Wednesday’s Website Tips #16

A navigation bar that has too much going on is frustrating to your website visitors. They don’t know where to start to get information. On the other hand, carefully placed links are an invitation to keep on browsing a website. Clean Navigation Bars A home tab, while not necessary, is always a good idea. If your readers found more than one of your homepage posts interesting, likely they will want to navigate back to your homepage. Make it easy for them by placing a home tab on your navigation menu. Your choice of words will make it easier for them as well. If you were a real estate agent, you might want a For Buyer’s tab and a For Seller’s tab. An Info for Investors tab might catch the attention of investors visiting your website. Be specific, but keep it simple. Limit the number of tabs – make it too busy, and as mentioned, you will drive your visitors away. Wednesday’s Website Tip Clean-Up Your Navigation Bars Carefully Choose The Names Of Your Tabs Limit The Number of...

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Wednesday’s Website Tips #15

Share your knowledge with your website visitors. Some are afraid of sharing their knowledge, however, you need to remember what brought your readers to your website. Their Google search brought them to your website, because they were searching out the information that your blog post provides. Share Your Knowledge Give your readers what they are looking for. How-to tips, charts, and infographics are great ways to showcase your skills and knowledge. By doing this, you provide valuable information that will likely nudge your visitors to return. Wednesday’s Website Tip: Share Your Knowledge Provide The Information Your Audience Is Looking for You Won’t Disappoint Your Website Visitors They Will Be More Likely To Bookmark Your...

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Wednesday’s Website Tips #14

Wednesday’s Website Tips Have there ever been times when you needed to coordinate colors on a website? Once you’ve found that perfect color that you love, you will want to find complimentary colors. At the same time, let’s face it, not everyone has the knack for coordinating colors. This Week’s Tip – Choose Your Website Colors There are a number of websites that help with color coordination.I have used Color-Hex.com and like it. However, there are others, and you can play around with them and find a personal favorite. Color Scheme Designer Pictaculous No Need To Hunt On Your Own – Someone Has Done All Of The Work For You 50 Tools To Create Perfect Color Combinations Want More? ……………………………………………………………………………………. Wednesday’s Website Tip: Choose Your Website Colors  Coordinate The Colors On Your Website Find Complimentary Colors Quickly Find Colors And Schemes That Work Well Together...

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Wednesday’s Website Tips #13

Many quickly find out that adding images to their blog posts will help with their SEO efforts. Sometimes, though, they miss the mark when choosing images. Purchase premium images for your website. This Week’s Tip – Choose Your Website Images Carefully There are a  number of things to do and to avoid when choosing your images for your website. When visiting a website, you occasionally see pixelated or grainy images that just takes away from the professional feel of the website. Take care to choose high quality images. Invest in quality images. Something else that must be considered when choosing images is copyright infringement. That’s right, I said copyright infringement. Some people are unaware that from the moment it is created, an image is protected by copyright laws. The solution is very simple. Purchase high quality images from websites like 123RF, PhotoXress, or  Big Stock Photo. Some of these websites have some very affordable options when purchasing an image. In fact, PhotoXpress has a package that starts at just $9.99 (which amounts to around $2.00 an image). ……………………………………………………………………………………. Wednesday’s Website Tip: Choose Your Website Images Carefully  Your Website Will Have A More Professional Feel With The Right Images Take The Time To Choose High Quality Images Avoid Copyright Infringement When Choosing Your Website...

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Wednesday’s Website Tips #12

Contact info is central to any good website design. This is not the tab to be hidden or nested below another tab. When website visitors reach your website, you want to make it easy for them to communicate with you. For this reason, you’ll want a contact page on your website where it’s easy to find. Benefits of a Contact Page Your website comes down to three things: information, interest, and usability. Contact forms are where your readers will turn after they have gained the information that they came for and if they are interested in learning more. Sometimes, if their minds are already made up, they will search for your contact page first. When choosing your fields, add the necessary ones to make contacting your leads easier and cut down on both of your time. At the same time, be careful not to overdo it. It will look like work to those filling out the form. Of course, you can require the main info (name, phone, email). However, when you review your contact page, take your readers into consideration. After you have their email address, you can send a form for them to fill out. ……………………………………………………………………………………. Wednesday’s Website Tip: Think Before Adding A Contact Page  Your Website Visitors Will Expect A Contact Page Don’t Make Them Search For Your Contact Form Don’t Overdo Your Fields Your Contact Form...

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Wednesday’s Website Tips #11

Many website owners use flashy splash pages that their visitors must sit through or click through. No matter how professional or catchy these splash pages are, they come with a price. Splash pages are risky business, and this is why you need to think before using a splash page. Keep in mind that CNN has no splash page. If it were a great idea, you can be sure that they would have one. People go to CNN’s website for information, and that’s what they provide their visitors – information. We know why some websites have them, but why do so many choose not to have splash pages? While they are used to impress and capture leads, most website visitors simply don’t like them. A splash screen slows down the site, keeps them from getting the information they came to your site to get, and they don’t want to opt-in just to read your blog post. ……………………………………………………………………………………. Think Before Using a Splash Page Questions To Consider Will It Do More Harm Than Good? Does It Add Value for My Website Visitors? Will It Slow Down My Website? [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’...

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