How To Retain More Of Your Visitors

Written by Said Rouhani

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6. Don't overwhelm with too many links

Keep links to a minimum on your navigation bar - at most nine. In fact, keep links to a minimum all across your site. Don't overwhelm your visitor with too many choices... gently, but firmly guide them towards your "action pages" (order page, newsletter subscription page, etc.).

7. Remove banners (from homepage at least)

I've removed all banner ads from my Web site. In my opinion they just take up space, make pages load slower, and look rather ugly... without doing any good. You might feel that eliminating banners might be too drastic a move for yourself, but let me ask you this: how often do YOU click on banner ads?

Note: Definitely remove banners from your homepage. The job of your homepage is to get visitors interested in your site and explore deeper, not to display banner ads which take visitors away.

8. Ask for a bookmark

Put up a simple attentive graphic that asks people to bookmark your site. You'd be surprised how many people will listen.

9. Open external links in a new window

In your tag, simply put TARGET="new". This will openrepparttar link in a new window. When your visitors are done and close that window, they'll return back to your site. The full HTML looks like this:

click here

(Note:repparttar 134715 contents within TARGET can be anything - doesn't have to be "new").

10. Use pop-ups on exit

This is a technique I've used with great success on my own site. Set up some JavaScript code that opens a pop-up window when a visitor LEAVES your homepage, where you offer a subscription to your ezine. This wont annoy them as an on-entry pop-up would, and will reclaim a lot of visitors that would have just drifted away had it not been forrepparttar 134716 pop-up. I really recommend you use a cookie to preventrepparttar 134717 pop-up window loading for repeat visitors. Go to any JavaScript resource site and you'll find cut-and-paste code you can use on your own site.

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Web Source Web Design Tips -

Written by Shelley Lowery

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Shelley Lowery Tip provided by: Web Source: Your Guide to Professional Web Design and Development.

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