I'm Sorry, Webmaster/Webmistress, But Here's Why I Left Your
"I'm Sorry, Webmaster/Webmistress, But Here's Why I Left Your
Site..." copyright 2001-02 John Evans
You have to admit that there are some pretty wonderful-looking
sites out there. In fact, most of them are really nice. But,
there are some that just don't seem to get the idea.
No, I'm not an EXPERT web designer, but, just like you, I know
what I like, and what makes me leave a web site.
So, just for a while, let's pretend that I'm sending an email
to..."someone". And the reason for writing is simply to let them
know why I didn't visit their site for very long.
Any one, or more, of the examples below could have been used.
They would not have been sent to offend anyone, only to let them
know that MAYBE it's one of the reasons their sales are not what
Who knows, it might actually help someone!
1. Winking, blinking, flashing, bouncing, rolling, jumping,
twisting graphics. I came to your site because something
attracted me to it. But, how can I concentrate on your offer,
with all that distraction?
2. Text, or graphics marching across my screen. I didn't come to
your site to see how clever you were at web design. If I want to
see a traveling marquee, I'll go to a theater.
3. Your site runs way off my screen, and I have to scroll back
and forth to read your offer. No, I'm not lazy, I just don't
want to wear out my 'scroller'.
4. Long, long paragraphs, that not only have 150 sentences, but
run clear across the screen. Would be much easier to read if you
broke it up into many paragraphs, and put into a table that is
only half the screen width.
5. I don't think I'm blind, but how the heck do you read red
text on a pink background? Or dark blue on a black background?
6. Wow, you must be making a pile of money, with all those
affiliate links you have. Are they REALLY that good? Can't make
up my mind which one to look at, so I guess I'll just have to
7. Gee, can I REALLY make $5,000 a week, in only 2 weeks? Seems
real good, but it sounds so exaggerated I think I'll just leave
for now, AND THINK ABOUT IT... Maybe!
8. Sorry, but before your site even finished loading, you
bombarded me with MUSIC. It really didn't do a thing for
me...except make me leave...immediately! (I have my own radio).
9. Now that's going too far! When I clicked on your site, a
pop-up jumped out at me. That's not too bad, but when I clicked
on one of your links, I got ANOTHER pop-up. And when I clicked
OUT of your site, guess what? ANOTHER pop-up. Now you've gone
and done it, because if I see another of your ads, do you really
think I'll visit your site again?
For some reason, I don't think so...!
Just thought you'd like to know.
copyright2001-02 John Evans http://www.dailybiz.com/warriors.htm
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