The Importance of a Website: Part Two

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    Last week we started talking about the importance of a website and went through all the components of getting your site up and running. This week we’ll continue on that path by talking about the pages you need on your website. There are standard pages every web site should have and I’ll also share about specialty pages, like landing pages.

    Part two will cover:

    • Landing Pages
    • Easy to Use
    • Online Ordering
    • Ask Questions
    • 5 Must Have Web Pages on Your Site
    • Other Pages to Consider

    Your landing page is the page visitors land on when they input your URL or click on your ad. This can be your home page or a page you are advertising for a specific product or service. Visuals are good elements to include as is a subtle call to action. You need to offer information in a variety of media forms to keep the attention of your page visitor.

    Aside from attractive your site needs to be easy to use. You need to have clear navigation. Think of the aspects you want your customers to use on your site and whether you offer them or not. Some of these aspects could be an online store, online appointment booking, download forms, and submit a question. The easier your site is to use, the longer visitors will stay.

    Whether you offer products or services an online ordering system is a great way to boost sales. There are affiliations you can use to sell your products by creating an Amazon or eBay store. If you are selling services, use PayPal merchant to set up shopping carts components on your site.

    It’s important to offer your site visitors the opportunity to ask you questions. One of the best ways to give your visitors the opportunity to contact you is with a contact form on your site. Always make sure to get back to them within 24-48 hours.

    You’ll also learn the 5 must have pages for your site. These include:

    • About Us
    • Products & Services
    • Contact Us
    • Terms of Use/Privacy Policy
    • Testimonials

    Other important pages to consider:

    • Online Store
    • FAQ’s

    Next week we’re going to finish taking a look at the content of your site. Content and promotion of your site will determine the success of your site.




    Original: http://i-strategymarketing.net/blog/the-importance-of-a-website-part-two/
    By: joelbenton
    Posted: October 24, 2012, 4:48 pm

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    A business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits faster.
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    Business Finance Network is a business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits...