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The 5 Keys to Improving Website User Experience
 

A business that's equipped with a fully optimized website is more likely to scale compared to another business that's using traditional marketing strategies. This is because consumers nowadays prefer to learn more about and purchase the solutions they need online. In fact, e-commerce sales have gone up in recent years as the use of mobile devices increases.

The climate of selling is piping hot in the digital sphere, which is why businesses are clamoring to adopt the right tools and strategies that can help position them within their respective markets. As we go deeper into the era of virtualization and big data, businesses will need to rethink their strategies and adopt better ways of generating sales prospects.

Indeed, building a website isn't all that simple. You will have to make sure it continuously engages your potential customers until they're ready to purchase.

Here are the five important elements of a website that's guaranteed to attract more business:

1. Set your priorities

You can't have a gameplan without clear objectives in mind. That said, you should be able to determine what it is you want to focus on. Are you aiming to build a solid brand? Are you interested in closing more sales? Specific goals will make it easier for you to come up with the right strategies.

2. Set your metrics

After determining your goals, you will then need to know which stats to track that coincide with your overall strategy for your website. For instance, if you want to build a loyal customer base, you might want to focus more on keeping your Bounce Rate low and increasing your Conversion Rate. Knowing your main metrics is valuable in terms of keeping track of your website's performance and implementing the needed modifications.

3. Test your website

Before launching your website, make sure it is fully optimized for all devices. For this, you might want to get people to view your mockup, test your website's functionality, and provide valuable feedback that will enhance your website's performance. You will want it to be as flawless as possible before showing it to the whole world.

4. Get the right amount of support

After launching your website, you will need to keep constant tabs on it so it produces the expected results. Regular maintenance and optimizations are crucial to keeping your website in the best possible condition regardless of the content management system it uses. For WordPress sites, a company like WP Site Plan can provide services such as daily database optimization and security enhancements that will surely lead to a website that's customer-friendly.

5. Consider an intuitive design

Going beyond the technical side of building a website, you will need to make sure that it has all the right creative elements in the right places. Moreover, don't attempt to clutter up your design with too many fill forms and buttons. Opt, instead, for a simple and straightforward appearance for your website.

Your online success is best gauged by how you are able to optimize your website based on the expectations of your customers.  By keeping these five keys in mind, you can create a stunning website that "talks" directly to your audience.

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Published Monday, August 12, 2019 8:54 AM by David Marshall
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