Are you ready for your first website but don’t know how to get started?
Having a professional and good looking website is important for every new business. But starting a new website can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Here are tips for building your first website.
Purpose of your website
Think about what your website is for. Why would they want to visit your site? What do you want them to do once they are on your site? If these things are clear then everything else becomes much simpler.
Choose the right platform. Invest in a CMS platform like WordPress which is the most popular choice worldwide. Stats provided by VentureBeat showed that approximately one-quarter of new websites globally are built on WordPress. That many people just can’t be wrong.
Your Homepage is important
Generally, in HubSpot’s opinion, it takes less than 15 seconds for people to decide whether to stay on your website or leave. So your home page design is the most important page of your website. Don’t bombard it with text and annoying information. Keep your homepage simple and user-friendly.
The website content plays an important role in reaching your site’s business goals. High-quality content helps retain visitors and have a high ranking on search engines.
Most people underestimate the power of the blog. However, it is a proven powerful tool to increase income and generate business growth. According to a recent study, websites using blogs get 67 percent more leads than those who don’t. Blog also increase your SEO by using good keywords in the articles so that Google find your site for these searched words. In addition to that blog provides a platform to build a strong relation and trust with the customer.
Like every other business, feedback for your website is important. It provides the business owner with insight that they can use to improve their business, products and overall customer experience.
Make sure website is mobile friendly, also known as a ‘responsive’ website design. According to The Verge, now more than half of searches are now done through mobile. If your website is not mobile-friendly, Google will push your website back in the rankings.
Navigation with good design and right words of choice can boost the likelihood of a return visit in the future. For instance, a visitor has opened your website in search of something. First thing visitor will seek for is navigation. If navigation is not clear then the visitor will leave. Therefore, effective navigation can make a visit to the website productive otherwise it can be a disaster for a business.
Enquiry Forms are an integral part of the website. It allows the customer to reach you just by filling a form so that you can provide him your services. Therefore, designing a right enquiry form is very important to compel visitors to fill the form.
Lead capture is a fill in a form for an incentive to a customer in return to get information like email address. Incentives include free E-book or weekly newsletters. For some websites getting someone to fill in their lead capture form is the main goal. It is considered as a lead you can follow up and make a sale.
My name is Adam Hyatt and I’m the co-founder of Kiwi Website Design and a Certified Google Partner.
Call Me at 022-3044799 or E mail me for Free 30 minutes consultation. Being a certified Google Partner & Digital Marketing expert for over 10 years, I am confident that I can open Floodgates of Consistently Profitable Traffic for your Website.