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A couple days ago, it was widely reported a certain Google result had been hijacked by another site using redirect technology. However, the site owner responsible for the presumed hijack disagreed with the assessment and would like to offer an explanation.
MSN has rolled out a new look for their search engine. MSN Search is now featuring a newly designed home page, as well as redesigned search results pages. Not only equipped with a new look, Microsoft has also altered the method in which they deliver information to the user.
So your web site’s online and you’ve got high rankings in the search engines attracting lots of visitors. But the statistics tell you most of them are leaving after viewing just one page, what’s gone wrong?
Want to know what the worst thing to say on a homepage is? ” Welcome to our homepage.” And yet, time after time, we all come across such homepages on the Internet. The reason that this is such a poor opening gambit is the fact that the visitor already knows he / she is looking at your homepage, what’s the point in teaching them to suck eggs?
Everyone who has a website struggles at one time or another with how to improve their home page. Although many visitors enter through pages deeper in your site, your home page is often a visitor’s first introduction to your company or organization. For that reason, it’s important to start off on the right foot.
As a web designer and/or developer you need tools that help you save time in your everyday online routine. One resourceful tool we have used for many years is a custom quickie browser home page that resides on our system (or shared drive for those who use a network).
Where would we be today without vacuums? Think about it: The vacuum is a brilliant invention. It sucks up your household dirt and puts it exactly where you want it to go – off your floor and into that little bag.
A successful homepage acts exactly like a “digital vacuum” – it sucks users in, away from the homepage, and straight to important content within the rest of the site.
Is your site’s home page search engine friendly? Think so, eh? The vast majority of websites, even those belonging to Fortune 500 companies, are far from optimized. I use a simple four-step process to find the most common errors. Using this to do a quick tune-up on your homepage takes about 10 minutes, and it will pay off for years to come.