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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!
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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Create a Website that Sells!

A Beginner’s Guide to Create a Website that Sells!

Most people find a business through a business’s website. Whether you are selling your products or want information regarding any product, you need to fetch information from somewhere, most commonly the internet.

If you are a buyer, you want someone to tell you the information and details about the product that you are buying. You would then want to visit their website.

As a seller, you would want people to know about your products and services through a wide platform. That platform is your business website.

In today’s world, creating a website for gaining a greater amount of potential customers is essential. The Internet has a wide base of audience so; the internet presence of your business is crucial to your sales.

How to Get A Website Started In 4 Steps?

Keep following and learn more about building your own business website:

Registering Your Domain Name

A domain name is very substantial in defining or reflecting your business, products, and services. By having a related domain name, your customers and internets users can easily find your products and services. Moreover, if you are a big brand, your customers expect your domain name to be related to your business.

Your domain name will also require an email address. It’s okay to send emails from personal accounts but it looks unprofessional. It is better to create a business mail account as well this comes with all HBHostings Australian web hosting plans. To register your domain name, you can order one through HBHosting or other providers such as Cloudflare.

Accredited registrars get you a new domain name, renew your existing domain name or remove your domain name.

Finding A Good Web Hosting Company

After that, you might need a web hosting company to get your domain name on the internet. If you’re based in Australia, you can choose from a wide range of Australian web hosting companies offering quality web hosting services to individuals and businesses. Moreover, they can also provide you with multiple email addresses if you run a business or even a blog. You do not really want random people knowing your personal email address. This is the sole purpose of why HBHosting was created. To simplify the web hosting process for you at affordable prices!

Prepare Your Content

Its time to prepare your content. What do you want your site visitors to see? What information do you want to convey to them? What can they derive from it and how will you benefit from it? You can include different pieces of information on separated web pages.

Follow a structured pattern to guide your customers through the whole website. Your website should not leave them confused.

If you are creating a business website, then you might also need to hire a professional writer to structure your content properly.

A website that has compelling structured content will make your business stand out among rival businesses.

Check out these previous blog posts for more details on how to create a website.

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Build and Design Your Website

Website design is also an important matter to look into. You can design and build your website yourself or, you can hire a professional website developer to help you out. Here at HBHosting we have a team of designers at the go ready to create your website if needed! Websites need continuous updates, so you need to make sure that the web developer provides on-going maintenance as well.

A web designer can build and design your professional website and would also provide guidance on how to get started and then run a website yourself.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, it is best to hire experts for website development, web design, SEO, and content. However, you can also make your website using automated CMS’s like WordPress which can be installed with one click in HBHostings web hosting plans.

Keep following to learn more about website creation and making money online.

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How To Prepare For A Server Migration?

How To Prepare For A Server Migration?

Server migrations are a complicated process that requires a lot of preparation. There are many reasons a website owner may decide to migrate to a different hosting provider. One of which is that the business is growing that shared hosting plan and the company they are with do not offer the right upgrade, or the company they are with do not have the support or quality they are looking for. No matter the reason, it is important to plan ahead to ensure migration success.

The preparation to migrate your website

More often than not, migrating to one server to another means you are upgrading your system so that it caters to larger online users. During the preparation, you need to make sure that you test your new service and check if the databases are also up to date. You can avoid downtime this way. Although migrating is complex, this is also a great opportunity to check areas you need to improve. Experts will help you identify the most scalable and cost-effective solution and deploy a server that will improve performance. When you migrate, you need to have sufficient processing power and disk space on your server. A more detailed scaling plan and projection must also be kept in mind.

Preparation for your current web server

Removing email accounts, backups and old sites are part of the process of cleaning up your current server. This process will give you an idea of the computing and storage requirements of your new server. When locking your databases, you should also check if it is updated by different users. If locking your databases is not possible, you have to plan a final update, which is part of your migration strategy. This way, when you switch server, your database is up to date and replicated.

When you are transporting your server to its new location, it is necessary to back up your server. Whether or not this method is part of transporting the data, it is essential to take a full backup of your server prior to migration. Avoid closing down your old server or old hosting account before your website goes live and functioning properly. You might be required to switch back, or the date that your website goes live may be delayed.

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