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Website reviews. One of the most effective approaches to getting your website noticed. By the search engines then selected by potential visitors. Is to have good reviews. Of course, your site should be attractive in many features, good design, navigation and rich content. Good reviews over time give a site authority. This can be achieved in many ways. For sure social media is the most popular. Other effective methods can be simple word and mouth, good reviews on Google pages, such as Google plus and a local listing pages. Professional Blogs with links back to the main site. All give a site an authority status leading to more good reviews.
Sell Online Trader Websites.
Selling online to trader’s websites has become very popular. In effect reverse eCommerce’s websites. House, car, computer equipment, devices, games and game consoles. Or any possessions that can be sold quick and hassle free. This is a convenient way to sell. Most trader’s websites of this kind offer fair but below market value. This can be expedient and simple way to sell if you have busy life style. In the long run you can actually save money. With a guaranteed price and quick payment. These types of trader’s websites often offer swop alternative as opposed to cash payment. Many buy in online traders will offer good discounts on exchanges. This can be very helpful when comparing prices and replacements.
A new website for 2018. Major advances in website programming. Techniques, software platforms, web graphics and search engine optimization have evolved over the last twelve months.
The main points to consider: –
When a user finds a site. Do they on first impression find the site attractive and interesting.
Is the site easy to navigate. Can the user find what they are looking for in a couple of clicks.
Is the website mobile friendly.
Will the search engines rank the website.
New web graphics fill the whole screen and adapt to any device screen size. The font will also adapt to accommodate the screen size. This improves readability. Navigation menu systems, automatically altered to suit different devices. And easy to use, to improve the user experience. Site speed is also very important. Any landing page should load very quickly. There are two reasons for this. A user will not wait more than about twenty seconds before moving onto another site in the search list. The search engines also recognize this which will affect ranking.
Mobile location identifying and voice search are becoming increasingly popular. Good on page keywording is vital for these types of searches. Each page clearly keyworded with the page content. This will guide the user to the information and content they are looking for. 2018 is going to be a very interesting and challenging year for website owners.
There are many very successful comparison sites available to the public. From finance to insurance and many more subjects. However, for local goods and services in more niche markets there is a gap in the marketplace. Local sites comparing goods and services can be more specialized and afford to have direct contact with potential customers. Local services and direct contact work well in many circumstances, creating confidence between the supplier and the customer. With ongoing relations and working updates. Small local Comparison Websites with all the variables of choice, same as the large company websites can be developed at competitive costs. Marketing is vital as is getting supplies on board. This will require a little time and hard work but with the right marketing company with a good strategy this will be achieved.
WordPress content management system, a first-class platform to build the majority of website themes on. The CMS is very easy to use, from company profile sites right up to more complicated website requirements. The plugins are endless and there is always a plugin to accommodate 99% functionality for website owner’s needs. Also, there are many professional graphic designs available at reasonable cost. An experienced developer will be able to modify both the CMS and the graphics to suit any client requirements. The development turnaround is quick and easy with a large amount of the programming structure in place for the start of a web project. Page editors, built in SEO and easy to install eCommerce plugin modules, with full payment and shipping gateways in place. WordPress sites are fully customisable, work on all devices, a perfect platform for any new website project.
Website development project management. A website project manager is a vital part of any web design project. In the past websites could be built by one developer. Simple programming and graphics would be OK for a site to go live. Not anymore. Developers, graphic designers and project managers all need to be working in synchronisation on projects to achieve the best results. eCommerce, company profile web design. Content management systems. Training, SEO, all need to be coordinated. These distinct fields of expertise require their own know-how and experts. The project manager is the one person, that synchronises all the design and development stages from the start to the finished product. Hire a good project manager and your new site will be a winner.
Website pen testing. You have had your new website built. Months of planning and development. Detailed specification covering all aspects of the website features and functionality. Before going live there is one last vigorous set of checks to do. This is pen testing, penetration testing of the website. To seek out vulnerability and any weakness. When your new site goes live it should work like a Swiss watch. A users first experience will be the main and lasting impression they will recall. When it goes smooth then your site becomes accredited. This will lead to further visits by the user and recommendations to other potential users. The best marketing a website can obtain is personal endorsement. All websites are different in one way or another. That’s why pen testing is so diverse. But well worth the effort to make sure all goes well right from the first day of the website going live.
Protecting websites. This is a very serious subject for every website owner to focus on. More and more business’s are becoming reliant on their website to generate new clients. The more successful your website the greater the possibility for it to be attacked in one way or another. Vulnerable websites can find their ranking dropping on the search engines. Updates and regular maintenance is essential to stay on top. In this fast moving world of the internet which is very exciting. There are many ways to protect your site. Good server security. And keep the site up to date with the latest coding.
Server Upgrade. We live in a world of fast moving technology. This requires regular updates of our hardware and software. To ensure security and compatibly is maintained. Most updates are within a lifetime of an operating system, monthly, six monthly whatever is required. These can be security patches when vulnerability is found or exploited. Other types of updates are simply to keep up with new versions of software. The big update is when a new operating system is required. This is when technology has moved on to a degree it’s not workable to keep updating a current version. This can be quite a task, as all data will need to be moved from one server to another brand new server with the latest operating system.
Website Bounce Rate. What is a website bounce rate? It is exactly as it says. When a visitor finds your site looks at the home page for a few seconds then moves on. They have bounced off your site. This is not what any site owner wants. There are many reasons why this happens. Here are a few to help understand. With a view to keeping visitors on your website. First impressions are for sure the most important. Good easy to read interesting text. An eye catching design. Good simple navigation. These will all help a site visitor feel there in the right place. This will lead them further into your site pages. Items to avoid. Pop-up can be off putting. Make sure your site loads quick, more than ten seconds and there is a good chance the visitor will bounce. Well optimised graphics is the main key to having a quick loading site. Quick and interesting with good navigation is the answer to success.