Sumo Media have been developing high end websites for nearly 2 decades. We don't mess around. We hard-code our websites so that our clients enjoy the best, not only aesthetically, but technically and in terms of it's reputation with Google and other search engines. Most websites (statistically actually 94% of websites) never see the light of day at all ever in terms of organic traffic. There are some absolute do's & don'ts with website development if you want your website to be more than just a business card you ask people to look at.
There is a trend in the market towards template built websites, you know the ones. They have their advantages, they are easy to build, require little design input since the templates are designed for you and they can be a seemingly easy entry point to self managing your website after it's built by a professional, but take caution! The maintenance issues you may encounter are; slower loading speed for users since the website may be carrying "weighty" plugins and not to mention components of the platform builder itself, you will be required to update all your plugins periodically and when doing so your website can/will BREAK meaning you will need to get pro support to fix it, you may-well tend to a steady stream of malicsious attack attempts with hackers trying to circumvent these plugins, the plugin developers are relatively unknown and developers will literally add any plugin that helps them get the job done. All this may seem like fear mongering of sorts but it's realy not, the horror is in the reality itself, there's no colourful language here. At Sumo Media we hard-code websites so you have a clean set of codes with nothing else attached, just a page of codes on a secure server. Your website will be clean and fast, flexible for future change and integrations, hacker-free, update-free, general maintenance-free and we can even help you with a "quick-drop" folder to drop your written or video blogs into a folder to instantly publish live to your website. Or anything else you may want, its really unlimited. Having said all of that, if you desire or already have Wordpress we can help there too.
"Webpage" is the key term here. Each page of your website (except the contact page since that is kind of considered the end of the road) should have it's own purpose for Search Engine Optimisation if free marketing on the front pge of Google is important to you. Ask yourself, how does Google know if the page I have displayed to a user has value for that user? The value is in their level of engagement, which Google measures with time-on-page and then affirming that that time on page was time spent ingesting the pages content, and so Google will allocate that time spent on the page to record, if the user clicks through to something else. The user clicking through also exposes that your page was informative and helped that user to expand on their original query. Google wants web-surfing behaviour, just like any tech giant, they want you there longer. Having a "wide" website helps Google with that adgenda to keep people surfing useful information. The beauty of the internet, really! So you need relavent content that Googles spiders can also understand otherwise it may never make it to the correct set of eyeballs, and flop sadly. Each page should be useful to Google searchers and be better than your number 1 competitors best page of type, and you don't want pages that offer no value or do not absorb clicks to another page. If you can get all the foundations with keyword strategy in line with SEO & Google Ad research, it will make your marketing much easier and more cost effective moving forward.
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Common Do's & Dont's With Business Marketing
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Your website can be your marketing, sales, delivery & support engine
Your website is likely to be your first & last impression on consumers.
Marketing step 1 is choosing an AGENCY that can support your growth.
Specialists can't see the peripheral market.
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Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touch points
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The way to win is to race ahead not to stop and fight
Anything that is measured and watched improves
The best marketing of all is happy clients
People don't buy goods and services they buy relations, stories and magic
I understand both sides of marketing
Use content to communicate, testimonials to build trust and email and newsletter marketing to nurture client relationships.
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The more information and visuals you provide (on GMB), the more likely they are to call or contact you online.
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#1 Web Design Tip | As the business owner you may already be aware of your higher value portion of market, so of course you want to focus on that more if it makes sense when incoporating all factors such as competition levels, volume of prospects etc. So once you have sorted the "higher value for you" market you can build the periphery of your website with a focus on that but it doesn't have to be your home page. For example a car yard may have better returns on new cars but a bigger market on used cars. The front page focus should not be decisive on which the business prefers to promote, let the audience choose. But you may like to consider a heavier emphasis on first stage SEO developments towards the side of your business destined for bigger returns. An expert SEO technician will be able to sort through the noise and pop up with a select and qualified strategy for your website.
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