Quite a few years since I started one of these discussions. Where does time go?
Anyway, you click on a site and visit it... what makes you leave a site or annoys you?
I am getting fed up of constant notifications. This site needs to know your location, accept or decline? Click to decline, move the mouse pointer so you can read the content and bang, the sign-up notification because they are thinking I am leaving! I moved the mouse because I wanted to read the content. Ok, click that to close. A few seconds later, another load of nonsense... Would you leave comments on our our site/leave a review? Honestly, if you want me to leave a review, I just might on occasion. Expect a scathing, hating review. I have been wasting my time clicking here and there just to actually try and view your content while you seem to try to get me to avoid looking at it.
Recently, I searched for a product. Three websites hammered me with such an utter barrage of nonsense to view their products, I gave up. Bought from eBay in the end. Some of these had paid for adverts, just to annoy people who then leave with no interest in buying because you've put us off and we buy from a site that doesn't annoy us too much, at least as buyers.
Here are some more:
2) Unusual one that annoys me. Companies selling Cellphones/Mobiles where their websites only work on the newest browsers. Yes, it is true that my mobile company website does not work properly on my phone. They sold the phone to me, I am currently a customer. Let's pretend this is my only connection to the internet and I want to upgrade. On a site that doesn't work on a phone they sold me! Honestly, how much more stupid do you have to be - your customers have browsers that are probably at least two years old, some will be 5 or 6 years by now. Somehow, you don't want their custom anymore? Unbelievable that a site selling new technology requires the new technology that the customer clearly doesn't have so they can buy this new technology! Honestly, this is one of the most silly mistakes I've ever seen... not understanding your customer. you won't believe the number of customers I had when I made sure my site worked on Netscape 4 when other sites didn't work or put up messages to tell them to get a different browser. They didn't get a different browser, they found a different website that worked.
What annoys you? What are the biggest things that make you leave a site?