One of the biggest challenges of a business website is how to turn a visitor into a customer. You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of your prospect Jerseys For Cheap , keep it long enough to build your credibility, and make them choose you over your competition. How do we convert these potential customers into a sale?
You do it with effective website design.
Your website design determines whether they like you, and whether they want to do business with you. It’s as simple as that. If you can build enough interest, there will be a tipping point that turns them from visitor into a customer. I am going to share with you some effective website design elements that will deliver those customers. This article is part one.
When I sit down with a client who wants to build a website for their business, the first thing I ask them is if they have a logo. Why? Because this is a good starting point to see if they have created any kind of branding for their business. What’s a brand? It’s a visual element (or a group of elements) that helps your target market identify you from your competition. When the market sees your brand, they think of you. For example: When you think of the insurance giant Geico, what comes to mind? It is the little green talking Gecko, right? You might also think of their logo with its specific font in all caps Jerseys Cheap , and specific shade of blue. Your website should be no different. When someone lands on your home page, you need to arrest them with a very distinct look and feel that sets you apart from your competition.
A recent example of this is from a client’s website we just launched a month ago. Even though he had been in the label business since 1995, he had absolutely no branding; just a really lame logo with no colors, and a lousy font. As I started researching the competition, I noticed that most of his competitors’ websites also had terrible branding (which made me happy), and were rather impersonal. Something I took note of about my client was that he had only one leg (he had lost it the previous summer from diabetes). So, I went for broke and said, “Let’s make you the icon of your business with your one leg”.
He loved the idea.
So Jerseys From China , I took a picture of him standing with his one leg up on top of a basketball, and put it up on the site. I wrote a few paragraphs with the heading, “A Leg Up on the Competition”. It was written from his point-of-view. We had him talk about losing his leg, and not being discouraged about it. I then had him urge people to donate to the American Diabetes Association. This created instant personality and branding. It was real, and real engaging. After doing some search engine optimization for his website, we now have it in the top 5 (nationally) for the search term, “labels for bottles” on Google. He is starting to get some good feedback from his site even though it has only been launched several months.
By creating a good brand for your company up-front, you’ll have a much easier time building a website that connects with your intended audience. Good branding will set you apart from your competition Jerseys China , and make your potential customers choose you to do business with instead of other websites. There are a number of other things you can do to make your business website more effective which are covered in other articles (see below).
Kevin McKnelly, is a web designer and SEO specialist for Red Dragonfly Web Design, a Los Angeles-based web design company.