Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to Enhance User Experience Usability in a Blog

You may have great contents in your blog but if your users are having a difficult time navigating through your website, you will definitely fall short of your goals. In some cases, it might be due to a minor problem such as a broken link or something else which could be negatively affecting the user experience while navigating through your website.

Improving users experience is an important part of increasing their confidence. If your audience are having an easy time browsing through your pages, you are assured that they are more likely to come back for more. Any webmaster can be able to work towards enhancing users experience. You do not need to hire an expert to do this since most of the problems are very easy to fix.

There are a few things that you should check or have in your website so as to make sure that the readers are  fully enjoying the time they spend in your website.  The following is a list of some of the most common problems that bloggers must fix;

  • Have a clear call of action on every page.
  • Make your site easy to navigate.
  • Increase your font if you think it might be very small.
  • Remove widgets that you do not need.
  • Make sure that your HTML is free of errors.
  • Fix or remove any broken links.
  • Add internal links within your posts and links to older posts for easy access.
  • Avoid using frames in your website.
  • Optimize your images and contents.
  • Create a sitemap for your website.
  • Use similar color for links and texts throughout your web pages.
  • Avoid having too many ads.
  • Proofread and edit your posts before publishing.
  • Use images where necessary.
  • Avoid using pop up and pop under windows as much as possible.
  • Use simple language.
  • Reduce blog loading time.
  • Have a search box in a place where it can easily be located.
  • Avoid using music or flashy images.
  • Use Google analytics frequently so that you can be able to spot a problem that may need to be fixed.
  • Update your contents frequently.
  • Write quality, unique contents.

The above list consists of simple problems that any blogger can be able to fix. By working towards correcting the said problems, you would be enhancing your SEO process and at the same time improving users usability experience. Readers are more likely to come back if the usability level is enhanced. 


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