It amazes me how many companies do not have websites -- or have essentially ignored their website -- and have focused their efforts on building a Facebook business page. I'm constantly finding businesses that they need to either create a website or put more emphasis on what they've got. Whether it's a simple, two or three page website or an elaborate site including a blog, your company needs to have a website and not just a Facebook page. So I've put together six reasons you need to have your own website as your primary online presence.
Spoiler Alert: There’s No SEO Magic Bullet!
Have a website? Building a website? Already built a website? Thinking about a starting a website?
If you can answer "yes" to any form of the above listed questions, and you're worried about your website's SEO ranking, then you're in the right place!
SEO, or search engine optimization, is the focus of optimizing a website in order to rank higher in the search engine results, and it addresses the most obvious goal for any website - which is to make sure that people can easily find you. Your website needs to rank high on the list of search results in Google, Bing, or any other search engine that one of your potential leads may be using. Improving your website's SEO ranking takes some careful planning, but it's worth it, so your website can be found at the top of the page in search results.
Most everyone knows that carefully created content is one of the keys to an effective SEO strategy. But there are some technical details that can also affect your rankings. You could be doing (or not doing) things that are keeping your website from rising in organic results. Some of SEO activities may require your web developer to make them happen.
Check out these five items to be sure you have the technical bases covered for an improved SEO position.
What’s in a name? If it’s your domain name, there’s a lot to consider when choosing and managing your web address. Think of your website domain as something that’s as important as your physical address. It’s where people can find you and reliable information related to you.
Topics: Web Development
Mobile websites have come a long way over the past few years! Remember when we used to have to create a separate, less robust version of our main website with separate code? It was a bit of a Google Analytics nightmare to track what was viewed most and the mobile version didn't always include the information you really needed. Today, it's all in one set of code with the standardization of responsive design. And that's great! But what is the experience really like? Did the web designers layout a plan that had the mobile user in mind? Did the web developers test everything in a touch format vs using a mouse?
Clients often tell us during a website re-build process that they "need the new website ASAP." But when it gets down to it, there's typically a lot of time that goes by while they collect all of the content and images before we can even dig into design and development. There's a newer way to build websites that will get results sooner and produce a website that gives your target market what they're looking for: answers to their problems.
We’ve seen over the years a lot of healthcare industry websites that are built with the “set it and forget it” mentality. A healthcare company will invest thousands of dollars every 3 or so years to create a great looking website and then let it sit there, unchanged, until the next big redesign. Yes, they may run some analytics reports to see what content is most important. But they’re not typically addressing the real question which is, “Is the website providing my visitors with what they want and need in order to produce more leads?” If the answer is anything other than, “yes and here’s how we know…” the website is probably in danger.
Whether you have been in business for years or just starting out, everyone knows that having a web presence is important for any business these days. So if you think you're ready to find a web design team to help you get your website where you want it to be, there are few items you should have ready before getting started.
The day is coming. April 21, 2015. Are you ready? For the first time, Google has given us an actual deadline for a change they're going to make in their search algorithm. Also for the first time, they've given you some heads up on how this will directly impact you. Your site must be considered "mobile-friendly" by this date. The consequence if you don't comply: You will be removed from Google search results conducted on a smart phone. This is a big deal.