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How do users navigate the Web?

The Back Arrow is one of the most important browser buttons on any Web page, however, most Web developers don't think of it while they're building their pages. Actually, it's very common to notice "back to home" or "back to start" or just "back" links incorporated into the content that they are developing. However if this links don't have a built in intelligence that knows for sure where the customer was prior to clicking them (similar to the software back button), then these links are just a sham - a guess at the path that the user made over your site.

The Way Most People Surf the Web
Most people get to a Web page and glide. If it doesn't appear to be what they wanted to study or had to read about, they leave. And the quickest route out of any Web site is, you guessed it, the Back Arrow.
Actually, a lot of people don't even realize they're doing so. They look through a Web page with their cursor moving over the scroll-bar, just in case they need to scroll down. Then, if nothing really interesting appears, they pull their mouse up to the upper left corner of the window and go back to their last location.
Take Advantage of the Back Button
  • Place your branding close to the back arrow As most users don't necessarily have to look when they're pressing back, locating your brand up there will bring it more attention while they move away.
  • Make items in that area clickable Your brand has to be clickable, but other text objects that are in the upper left corner of your site have to be clickable also. That way, if they miss the back arrow, they might get to somewhere else useful on your page.
  • Use server history to find out where they came from when you know what they're going back to, you can locate the link right on the site, maybe even with altering elements that strictly display when they arrive from specific location. For example, a user coming from a search engine might not know the most efficient ways to search your site. If you mention details like how to navigate on the pages when they arrive from Google engine they might want to stay longer.

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