13 things to remove from your website immediately

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It’s a website. You can put anything there. But should you?

People add all kinds of crazy stuff to their sites, often without a thought for strategy or consequences. It’s very common to see website content that distracts, confuses or worse.

Today we are sharing a list of things that we should all reconsider as web content, including these:

  • Homepage slideshows
  • Stock photos of people
  • Dates on blog posts
  • Press releases
  • PDF files
  • Testimonials pages
  • Email links

…and many others. Surprised by anything here? Wondering why we recommend getting rid of it? The article and video explain.

I’ve been part of the planning process for 1000+ websites. I have access to 500+ Analytics accounts. When possible I share the data, examples and our specific reasons for suggesting that you get rid of it.

Here’s a quick example: A list of reasons why PDFs are terrible web content…

Scan through this post and you might run (not walk) to your content management system and make some changes immediately. Your visitors (and your Analytics) will thank you for it…

Yes, please. Show me the 13 to remove from my website →

 
 
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