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When you run a business you need to have a website; that’s how businesses run these days, and if you don’t have any online presence, you will lose customers quickly. Firstly, no one will be able to find you easily, and secondly, even if they do, they might wonder if you can really be trusted without a website to anchor you. If you don’t have a website yet (or if you do and it needs updating) here are some ways you ensure that it is an excellent one and that it does what it is meant to do for you: that is, bring customers and sales to you.

Contact Details

Every website must have a page that includes all the possible ways of getting in touch with you that are available. From the phone to email to social media to YouTube, it all needs to be listed down. Making it as easy as possible for someone to get in touch with you means that they are more likely to do so, and this will mean more sales for you. If you decide to use a contact form, make sure that there is a thank you page to redirect people to once they complete it. If there isn’t any the user isn’t sure whether the message got through, they might keep sending it, and that will result in a backlog for you to check through.

Secure Shopping

There is so much identity theft, and so many online scams around that people can be wary of buying online. One way to ensure that they come to you and don’t shy away from is to ensure that your payment system is a secure one. This is something that you may need to outsource to a specialist web developer if you need to be sure that it is done correctly.

SEO

Something else that you might want to outsource is the SEO (search engine optimization) of your site. SEO is essentially the ways in which a website can be ranked highly on search engines (more specifically on Google). The higher your website comes in a search; the more likely people will be to click through to it. Being on the first page is brilliant and being at the top of the first page is what everyone wants. SEO requires a knowledge of which keywords to insert throughout your website, as well as utilizing backlinks and video as well as other measures to boost your rankings even higher. If you don’t know what you’re doing it is easy to get wrong, but when done right it by a local SEO agency it can improve your visibility massively.

Easy To Use

If you want people to not only come to your website but to stay on it, read about you, get in touch about your services or even buy products from you online, the site must be easy to use. If the navigation is complicated and there are far too many options which leave visitors feeling lost and confused it is unlikely they are going to stay for very long. Make things as simple as possible while still offering the information required and you will see more sales made.

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