What makes a user Leave (YOUR) website?

Attracting a potential visitor to your site is only the first step. Grabbing their interest and retaining them is even more difficult.


what makes a user leave a website

Customer retention is incredibly important for growing a sustainable business, so it’s very important to design your website in such a way that your user frustration is minimum.

Top 8 Reasons that Makes someone leave a Website

1) Bad Navigation – Nothing frustrates a website visitor more than a website that’s hard to navigate. Complex or inconsistent navigation can cause users to feel helpless, confused, or angry – certainly not the emotions you want potential customers to be feeling.

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2) Too Many Ads – Suffocating your visitor with ads that pop, flash, and fill the entire browser will only serve to enrage them.

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3) Bad Content Structure – Bad content can destroy your conversion and retention rates. Make your content(especially your contact info) easy to find. It’s estimated that as many as 50% of sales are lost bacause potential customers can’t find what they’re looking for.

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4) Obtrusive use of Audio & Video – Most people value their ability to choose what to absorb. Having video or audio that loads automatically can potentially drive visitors away.

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5) The Registration Requirement – it’s often the case that forcing visitors to register before they can view content is much like a physical barrier. Barriers, such as forced-registration, may ultimately cause the visitor to go elsewhere for what they’re looking for.

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6) Boring Content, Boring Design – A dull website that has no purpose or interactivity will never create a memorable experience for a visitor. Data suggests that 40% of visitors don’t return to a website after having a negative experience.

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7) Poor Legibility – Bad typography choices, abrasive colors, and experience typos all contribute to poor legibilty – and ultimately poor user experience.

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8) Lack of Frequency – You may have found the right balance of interactivity, design and content construction – those are all good things. But you also need to keep your site fresh with new content.

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About Navneet Singh

Navneet Singh is the founder of eMarketingBlogger (SEO, Blogging & Internet Marketing Tips Blog). He helps Individuals, entrepreneurs to earn money via blogging and business owners, companies to grow their revenue. As Seen on MarketingLand.Com and Forbes.Com. Besides this, he loves playing basketball and speaking at various events. You may reach Navneet Singh at navneet.emarketing@gmail.com

Navneet Singh

Navneet Singh is the founder of eMarketingBlogger (SEO, Blogging & Internet Marketing Tips Blog). He helps Individuals, entrepreneurs to earn money via blogging and business owners, companies to grow their revenue. As Seen on MarketingLand.Com and Forbes.Com. Besides this, he loves playing basketball and speaking at various events. You may reach Navneet Singh at navneet.emarketing@gmail.com