A good website makes a bigger impression these days than a good front lobby—and that’s because, more than ever, people are researching business online long before they ever give you a call or walk through your door. Whether you’re completely e-commerce or a Mom-and-Pop shop, having a website that comes up on the first page of a search engine is essential. To design your website in a way that is SEO friendly, don’t forget these three things.
Blog Content That Intrigues
The biggest way to be searchable and attract traffic to your website is to make sure there is a blog feature, and that blogging is actually happening. Putting a few articles up on general topics isn’t usually enough—you’ll need to research what it is your target market is looking up on search engines and then create a lot of content answering every aspect of it. Often businesses think that a blog is the time for long-form advertisement, and while it is a great step towards a lead, the blog content needs to answer the question thoroughly and in an interesting way, not just sell a product.
Access to Easy Client Communication
Another sign of an SEO-friendly website is one that is designed to communicate easily with clients. Customers should never be left out of the loop of communication. On a website, having multiple places like an FAQ page, a chatbot, and a Contact Us page will drive a lot more traffic and multiple clicks on your website—which is important, considering people usually click around a business site at least 5 or 6 times before actually buying something. Even showing a willingness to communicate goes a long way in improving the chances of a site user turning into a client.
Updating to Stay Relevant
The last and not often remembered way of being easily-searchable on the internet is to constantly update your website. Whether it’s the front page, the blog content, or another part of your platform, making sure you never become an old, never-updated website will put you a lot higher in the Google algorithm. It may be a small thing, but forgetting this one will make the other two tips null and void.
The future is digital, so getting noticed on the world wide web is worth your time. Your business will have a bright future ahead as it continues to establish and maintain an online presence. Get on that blogging and updating, and you’ll see a big difference!
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