I don’t practice what I preach. There I said it. I feel better.

Here’s the deal….I talk all day long about how you need to have a low bounce rate when people hit your site. I tell people that if they don’t like the way it looks they will leave.

Then I looked at the Green Thumb Marketing analytics. Horrible bounce rate. Great.

I’m talking 80% of the people who visit MY SITE, leave asap.

What did I do wrong. We’ll first I made it too fancy. That tree you see that grows up has to go.
1. It takes up prime real estate
2. It loads slow for new visitors
3. That where I need to punch people with value

That’s the first thing that’s wrong.

The next? My giant Green Thumb Logo. Too big. Yeah I’m proud of GT, but people that are visiting me need to see what I do and not just a huge logo.

There also is no reason to fill out my contact form because I give no value.

Sorry–It’ll get fixed.
Any sites that you like that I should look at?-Let me know!

One Response to “Not practicing what I preach….Ego’s getting in the way of business”

  1. In my humble opinion a good Web site is http://www.atasteofkentucky.com. It’s a Kentucky product store and Web site based in Louisville, and their Web site is what I want for our gift basket business, Elegantly Handled Gift Baskets. As soon as the Home page loads you know what they do, what they sell, how to contact them. They have just the right number of attractive photos and the font size is big enough to read. Their Web site has a consistent look and, if you call them, helpful humans answer! What’s not to love?

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