Your website is perhaps one of the most effective tools to grow your business. However, a lot of entrepreneurs simply avoid using their website. Instead, they favour word-of-mouth marketing because it takes less personal investment and they rely on referrals and recommendations to get noticed. While this can work if you’re attempting to reach a certain demographic or audience, it’s actually fairly slow and there could be more effective ways for you to use your website.
So in this post, we’ll be looking at some of the best ways to grow your business using your website. This will include different kinds of features and services that make your website more enticing for users to visit.
Is your business on Google?
The first thing to do is to add your business to Google’s directory if it’s a physical store. If it’s not, then you don’t need to be concerned with your listing.
However, you also want to get on Google’s search results. This requires the effective use of search engine optimization. This generally involves using specific keywords that you aim to rank for so that people can find your website. It also involves making use of the content on your website to deliver value to your visitors. To make this easier, we suggest contacting an SEO agency to help you get your website to the front page of a search result. Ideally, you’ll want to be at the number one spot for maximum visibility, but this can take a bit of time to achieve if you’re a relatively new company.
Are you selling your products and services online?
This may seem like a strange question to ask, but many entrepreneurs don’t actually sell products or services in a simple manner on their website. Some business owners might only display what they sell on their website but they go through other services like Amazon, eBay or even a retail store to sell their products. If customers can buy directly from your website, it makes the sales process a whole lot easier and means your website gets more traffic.
Similarly, make sure you sell your services online with some automated systems. The least you should be doing is offering some kind of online quote system that automatically shows your prices depending on your customer’s needs.
Do you update your website often?
It’s important that you update your website as much as possible. This not only adds more content to your website for Google to index and use for SEO fuel, but it also shows your customers that you’re active and care about your business.
A great way to update your website is to have both a news and a blog section. The news section should be used to update your customers on new products and updates. The blog section can be used for guides on how to use your products and services, or even to update them on the status of your new products and how they’re being developed.