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  • Writer's pictureJordin Howell

Top 5 Things to Know When Creating Your Website

It’s time to take the next step and establish your online presence…. Now what? Here is a list of things to think about when you’re ready to create your first website. You want to provide your visitors with a pleasant online experience. These are a few things to help you create a successful site:

Know what you’re looking for. Why do you want a website? If you are a business, you might be looking for something completely different in a website than someone with a small-scale blog. It’s good to get an idea of what kind of content you want. This will help you to know what hosting platform you’ll want to use. Make sure to do your research on what each has to offer before making a commitment. What’s your brand? When developing your brand, you want to follow through with your brands design in your website. This will help the people who visit your site quickly be able to identify your brand. You want everyone to be able to immediately know who you are and what you want to stand for when they first visit your site. This will keep people engaged while visiting and lower your drop-off rate.

Stay Organized. Keep your pages organized. You want to have your site navigation as clearly labeled as possible. You want the users of your site to be able to click through each page with ease. This will help them remain on your site for a longer period of time. This could boost sales if you’re selling a product, lead to a job offer on your resume site, or inform your visitors with the information you provided.

Be Creative! Make sure to include visual elements on your page. This can be in the form of images, graphics, fonts, or video elements. You want your users to enjoy being on your site. If you only provide text, it could potentially intimidate the reader and cause them to click away. You want to make sure you get the most information to your users. Make your site fun and engaging!

Keep Users Connected. To keep your audience coming back, you want to include contact information on your site. This can come in the form of social media links, email forms, and/or the physical location of your business. You want your web traffic to remain as high as possible, so return users need special attention to keep them coming back. Think about providing a newsletter or subscription option on your site.

All of these things could help keep the maximum amount of visitors coming to your site and returning for more. Creating a website is difficult, so don’t be afraid to consult an expert with any questions you may have. Have you built your own website? Comment below with any advice you have for someone just starting out!

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