5 Things you must know before you Design a Website
It has become a kind of a fad these days to have a blog or a website of your own. If you have a blog and are just writing about your feelings and experiences, it’s not a problem, but if you are interested in a website for commercial reasons, you need to keep several things in mind. Designing a website for commercial purposes is one of the most complicated things to do. Apart from just selecting the appropriate CMS and hosting provider, there is a lot that you need to focus on to ensure greater ROIs.
You can take help from the points given here.
1. Keep an eye on what is trending
Those who are in the business of designing websites and earning from them are always looking out for what are the trending keywords. This helps them figure out the audience interest and create a website for the same at the earliest. Once you have narrowed down on the topic, do not delay in buying the relevant domain. As they might get sold out!
2. What’s in the First fold?
This refers to the very first screen that one gets to see when they open a website. How attractive is the first screen determines how long the user will stay on your website. You should thus make sure that in the first fold you have appealing images and precise content. Do not flood it with ads or videos to make it unnecessarily heavy. Also if you would have good design skills, you would be in a position to create a better overall look and feel.
3. Is the SEO on point?
If your website is for commercial end then your Google search ranking is of utmost importance. The higher you rank the better it is. The ranking of your content on Google search is determined by how well you have done your SEO. Doing it right is something that requires an understanding of the subject, so make sure you are reading about it, and doing the required research to make your content rank higher and get greater clicks and visitors.
4. How well are you using Analytics?
After you are done with the SEO (which is actually a never-ending job), you need to check how well is it working. Tracking the developments being made is crucial if you are looking to make money from your website. You need to know how many users you are getting on your site every day, where are they coming from, what are their interests, and lots more to be able to give them what they want and thus get more traffic. Google Analytics is an extremely reliable and comprehensive tool for tracking.
5. Is your site device friendly?
If you have a site a site that runs well on a computer or laptop but not on a tablet or mobile, you would end up losing a lot of your visitors. We often use computers for designing a website but users are not always using laptops or computer for viewing them. Make sure that your website is mobile friendly and can function well on all key devices and not just PCs.