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Ben Norman

Please Use Internet Explorer

7th Aug 2008 News, Industry News | No Comments


When visiting a website today and attempting to use it I was met with a message that said “if the page freezes please use Internet Explorer”.

Being a Firefox user, I hit the back button, went to a competitor, made my purchase and went about my business.

Any company serious about making it online needs to ensure that their website is accessible by the main browsers as, if not, you can potentially be losing a big percentage of your sales!

Don’t become another statistic and, at the very least, ensure that your site performs in both Internet Explorer and Firefox as, after all, they account for approximately 93% of browser usage. You also can’t discount up and coming browsers such as Google Chrome.

By having your site built solely for one browser you could be losing traffic, substantial traffic at that. People aren’t going to take the time to move over to IE or Firefox just because you haven’t developed for either. When you spend time and money optimising a site and creating a design that does you justice, a seemingly small issue like this can undo all that hard work.

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Ben Norman

CEO and Founder of Koozai, Ben Norman has extensive knowledge of search engine marketing. A regular writer on the subject, Ben’s first book, ‘Getting Noticed on Google’ has sold over 50,000 copies. Ben’s comprehensive knowledge is written in a straightforward and easily understandable way; be sure to read his sought after contributions on the future of Koozai.

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