7 website secrets every small business should know

Website SecretsIn an age where everyone relies on the Internet for information, businesses have responded to this phenomenon by setting up their own website in order to reach and become accessible to their target market.

However, coming up with a website is just part of an entire marketing strategy. The most important part of managing the website is to drive traffic and convert it to the company’s desired goal, which usually is to make a sale of your product or service. As such, there are several elements that come into play in order to achieve this objective.

Here are just a few.

Content

Relevant, recent and interesting content is sure to generate and build constant traffic. This helps your business gain credibility and trust from its customers AND Google. By earning the customer’s trust, it is easier to build an online community that is interested in buying products, service offered, or information in the website.

Social Media

With over a billion users in the World Wide Web, setting up social media profiles for your business increases its potential to reach its target market, who are most likely on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Given the wide network social media reaches, businesses with social media accounts pose to win new customers as well. It’s staggering how much exposure a business can garner, when a community is formed.

Copy-writing

Getting website visitors to stay and come back to your website requires content that is interesting to them. As such, your business must also focus on presenting relevant and concise information to its target market, which can be done by effective copy-writing.

Website user experience

Now that most consumers rely on the Internet to gain the information they need, businesses must respond by setting up a website that is informative, user-friendly, and responsive to whatever kind of gadget their website is being accessed from.

Search Marketing

This aids your business in gaining attention in the global online marketplace. The higher the ranking your website gets in search engines, the more consumers are converted to customers, it’s that simple. Huge volumes of traffic can be brought to any website within minutes, given a suitable budget. The secret sauce is ensuring they carry out an action when they do arrive.

Press Releases

With more people becoming dependent on online resources, businesses are recognizing the need to invest more in online marketing rather than traditional marketing. As such, press releases are now published online either on the website or through press releases distribution sites where more potential customers can be reached.

Inbound Links

Websites gain authority over information when other websites link back to them. More reputable websites who use information from the company’s website through the use of links contribute to its Google ranking, and aids in appearing on the first few pages of search results. The more websites that link to the company’s website, the more it gains authority over the information its website contains.

Just a few quick tops for you.

Chris Hambly

Chris Hambly is CEO of Social Media Mafia.