Blogs Popular Because of What They Don't Have
Posted on August 2, 2005
Blogs are popular because of frequent updates and great content but they may also be popular because of what they do not contain. EcommerceTimes.com reports that a recent survey from the Hostway webhosting company found that people don't like the following items on websites:
- Pop-up advertising -- 34.9%
- Registration log-on pages -- 16.7%
- Software installation -- 15.7%
- Slow-loading pages -- 9.1%
The survey also found that over 76% said they would be extremely or somewhat likely not to revisit a site that had one of the above pet peeves. Blogs tend to not have any of the above pet peeves -- although some may have the slow loading page peeve. The lack of these peeves is probably another reason why blogs are becoming so popular.