Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video Website problems to avoid, part of Website Management for Musicians and Bands.
Here are a number of practices that are guaranteed to turn off your visitors.…You know what they are yourself, because you probably encounter them on other…sites every day, but that doesn't mean you should emulate a bad practice.…Not only do many of the following…aggravate people, but they're death to search engines.…If you want fans to find you, make sure these are avoided.…A splash page is an opening page with…a video or flash animation and no information.…The whole enter here…thing is so web 1.0.…There's no info for the search engine to grab.…And your visitors hate them.…
Avoid it at all costs.…Flash animation looks cool but sometimes people…just want some info and not cartoons.…Search engines can't read any of the info in a Flash movie.…So they can be a waste of time and money.…iPhones and iPads can't display Flash, and most people hate it these days anyway.…Frames, again, are so web 1.0.…Sites with frames went out in a long, long time ago.…Get with the times and thump these babies.…People hate pop-ups.…
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- Identifying the key elements of a successful band website
- Visual design and navigation tips
- Optimizing media for your site
- Adding a website description and meta tags
- Designing the press and booking sections
- Measuring your website's performance