner of every room filled with nick-nacks? LOL
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  3. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar. Thanks for another useful and comprehensive checklist. On reviewing it I see a couple of things that I will need to clean up on my site and will return to this post when I re-design in conjunction with a new theme. Thank you for a pleasant experience !
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for dropping by and then the compliment on a “pleasant experience”. That means I have done a good job. If you have some suggestions, please always feel free to suggest. I love to learn from your comments as well.

      Have a great new week!

      Regards,
      Kumar
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  4. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar
    Its interesting about making the site too busy. I know I’ve turned away from sites like that, which is unfortunate as they may have had useful information.
    Lenie
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Lenie,

      Your experience is felt by many people as well. Busy sites, especially those with too many colors and animations tend to intimidate visitors.

      This is why it is important to have a simple and clean website that is professionally done but doesn’t distract.

      Thanks,
      Kumar


  5. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar!

    Well my blog design is Awesome because YOU built it! Before it was stale because it had been around for nearly 3 years. It was time to update just about EVERYTHING!!! If it wasn’t for meeting you, and having made the wise decision of going with Krishna World Wide hosting, I would be in the same rut.

    When we were going back and forth with the design and such, you were right there by my side to give me suggestions. Now my Bog has a clean look and I just have to thank you again.

    There is nothing worse than a cluttered blog! Oh and those side bars…Some blogs have so many banners on it that I just want to run away!

    Of course, as a blogger we need to have a page friendly blog where it is clear and a new visitor can navigate it easily. The “About Me” has to be updated always. As we grow in the industry, we have to show visitors who we are, what we represent and so on.

    As for the call to action…yes indeed clear and simple is the way to go. As you mention “Less is More” and I totally agree with that.

    Thanks for always keeping us up to date!

    -Donna
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Donna,

      Your blog design is actually a result of your design choices not so much because of me 🙂

      So, credit goes to you no matter how much I love to take it 🙂

      Your blog looks awesome and clean. Not just that, if you ever integrate any e-commerce facility on it, it will work like a charm!

      Cheers!
      Kumar


  6. Twitter:
    Hey Kumar,

    I read about this all the time yet I had a new opt-in last week and you know me, I call them if they’ve left me their phone number. Anyway he was a new blogger and I had stopped by his blog and it was a complete turn off. Had I not gone to his about page and learned more about who he was and what he wanted to accomplish I would have left his blog in a heart beat.

    So I explained some of what you shared here. He had two sidebars and so many ads in both of them. Of course I asked him what he intended to accomplish with his blog because it was really confusing to me and how those ads could immediately turn people away. His header too would have left people with a bad impression but if you were to speak with him you would instantly learn what an awesome person he is.

    Because we all have a first impression to make with people who have no clue who we are, having your blog be clean and inviting is so important. It’s about your brand, what you offer and who you are as a person.

    I know that most new bloggers are being sent in the wrong direction with this kind of advice because they’re mostly here to make money. I can’t blame them for thinking that by placing ads on their blogs that would be a start. It’s a process to learn how this all works but I’m glad there are posts like this to help them understand how they can start on the right foot instead.

    Great share Kumar, thanks for pointing these out and it’s a important thing for all new bloggers to understand.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Adrienne,

      I feel happy about the blogger you spoke to because that way, he got a chance to learn from somebody like you who has helped so many people establish themselves as credible bloggers!

      Thank you for doing that.

      Appreciate you for sharing this incident and sharing how you guided this new blogger!

      Have a great new week and a terrific rest of the day!

      Regards,
      Kumar

  7. Tim

    Your points are right on the mark. I do not understand why so many sites are cluttered and disorganised. Right off the bat I will move on from that site. My other peeve is if there is not an About page. I want some history about the site but in particular the person of whom I am reading; more personal.
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  8. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,
    Nice post! You’ve created a tidy resource for bloggers to follow. I think part of social engagement is connecting with people in such a way that they have a pleasant experience of you outside of your website, so they get a idea of what to expect when they visit your site. In other words, your reputation precedes you.

    Kind Regards,
    Bill
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  9. Twitter:
    Hello Mr. Kumar
    I trust you had a great weekend.

    Very informative article. This article has earmarks that we need to have and implement in our blogs.

    I do want to change my blog to white background and black letters,with a touch of red or blue.

    This is a great checklist benchmark and work on.
    Like others, I do not care for too busy sites. They remind me of a clutter home.
    Thank you
    Gladys
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  10. Twitter:
    HI Kumar,

    Oops, Michael Hyatt was broken 🙂

    True, the simpler a website, the better, and the less visitors have to guess, the better the success of the site I imagine. When I finally could open Michael Hyatt’s about me page, I noticed that it was clear and simple with a lot of information at the same time. Great example.

    I do not like when people complicate things, it makes me want to get out of there, and I’m sure if I feel this way some other people do to.

    I do maintain my weekly post on all my 3 blogs, only a few rare times when life got in the way did I missed, because I usually do not have posts in advance, but it’s very important to update our blogs regularly, indeed.

    As for the look of my blogs, I often receive compliments about them, so I thinks it’s not too bad 😉

    Thank you for the great information.
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Sylviane,

      Thank you for notifying on the broken link and I just discovered that a simple thing like “https” instead of “http” can cause connection failure which was the case with Michael Hyatt’s first link 🙂

      Yes, I think I would like to compliment you too because your website does look nice 🙂 and easy and pleasant!

      Thank you for dropping by, sharing your thoughts and adding value!

      Regards,
      Kumar
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  11. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    Great post. I had to laugh because I’m definitely one of those people who hates busy websites and it will make me bounce off a page really, really quickly. I think that most of suggestions you made, I follow or try to implement but I will definitely look more closely now that you’ve provided such a great list to ensure we keep our traffic.

    Great information.
    Thanks so much.
    Barbara
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Barbara,

      Glad to know you related to this post. In fact, I have developed my tolerance with busy websites over the years. But, when I was new to blogging, I was also very impatient and if I saw a website with too many pictures and ads running around, I will bounce as fast as I could 🙂

      But then, I learnt to be like an ant, get the good stuff, leave the rest and carry on.

      Yet, I don’t want to give that feeling to new visitors on my site and suggest other blogger friends to keep that in mind as well and so this post 🙂

      Regards,
      Kumar
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  12. Twitter:
    Good post. It spoke to a lot of the things that annoy me or drive me away from site, particularly keeping in simple, having readily found contact information, and keeping it current.
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  13. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    Re: “a website not having a subscription box simply means that either its owners don’t know internet marketing or they don’t do it”

    1) I’ve just rechecked Facebook’s website. I guess that they (and many others) don’t know IM. Or do they?

    2) I’ve just rechecked my mini-websites (still websites) that are salesletters for different IM products. And I also rechecked many other similar websites created by IMers more successful than myself (and yourself ;-)) I guess we don’t know IM, do we?

    I can keep writing but maybe I’ll write an article about this myth and other list building myths…

    Sorry to disappoint you, but it seems that my credibility as a professional organization is reduced instantly – I hope I quoted you correctly. Therefore I’ll just disappear… My credibility is ruined… Maybe a seppuku is quite appropriate now…
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    • Twitter:
      Aha! Here comes the devil’s advocate!

      Well, speaking of Facebook, you didn’t take a note of one thing –

      Facebook itself is a huge subscription website. I don’t know a human being who is a regular visitor of Facebook and hasn’t subscribed to them. Subscription box doesn’t have to be in a sidebar, or does it?

      About those mini websites, it’s not about success, it’s about having community and engagements. So, please shed some light about them in terms of how do those sites give their visitors an experience so people would return there?

      And last I checked, you did not get inspired by those mini websites and you were still building your list. Don’t you want to succeed like those successful IM’rs?

      Cheers!
      Kumar


      • Twitter:
        Hi Kumar,

        I’m afraid that I don’t understand your reply.

        1) I was referring to the section “Use Opt-In Forms Prominently”. That section of your article is about building an email mailing list. Let me repeat it… email mailing list. You know… a list of names and email addresses used by an individual or an organization to send emails to multiple recipients. You know, the same email sent to multiple recipients.

        I never opted in to get on Facebook’s mailing list and I don’t know where is that subscription box where you can opt-in to get on their mailing list. Did you see it somewhere? Sorry for my ignorance but this is the first time when I heard of Facebook’s mailing list. Facebook is a membership site indeed and there’s a form there. But that form isn’t for subscribing to their mailing list.

        2) Your comment regarding the mini-sites that are sales letters is even a bigger mistery to me.

        The purpose of a sales letter isn’t to have a community and engagement or to have returning visitors who buy your ebook again and again LOL The purpose of that STATIC site is to sell your ebook – just an example. Sales letter… Sales…

        The fact that you checked two of my blogs isn’t relevant. My blogs represent under 10% of my online business. I do have mini-sites. Not all of them have subscription boxes.

        I feel some irony in your words regarding the mini-sites I was referring to. I don’t know why. Their owners got 6-7 figures in sales from such a site. Don’t even think that they have only one site…

        There are many people who succeeded online without having a mailing list. Oh, God, by success I don’t understand engagement, comments and returning visitors. If you detected a successful business model, you don’t have to believe that any business model has to be the same and if it isn’t… they fail and their reputation suffers.

        Don’t get it wrong, I’m not saying that building a mailing list is something wrong. I’m not even saying that all sales letters don’t need and don’t have a subscription box. What I’m saying is that sometimes not building a list with the help of a certain site isn’t something wrong as you suggest.

        In addition, not everyone can be a banker and not everyone succeeds with a mailing list. I know people who built their mailing lists but wasted their time and money by doing so. It is better for them if they stop it. They still can succeed online even if that business model doesn’t work for them. It isn’t wrong if you’re not a banker. It isn’t wrong if you don’t build a mailing list for a reason for another. It is wrong to be a copycat. It is wrong to keep doing the same thing even if you see that it doesn’t work for you.

        Finally, by website I mean website. Reading your article I noticed that sometimes by website you understand a blog. That’s quite wrong. Any blog is a website, but not any website is a blog. For example, “Your website visitors need to stick around to increase your chances of them engaging with you”. That’s not always true unless by “website” you understand for example a “blog”. The mini-sites I’m talking about don’t need that. I don’t want to hurt you, but it’s like you pretend that you don’t understand what a sales letter is and what its purpose is. Sales letters don’t work like blogs, don’t need engagement and so on. They are different business models.

        I’ll stop here…
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        • Twitter:
          Well, I appreciate your long response in an attempt to explaining what you mean but I am not writing a specification about what a website is and how is it different from a blog. My target market is also not the people who are writing sales letters and building websites that do not need engagement.

          My visitors are mostly bloggers and for them, website means blog (if you will). So, while I appreciate your explanation, I think I still don’t think you understand the intent and arguing on semantics.

          Again, about Facebook as well, I receive many emails from Facebook and I assume they have everybody’s email who is using their service. So, your argument that they do not build their list, is not funny to me. They do not need to put a subscription form because we give them more than that including your birthday and your kids birthdays and our dogs name without they putting a form in their sidebar. I don’t know what you are trying to argue about here.

          And finally, I don’t see a website as a website. To me, a website is a website when it represents an entity living (human or company) a sales page is not a website to me. A mini sales website is not a website to me and I do not want to argue about it.

          I write for people from a personal branding angle and anything outside of that, is out of scope for this discussion.

          Hope it clarifies my point…

  14. Hello,

    Seems like yet another simplest and comprehensive guide. I guess I’ve learned some new points from this post. Visitors are like main thing for the blogs/website so they must conclude that their stay must looks like wonderful experience.

    Thanks
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  15. Twitter:
    Hey Kumar,

    I think lately blogging went from sick content to marketing a blog.

    If the content is there no matter how the site looks or feels like people will dig it but lately with the saturated content it is really hard to create something new and revolutionary. So people do what they can, which is pimping the site make it look like “Six Flags Marin World”

    That’s my take on it.

    thnx for the thought provoking postd
    Akos


  16. Twitter:
    Kumar- You points are great. I always thought on a webpage, that the reader looks to the right, left and back to the right so the right hand side was important real estate. I am constantly updating my website. It is expensive but people tend to get tired of the same old, same old. I blog once a week.
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  17. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    Simple and clean designs rock! Well said buddy. Think like a visitor, and ask folks for feedback, and of course, listen to intuitive nudges for guidance.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  18. Hi Kumar,

    You have posted great article. All above 12 points are very useful.I have learned some new point form this article and all these points are very helpful for my website.

    Thanks for sharing !!!!!!!
    Keep It Up 🙂


  19. Twitter:
    All the tips are quite useful. I have to agree with you on the issue of keeping a website clean because numerous times I myself have opted not to spend time on websites with too many graphics and innumerable ads.
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  20. Twitter:
    Boy howdy. the ones that struck me were the overcrowded or overdone sidebar. It can be a real turn off. I have been working on that myself. My About page is by far my most visited page so keeping it up to-date and relevant is very important. The animation thing can drive you crazy if your not careful so minimum it is especially key. I guess you could say I really like your post. :-)))
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  21. Twitter:
    All great points, but number one matters the most in my opinion. Busy-looking sites are the worst and I definitely don’t linger long on those with bad design. I cover many of these points in a blogging checklist I made to help others critique the effectiveness of their blogs.
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  22. Twitter:
    Thank you for this. I was actually editing some aspects of my site (about, widgets) as I was reading this. Very helpful and something I’ll store away for future usage.

    Great post!
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  23. The design of our blog should be simple and clean. I think the most useful thing for our readers is the content. We should take care of the quality of the content. Thanks for these tips.
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  24. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    another great post with valuable tips. Although I try to follow them, I realize that I missed updating my about me page.
    Obviously this was one of the first pages published and I never went back to rewrite it.

    Thanks for the heads up, it is on my to-do list now.

    Cheers,
    Torsten


  25. Twitter:
    Excellent tips Kumar!

    In fact, this post could just as easily be a 5- 7 part opt in video course! And a very good one in fact! Or a fre ebook free lead generating giveaway.

    You did a excellent job! All your tips are extremely relevant and practical! Thanks so much for sharing them!
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    • Twitter:
      Aha! Great idea Mark!
      Let me think about it. May be I will do that because it is definitely an interesting proposition. Thank you for suggesting!

      Regards,
      Kumar

  26. Hi Kumar,

    You have posted fabulous article.Your all points are very meaningful. I got something from your post.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Keep it up 🙂


  27. Twitter:
    Another wonderful article. Keeping your website simple is one of the best tips on this list. If your website is hard to navigate I’m sure people would not come back to it.
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  28. Twitter:
    Hi Kumar,

    You are awesome person and blogger. I love to read your blog posts. I always get useful information from your blog for my website. Please give me some personal tips.

    ~Diana
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  29. Twitter:
    All really good suggestions for attracting and keeping people on your website. Since I work with newbie entrepreneurs and social media users, they sometimes have a difficult time grasping everything at once. I think keeping it simple, being true to YOU, since you are your brand and adding content regularly are very important. Sharing with my peeps. Thank you!
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  30. Every blogger want to provide a pleasant experience to its visitors…But it may not be that easy..Every visitor will have it’s own expectation which are not that easy to fulfill…But it is important that we are able to address the common concerns of the visitors – You have covered almost all the important aspects of the issue very well…..
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  31. I guess we should I always take care of website visitors experience so that they’ll become loyal readers. This post has provided a new insights regarding the website content layout or something etc.

    Thanks for sharing.

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