3 Web Design Trends that Are Not Doing Your Website Any Favours

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Website Design |

Nowadays, your web design needs to focus on giving online visitors the best possible experience. This means eye-catching graphics, easy navigation, faster loading times and content of a high quality. Unfortunately, not all of the current website design trends support this vision. Below, we take a look at three of them that you will definitely be much better off without:   Flash-Based Navigation  There are lots of different flash-based navigation menu templates to choose from when it comes to building a website, so it can be tempting to make use of them. However, flash-based navigation is exceptionally difficult to maintain (you will not be able to change it by simply editing a text file) and it is also bad for your SEO. Search engines simply cannot crawl flash files and this is bound to lead to a knock in rankings. Instead, build animated navigation menus with JavaScript for better results.   Image Sliders  Image sliders have become more and more popular over the years. Unfortunately, research has shown that they are actually responsible for a reduction in online conversions. This is mainly because they divide your visitor’s attention. People will only have a few seconds to think about a certain product because their attention will quickly be drawn to another one. This makes it less likely for them to make a positive buying decision. Also, eye tracking studies have shown that the human eye does not respond well to movement.   Fancy Page Dividers  This is a web design trend straight out of the 90s, but the reality is that there are still some websites out there that feature them. Think colourful horizontal bars used to break up text on a particularly content-heavy page. So not a good look. If you feel the need to break up your content, it may be a sign that you might need to add another web page instead.   Looking for a company specialising in web design and website development? WSI OMS is a digital marketing company with a difference. We also specialise in social media marketing, SEO and content marketing; we can help take your online game to new heights. Contact us today to find out more. Please follow and like...

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Drive Sales and Engagement with the Facebook Comment-To-Messenger Feature

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Social Media Marketing |

There are currently over 1,3 billion monthly active users on Facebook Messenger and 2 billion messages are sent every month. As a business owner or a digital marketer, these are numbers that you need to take note of, especially since Facebook Messenger now allows users to buy products directly through the app. The new comment-to-messenger feature means you can auto-message people who comment on any of your Facebook posts. Here are a few tips to help you drive sales and engagement with Facebook’s comment-to-messenger feature:   Don’t Only Use The Feature For Customer Support Many times, you will find that your Facebook is just another platform to provide customer support. While customer support plays a crucial part of your online community management, you need to proactively focus on engagement and sales as well. Your community managers need to receive sales training. They need to know how to upsell and how to spot a Facebook user that is ready to buy. They also need to be able to provide that person with the right information at the right time. Your sales team, content marketers and customer support staff need to work closely together to ensure consistent and compelling messaging on this platform.   Link Messenger To Your Store Site Your Messenger needs to be linked to your website so that product updates and price information is reflected in it. There are three ways to integrate the use of Messenger with your e-commerce site: Add the Messenger sales channel to your store site, Add Facebook Live Chat to your e-commerce store, or Add the Buy Now button to your Messenger bot.   Need help with your digital marketing and social media marketing? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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4 Things to User Test on Your B2B Website

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Website Design |

Your B2B website should be a 24/7 sales person. Here are a few things you need to user test on your B2B website to make sure you are closing deals and engaging potential clients:   Landing Pages Mature B2B websites will undoubtedly have quite a few landing pages that people stumble upon when searching for content. Many times, a first-time website visitor will land on a page other than your home page. You need to know which pages are your most visited landing pages and consider how you can boost engagement and sales on these pages.   Resource Selection Educational resources are often a big part of a B2B company’s content marketing strategy. You need to analyse your website’s resources statistics to find out what your target audience is looking for. Not only can this help you when you are strategising new content for your business to create, but it can help you relook the navigation of your site so that website visitors can find what they are looking for quickly and easily.   Your “About Us” Page If a client is considering doing business with you, then they will undoubtedly check out your About Us page. Make sure you have information about your senior team, how long your company has been in business, testimonials and everything else you would need to convince someone to hire you. This is also the perfect time to relook your own social media presence as clients will research you on LinkedIn as well.   Your Free Trial Requests If you are selling a free trial or promoting some type of give-away, you need to keep track of how many requests you get in a month and where you are losing sales. This is a content strategy that needs to be carefully planned and executed so that your sales funnel works smoothly.   Need help with your digital marketing strategy, web design or SEO? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Typography Hacks To Enhance Your Website Design

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Website Design |

The design and layout of your website copy have a huge impact on its readability. That’s the obvious part. The not so obvious part is how this affects your conversion rates. A website with text that’s difficult to read is unappealing. If this sounds like your website, customers will likely leave your site, causing your conversion rate to drop. Great typography ensures ease of access to your website’s content, it can highlight important information and it can help communicate your brand personality. Here are a few ways you can use typography to enhance your website design.   Three’s Your Lucky Number   Keep things simple by using a maximum of three font families on your site: one for the headline, sub headline and body text.   Use A Sans-Serif Font   In general, sans-serif fonts are easier to read on the web. Using a clean sans-serif font works well across devices as it’s more readable on smaller screens. But, keep in mind that not all fonts that work on desktop will work on mobile, so choose a font that’s optimal across a spectrum of screen sizes.     Font-Size Matters   15 to 18 px is a good font-size for body and paragraph text. It’s not small enough to make you squint and it’s not too big to have your readers endlessly scrolling or swiping through your content.   Do Some Research   Have a look at your favourite websites and blogs and make a note of the font-families they use. A tool that can help you do this is a plug-in called Fount. From the Fount website, you can drag and drop the plug-in into your bookmarks bar. It’s super easy to use. For all your web design needs, contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Make Your Website Design More Professional with These Typography Hacks

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Website Design |

The design and layout of your website copy have a huge impact on its readability. That’s the obvious part. The not so obvious part is how this affects your conversion rates. A website with text that’s difficult to read is unappealing and customers will likely leave your site, causing your conversion rate to drop. Great typography ensures ease of access to your website’s content, it can highlight important information and it can help communicate your brand personality. Here are a few ways you can use typography to enhance your website design: Three’s Your Lucky Number Keep things simple by using a maximum of three font families on your site: one for the headline, sub headline and body text. Use A Sans-Serif Font In general, sans-serif fonts are easier to read on the web. Using a clean sans-serif font works well across devices as it’s more readable on smaller screens. But, keep in mind that not all fonts that work on a desktop will work on mobile, so choose a font that’s optimal across a spectrum of screen sizes. Font-Size Matters Between 15 and 18 px is a good font-size for body and paragraph text. It’s not small enough to make you squint and it’s not too big to have your readers endlessly scrolling or swiping through your content. Do Some Research Have a look at your favourite websites and blogs and make a note of the font-families they use. A tool that can help you do this is a plug-in called Fount. From the Fount website, you can drag and drop the plug-in into your bookmarks bar. It’s super easy to use. For all your web design needs, contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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