February 1, 2015
by Leslie Meng
Time for a Redesign?
Your Website: Fine, or Redesign
Let’s talk about your website. Is the content relevant and updated? When you check the analytics, is traffic being directed where you want it to go? How is your conversion rate looking? Does your website have good search engine optimization? What about appearances?
A well-designed website is more than just looks. It should draw attention to the most important information, encourage conversion and engagement, and provide a great user experience. After all, your website is an extension of your business, so wouldn’t you want it to create a great impression?
Here are some reasons why you should redesign:
- Responsive Web Design: Nowadays, users are arriving to your website from a host of different devices. Does your site play nicely with mobile browsers? Does viewing your website elsewhere change the flow?
- Best Practices: In terms of features, how does your website fare? Have you integrated with your social media profiles? Is your content concise? How easy for users to find the pages they want?
- User Experience: Your website should engage your user and keep their attention. Is your content easily accessible? Do you have clear navigation and interactive content like a blog, forum, or special features?
- Design: How long have you had your website? If it has been a while and it looks its age, your website is probably due for a redesign. Make sure it is clean, not cluttered, and that it directs traffic where you want it.
- Lead Generation/ Conversion: This requires some analysis, but if your website is not keeping your viewers engaged and generating conversions, then you aren’t getting the most you can from it.
With websites, as with all things, the “if it works, don’t fix it” attitude is not your best option. Take some time to really assess who your target audiences are, what content is most important for them, and how you want your site to perform. After all, a good business with a great, updated website should see some ROI!