So now that traffic and readers are visiting your website or blog, what impression are you giving them? Too many blogs (and sometimes websites) that I have visited have their name at the top of the page then third party ads right beside, under and on the sidebar which distracts you from the key thing a website or blog is based around.. Content.
If that doesn’t apply to you, then most people will wonder. How does this site stand out from the rest? Every site should have something unique so that visitors will come back. Continued Traffic is based on three things…
- Search Engine Optimization
- The Content
- Appeal of the Website/Blog Design
Let’s divulge on what makes people leave your site. Since many regular internet users have “Adsense Blindness” (meaning that they just ignore the Adsense or other 3rd party ads) ads might not be a major concern for them..unless, thats what the articles and content is. PayPerPost is a great tool to make cash off of blogging, but more times than less it dominates the posts of blogs and all you see is “Free Trips to Mexico”, “Buy Houses in Dubai”, “Great Broadband” etc. All your doing is spoiling the first impression that a visitor receives when going to your site.
The strategy that I’ve taken on this blog is to provide a clean and Ad-Free [ For Now ] template so that people will know EXACTLY what they are looking at as soon as my site loads on the visitor’s browser. By doing this I can ensure that most people will want to look at the posts because they know that I am not governed by money and do not pollute my blog with any boxes of text ads.
The point of this post is to open the readers eyes about their website or blog. Look at your site and ponder the following question: “What Impression do I give to my visitors?” – Since my opinion is only half of the pie, what do you think about your site or other ones? Feel free to comment about the matter as I am interested in seeing what readers will say.