One thing I learnt to do on the internet was observing and analyzing my own behavior, both during searches and during reading the information the searches provided. I observed how long I stay focused on a blog post and what puts me off on a web site or blog. I observed myself which kind of ads I clicked and which services and products I bought and, more important, which not.
I assume that I am a pretty average internet user, so I figured out that the vast majority of internet users would be like me. They would read similar to how I read, first scanning the content to see if it is worth a full read, dismissing it or re-reading it carefully depending on what the first scan told me. I saw me leaving with burning shoe soles when a site auto-played audio or video at me and I absolutely hate pop ups that don’t go away and continue nagging you. I like clean, easy to navigate web sites full of useful content and without spam. I buy from web sites I trust, subscribe to programs, newsletters etc I am interested in and that gives me a benefit, not only the web site owner.
Oh, and btw, I am not a big fan of vlogs, but I love it when the people behind the vlog offer also a transcript of the material in the video, some times such a transcript even coaxes me into watching the video!
I try to implement what I have found out about me as a reader, here on this web site, hopefully for the benefit of my own readers. So, please, tell me what annoy you most when browsing, the internet and searching for infotainment? The abandoned, not updated blogs and web sites? Busy, unorganized sites nobody can navigate? Loud ads, pop ups, videos or audio?
Anything of this one your own site(s)???
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