We make brilliant functional websites that speak to your customers from our base in Dunstable and we’d love to help you get more business from your website.
Now, this might seem like a bit of a shameless ‘give us more business’ type of article, and it is – we’re honest like that at Webster Internet, the finest web designers in Bedfordshire.
Seriously though, have you seen your website lately?!!!
Even you prefer your competitor’s website
Put yourself in your customer’s shoes, would you choose to do business with your company rather than your competitor? You go online often but find yourself looking longingly at ABC Limited’s website with that nagging voice in your head saying ‘I wish our website looked like that’.
I’ll leave you with that thought…
You can’t update your website… Without paying
You’ve thought of some great ideas that could move your company marketing forward, or you just want to correct some typographical errors on your hompage? So you pick up the phone to that scoundrel of a ‘web designer’ who tells you that in order to bring your simple idea to life, you’ll have to pay through the nose. Well, that is unfair in our eyes – I mean, what year is it? We’re not stuck back in the dark ages where web designers had to create every letter by hand!
Nowadays, there is a miraculous thing called a Content Management System (CMS) which allows changes to be made to websites by non-techy people. They’re easy to use and there’s no point in not using one. We build all of our websites with a CMS and we even provide a free custom user manual which tells you how to look after your website. You’ll love working with us, we make everything simple because running your business is complex enough and who needs another headache, right?
Your website looks too small on desktop and too big on mobile
Not wanting to take this article into a technical area, but we’re going to have to discuss pixels (bear with me please)… I’m typing this article on my shiny new iMac, it has a 27 inch screen with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. Your website probably has a main width of below 1000 pixels in width, which means that on modern computers, it looks absolutely silly – it’s like reading your website through an upturned letterbox.
Then, you look at your website on your phone and you’re always having to zoom in and pinch and squeeze the screen to be able to read the text. Surely there’s a better way than this? Of course there is, it’s called responsive design and it’s ace – read about it here. Seriously, you need this stuff in your life – or your website at least.
Your website can’t be found
This is a really common issue with older websites. Have you noticed how much Google has evolved as a company since your website? Well their search algorithms have changed in that time too – functionally, Google’s search engine is barely recognisable from a couple of years ago.
Your website used to rank pretty well a couple of years ago, so why doesn’t it now? Since 2014, there have been 22 updates to the search algorithm, so it’s little wonder why your website has fallen in the rankings, particularly if you haven’t updated the website (see reason two above).
Google loves a decent amount of good quality and well organised content. Put a blog on your website and write some stuff for your customers, generate interest, share things on social media, create a buzz about your industry and your company and Google will find you!
Your website takes ages to load
This is the ultimate sin. Ever sat there for a minute and waited for a website to load? Of course you haven’t, you’ve found another four websites in that time. They say that the average internet user will allow maybe a couple of seconds for a website to load before clicking the back button and that time is getting shorter day-by-day.
Funnily enough, Google also cares about website loading times. In fact, they care so much about this that they’ve created a totally free tool that tells you how your website performs. This tool is called PageSpeed Insights and it’s marvellous – Google ‘Pagespeed’, click the link and enter your website in the box. You may be disquieted by the result. So you’ve done that, now enter Webster Internet’s address – websterinternet.co.uk – and see how we perform (I’ll wait for you…)
Yes, that’s right, we score 100% on Desktop, Mobile and User Experience. Now, just for a giggle, enter the address for your current website designer (I’ll wait for you…)
Want to do business with a company that can walk the walk? Get in touch. Webster Internet can advise on building websites, maintaining and promoting them. With the experience of having launched in excess of 100 websites, we can help you with your next project!
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