Things to fix on your website

Last Update: March 02, 2021

I watched a YouTube video put out by Andy Crestodina of orbitmedia.com. It is called Fix Your Funnel: 15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately. You can find the video through YouTube.

I thought I would share some information that you may agree with, and some may not, but the video is worth watching.

The video covers 15 things to do

  • Vague Headlines: need to reword them or get rid of them; your headline needs to describe your post.
  • Social Media: some people have their Facebook, Pinterest, etc., on their Menu Bar. Andy suggests getting rid of them. have them at the bottom of your post or to the side, or even in your footer.
  • Meaningless section headers, eg. "In this section", it needs to be descriptive.
  • Dates on the Blog titles: get rid of them (I'm guilty of this one)
  • Youtube suggested videos. Take care with videos. Turn off suggested videos by unchecking a box when grabbing the "embed" code from Youtube.
  • Long Paragraphs. We hear this all the time in our lessons. Keep them short, add headers, use bullets, bolding, internal links etc.
  • Stock Photos of People...get rid of them. Take a selfie to add authenticity.
  • Press Releases: get rid of them. Rewrite them as a blog post or news article.
  • PDF Files. Andy has done a rundown on the pros and cons of PDF files for those who are interested.
  • Ads for your own stuff. this is quite an interesting section that is worth listening to on the video
  • Your Testimonials Page. Please get rid of it. Instead, add your testimonials to your posts or use them as a relevant quote to your post.
  • Email Links is not good for marketing, but it is excellent for spam. Create a contact form.
  • Greedy Forms. Asking your visitor more questions than is needed. Please keep it simple.
  • "Submit" button as a call to action get rid of it. Andy has some suggestions on what to do for action buttons.
  • Dead End Thank you pages. Fix your dead-end pages or posts on your website.
  • Andy feels there are lots more bad ideas and has included some of them.
    • Vcards
    • Music
    • QR Codes
    • RSS Buttons
    • Homepage Sliders

I thought his video was informative and useful. I would insert his link here, but not sure if it's allowed. His name is Andy Crestodina at orbitmedia.com


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PMindra Premium
Hi, Yvonne.
Thanks for the share.

Youtube has updated since that video so the "turn off suggested videos" option is no longer available.
Maybe there is a way to do it through the code.

As far as "dates on blog titles" is concerned, I would love to be able to that. I tried it in WordPress but could not accomplish the task.

Onward and upward.

Paul from Ontario, Canada.
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YvonneBray Premium
I'm not going to remove the dates just yet; I think I set mine to change every year, so I will need to look into it.

Glad you found it interesting, and thank you for the Youtube update. I thought it would have changed since he did his video, but some may have older YouTube videos on the website.

Thank you for stopping by and responding. Much appreciated.
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PMindra Premium
All good.
Do you know how to remove the dates on posts from within WordPress?

Paul.
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YvonneBray Premium
Did you insert the dates in your title? Some people do that’s what Andy is referring to.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Yvonne,
The dates are entered automatically by WordPress the day the post is published. They can be manipulated later but not removed.

I'll ask the question in class.

Thanks again for bringing "Things to fix on your website" to light.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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N33 Premium
Hi Paul,

Yes, you can do that : And sorry I am not Yvonne. Have a nice day anyway!

Kindly,
Anne
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PMindra Premium
My Bad.
Thank you, Anne.
Does not matter how we get there, I got there because of you.

Let me ask you another question in regard to Yvonne's post.
"Youtube Suggested Videos."

Youtube videos no longer have an option to click to not have suggested videos appear after someone has finished watching the video.

Any thoughts?

See you on your training link shortly: Thanking you in advance,

Paul from Canada.

Peace, love and light to all.
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YvonneBray Premium
Thank you for the link, that’s great.
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YvonneBray Premium
Thank you for the link Anne
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YvonneBray Premium
Your welcome Paul
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.
Paul.
It can actually help with how your website looks.
The thanks go to Anne.

Thank you anne.

Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.
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Debliztaylor Premium
Hi Yvonne thanks for sharing 🙏 I will definitely go on and have e a listen to his video 👌. Thanks a million and have a fab day x
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YvonneBray Premium
Hi Deb, thank you for stopping by. You will his video and notes very informative. He does offer suggestions.
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Cornelia76 Premium
Hi Yvonne, I will definitely watch the video. It sounds like good advise. Thank you for sharing.
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YvonneBray Premium
Your welcome Cornelia.
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Newme202 Premium
Thank you Yvonne. Really useful list to sort out
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YvonneBray Premium
He mentions a couple of things like dates images of people that I need to sort out. It's a start. He makes some good suggestions on how to fix things.
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Newme202 Premium
That's awesome. I will.also check out the links in your blog
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YvonneBray Premium
Hi Simone, I found the video and notes interesting, especially his suggestions.
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Newme202 Premium
That is what I will be looking forward to hear Yvonne
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LindaBaxter Premium
Thanks Yvonne. There are a few things I need to address in my articles. I had been questioning in my mind, but now you have addressed them, so change is good. Right?
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