If you are a new designer or you have a desire to be the designer, you should pay attention to these mistakes. They will separate the professional from the amateur. They also help determine your website’s placements on search engine listings. They will contribute to whether or not your visitors stay for a time on your site.
Failing to include sufficient contact information
It’s good to have contact information appear on every page of the website. You never know when the user will want to find out how to get in touch with you. I suggest having your address, phone number and a hot-linked e-mail address handy. Yes, this may increase the amount of spam that is sent to your e-mail address, but you can live with that if you are easily accessible to potential clients.
Not giving your visitor choices about running audio and video
Yes, audio messages and the use of video have become prevalent on the websites of today. And, yes they both tend to help with sales. Nevertheless, I suggest that you let your visitor decide whether or not to listen and watch. Some sites start speaking to you the minute you land and anytime you land in the future.
Making use of frames for the overall design
You can tell that you are on a “frames” website when as you scroll down the page, the top of the page disappears behind the top banner. The biggest problem with frames is that the search engine spiders can read none of the text content, so your website
will not be indexed by the searches.
Including a counter
First of all, your visitors could care less about knowing how many others have visited the site. Moreover, you can start the majority of counters at any number you wish, so they are not accurate and are meaningless. Counters usually
Forgetting that “Content is King”
It always has been and always will be. People visit our websites for information. The better the information, the more chance that they will return and again. The search engines grade the websites on the amount and value of our
Letting your website become obviously out-of-date
Thinking, “If I build it, they will come.” You have probably noticed how often the search engines are mentioned and the importance of having a good listing. There are many other ways to be found and even obtain a great position on the searches.