We're hiring

We love digital - Call
03332 207 677
and say hello - Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Call 03332 207 677

Ben Norman

Only a Fool Breaks the 8 Second Rule

15th May 2008 SEO Less than a minute to read

Did you know it only takes 8 seconds for your website’s visitors to decide to leave your website?

First impressions really count in business and they can make the difference between your business’ success and failure.

Things that can make visitors hit the dreaded back button are:

  • Slow loading speed (caused by big page sizes and bad hosting providers)
  • Poor navigation
  • Unprofessional design (made in your bedroom type designs)
  • Background music (elevator music is not a good idea)
  • Flash only sites (some people don’t have the applicable plug ins)
  • Site is an obvious ad farm
  • Not displaying correctly in all browsers (very common problem with websites)
  • Excessive pop up or pop under adverts
  • Poor spelling / grammar
  • Hard to read text (too small or non standard colours of text or backgrounds)

Are you making any of the above mistakes? If so you know what to do, fix them!

Share this post

Ben Norman

Founder and Chairman

Ben’s the big boss, so we can’t pick on him. He’s a bit of a technical SEO geek and loves tinkering with new websites. Ben lives and breathes the industry so we’re not sure what else he does with his time. We don’t even think he sleeps.

What do you think?

aspect-ratio
Ross Momtahan

What does the EU’s new “Link Tax” law mean for digital marketers?

Ross Momtahan
12th Sep 2018
News
aspect-ratio
Converged Media
Dan Rice

What is the Difference Between Owned, Earned and Paid Media

Dan Rice
@iamdanrice
16th Aug 2018
Content Marketing

Digital Ideas Monthly

Sign up now and get our free monthly email. It’s filled with our favourite pieces of the news from the industry, SEO, PPC, Social Media and more. And, don’t forget - it’s free, so why haven’t you signed up already?
  • We’ve got some really cool stuff we want to share with you. So you don’t miss out, let us know which of the following you want us to email you about going forward:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.