I think everyone here agrees that you have a limited time (seconds) to engage your users when they visit your site for the first time otherwise its right to the back button for them.
This article talks about using compelling headlines and images to communicate the value users will get from your website instantly. What are some other effective ways to engage users?
I don't post on here much but I felt compelled to respond after seeing several posts from you recently. Your website comes across trying to sound like an authoritative source, but I think an important piece missing from your site is transparency and a sense of trustworthiness. Basically, who are you and what are your sources? Here's what your About page says:
UX Movement is a user interface design blog
for design thinkers. It’s a place where people share knowledge on user
interface ideas, techniques and best practices to help others
design better user experiences. We publish insightful design
articles that you won’t find anywhere else. Join UX Movement and you will grow to become a better designer and design thinker.
From what I've found there's only one author named "anthony" and my impression so far is that he takes liberally from others' research, puts his own spin on things, and then posts it onto the blog in a neat package. Also, a quick whois of the site shows the registrant as someone with the same name. If this is you, I feel like you jumped ahead of yourself by trying to manufacture a community of professionals rather than establishing your own ground as an individual.
I'm not simply trying to blast you or saying that you can't post your thoughts (that's what blogs are for, right?) but how about backing up a step and sharing your experience without the pretense?
well said Eugene