Web Design and Development
In this sputtering economy, it is more important than ever to find effective ways to generate leads for your business or build traffic for your affiliate websites. As we mentioned in a previous article, Five Reasons You Need A Website, a website can be a very effective marketing tool. And given the relatively low costs to maintain one, there is no reason why your business should not have a website.
However, beware of creating just any web presence. To actually benefit your business, your website needs to be well made. Otherwise, it could actually do more harm than good.
In this website craze, many individuals have rushed to create their own web presence, assuming that just having a website will help them in their business endeavors. However, this is not the case. While having a website is indeed a step in the right direction, it can actually be working against you.
Research has shown that many people use the web as a tool to find and evaluate businesses. If a visitor finds your website and is not impressed, they will quickly leave and never return again. As a result, your website needs to instill trust in your visitors and convey a sense of your business.
It is often hard to quantify the success of a website. But there are a few metrics that you can use to determine the effectiveness of your website. We’ve listed a few below:
The level of traffic that your website receives is a good indicator of success. When analyzing your website statistics, also pay close attention to the data about your visitors, and determine whether they are unique or returning.
Having traffic is great, but being able to convert that traffic into sales or leads is even better. To get an idea of how effective your website is at selling itself, take a look at your bounce rates. If you have high bounce rates, you will need to look into drafting more compelling copy or redesigning your website.
It is also a good idea to perform an analysis of your inbound links. If you find that this number is steadily growing, then it is likely that you do have a site which has quality content and is worth linking to.
Finally, your sales volume or affiliate payouts is another way to determine the effectiveness of your website. Keep detailed records so that you can track your website’s performance.
Once you have determined the effectiveness of your website, it is important to implement any necessary changes. Keep in mind that your website may serve as the first point of contact for new clients. So it is a good idea to make sure that they don’t get the wrong impression from a poorly designed or ineffective website.Tags: bounce rates, content, conversions, leads, links, traffic generation, visitor loyalty, website statistics