10 Tips That Can Help Your Website

I’ve been looking at websites since 1995 and I can tell you there are things I liked and disliked about them. There is no doubt that there are things that attract people and there are things that will cause your visitor to lose interest.

I have made a list of 10 tips that can help your website. Most of them are simple, but quite effective at making your site more user friendly.

1. Make your site simple – With all of the bells and whistles available, some websites may seem impressive.  They may be attractive, but make sure the great content is there.

2. Make sure your site loads quickly – You do not have long to grab your reader’s attention. If your site takes too long to load, you will lose a lot of potential readers without even giving your site a chance.

3. Don’t have too many items on one page – You do not want to confuse your visitors. You want to make sure that they understand the purpose of your site. Too many items on one page can make this difficult for some.  Make all of your pages simple.

4. Link non-action pages to the home page.  Make sure every page that does not have an action item on it links to your home page.  That will give your visitor another chance to visit other parts of your website.

5. Get your own domain name – Free servers are great for some things, but trying to gain credibility in a business is not one of them. It is well worth the price to get your own domain name.

6. Make sure your hosting service has c-panel and offers technical support.   24/7/365 Technical Support is the best.  This is the place that you want to pick wisely.  Make sure the service offers the things you need before you chose can save a lot of headaches down the road.  Click here: for the hosting service I use.  I have never had a problem with them!!

7. Offer free information on your site – You will want to offer some type of free material on your site. Free material such as courses are a very good way to build yourself as an expert in the eyes of your visitor. Free ebooks are another good thing to offer. Make sure these freebies are good solid information that can help your visitors.

8. Get your visitor’s email address – You can accomplish this in quite a few different ways. Giving away the courses or ebooks is one great way. You can publish a newsletter that your visitors can sign up for on your site.

9. Make sure to build your site with a purpose in mind – If you are trying to sell a product on your site, then sell that product. If you are just trying to get addresses, then make that your purpose when building your site.

10. Encourage feedback – Your visitor’s opinions are important. Offer him the chance to provide you with feedback. Evaluate and be willing to make changes if you start hearing some of the same opinions from your visitors.

Your website is one very important component that will determine if you are a marketing success. Make sure that you make your website user friendly. Also make sure that you don’t lose sight of the purpose of your site. Keep your readers wants in mind as you design your website.

Feel free to express your thoughts in the comment section.

1 comment to 10 Tips That Can Help Your Website

  • All valid points, particularly 1-3. Especially with ready-made website designs, there are so many options (gadgets, columns, headers, footers etc.) which serve to clutter your space, while it’s very important that you stick to a simple, transparent design that doesn’t obscure the message. Thanks for the reminder!

    (And thanks for following on twitter!)

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