Building a Business Website
Step One -
First: your purpose?
Second: what to include?
Third: decide on the structure.
So You Want to Build a Business Website?
Here are some questions to consider
#1. What is your purpose?
- So people can find you
- To announce the services you offer
- To sell your products
- To increase your profits
- Contact info: email, phone number, address
- Services and plans
- Products and costs
- Highlights of your services
- Portfolio of you work
- Put most important stuff on front page: contact email, address, phone number, what you offer
- Why your product or service is the best
- Photos of your services or products
- All your services
- Home page
- About us
- Services or Products
- Our Purpose
Keep your website pages simple...
Keep it simple, clean and plainly present your info - don't try for something cool:
- No unnecessary words, use short lines and bullet points
- Studies show people do not read webpages like printed material
- "Web text should be short, scannable, and approachable. Typically, you should write half as many words for the web as you would for print. If targeting a broad consumer audience that includes people with no or little education, it's better to aim at 25 percent of the print word-count. And in web writing, it's always best to start with the conclusion, so that people who read only the first line or two on a page still get the main point."
- Understand eye patterns - (think Z)
- Don't reinvent a new navigation idea
- Cross browser compatibility - Screen size and platform
- Your website must work on different screen sizes, including all mobile devices
- This requires a lot of work but is extremely important
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- $198 per year up
- Lots of choices, don't buy more than you need, you can always change
- Don't be tricked by cheap (including free) charges for websites and hosting, that will cost you more money in the long run
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- Don't even try it unless you are willing to spend lots of time working on your webpage
- Depends on how you build your page
- There are many tricks to improve your placing
- If you create you own logo, when you ask for people's opinions, be absolutely sure you ask people who will tell you the truth
- Neither creating a logo, nor finding someone that will tell you the truth about it, is easy to do