How long to capture visitors attention on website landing page

One of the critical issues to building a successful website and SEO campaign is telling your story and making the visitor want more in just a few seconds.  On average you have 5 seconds to capture the attention of the visitor to make them want to spend more time on your website.  Understanding what your visitors are seeing is key to reduce your websites bounce rate.

Click on any website and your eyes go some where.  This may sound obvious though have you ever looked at where your eyes go on your website.  Does your landing page instantly let the visitor know what your site is about, the quality of your site, and where to go or what to do next.  Each of these aspects are key to getting web traffic involved and spending time on your site.

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