3 Signs of a Modern Website

If your website does not contain the following, you need a new website.

By Rich Lewis at Burlington Press
www.burlingtonpress.com | www.burlingtonpresswebservices.com

Website Build

Is your website optimized for search engines? When someone in on your website does it provide the right impression? Is it easy to navigate and find information? Is it easy to read on a mobile device?

The days of slow-loading and cumbersome websites are gone. Your visitors want to be able to find information in three clicks or less. Your website’s navigation must help anyone find the information they need with a minimum of hassle. If not, they will leave and find what they need somewhere else.

Websites also need to look good. People can spot a do it yourself website a mile away and not only does it give you and unprofessional appearance, but it may lack the simple things that make a website easy to use and inviting to your visitors.

Landing Pages

The concept of a home page on a website where everyone is directed is not necessarily viable any more. Search-engine optimized pages with specific information throughout the website are called landing pages. If someone searches on a keyword, such as “bicycle wheels,” they are directed to the page on your website with bicycle wheels and not the home page. Visitors quickly get the information they want without having to sift through information they don’t want.

Search

Almost all people searching for products and services on Google will not look past the first page of results. Even though paid advertising results on Google are rising, 75% of searchers still focus only on organic results. If your company’s website isn’t showing up on page one, you are missing major opportunities.

Though paid search has its place for some products and services, Boosting organic search dramatically by optimizing your website, creating custom landing pages and more will yield better results and more customers.

You can never underestimate the importance of your website. As the web changes and those using the web change, you need to keep up and make sure that your website is viable and a conduit to providing information and creating new business.

 

 

Advertisements

About marketingfocus

I've been in the print marketing and direct mail business for over 30 years. I guess that means I'm old, but it also means that I bring a certain level of experience and expertise into a business relationship. My company, Burlington Press, specializes in printing and direct mail along a wide range of marketing services including web site design and development, email marketing and video production. For marketing to be effective it needs to be well rounded and use all channels available that make sense.
This entry was posted in Content Marketing, Graphic Design, Marketing, Mobile Web, Mobile Website, Web Design and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s