If you are going to go to all the time and expense to have a great website built, don’t overlook one of the most important parts of the whole process: content. No matter how well-designed and technologically solid your company website is, the content that searchers find on your site can be the difference between a successful site and one that’s mediocre at best.
These five ways that a blog helped us bring in more business are not technology-specific. They would scale across a lot of small business and even medium-sized companies.
Great websites are more than a cool-looking design. Before you hire the web designer to make it look good, make sure you take some time to consider your website in the grand scheme of your business strategy. Some thoughtful planning can make sure your website lives up to all of your expectations.
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More often than not, website development begins with a web designer. Most people begin with a vision and some absolutes for their website. The resulting development focuses more on the look and performance of the site. Content becomes a secondary concern in many cases. However, I propose that website content is every bit as important as the visual design, and in fact, you should begin the design process there.
Build customer trust through your website content by running the slow and steady race. Focus on these areas of trust for your customers and you’ll have a formula for success.
Understand that “building value” is not the same as “giving away the store.” No successful business would give away all of their secrets for free. But maybe you pull back the curtain, just a little bit. Give your customers some useful, useable information.
You might assume that a basic website is all you need. You can increase your website traffic by adding a blog and publishing content with value.
Paying attention to readability is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to make people and search engines like your website.
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