When “F” Is An “A”

According to a report in USA TODAY, Nielsen Norman Group, an authority on making websites and products easy to use, applied sophisticated eye-tracking equipment, to help them determine what consumers really look at on the web vs. what they say they look at.
Here is one of their findings:

Individuals read Web pages in an “F” pattern. They’re more inclined to read longer sentences at the top of a page and less and less as they scroll down. That makes the first two words of a sentence very important.

I don’t want to discount these important findings, but I do want to say teens working on their high school paper learn on day one that the lead is the most important part of the story.

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.