joined:May 11, 2012
I've read a lot of things in the past about how the average time somebody spends on your site, can improve your site's SERPs. I know that Analytics monitors the time people are on a page... so I'd assume that Google cares?
The problem is Google also can't stop talking about how making a site, with good stuff on it, and that is "user friendly" is so important to ranking well.
That being said, here is my problem. So, I have ton of really nice content on my category pages but the product images are below the content. When somebody lands on my page, if they never bother to read the page from top to bottom, they never get to see the products. What I am noticing is, people are frustrated and too lazy to scroll down. The good part is, the average time on those pages is high for those who take the time to read it.
Now, I could rearrange the page, so that product images appear BEFORE the content. This would improve the user experience but it would also decrease the average time on the page, because people would be able to quickly access what they need.
Which approach should I take?