People tend to act as if there’s no other way to show their images but by sliders. This simply isn’t true.The truth be told, I for sometime now have tried to change my themes. Reasons being : I needed a theme with slider.
Until lately, I stumbled on an article, then I figured that maybe sliders ain’t really necessary.
Often times, SEO Experts and conversion experts agree on the fact that sliders make little or no impact on a site.
I wanna share reasons why it is not advisable to make use of slider in websites
1 Only 1% of an audience actually click on a slide, which almost always was the first slide.
2 Most times than often: Sliders confuse people, as you’re sending multiple offers they may or may not be interested in at once.
3 People simply ignore your slider, because it triggers banner blindness.
4 On that same note, visitors just don’t get the message because they will skip the messages in your slider as they consider it advertisement or promotions.
5 They slow down your site, negatively impacting your SEO and conversion rate.
6 Sliders don’t always work well on mobile devices.
7 They push down your content, which is not smart, as Google already mentioned in 2012.
8 It’s most probably as effective to use just one image instead of putting all that effort in slider plugins and images.
9 That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the years, many studies have shown that sliders should be avoided.
MY THOUGHT ON SLIDERS
The truth is I don’t really know what makes people think that one can’t have a site without sliders. These sliders most times shifts the focus of your site. And leaves the customer in a confused state of what to choose, or what to read.
Secondly, sliders push down main contents, in cases where statistics shows that some of the sliders now cover a page, therefore occupying space for main contents. And therefore strikes down your SEO optimization.
Finally, you feel like “hell no….I need a slider” then it’s cool. But bear it in mind that sliders slow down SEO optimization and 99% of people don’t click on sliders.