The longer a visitor customer stays at your site, the more time you have to convince them to buy your product or service. There are many things you can do to help your customers take off their coats and stay a while. Here are some ideas:
1. Make sure your page loads fast. If it has so many graphics that it takes forever to load, people get bored and will leave before they start.
2. Be clear from the beginning. Make sure that the very first words that people see are describing what your website is all about. Do not mislead them to try and get them to stay it’s a bad idea.
3. Proofread for spelling and grammar. Grammar and spelling errors scream amateur – if you want people to take your site seriously, make sure there are no mistakes.
4. Make your text easy to read. Small text is hard to read, yet if it’s too big, it looks like you’re yelling. Bright text is also hard to read and can look very unprofessional.
5. Use sub-headlines and bullets throughout your text. This breaks up the reading and invites people to read more. Also, make sure that there is enough white space, so it is pleasing to the eye.
6. Offer something free like an eBook or software, if they fill out a quick questionnaire. As they fill it out, they’re thinking about your product (this is also a great way to build your customer database).
7. Host a forum or chat room. Not only does this keep them on your site for a while, but it also gives them a good reason to come back. An ask the expert question, and answer page also works well.
8. Remind people that they’re welcome to print your information and share it with others. A print-out allows people to revisit your product several times a day.
Also, Read – Top 5 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website
There are literally tons of ideas; you’ll just need to find what works best you’re your site and your content. Every time you come up with a website that you believe is put together very well, bookmark it. When working on your own site, reference those favourites. Making your website more appealing encourages visitors to stay longer. If a site is at all confusing or hard to absorb, you’ll lose your contact before you ever had them.