According to research by Blue Corona, your website has 10 seconds to make an impression on your customer. Thirty-eight perfect of visitors will stop engaging with your website if the layout is unappealing. And 48% of visitors judge the credibility of your company on your website’s design. Listen in to hear why all businesses need a website, what elements every website needs, and common website planning and design mistakes we often see small business owners make.
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Episode 3 Summary: Do I really need a website & things all sites need
- Yes, a website is essential for all businesses, even for those that have a brick and mortar store.
- Consumers expect businesses of all sizes to have a website, so not having one is often seen as a negative against your brand.
- Design (or re-design) your website as if you were a customer or prospective customer. Too often small business owners plan a website and write content from their standpoint, and end up not providing enough explanation of what they do, who they work with, and their expertise.
- Why you need to consider the customer’s journey to deciding to do business with you.
- Avoid getting caught up in what’s “trendy” in web design. Trendy often leads you down the wrong roads about what’s actually important for a good website.
- Plus, some common mistakes we see small business owners make.
Episode 3 Takeaways
Liz: Design your website and write your website copy with your potential customer in mind.
Ronda: You must walk the line between your customer and search engines, and what each likes and what each likes to see.
- WordPress Cookie Notice plugin
- Elizabeth Potts-Weinstein for website terms and privacy policies.
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