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Qualities of a Good Website

by | Feb 11, 2021 | Websites

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Qualities of a Good Website

by | Feb 11, 2021

In 2021 it was essential to not only have a good website but a great one at that. Sometimes businesses and organizations strategize so hard on an array of marketing efforts and initiatives but fail to realize that the most crucial piece of marketing should come from your website; it’s literally the launchpad for everything your company has to offer.

Your website should encompass all of your marketing efforts in one, from linking social media pages and gathering client emails to newsletters, blogs, news updates, photos, and more. It’s vital, sometimes make or break, that you have an easily accessible and intuitive website to keep clients and potential clients engaged.

To give you a hand and insight into building your clientele and elevating public visibility, we’ve compiled a list of our top five qualities of a good website. Here ya’ go:

Accessibility, Mobile-optimized

The accessibility of every website will determine how many seconds a person will spend on your site. In making your website accessible, be sure to have a clean interface, more visuals, and less text. Do not make it difficult for visitors to find information; make sure tabs are visible and concise. Remember, consistency is key, and be sure to align all content in the same format under each tab.

Another central point in building a solid website is ensuring the site is mobile optimized, as many visitors are viewing through a mobile device.

From Statista…

“Mobile accounts for approximately half of web traffic worldwide. In the third quarter of 2020, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated 50.81 percent of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50 percent mark since the beginning of 2017.”

One note to remember and assist in influencing you to optimize your website on mobile and tablets is that it’ll improve your user accessibility and elevate your SEO rankings at the same time.

Optimize for Search and Social Web

Having a well-designed website is mandatory, but what’s the point if your website is not garnering any traffic? This is why it’s essential to follow a number of recommendations to maximize SEO optimization.

Keep in mind that to enhance visibility, tag EVERYTHING; tag pages and every single alt image. Be sure to optimize your website with popular keywords that people are searching for. For example, if writing about Instagram stories, you’d want to tag “Instagram stories,” “Maximize viewership Instagram stories,” “Add stickers to Instagram Stories,” and “Utilize Instagram stories tags to increase reposts.” Remember, utilizing keywords in the content and article links will also elevate your SEO optimization.

Google Translate Integration

Adding a google translate widget to your website will maximize your audience reach; while eliminating all barriers along the way. Integrating a Google translate widget is often free for many platforms, and adding it to your website is painless.

Finally, adding a Google Translate widget offers the opportunity to assist with SEO optimization, content detection, and a full localized experience…which means all customers can view your entire site in their native language.

Good Photos/Visual Elements

Adding photo icons and visual elements to your website will enhance the aesthetic and readability of a site’s interface. It’s important to note that a good website should keep text to a minimum and let visuals lead the way.

A clean interface with many visuals will increase the likelihood that visitors to your site stay engaged and have no issue locating information.

In a world where people’s attention is maintained by visuals and not text, having great photos on your website will take your site to the next level.

Quality Content

It’s important to continuously add content to your website to keep clients coming back and visiting often. But, never add content just to add content. It’s essential to provide value to your audience, the value they know they cannot get anywhere else.

It’s important to be succinct and to the point in all communication pieces on and off your website. Whether you’re publishing a press release, a blog, a social media post, or updating your ‘about me’ sections…tell the story and eliminate the fluff because website visitors have tiny attention spans. Writing content for your website is important and a significant part of your company’s marketing…make it count!

About the Author

  • Mike Bires

    Mike Bires is a retired law enforcement officer from Southern California. He was one of the early adopters of social media for use in law enforcement. He has spoken at the IACP and in Washington DC on law enforcement social media. Today, Mike is the Director of Operations for TOC Public Relations and oversees their website development operations.