Have you ever been to a website and felt overwhelmed by the amount of information?
Many businesses think they must build their credibly online by telling visitors every detail about themselves, services, products, etc. The purpose of a website, for many small businesses, is to briefly introduce visitors to their business, and provide just enough information to cause prospective clients to pick up the phone. Providing good calls to action (a contact form, survey, prominent phone number) along with quality content will encourage prospects to contact you.
Another important point about a website’s content is it’s relevancy to the business, the service and industry news. It’s no longer acceptable in the web world for, say, a web design company to write about their employee’s dentist visit and throw in a few relevant keywords, such as Omaha web design. With the advanced nature of Google algorithms and Google bots, it’s important that your website content be concise, relevant and full of pertinent keywords – to both the article and the industry.
All of this advice points back to some work on a business’ behalf. If you are a business owner or an overworked employee you may not have time to review the website and consistently post quality articles. With so many companies competing for high organic search engine rankings, it’s important to stay on top of website content. Look at it as time and money spent toward a marketing budget. This is why companies like JM offer copywriting and SEO (search engine optimization) services. If you do have time – GREAT! Review your current content and evaluate it. Also, add a blog to your site, through which you can easily manage your website’s content.
Just remember – give a prospect a reason to call you. Your website is just a window into what you do and who you are.
JM is growing and expanding to serve the needs of our Omaha web design clients and the online community. We recently began offering Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services in an effort to continue to fill our client’s marketing needs – along with their web design and development needs.
In case you don’t already know, SEO is a technique which helps search engines find and rank a site, among the millions of sites utilizing similar keywords and phrases. Users tend to visit sites near the top of search engine rankings, so good placement is key to success on the Internet.
For the last 15 years, JM primarily focused on providing Omaha beautiful and functional web design, ecommerce websites, robust content management systems and custom development. And while all these items are critical in a website’s success, the next step is to market a website using strategic SEO.
Google and Bing are the two major search engines, and are constantly changing their algorithms (the rules and formulas a search engine uses to rank websites and produce results). JM’s team will stay updated on the industry news and updates, managing a websites SEO value efficiently and effectively.
Our SEO packages include a large amount of research, optimized keywords and pages, new and fresh content, along with an XML site map. We’ll continue to go into each of these items on our blog, but feel free to give us a call and request more information on our SEO services and how we can assist your company’s marketing efforts.
Designer Dan Svoboda took some time off from designing websites to sketch this comic and asked JM’s Facebook users suggest a caption. Of all the responses, here’s what he chose. Thanks Chelsea Shearer for a great response!
Be strategic about what you want your website’s visitors to see and do. Keep in mind – you have somewhere between 5-10 seconds to capture a visitor’s attention. Be direct about your company’s purpose and let new customers or prospects know exactly what you can do for them. The longer it takes to get an end result for an online customer, the less chance you have to sell them your services.