Have you ever wondered what your visitors think of your website? Well, they probably hate it but don’t care enough to give you the feedback you need to make it better.
Have you ever wondered what your visitors think of your website? Well, they probably hate it. Of course, they probably don’t care enough to let you know or leave feedback, most likely because there’s no way to do so outside of emailing you directly, but in this article, we’re going to explain exactly why they hate it and how you can fix it so they can be happy to browse your site.
It doesn’t matter if you have a blog or company website–here are some of the worst offenders when it comes to poor website design.Your Visitors Secretly Hate Your Website, Here’s Why Click To Tweet
Your website looks horrible on another platform
You might love using your phone to browse the internet, but that doesn’t mean that everyone’s going to be using the same phone or even a phone at all to look at your site. If you don’t focus on responsive web development then you’re going to alienate a portion of your customers. If a mobile user sees that your website has tiny text and links that are impossible to press, then you’re going to lose customers– it’s as simple as that.
You have no search function
If your visitors are looking for something on your site (especially if it’s a blog or a new website) then at least have the decency to include a search function for them! This makes it so much easier for your visitors to find the content they need and saves them having to click through backlogs of your blog posts.
You’re using old technology
Whether it’s a really basic and terrible checkout process or the lack of real-time updates, you need to update your technology in order to improve your website. Failing to do so is going to end up causing you a lot of problems and your visitors are going to slowly dislike your website, favoring more advanced and modern options instead.
Your website is constantly down
If you have a terrible web host then it’s time to swap–it’s as simple as that. Any time that your website is down is a time that your visitors won’t be able to purchase products or view your content, and it’s literally the complete opposite of what you want. Find a reliable web host and don’t be afraid to ditch ones that don’t meet your standards.
You’re using some kind of template
Templates are fine when you’re starting out and prototyping ideas, but if you’re using a template then you’re being lazy and your visitors deserve better. Either hire a web designer or at least change some of the colors and layouts so that it’s unique and customized for your needs.
Your navigation is terrible
If it takes more than 2 or 3 clicks to reach a page on your site, then you need to rearrange it. Customers want to click once and browse the stuff they want to see and blog viewers want to click a single category to get the content they want. Similarly, businesses want to click on “contact details” once to find your number and anything more is going to make your visitors throw their arms up in frustration.