Many small businesses and startups come to us without a logo and just ask us to leave the top left corner of their WordPress website blank which is an asinine approach. Companies spend thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars and years creating and marketing their products and services. However, a purchasing decision is often made based on a customer’s first impression or gut feeling. This memory often comes from your logo. Investing in a professional logo design creates instant impact and sets the look and feel of other marketing initiatives like your website design.
Just because you do not have an eCommerce website, does not mean that you do not have to optimize your website for the holidays. Nowadays, shoppers research products online before making purchases at retail stores. This is so common that it is known as “research online, purchase offline” or ROPO. If you sell anything, chances are you sell way more of it between Halloween and Christmas. The holidays account for 20-40% of annual sales for retailers. You still have a few weeks to make some last minute website tweaks to cash in on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the entire month before Christmas.
Your web presence is the aggregation of every webpage, social media account, customer review or touch point on the Internet that is either owned by you or that mentions, links to, or refers to you. A successful web presence has a very broad reach and can increase brand awareness, followers, leads, sales and fulfill any other business goals you may have. With 97% of consumers researching products and services on the web before they buy, having a strong web presence an integral part of any marketing strategy all companies. It is no longer enough just to have a website because people consider all online media before purchasing.
Can you imagine spending over $100,000 for a Tesla and not changing the oil, checking tire pressure or rotating your tires? Of course not! Unfortunately, that is usually the case with most small business websites. Car maintenance like web maintenance allows the experts to keep everything in working order.
Social proof is when people influence others in ambiguous situations causing herding behavior. Social proof can be very powerful persuasion as over 70% of consumers read reviews before making a purchase. Here, we will discuss the different types of social proof and strategies to boost conversion.
Businesses spend a lot of money on web design, SEO and advertising to drive web traffic so it is critical that people want to engage with your website so that they convert into customers. If you are using Google Analytics, a good measure for people who are leaving your website after viewing just one page is called bounce rate. Another measure of non-conversion is if people are browsing your site but they are not taking any actions like leaving their contact information or buying your products. Here, we have compiled some reasons why people leave and what you can do to fix these issues.
The proliferating use of smartphones and tablets is causing US consumers to spend a projected 345 million this year online according to Forrester Research. With 286 million US Internet users, having a beautiful, functional website is the single most important marketing tool that can drive sales. Your target market is looking for you online whether your website is great or not. If your website is not your best 24/7 salesperson, it might be time for a redesign. Here are some of the telltale signs that you should invest in a new website.
An effective winery website needs to book events, sell wine and wine club memberships, generate leads and tell your brand story. Does your winery website do all of that? Most likely not. Thankfully, we have compiled a list of simple website tips to help you sell more wine.
Having web great content is just as important as a functional, beautiful website design. Convincing content takes considerable time and effort but you will be rewarded with more traffic from ranking better in search engines and a higher conversion rate. Content will always be king and no amount of SEO can compensate for poor content. You cannot expect to outsource your content writing to crowdsourcing websites like Fiverr for slave labor rates and expect it to perform. Below are some simple tips on how to write more persuasive website content.
As a creative agency, we know how difficult it can be to come up with fresh and unique concepts everyday. As the web development arm for many web designers who do not code, mockups tend to look similar after a while. Designing outside of that style can be difficult so we have compiled a list of top resources that we use for design inspiration.