Improving Your Website

Simple Ways To Make Your Site Better

Websites are cheap, easy to make, and virtually everywhere — it's also why many sites fail.

The first step to improving your website is identify the problems. Many sites suffer from one or more common problems.

Common Site Problems

  1. My website is aweful.
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  2. Sometimes a website is useless. If this describes your issue, it could mean your website is aweful.

    Remake my website to make it less aweful.
  3. My site looks terrible.
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  4. If your website looks bad, people are less inclined to trust you.

    Redesign your site to make them match!
  5. My site does not work.
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  6. Websites that do not work send the wrong signals.

    Fix site problems and maintain it for me.
  7. No one visits my website.
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  8. Getting visitors to your website is half the battle.

    Teach me how to attract visitors and promote my site.
  9. No one stays for long.
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  10. If visitors leave too quickly, the experience failed to connect.

    Learn how to engage your audience.
  11. No one buys/signs up.
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  12. Selling takes trust, a clear offer, and people wanting to buy.

    Learn how to sell online and increase conversions.

Once problems have been identified you can find solutions.

Popular Solutions

  1. Web Design
  2. Improve how your site looks with professional design.
    Choose from hand-selected designers to improve your site's visual design.

  3. Web Development
  4. Improve how your site functions with powerful programming.
    Leverage cutting-edge tools that reduce costs and speed up delivery.

  5. Web Consulting
  6. Improve how your site works with reliable advice.
    Make better decisions to get the most good from your project.

  7. Search Optimization
  8. Improve how your site attracts visitors.
    Tap into a powerful method of attracting customers naturally.

  9. UX
  10. Improve how your site connects with your audience.
    Improve your site using research and testing.

The services above cover the 6 predominant site problems, but what about smaller ones? A website is the result of several interconnecting parts. Everything works together, but what does a website need?

Things Every Website Needs To Thrive

  1. Good Content
  2. Content is king. It's the reason people come to your site in the first place.

    I offer copy writing, web design, search engine optimization, user experience engineering, and conversion rate optimization to help you create great content.

  3. A Good Home Page
  4. The home page will always be your most visited page. It's extremely important.

    I offer interaction design and web consulting services to help you stand out and create a great home page.

  5. An Audience (Visitors)
  6. A website without visitors is essentially useless. Connect with your audience.

    I offer search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and select forms of online advertisements to help you find the right customers.

  7. A Great Offer
  8. What are you selling? Why is it worth my time?

    If you fail to answer this in the first 8 seconds, you are asking for a bounce. Highlight important information to convince people to stick around.

  9. A Good Design
  10. Good design is silent; bad design is loud.

    If your design is pad, people are less likely to trust you. Redesign your site with professional design.

  11. A Good Developer
  12. Whatever it is, it needs to work.

    Hiring a good developer makes everything else about your project easier.

Once you have all of those things, you have a fully optimized website.

Keeping things up to date is easier when your site is professionally built.
Congratulations!

You now know everything you need to do to improve your website.

What's Wrong With My Website?

Step 1: Fixing Problems
For every website, a purpose.

While goals are often different, most websites share many of the same basic needs as every other site on the web.

Here are the most common problems websites suffer from — click on the problem to find your solution!

Common Problems With Websites
  • My website is aweful.
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  • Sometimes websites are completely useless. If yours is one, it could mean that your website is aweful.

    The first step to a better website is to remake the site.

  • My site looks terrible.
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  • My site doesn't work.
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  • No one visits my website.
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  • No one stays for long.
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  • No one buys/signs up.
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  • Services That Provide Solutions

    What is the best way to improve my website?

    How to improve your site depends on where you are now with your online presence.

    Most site owners prefer choosing between a remake and a redesign to solve many problems in a single action.

    What's the difference between remaking my site and redesigning it?

    The other option is to fix items one by one.
    It's cheaper in the beginning and more expensive in the long run.

    What are good ways to improve my website?

    Good ways to improve your site include:

    1. Maintaining a people-oriented, user-friendly design.
    2. Providing exceptional value inside a great experience.
    3. Hiring professionals instead of doing it all yourself.
    4. Hiring real professionals instead of just anyone.
    5. Using marketing and promotion to attract new customers.
    6. Gathering feedback and using analytic software.
    7. Fixing the problems with your existing website.

    The best sites are those that have been around for a while and continue to improve their user experience.

    Hiring a good developer instead of jumping from designer to designer provides a stable foundation for you to bring your website to greatness!

    How do you improve my site?

    I suggest using the same process I use to create websites: read

    Instead of jumping from designer to designer, hire a good developer to make your site do better in search and with customers. Site visitors are good about providing feedback just by visiting your site - use their interactions to separate what works from what isn't working. Continuously improve your site!

    "Make my site better."

    There is no magic wand webmasters can wave to magically make your problems vanish overnight. If you have a developer that disappeared (or has not responded, stopped returning messages, and ceased contact with you), these unreachable web designers are likely doing other clients the same way.

    Now you know better.
    Improve your website by making a commitment to quality. If you need a re-design, that's what it takes. If you need to start from scratch, it's better than throwing good money after bad.

    You can also remake your site if a lot of it is currently working. If your site presently converts, but has issues, consider remaking it instead of redesigning to improve upon what needs improvement.

    Making your site do what you want.

    I can do anything with websites - can you? Probably not, or you wouldn't need advice on how to make your site perform properly.

    When your site isn't running properly, isn't designed to meet your goals, and does not get the clicks and convert like you want - it's time for a change.

    Take steps to improve your website as soon as you can! It pays off to build your site right - why use something outdated and non-responsive?

    Your customers care. You should too.