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Design Is In The Detail: Ensure Your Website Has The Wow Factor

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Standing out online is far harder than pushing the physical side of your business forward. The digital world is an ever-expanding space, and it gets more saturated with internet-based companies and business websites by the hour. Therefore, it’s crucial to the success of your startup or small business that your website has a fighting chance against the rest. If done correctly; your site can become a valuable marketing tool, draw in new traffic, and widen your existing audience. Content is vital to your domain authority, so the more that goes into your website, the better chance you have of popping up in all the right places so that more visitors are clicking through to see what you have on offer.

Many small business owners seem to invest in a domain name, and basic template website; then, their focus shifts to the business itself. However, today’s markets mean that your focus should be firmly on your online presence, as that will become the area that encourages the most growth for your brand. Understanding what and where to invest regarding your website is crucial, so it’s important that you do your research and utilise reputable help and assistance whenever necessary. The following are some inspiration and ideas for those who are ready to put their all into their website for their business success, and will wow their online visitors as they arrive.

Visitor Navigation

If a visitor lands on your homepage and finds it a challenge to get from A to B, they’re unlikely to stick around for very long. And, with so many other options available online; they’re also unlikely to return to your business anytime soon. Therefore, it’s vital that you invest in your website design and use a company with experience, that know what they’re doing. Navigation throughout your site should be clear and simple, your products or services need to be clear on each page and they must because easy to access.

Brand Identity

As your website is such a major part of your business, you’ll need to ensure that it promotes your brand identity. Aside from your logos and colour palettes; your content must always link strongly to what you’re about. Both images and words must speak to your visitors in a tone that suits your business so that regulars become familiar with you, and fresh visitors get a strong sense of who you are. People invest highly in those who have strength in their brand identity, and your website is the perfect platform to promote it.

Contact And Technology

Whether you’re a physical store or an online environment, customer service and care will be something that your visitors will remember, and help them decide if they return or not. Therefore, your contact details need to be present at every point of their journey through your site. You can utilise pop-up technology to really stand out and ensure that your patrons are kept happy and satisfied so that your brand ambassadors will grow, as your business does.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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