My pet peeve
with the internet is when I go to a site, it says 5 pages. Okay, I get to page 5 and when I scroll down, it now says, "Page 6
"! WTH is that! It said this site was only 5 pages and now it`s growing into 6??? No! NO! NO!
Tell people exactly how many pages from beginning to end. Not that generic stuff, "next entries
" or "next page
". I want to know exactly how many pages. Most people are at work and they are sneaking a peek at your site when they`re not supposed to. If they know exactly how many pages, they can quickly get an idea as to how many pages they need to go through.
Your site should have the following: Page 5 of 7
, Back to Page 4
. Let people know exactly where they are on the site. If they see something on Page 3 but were just checking out the site, they won`t remember where they were when they whip out that credit card. Get rid of that generic next entries and you`ll improve your sales. People remember what page they`re on because it`s how I shop. I go through an entire site, make a mental note of the page I`ve just seen my item and will continue shopping through the site. When I`ve looked at the entire site, I go back to the page where I saw what I wanted and then get the credit card.
You also should put on there, another one of my favorites, "View All
"! I can`t tell you how fast I can shop & spend with a View All
feature on a site!!! It`s AWESOME
! You click View All,
and you can tell at glance which one you like, which one you want and which one you`ll buy the next time. Trust me, View All has most of my money!! ROTFLOL!!
Again, people are shopping at work or on the run and there`s very little time on lunch or during a break. They need to be able to see all the items at once so they can pick & choose . . . before the boss comes back and catches them!
Think about putting your site on a mobile to reach even more people. You can check out my site, lbb-training.ubik.net
with PayPal buttons. This is even better because you don`t need to be in front of a computer per se. As long as your cell phone has internet access from your ISP, you`re good to go. This is one of those sites that would be perfect for those moments when you forgot to bring . . . The List!! LOL!!
Rahim7/17/2009 10:07 AM