Sometimes it is a challenge to keep up-to-date on the latest best practices when it comes to your website. I am always looking at ways to improve my client’s sites to be more engaging and to boost their SEO.
If we all had a million dollars, we could hire someone to work on that stuff 40 hours a week (and if you do have a million bucks and are looking to hire someone to help with your digital presence, please drop me a line!) but the reality is, most small businesses or nonprofits don’t have that kind of capacity.
That leads me to the purpose of this post: what are some of the easiest things you can do to at least be in the game of relevance? Well, I look to the internet myself to find new ideas and I want to share them with you here.
I came across this site – Double the Donations – that offered some solid common sense on the topic and here is a bit of a summary for you, but to read all the details, here is the link.
#1 – Get a CMS
Bite the bullet and invest in a content management system so you know how to connect with the visitors to your digital front door in a thoughtful way. It will help you manage your data so you can do more of what you really want to do.
#2 – Be Mobile Friendly
I don’t know about you, but if I am looking up someone’s website on my cellphone and I can’t read it because it sin’t formatted for such a device, I just close it out and move on.
#3 – Make It Easy
Another thing I look for is how easy it is to click around a website and if the tabs or menu is a challenge to find, I feel frustrated and might you go looking elsewhere for my information.
These are the top three points made in the online article. There are 11 more tips to consider as well. Read the entire article here.
There is no getting around it: every business and nonprofit MUST have a website and it MUST be user-friendly.
“A successful website does three things:
It attracts the right kinds of visitors.
Guides them to the main services or product you offer.
Collect Contact details for future ongoing relation.”