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How To Increase Website Visitors

How To Increase Website Visitors

How To Increase Website Visitors? This is a question we get asked on the daily by almost all of our clients. People visit or leave your website for a reason. When people visit, it means they are interested in the products or services your company wants to offer. Some website owners invest in making sure that the website looks presentable and pleasing to the eyes without realizing that there are other aspects that must be kept in mind. There are four reasons people leave your website:

1. Takes 3 seconds or more to load

Slow websites drive people away. It is estimated that 40% of visitors are more likely to leave a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. There are many reasons for the slow speed such as images, scripts, HTML and CSS being too large. This problem can be resolved by ensuring that the sizes are kept to a minimum or compressing them with special software. Crazy animations can also contribute to slow loading time. Your web host provider has to do with the slow speed as well. Make sure you check your website speed regularly and change host if you are not getting a reliable web host.

With HBHosting we understand this issue greatly and is why we offer only the best hosting plans to ensure your websites load fast so you do not lose out on future and current visitors

2. Lack of graphic element and readability

Not everyone visiting your website can navigate it with ease. Before designing your website, make sure that you do not miss out on-site navigation. Expect some visitors who are not familiar with navigating the website. If they are not sure how to use your website, they will choose to leave it instead. When thinking about the design of your website, you will also have to think about its functionality. Your website should be simple, clear and professional.

Check out some of our previous blog posts to understand how to make the best web design. OR contact us at HBHosting to design it for you!

A Beginner’s Guide to Create a Website that Sells!
Is Following The Latest Web Design Trends Necessary?
10 Simple Steps for a Successful Brand Building Process
Top 10 Web Design Tips

3. Not mobile responsive

Since everyone is using their smartphones for online transactions, it is imperative that your business does not fall behind the digital trend. If your website is not mobile responsive, there is a greater chance for your audience to abandon your website. They will move on to another source that offers a mobile responsive website. It is important to take your audience’s mobile needs into consideration so you can create a responsive mobile design.

In addition, Google has now changed how they operate and will penalise you if your websites ranking if it is not mobile responsive to their standards.

4. Not updating blog posts

Regular visitors want to stay updated by reading on your website. If they do not see anything new, they are less likely to stay. This is why you need to update your content frequently so visitors will know that you keep them engaged. With regard to the frequency, think about the type of niche you have and the audience you are trying to target. You will be able to have a loyal reader when they have something to look forward to on a regular basis.

But do not worry! Even if you do not have a blog there are various other ways to keep visitors staying! Stay tuned for future blog posts to find out how!

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Is Following The Latest Web Design Trends Necessary?

Is Following The Latest Web Design Trends Necessary?

Website owners make it a habit to update their web design to ensure that the style is in season. While there are free themes available to install, the designs that fit your brand’s personality will require you to shell out some cash. When there is money involved, it is important to think things over before deciding on changing the web design. Trends come and go. Does this mean that websites have to keep up with the latest cool trend?

If you order a webdesign from HBHosting we will make your website look modern and up to date! Even after the website has been created if you pay a monthly maintenance fee we will also be able to help keep the website up to date and small updates to the overall design!

As 2019 comes to an end, website owners are looking forward to giving their websites an overhaul. Indeed a fresh new look gives visitors an element of surprise. In 2019, soft, dull colours were a huge hit. Some trends will still be relevant in 2020 while others have to go. New web designs are meant to provide opportunities to improve especially if the previous designs have any shortcomings that deter the website owner from conveying the brand message to prospects.

Visual format is essential. You need to avoid mistakes or it will result in a high abandon rate. Websites make lasting impressions. Lucky for those that have managed to create a good impression. When visitors have difficulties navigating your website, not seeing enough information that can help them with their buying decision or find the website distracting, you can lose those precious seconds converting leads into sales.

If you have found out about the latest trend in web designs, ask yourself about the areas of your website that you need to improve. You will also need to think about your goals. Do you intend to cater to new audiences? Do you want to incorporate new technologies to make it easier for your audience to access your website? Embracing trends is not just to overcome the fear of missing out. You make use of new trends to improve your website’s usability.

Reasons you need a new website design:

  • Increase the ability of your website to display data
  • Add different forms of virtual information
  • Make website mobile responsive
  • Utilise video and infographics better

On-trend web design and your budget

Although new trends in website design have so much to offer, it does not mean that it will endure. Aside from identifying the goals you want to achieve, you will also need to identify how long your website will cater to your needs without a major rebuild or refresh. When choosing a web design, it is important to work within your budget. There is no need to refresh your web design from time to time if you only have a limited budget.

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Top 10 Web Design Tips

Top 10 Web Design Tips

1. Have a strong, clear brand

Your web site should pitch the image you would like the world to see. A great web designer could control what sort of image the world will see. In terms of physical design, this means placing your logo or underlying message in the top left-hand corner (the part of the screen our eyes are most naturally drawn to).

2. Provide a clear, concise navigation method

A good web designer will ensure that they help lead the user around the screen and site and make the people want to stay. Clearly differentiated sub-sections and even a site map can provide a concise, easy to follow navigation route. While also having good use of position, colour, contrast and size can all help focus the eye to critical areas and help navigate the page. REMEMBER to stick to one main navigation menu, and keep it consistent throughout the site.

3. Make it intuitively easy to use

Visitors can be fickle, and if a website is hard or slow to navigate, they’ll be off. Ensure navigation buttons are apparent and easily identifiable (towards the top of the page is good) and have appropriate links directly from page to page so the user can quickly switch when something catches their interest. Finally, adhere to the functionalities people have come to expect. For example, if the text is underlined, your user will naturally expect it to be a link.

4. Keep it consistent

Users like to know where they are within a website, and if the style of a page changes dramatically or somehow feels different visitors will become disengaged and can start to feel lost. Maintain consistency by ensuring everything matches, from heading sizes and typefaces to design, colour and style of image.

5. Keep it simple stupid (KISS)

The whole point of using a website is that it should be quick and easy to use. To this end, simplicity is vital.

The more complicated a website, the higher the drop off count.

6. Ensure it’s easy to understand

Visitors coming to your website typically won’t want to spend much time so ensure that every aspect is easy to understand. Various design techniques can help make the information on a page easier to understand (shorter sentences, larger font, sections differentiated by contrast and colour and, as previously mentioned, proper use of white space). To this end, there are some standard rules of thumb: never use more than three typefaces, or more than three different point sizes for a font and keep lines of text to the point!

7. Degrade gracefully

Not everyone has the most up to date web browser! So to ensure you do not lose those people, make sure your website works on multi-platforms. Besides, not everyone has the most up to date PC or broadband plans! Ensure your websites code is as simple as it can be without drawing back in quality.

8. Write it with your target audience in mind

When writing, ensure you are thinking about your customer and target audience. As tempting as it is to overboard people with information, the more you specialise, the higher your conversion rates will be, this is due to you being able to target your specific audience and catch them, rather than the few stragglers.

9. Consider usability

At the end of the day if your website isn’t usable visitors will be off. So, when working on the web design, consider the end user’s experience of the site.

It can be a good idea to make a list of the things a user will want to use your site for and then checking that these are easy to achieve and if necessary are readily available from the homepage

10. Make sure it’s compliant

A good website should adhere to specific guidelines.

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