Areas to Check For Your Business Website

In this article we are going to go over Areas to Check For Your Business Website, that you can check today.

Is your website under performing, even after you have spent time and effort on it? Sometimes you do not need to do a complete new redesign, especially if you are a fairly new small business. In fact, small tweaks can make a huge difference, and they cost a lot less than a full website change would. Here are just a few you can consider implementing to see if they make a difference.

Your Website Footer

Your website footer doesn’t usually update, even when the year changes. So did you change your footer when 2015 began, or does it still say 2014? When a visitor is on a website, they often at least take a glance at the information at the bottom. If, for example, the copyright date is not updated, then sometimes clients can think you’re not on top of things. While this is not necessarily a major issue, it can mean the loss of that particular customer if they believe you don’t maintenance your website on at least a yearly basis.

Your FAQ Page

Did you use a ‘fill in the blank’ FAQ page? A lot of the time, generic pages don’t even really answer any real questions a potential client might have about your particular company. The best way to handle these kinds of pages is to delete them completely and start from scratch. Maybe include some answers to questions you are asked often, and make sure you do it in a way that makes sense for your company. For example, if you sell gags and gifts, a serious FAQ page probably does not contain the right personality. You can have fun with an FAQ page and still answer questions respectfully and honestly.

Your Contact Forms

Everyone’s contact forms ask for the same thing, and there are not a whole lot of ways around that. You do need a name, a phone number, and an e-mail. However, are you asking for anything else you do not need? Some forms automatically ask for an address, and much of the time, it’s completely unnecessary to acquire one. If you don’t post any products out to people, just delete that field off your form completely. Same goes for a fax number slot and even phone number, especially if you think the majority of your interaction will happen over the Internet via email.

Do You Have Any Dead Links?

When a website is being created, you probably have some idea of how the navigation structure is going to go together. However, if you are not careful, a dead link or two can happen fairly easily. For example, you may have some intentions to create a certain page later on, and you link it on another page. Even though that page is not part of your navigation, it’s still a dead page, and will lead to a dead link if a potential client happens to click on it out of curiosity.

In addition, dead ends can occur when someone is not clear on where they should go from where they are. After they have read the information on your product, explored your landing page, and clicked some “learn more” links, where are they supposed to go? Have you made that clear enough on your website?

Sometimes a tweak here and there is all it takes to make your website more serviceable and attractive to potential clients. A little love and observance can go a long way. As always AJR is here to help with all your web design needs either if you are local in the Rotherham area or surrounding areas, We even support clients in different countries, we’re always here to have a sit down or skype chat.

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions. In addition to my full-time career, I’m very creative and have a huge passion for design and love how design can have a massive impact on a business image, presence and value
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