I just visited the site of an EXCELLENT marketer who knows his stuff. But…
Here’s what happened. I’d clicked over to one of his blog posts. Black background, BIG long hard to read headline. Okay, it’s a little much, but I can handle that.
Wait, there’s a banner across the bottom in bright blue. Hmmm, I’m leaning towards the screen, trying to figure what it says and what it means when…
A bright pop up covers the entire right side of the screen, causing me to jump back from the computer. Too much.
I hadn’t totally grasped the headline when I spotted the banner. I was still trying to decipher the banner when the pop up appeared.
What next? Lions and tigers and bears doing a jig across the screen?
Three headlines and I can’t tell you what any of them said because I kept getting interrupted.
Does your site distract and overwhelm visitors?
I hope not.
Remember the KISS rule for success. Keep it simple, stupid. It is principle which states that designs and/or systems should be as simple as possible. Wherever possible, complexity should be avoided in a system—as simplicity guarantees the greatest levels of user acceptance and interaction.
Your website will likely create far better results, and more conversions if you keep it simple for your users. Keep this in mind, and have a re-look at your own website and sales pages to see where you might be muddying the water for your visitors, and how you can simplify to increase the results you want.