Improve Your Website Design – Or Else…

These days, everybody and their uncle has a website (which is a good thing, since it took forever for some businesses to come around on the whole digital thing). But the problems with websites are far from over; just because everybody has one, doesn’t mean they have a good one. Like the poor content pandemic, bad website design has taken the Internet by storm.

What do we mean by ‘bad websites’? Put simply, bad websites are those that don’t convince visitors to take an intended action, whether it’s to read an article, buy a product or request a service. Since website conversion is focused on improving what you currently have rather than chasing something you don’t have (like more traffic), it’s often an underrated tactic. Consider that, in most cases, increasing your website’s conversion rate by a measly 1% will improve your bottom line more than doubling your website’s traffic numbers would. 

Poorly constructed and managed websites are also a problem because they can derail your whole digital marketing strategy. All of your digital marketing efforts are geared toward getting customers to do something and the majority of the time, that something takes place on your website. For example, you might be running an excellent social marketing campaign that drives people to your website in hopes that they’ll subscribe to your newsletter. But when they arrive at your website and can’t easily find the subscription form (or it’s broken) then your website has ruined your great social media work. Your website needs to be a well-oiled machine that can handle and support the full weight of your overall marketing strategy by effectively becoming the central hub of your digital presence.

So, what can you do about it? The fact is that a given website’s conversion problems can stem from many different areas: it could be a development issue, a design flaw, poor writing or some combination of all three. You need to cover all the bases and  build a conversion oriented website from scratch. 

Dick Sterry

Helping businesses grow through their digital presence.

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