Are you looking to create a website? Or do you have a website with few views and little interaction?
It doesn’t matter why you’re creating a website. You can tell stories, sell something, or just give information. This doesn’t matter. Every website needs a few things to be successful and most likely, you’ve been bothered by websites not following these tips.
It doesn’t matter why you’re creating a website. You can tell stories, sell something, or just give information. This doesn’t matter. Every website needs a few things to be successful and most likely, you’ve been bothered by websites not following these tips
Minimalize Your Website
Have you ever gone to a website and been bombarded by ads, then it’s slow to load and difficult to tell what is content and what is junk? The best way to avoid this is to make your website minimalistic and free of clutter. One pop up asking for an email address most likely will not send most readers running. However, if there’s a pop up with every click, scroll, etc, or your pop up takes people off the website, they won’t read. They can’t read.
In addition, if you minimalize your website, it will help with making it mobile-friendly. Too many pop ups or ads will cover up your content and can be difficult for people to get out of without accidentally clicking and ending up somewhere else.
Another thing to keep in mind is that pictures are great visuals to use in creating a website, but overloading your website with pictures will be more harmful than beneficial. Adding one or two necessary images to your pages can help your website find traction and attract readers, but too many may scare readers off or have them leaving before the page is even loaded. Worked hard on creating your website and want to make sure it succeeds? If yes, then you must enhance it with author boxes, guest posts, and coming soon pages. These elements are what many website owners swear by!
Another way to help your website find traction is making sure you have quality content. This includes having images, mentioned above, but also your writing content. The best way for your website to be found is through SEO or Search Engine Optimization. By using Search Engine Optimization, you are ensuring your website can be found on big search engines, such as Google. It is all based around a keyword, which needs to be used throughout your content. Use a good SERP tracker tool to monitor how well your website is ranking.
Your content also needs to be clear and easy to read. Anyone with an interest in your topic should be able to open an article on your website and understand the content. Sometimes you may use subject-specific vocabulary, but your entire content should not be subject specific content. Your vocabulary should be consistent throughout your website as well. Later on, it will be easier to analyze a business website or an eCommerce one, if it has a proper vocabulary.
Finally, you need to be sure your content is something your readers want or need to read about. If you’re browsing a site, learning how to build your own website, and come across a post about home decor, how confused would you be? Keep your content related to a specific theme or find a way to connect your content to your main theme.
Focusing on having a minimalized website and quality content are the key ways to be sure you are creating a good website. Keep the following in mind:
- Keep it minimal!
- Only necessary images
- Search Engine Optimization
- Quality content, understandable and wanted by readers