Power Marketing’s Web Designer Sean Maher answers a question from one of our Tuesday Tips readers.
Q: The time has come for my business to invest in a new website. What considerations should I include when planning our new website?
A: As a Web Designer, I could talk for hours about all the ingredients that contribute to an amazing website, but to be direct as possible here’s the most important.
Beautiful, professional, high quality photos will set your website apart from the competition. One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is thinking they can save money by taking their own pictures—some even with their cell phones—and they will look great once the website is complete. Trust me…they won’t.
Understand The “F” Pattern
Brian discussed this exact topic in a recent blog, so I’ll refer to that article for more details. I will add, however, the layout of your website is a true combination of science and art.
Your audience came to your website for a reason. They’re looking for “something” and it’s up to your designer to ensure they find it as quickly as possible.
Research has shown over 56% of website traffic comes from cell phones, iPads and tablets, and that percentage is expected to increase in 2017. Without a doubt, your new website must be mobile responsive.
Provide A Solid CTA
Every page of your website should inspire the viewer to take action. Ask them to call your business. Request that they fill out a contact form. Provide an email where they can get more information. Your ultimate goal is to make contact with potential customers in order to convert them into clients.
As I said earlier, there’s so much more that goes into creating a beautiful, results oriented website. If you would like to learn more about how Power Marketing can help you design a new website please feel free to call me directly at 301.416.7861!