Hey, Pop Pickers, there’s a lot that goes into conceiving, designing, building and launching a website; a lot can go wrong and there are a few no-nos. Fashions change, and if a website has been up for a while certain things that were once fine and dandy may now be damaging to people’s nerves and your business. Alright? Stay bright!
Once a site becomes established, it can become neglected, dysfunctional, outdated, ineffective and a bit raggy at the seams. It could be containing many features of a bad website.
We run down thirty things that can mar any website. Before you read them, it’s more fun to read it out loud after you’ve clicked the Pick of the Pops video! You’ll need the media volume turned up. Answers on a postcard please for anyone who knows what the image on the blog main page has to do with this, and for those of us under 40, here’s a little background info: Pick of the Pops).
This week’s run down . . .
No 30: “Don’t Inflict Your Choons on Me” by Automatic Music
No 29: “It’s Just an Online Brochure” by Not Generating Business
No 28: “Where Are We Going Now, Baby?” by Bad Navigation
No 27: “I Can’t Find What I Need” by Cluttered Pages
No 26: “I Don’t Need No Leads” by Missing Calls-to-Action
No 25: “I’m Utterly Lost” by Complicated Userflow
No 24: “You Don’t Know Where to Go” by Too Many Calls-to-Action
No 23: “Not Mobile-Friendly” by Losing Potential Business
No 22: “I Just Can’t Wait” by Long Loading Time
No 21: “This Isn’t What We Do Anymore” by Outdated Content
No 20: “What Do We Do?” by Too Little Copy
No 19: “Baffled by Jargon” by It’s All About Us
No 18: “Fancy Fonts and Poor Legibility” by Too Much of a Struggle
No 17: “Dead End, Let’s Leave” by Broken Links
No 16: “No On-Site SEO” by Lost in Google
No 15: “What Are You Saying, Darling?” by Badly Chosen Stock Images
No 14: “Pixellated Images” by The Unprofessionals
No 13: “No Social Media?” by Not Driving Traffic
No 12: “Inconsistent Design” by The Confused Visitors
No 11: “My Mate’s Brother Did It” by Pay a Professional
No 10: “More Flashy Than Helpful” by Style Over Content
No 9: “What’s the News, Sweetie?” by No Blog Here
No 8: “Are You Still in Business?” by The Absent Bloggers
No 7: “All Selling and No Education” by No Customer Benefits
No 6: “No interesting Content” – by The Disengaged
No 5: “No Clear Objectives” by Vague Targeting
No 4: “Get Yer Coat, We’re Going!” by Persistent Popups
No 3: “The Phone Never Rings” by Hard to Find Contact Details
No 2: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by No Search Facility (feat. U2)
No 1: “There’s Really No Excuse” by Bad Spelling and Grammar
There’s a remedy
If your website is displaying any of these symptoms, please let us know and we can help. We’d really like you to be a one-hit-wonder and see you slide out of the charts without a trace.