Why any local business needs a website

Posted by on Mar 12, 2010 in Website Development | 1 comment

A website is the building blocks for establishing your online reputation. In today’s world, many people will browse to your website for more information regarding your company before doing any business with you. More and more people are browsing the internet at work and even at home. If you are a local hardware shop, why do you need a website? You don’t want somebody across the country contacting you to purchase and deliver a screwdriver to them. As a intern

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Build trust with your website

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in Website Development | 0 comments

Most web surfers today is very sceptical. To make your website trustworthy and to build credibility, it is absolutely vital to take your website seriously as the web is an impersonal medium. If your website does not appear professional or credible, potential buyers will leave in seconds. There’s millions of websites. What will make users stay on your website? Your website is the building blocks for establishing yourself online. Most of the time, people wil

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Reasons why some websites fail

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Website Development | 0 comments

Reports in the past has shown that 80-90% of all new business websites and blogs will fail to yield successful results. What is even more frightening is that most of these websites could succeed if planned and executed correctly. Why do these new websites fail? What goes wrong? Find below a couple of reasons some new websites fail. Design over strategy Companies often spend most of their time planning how their website design will look. They don’t have a cl

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Design a website to convert visitors into customers

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Website Development | 1 comment

A successful website does two things.  Firstly, they attract a regular flow of visitors that are interested in what your services or products are. Second, they are usually designed to get visitors to take a action. This could either be to convert them into buyers or at least get them started into your conversion process. The “call to action” could either be to build an email list, quotation requests or signing up for a webinar. There is a kind of magic

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XML Sitemaps – Why you need one for your website and blog

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009 in Website Development | 0 comments

To have a normal sitemap on your blog and website is an easy way for your visitors to jump to any page on your site.  It can make your navigation easy if you have a big site with lots of pages.  Usually these sitemaps are created by normal HTML and they are know as HTML Sitemaps.  Even though this is a easy way to jump to any page in your website, is it written in clear well formatted HTML so that search engines can find your content easily?  Th

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