*Whew* you mumble tiredly as you finalize the upload of your new ministry website. Finally, you’re good to go.
The feeling is awesome. You’re rocking Cloud-9. The sites up and your Senior Pastor is ecstatic.
You then jump over to your Google Analytics and other various metric-systems and see the first visitor pop up:
“Wow! How did that person is Topeka, Kansas find my site?!?”
You couldn’t be more happy… until they leave 5 seconds later:
“Wait… wah? What happened…?! We have awesome videos, podcasts, picture galleries… why’d they leave?!?”
You see, half the battle of great web design is attracting those first initial visitors. In fact, the much larger portion is helping them to stay there.
So here are 10 reasons that I’ve found, via analyzing metrics for big business (and analyzing ChurchCrunch’s traffic patterns), why people don’t stick around, and the 1 reason they should leave: