I did not know this. Simple tip for Newbies!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by robinincarolina, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Now I may get laughed at here, but I really never thought of this. Maybe someone else out there hasn't either.

    I was on the phone the other day with a fellow im'er. He pulled up my blogs to give me some tips. He told me this story:

    When you come to a red light what do you do? I said stop.
    He said when you come to green light what do you do? I said go.
    He asked why? I said it's the way I am conditioned.
    He said when you come to a blue link what do you do? I said "Click?"
    He said "Ditto" so why in the h3ll are all of your links red?
    I thought is was pretty. How simple.

    Anyway, I changed my background to white, links to blue and my sales have increased, not by leaps and bounds, but $10 bucks a day can mean $300.00 per month, thats groceries.
  2. FreeCashMan

    FreeCashMan Well-Known Member

    Color is important. And he hit it right on the nail. Many don't take certain colors into consideration with their websites.
  3. JoelCowen

    JoelCowen New Member

    That is good advice. You can always do research on which colors bring certain emotions forward. Using colorology (haha) to increase sales. Nice Job.

    To your freedom and success,

  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    OMG Robin - I never thought of it - I am off to go blue'up my links.[​IMG]

    Another great tip - I just love it.

    (and I fess up..... I have been making my links different colors too cause I thought it was prettier)
  5. Trent Brownrigg

    Trent Brownrigg New Member

    I've always known that colors for various things on a website made a difference but I never thought of it in the way your friend explained it. Very simple yet a great way of putting it. I'll have to remember that for the next time I am trying to tell someone about the colors on their site.
  6. shmeeko69

    shmeeko69 Member

    I did'nt think anyone would use anything
    but blue links, as this seems the default
    colour with everyone ?

    Mark [​IMG]
  7. yasser

    yasser New Member

    very nice tip. thank you
  8. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    That was a funny exchange and a great way for your fellow IMer to make the point. There are lots of ways to make a site "pretty" without confusing visitors and hurting sales. Color and placement are two elements that can influence what people do at your site.

    We are creatures of habit and are drawn to things that are familiar simply because they fit into our comfort zone.

    We are accustomed to:

    - seeing a web site's logo somewhere at the top of the page. The majority are positioned top/left, many are centered, and some are located top/right.

    - finding a site's navigation menu near the top of the page in a horizontal layout, and/or vertical along either side of the page.

    - the search box and subscription form located somewhere above the fold.

    - the payment button appearing near the end of the sales page.

    - the postscript (P.S.) following the main message, call to action and signature of the sales letter.

    - (and last but not least) blue hyperlinks. [​IMG]

  9. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

  10. billiebjosey

    billiebjosey New Member

    Thank you robin .Im gonna give it a shot! Great advice Ill let you know![​IMG]
  11. radhoedt

    radhoedt New Member

    Color is a very important factor to prompting people to pay attention to an ad. Large chain stores pay big money to consultants for this very reason as well as lighting. Great advice, thanks.
  12. Jean LA

    Jean LA New Member

    In a layman's view, when you see a blue link you really would click on those if the anchor text is great or entails the keyword that you are looking for.
  13. gowriter

    gowriter Member

    Excellent. Now, throw more traffic at your site, and you should see even more sales.
  14. twnuck

    twnuck New Member

    Wow. Great experience and another reason why we must always test and confirm to increase our results!

    Thanks for sharing!

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