7 Simple Tips to Make Your Business Web Site Attractive to Clients

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Your web site, especially its home page, is a face of your company. It is extremely important for small businesses and the number of clients depends on the impression your web site made on them. Here are 7 tips how to make your web site more attractive and easy-to-use for its visitors.

1. Simplicity is the main key

There are lots of features available for web sites nowadays, you can implement your most unordinary ideas with their help. But the problem is that now the sites become overfilled with plenty of unnecessary elements and information. When the client comes to the web site for the first time — the big amount of stuff will distract him and there is a big probability that he will immediately leave this site.

So one of the most important things you should do — is to build a simple web site with easy-to-understand and well organised structure. And the front page must be the simplest page that would tell about your business. It may be a picture or a slogan, that will help visitor to understand who you are.

2. Proper structure

Usually people want to tell everything in one page and it looks very big, the scrolling bar is getting smaller and smaller and it seems that the text will never end. Of course visitor will not read it all and there is a big probability that he won’t even read more than first several sentences. It is very annoying and people would rather leave your site and visit another one where there is less information and it is more decent and informative for them.

So try to avoid endless texts and big amount of unnecessary pictures. You can separate this information to some categories and if the visitor gets interested in one, he will link to that page.

Also, it is a great idea to have a site map page where user will get the full information about all the categories and sections of your web site.

3. Showcase your products/services

The main purpose of your web site is to tell the visitors about your company and the products/services you offer. So it is a great idea to show the pictures of your products. You may create a section where people will see the new product releases.

4. Socialise

If your company is active on Twitter or Facebook, you can make a live feed of your posts, or even make your own widget on Twitter and embed html on your web site. Every time you post something in Twitter, the feed on your site will be updated to. But in this case you should stay active – the users will know this way that you are constantly developing.

5. Design should fit your brand

Everything in your web site must be associated with your brand and logo. So when you design your site, you must make it in one concept, the template, color scheme and logo should fit your company. But also don’t forget to make the layout of your site and easy-to-use and understand and SEO friendly.

6. Get in touch with your clients

It happens that no matter how much supplemental information or details about your product you provide, it’s just not enough. Some of your customers are just going to need more help. Make it easy for them by providing answers to frequently asked questions and by placing your company’s contact information on your website. Visitors of your site should be able to find a way to contact you from every page.

Another great good idea is to place a contact form on your web site, where people could leave their message for you. You can use online web form generator to build a personalised form and embed it on your site. There is a wide variety of online form builders, some of them can be used for free (e.g. PHPForms, pForm).

7. Use your imagination

Make the design of your site unique. There isn’t any need to embed a lot of features in your site, you can place a simple picture or animation that would be funny and catchy and will be then associated with your brand/company. With its help people could link to some section of your site he needs.

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Article by Ievgen Leonov

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  • Rakesh September 26, 2011, 2:08 pm

    Good recommendation.Love to implement all of them on my client’s website. Keep writing such articles. Good Luck.

    • ZK September 26, 2011, 2:12 pm

      Same can be applied to blogs too..all of them fit well if you own a blog or a website

  • Raj September 27, 2011, 1:40 am

    One of my favorite sites that I like to visit frequently has such a simple design (the whole site is in black and white) and gives utmost importance to the text. I love the look and the feel of that site. In fact, you have to search for the sidebar for the distractions!

    I guess thats one of the strategy used by Google as well. Their primary product – search engine does only search and its home page is pretty clear about it – ain’t it?

  • Nick Stamoulis September 27, 2011, 9:26 am

    A business website is the foundation of an online marketing campaign. If you can get a potential client or customer to your site, but then the site is of poor quality you are wasting your time. It’s important to have a clean, user friendly site that includes good content in order to get a visitor to convert.

  • JR @ Internet Marketing September 27, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Great write up! I think that showcasing the important information that your clients will need (whatever that might be) is important. There are only a few minutes to capture that visitors attention and your most important hooks should be above the fold and in plain site to capture that traffic.

  • SEO September 27, 2011, 8:02 pm

    Hi Ievgen. Great web design tips. Thank you for sharing

  • Andrew Thomas September 28, 2011, 1:09 am

    A simple design of a website makes sense, as too many choices will confuse the visitor into inaction.
    Andrew Thomas,
    Author of webbaster.com

  • Bruker September 28, 2011, 8:38 am

    Nice post Leonov,
    i think adding a video in your article is also a good point which attracts people to watch the matter

  • Easy Six Figure Income September 28, 2011, 10:21 pm

    Great article. Funny I was just told that my blog was a little busy and that it should be a little simpler. Thanks for the tips.

    Lisa

  • Marcus@Laser printer reviews September 29, 2011, 1:44 am

    I’ve read in a blog that a site owner only have few seconds to convince a visitor to stay on his/her site so it is very important to have a great impression. For example having lots of unnecessary graphics in the site can be eliminated than to make the loading much faster. If possible, the more simpler the design is, the better. Anyway, clients are attracted to the site content itself.

  • Kelli October 1, 2011, 2:35 am

    Great pointers in this article. I agree about posting pictures of your product…regardless of how un-photogenic you think your product may be, a picture’s worth a thousand words! How many times have we chosen an item on a menu in a restaurant just because of the glossy, appetizing picture next to the description?

  • Laura Christine October 4, 2011, 6:07 am

    Thanks for your informative post! It contains lot of useful tips for online marketers. I also learned so many things from your blog. Also social media gives small businesses a platform to build relationships with their customers.
    Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  • Naples real estate October 11, 2011, 10:52 am

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I’m designing a new website and you reminded me to make it simple and organize. Keep up the good work and more power!

  • stock commodity October 14, 2011, 6:25 am

    if you want to run a successful freelance business you have to find and win good clients.

  • search engine optimisation October 30, 2011, 1:55 am

    I think designs really important in the first place. Why? Because a visitor attracts FIRST in the websites design. If you want run a business website, then I think the design is the second, the FIRST important is the term “finding a good client” .

    @Above: You are pretty right. I am totally agreed with you.

  • ve may bay gia re November 30, 2011, 3:01 am

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I’m designing a new website and you reminded me to make it simple and organize. Keep up the good work and more power!