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Article: Reasons to not create a Splash Page

October 6, 2006 by  

This is a must read article: How to Convince a Client They Don’t Need a Splash Page

I’ve had this arguement many times. Plain and simple, putting a barrier between your visitor and the Web site creates a bad user experience and impacts your ability to index properly for natural search.

-Roland

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One Response to “Article: Reasons to not create a Splash Page”
  1. Melanie says:

    As a user, not a business owner, I hope more companies listen to this advice! Especially Matthew’s point: ‘”Click to Enter” is redundant’. For crying out loud, I typed in your address, searched you out, hunted you down, and bothered to show up here in the first place! And I’ll be leaving…now.

    Ironically, it doesn’t bother me for personal websites–just somebody playing around, I’m willing to indulge, like the first mac plus users with their dozen font documents.

    Businesses–don’t make me wait while you show off your fancy graphics that don’t help me at all.

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