Your First Responsibility is Content!

Last Update: May 27, 2018

Whenever I have a few minutes to myself or I'm going to the bathroom, I like to go on Facebook and see what my friends are up to. In the midst of my News Feed, I also see posts from pages I like like Tony Robbins, Florida Memes, and so on.

Sometimes I'll even see an interesting quiz or list of funny items.

Today, I clicked on an article that listed several times people weren't their brightest. After suffering through this post for less than five minutes, I threw in the towel and closed the page. I was so frustrated, I even contacted support on the site.

Why you ask?

The answer is simple. My intentions were to read one article; but instead I had to scroll through over a dozen(yes that many!) ads in order to get through the content. My phone's battery lost 11% of its charge, my phone slowed down, and my its temperature was on fire.

I thought I was going overboard with my site for having one ad, but man these guys clearly don't care about the user experience.

So what I'm trying to get at is this... that website probably has some killer content I could enjoy but I'm never going to find out because to me it isn't worth my time waiting for so many ads to load in order to absorb the content.

I sure hope no one here at WA is doing this because we know better. If your goal is to make money off of ads on your site, then you better hope you're getting tons of traffic because I can bet no one sticks around that long to read it if the cost is having to deal with so much ads.

Focus on creating awesome content that's gonna keep people coming back. I'd rather it take me longer to get my website making me $20,000 a month from just high quality content than to make some quick change from people that are gonna forget about my website because they were so dissatisfied with the over all experience.

Remember that our first responsibility is content and adding value to your niche... the money will always follow if you do it right.

I can't complain though... sites like this show me what to do and not do with my own websites. What about you guys? Have you encountered websites recently with crappy user experience?

Happy Sunday!

Diana

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LouisaB Premium
I do agree! WellI try to write 1000 to 2000 words per post.
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bigrog44 Premium
$20,000 a month would be nice. Thanks for sharing, Diana.
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HeidiY Premium
I worry at times because I have a lot of affiliate links in my content, I do provide thorough content though, most posts are 1600-2000 words.

Then I come across sites like you mentioned with ads popping up all over the page and preventing me from even reading the post and I think I’m not doing to bad lol.
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Bryan8 Premium
I just took a quick look at your site. I don't think that you have anything to worry about.

Lot's of info and not overwhelmed by ads. Looks great!
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Loes Premium
I do have Adsense on my websites, I hope it doesn't look crappy
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Bryan8 Premium
Loes, I'm sure that you have checked your sites. I don't necessarily think that it's adsense, rather it's having 8-10 ads in a row before any content is seen.

Some people seem to think that a clickbait title going to a site with nothing but (or almost nothing) ads is the right way to do things. I don't and from what I've seen of your training I don't think that you do either.
Bryan
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Loes Premium
Ah, I understand you, no Adsense is placing 2or3 in between the content, I don't like that either, but it pays a bit
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Bryan8 Premium
Yes, that's a question that we each have to address. For some I've been told that it can mean 1,000's of dollars per month (megasites), for others just 5 or 10 dollars.

For me, if it doesn't make a big enough difference in my budget that I'll notice it if it's missing I'd rather not be giving my readers a reason to not like my site.

There are a number of people that will see ads like that and say, "I'm gone." You'd just have to experiment to see if the difference is noticeable in your bottom line.
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Loes Premium
I hope, one day, a post goes viral, and I can collect;)
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Bryan8 Premium
This is exactly what I've been trying to tell many people lately! A poor user experience leads to a loss of customers, time spent on site, and therefore rankings. Don't do this. Plain and simple.
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dlibreros Premium
That's exactly what I wrote in my email to that site's support. It's not about the amount of visitors you receive... it's about getting them to come back again and again to the point where they become lifelong customers.
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Bryan8 Premium
Probably someone that gets 100% of revenue from adsense or such. It's like hitting your head against the wall. It feels good when you stop! lol
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