Writing for Online Audiences?
Pay Attention to Content Presentation
The online (web) audience
portrays very different reading patterns and habits when compared
to offline readers
(those who read magazines, books and newspapers.) Web visitors are
extremely impatient, hurried and pressed for time. Since there is
so much information available online, readers rush to assimilate
maximum information in the least amount of time. They are looking
for instant access to high-quality information and do not read content
line by line. Instead, readers scan through web pages, paying particular
attention to bolds, headings & subheads.
Many website owners
complain that their web visitors come to their site but leave without
taking any desired action such as filling an enquiry form or placing
an order. Advice to such webmasters would be to not just pay attention
to the quality of content on their website but also to the way you
present your content. Often, websites with a poor layout and confusing
navigation structure lose out on valuable web traffic, just because
visitors fail to comprehend and access content from such sites.
you want your website visitors to read more than just a few lines
of content on your web pages, you must understand their reading
you have the highest quality of content for your web pages, make
format your pages well so that you can keep visitors hooked to your
Here are some simple content formatting
tips with the help of which you can optimise your webpages
to match your readers' sensibilities -
#1 Be Concise
the shortage of time is a major factor that influences
peoples' reading habits on the web, use words wisely.
Write website content that is concise & to the point,
bringing forward all that you want to say effectively.
#2 Break Up the Content into Logical Paragraphs
blocks of text without white spaces in between can be
intimidating to your readers. Hence, it is recommended
to break up your content & divide the text into
clean paragraphs that are calming to the eyes. If you
are writing several points, use bulleted lists to add
structure to the text.
#3 Use Descriptive Headlines & Bold Tags
high attention grabbing headlines and subheadings that
overdoing it, use formatting tools like bold, italics, and
underline to highlight the most significant sentences of your
#4 Start by Making your Point
Early: Make it a habit to highlight the most relevant
information early-on in the content. The last few paragraphs
can be used to conclude the topic.
#5 Make it Easy to Print Your Web Page / Articles: By
implementing a simple 'print this page' script on your
website, you can enable visitors to take a print out of useful
information on your site which can be read in detail later
on. Doing so is especially useful for web pages that are long.
Each Web Page Self Sufficient & Complete:
It is not necessary that visitors to your website will always
access your website through the home page. They may reach
any of your website's internal pages through a Google
Search. Hence, make sure each page on your site
is well planned and laid out with a link back to the home
If you have
realized the importance of effective content presentation,
it is time to analyse each page on your website and make necessary
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