Usability

Usability

Optimizing websites is not just about getting those visitors to your website. It is also about serving them the best user experience you can and keeping that visitor on your website by focussing on the demand of the visitor. Of course this is closely related to both SEO and conversion rate optimization.

Better usability means more sales, loyal visitors, better links, etc. We strive to help you get all of that!

10 ways to improve mobile UX

Do you have a mobile website? Is it responsive or did you use a nice plugin to make it look good? Does it convert? With the use of internet everywhere, your mobile website’s user experience (or mobile UX) should get as much attention as the user experience of your desktop website. In this post, I’d like…

Cultural differences in webshops (part 2)

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about cultural differences between websites. In the comments, some readers left amazing examples of differences between websites of China and websites in Europe. For instance, this example was given by Piet from WP Tips, left is the Chinese site Taobao as seen from China, right is the…

How to clean up your site structure

We all know that moment where your website has grown to this monstrous collection of pages. That moment when you realize that you have too many pages in your menu and the coherence of your website is nowhere to be found. And we also know what a struggle it is to clean this mess up.…

Thoughts on 404 Not Found error pages

Have you ever wondered why you should have that 404 Not Found page? What’s the use? The page is gone or broken and you don’t want people to end up there, so why not just redirect that page to the homepage of your website? They even made WordPress plugins that will help you do this,…

Reviewing our site reviews: highly satisfied customers!

We have been doing website reviews for more than 3 years now. Recently, we decided to update our format. We now offer different types of reviews, varying in depth of the analysis and in price accordingly. After completing a review, we usually have some contact with our customers (we answer questions about the review), but…

Site reviews: new setup, new pricing!

Today we’ll be releasing a renewed setup for our site reviews. For the past year, we have been limiting the slots for our site review orders to a fixed number per week. The demand for the service is overwhelming, and we would like to thank all customers for the trust you have in our expertise.…

Demystifying Viewing Patterns

Lately I’ve been intrigued by something called the ‘viewing pattern’ of people. This is a pattern in which people view, in this case, websites. There are really a lot of ideas about this out there. Now I’m wondering: is there one right pattern? In other words: is there one pattern we should follow when designing our product…

Calling to the next action

In a post I wrote about eighteen months ago, we discussed the need for a proper call-to-action. Since that posts, we have been referring to that same post in a large portion of our website reviews. It seems very hard to add focus on a homepage, somehow. I might be going out on a limb here,…

500 Website Reviews, what we’ve learned!

Over the last 3 years, we’ve sold & delivered 500 website reviews, selling our 500th today. I’m incredibly proud of this and wanted to share some of our learnings in this post, as well as announce some changes. Some stats on our website reviews I started doing these website reviews in 2010, finishing 42 of…

Common sense for your website

I am the last one to tell a website owner that his job is to become the local SEO or usability expert. That would be unrealistic. Why should a constructor learn SEO? He should not. Why should a gardner know all about user experience? He should not. But how about applying some common sense to…