How To Make Your Website Successful

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A successful website will help your business grow

A website is the the window to your business, a successful website will be your best salesperson 24/7! 

How do you know if your website is successful?

In order to determine whether or not a website is successful, you must first define what success looks like.

What specifically do you want your site to do? How well is it doing this? Ask the right questions to get the right answers.

Websites generally serve one of four primary purposes for business owners

  1.  Grow awareness of your business – getting your business found online
  2.  Showcase your business, communicate and demonstrate credentials
  3.  Generate leads – collecting email address/ expressions of interest
  4.  Sell your products & services – increase sales & revenue

Sometimes you want your website to do a combination of these, or all four!

How can you make your website successful?

Creating a visually appealing website is not enough, aesthetics are important but so too is captivating content, user experience & click-worthy calls to action. 

Focussing on 6 key elements below will help propel your website’s popularity and drive the success of your business.

6 Elements For A Successful Website

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1. Research

An important element of any website design, research is vital both before creating your website, and when writing blog posts or carrying out any changes to your site.

Planning before you begin your website will help you find the right host, domain and platform to build your site. It will also help you write the perfect content and create the perfect design for your target market and ideal client.

5 Areas of research to consider to optimise your chances of success-

2. Content

Creating Content is a critical part of any website, it should be concise, informative, and easy to read.

You only get one chance to make a good impression!

Good Content will attract visitors, retain visitors, leading them to conversions and to clients. Design, whilst important, is secondary, and will support your content ensuring your message is clear. 

Your research on target market, ideal client and searched for keywords will help you to write targeted, compelling & engaging content that readily converts site visitors to paying clients.

Checklist for creating compelling content

Want to know more? check out Semrush 14 tips for awesome website content!

3. Page Design

Your website needs to look the part, it needs to be appealing, professional and accessible. It should appeal to your target audience, and ensure your message is clear! 

A good design supported by good copy tells the story  and leads your visitor to the location you want.

What makes good page design?

4. User Experience

User Experience, often referred to simply as UX, refers to the experience your site visitor has when on your website.

Your website should always be designed & maintained with the end user in mind, ensuring it is desirable to view, and information is easy to find and content is relevant.

What makes a good user experience?

5. Search Engine Optimisation

Your site should be optimised for SEO, this will get your website found by Google (or other search engines), thus attracting new traffic and potential customers. 

SEO should be something you are continually working on, otherwise you will lose out to competitors!

Top tips for your website SEO

6. Maintenance

It is important to maintain your WordPress website for security & functional reasons. But also to ensure your website is working for your business and is up to date with all business information.

Failure to keep your website updated can result in you losing potential and current customers to your competitors

Trends, technology, security threats, your business, products, visitors habits and search engines are constantly changing and evolving. Therefore, if your website doesn’t change and evolve, your business will miss out.

Top tips for maintaining your website

Conclusion

A well thought out and designed website will be your best salesperson! (that works 24/7 – what an investment)

To ensure your website reaches its full potential to grow your business,  you need to dedicate time and effort to all 6 elements above. All elements work with each other to ensure you make a lead generating website that will bring success to your business!

Imagine if you had a website that worked to grow your business 24/7

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