What Do Visitors Learn In Just 10 Seconds On Your Blog?

what do visitors learn in 10 seconds on your blog

As our expectation of the web rises, our attention span on the web falls.

With the ability to find the answer to just about anything, pin-point your exact location on the fly, calculate accurately, socialize with friends, share media, discover apps, and even publish content either on our desktop, laptop, or mobile devices, it’s no wonder our attention spans have waned.

The web is full of great content just waiting to be discovered; unfortunately, we’re not exactly willing to discover it if it requires an investment of our time.

It’s about instant-gratification and accomplishing something in the least amount of time possible.

Many web publishers across the grid, including bloggers, have changed their strategy and presentation in order to satisfy this demanding attention span of ours … and many haven’t.

Ignoring this won’t make it go away … it will simply prevent you from attracting subscribers and building your readership.

So, are you wondering how your blog lives up to such a demanding attention span? If so, you’re in luck, because I’d like to help you find out right here … right now.

In the last workshop post, I asked everyone here whether or not you were giving your readers a reason to revisit your blog, but today I’d like to ask you another question …

What do visitors learn in just 10 seconds on your blog?

Again, this is something I’d like to workshop with you guys because I think we can go beyond what any analytics has to offer and achieve a better knowledge of how our blogs work on an actual visitors.

If your blog doesn’t compel your visitor to learn more about you, read your content, check out your social profiles, or even act upon a call of action within the first 10 seconds, chances are they’re going to bounce.

Don’t let your potential readership slip away!

Submit a link to your blog in the comment section to receive FREE feedback from me regarding what a visitor might learn in just 10 seconds.

I’m going to be visiting each blog personally, timing my visit, and providing a brief bit of feedback covering exactly what I learned from your blog in just 10 seconds.

The feedback will include a wide range of concentration, including some of the following:

  • The initial impression the presentation of your blog made
  • What posts attracted my attention
  • What pages I attracted my attention
  • What social profiles I discovered
  • Where my attention gravitated
  • What I learned about you
  • What I learned about your blog
  • Whether or not I was interested in subscribing (impressive if you can land this one!)

I had a lot of fun last time, so I hope we can do it again here.

By the way, last time we did this, I ended up subscribing to a handful of the blogs submitted and following a heap of bloggers on twitter!

Submit your blog below – thanks for participating!

photo credit: Eric Kilby

Chris Rice is an SEO with Sachs Marketing Group. He writes about WordPress themes, plugins, and services for entrepreneurial bloggers at CreativeBlogger. Get more from him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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