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Old 03-15-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Things that makes us hit Back Button!

I thought I might place this subject here and get every ones input on what will make them leave a site fast.

some of the things that will have me leaving a site without looking at much are.

Hard to reed text. (think background/text color, type of text, size of text.

Can you read thisor this

Too much centering. Keep your links that are arranged horizontal aligned left. If you have large paragraphs try to keep them left aligned also. It may not look as good but it is easier to read. Keep in mind some times centering is a very good thing just don't over due it.

Offensive Content. This includes advertisements. Make sure you don't offend anyone whether its Sexy models, **** site adds, Racial/sexual/religious discrimination.

Too much/little info. Here you need to find the right amount of information. I do not wont to have to read 10 pages on a soap nor do I wont just he name and color. Have adequate info but don't over due it.

TOO LARGE. Some are still running dialup (dang cavemen).

Hard to navigate. Think about keeping some stuff standard most sites keep links on the left or top and then again at the bottom of pages this is a good way to go. If you look at sites there are some things that are keep the same among most of them. Keep this! I don't like right handed links because I am used to them on the left.

Bad Spelling. I can't spell for crap and don't always watch my spelling on forums but when it comes to my sites I have someone read it over and make sure to spell check. This includes the address bar.

No Phone Number. This is a big deal to me. If I cant get in contact with someone I will not buy from them. I check this every time I plan on making an order. I even call and make sure its not just an answering machine. I don't mind recordings but I wont to know they will call back.

What is some of the things that make you hit the back button?

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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MUSIC!..that follows me to every page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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Everything you said, plus: music. Gah. I HATE music on a website. Passionately.

[ETA] Oh, and pop-ups. I think mostly my browser gets rid of them, but not always.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:32 AM   #4
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I agree with music especialy when I am on my computer in a room when others are sleeping. If you would like to add music then make it optional.

I realy like to see a place where I can find product videos but only if I click on a link to get there.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Music : If I want to listen to music while surfing I'll use my own music collection thank you.

Follow the cursor scripts : Really, these make me freaking crazy !!!! those little images that follow my cursor all over the screen. That is a sure fire way to have me hit the close button and never return to your site again.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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I agree hate music on a page.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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Grammar and spelling errors.

Websites with WAY too much text, or copy that is poorly written.

Overuse of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lack of product photos.

Poor design and color choices.

User-unfriendly shopping carts.

Music is a no brainer...

And, of course, unappealing products and/or prices.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:16 AM   #8
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All of the above
PLUS the ones that have the pop up pages attached. I hate to go to a site and when I leave it there is another page that is unrelated pop up that I have to close as well.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:47 AM   #9
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Flash that won't stop, pages that open or close from left to right or top to bottom or in a spiral, I don't know what you call that. I hate any site I have to be a member of to view items for sale or prices. I hate when the website is narrated by either an animated or real person.... and all items mentioned above....
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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Hate music, I keep my computer muted all the time.

I like to see clear, easy to find, REASONABLE shipping rates.

I prefer to browse with out registering.

My PC, believe it or not is going on 9 years old. It doesn't like music, it hates overly graphic websites and for some reason it doesn't like the SOS website at all. It takes FOREVER to load and even longer to browse.

I just want to make the world a cleaner place.
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