10 Essential elements every successful website needs
Your website is the face of your brand. It’s often the first impression customers have of you, and it can make or break your business. A successful website should be easy to navigate, visually appealing, and informative. It should also have all the essential elements necessary for a truly successful website. Having a great website is paramount to any business success in today’s digital age. With this blog post, we will explore 10 essential elements that every successful website needs in order to reach its full potential. From design tips to SEO best practices, read on to learn more about what it takes for your website to stand out from the crowd.
The website design should be easy to navigate and the menu items should be easily accessible from any page. The viewer should always know exactly where they are on the website and have easy access to where they would like to be. This sounds elementary but most websites could be improved in this area. Remember, there is a ﬁne line between an interactive menu and an annoying one, so functionality should be the idea.
- Visual Design
People are visually oriented creatures, and utilizing great graphics is a good way to make your website more appealing. Your website has about 1/10th of a second to impress your visitor – and potential customer – and let them know that your website – and business (by proxy) – is trustworthy and professional. However, it’s important not to go overboard with too much. Scrolling text, animation, and ﬂash intros should be used sparingly in your web design and only to emphasize a point for maximum effect.
This is the backbone of your website. Not only does your content play a major role in your search engine placement, it is the reason most visitors are seeking your website in the first place. Your website text should be informative, easy to read, and concise.
- Web Friendly
No matter how informative, beautiful, and easy to use your website design is, it’s useless unless it’s web-friendly. It is important that your web designers know the keys to making your website work on all the major browsers, and that they utilize meta tags, and alt tags, and are fully versed in SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
A truly effective website design engages your visitors immediately and continues to hold their attention through EVERY page, as well as inﬂuences them to contact you. This is called ‘conversion’ and is probably your website’s ultimate goal.
- Information Accessibility
Not all visitors to your website are interested in or have the time to peruse the entire site. They may need to access only a phone number or address, or just a certain bit of info. For this reason, it’s important to place key information in a plain site, in an area that’s easily accessible. We’ve all had the experience of not being able to locate some needed information on a website, and the result is always a frustrated visitor
A great website anticipates what your visitor is thinking and caters directly to their needs, and has elements arranged in a way that makes sense. If a visitor is searching for one of your products or services on a search engine or directory where your site is listed, it’s important that your website have a landing page that is directly relevant to what they searched for rather than forcing them to filter through all of your information
Your website should be a direct reﬂection of your business and your brand. Your visitor should immediately make a visual connection between your logo, print material, and brick-and-mortar location.
- Turnaround Time
The number one complaint of website design customers is the time it takes to get the site up and running. The longer it takes to complete the website, the more business – and value – you lose. A website that isnʼt on the web and working properly isn’t going to bring you any business!
Your website can be the most important client generator your business can have, and must place the primary emphasis on bringing in new clients and making additional services available to existing clients through increased awareness of all the services you offer.
While most of the aspects that lead to a successful website tie into user experience and your brand, it is important to understand and leverage technology, insights, and feedback to optimize and refine your site over time.
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