There are many tools used to promote a business and highlight marketing efforts done by the business. These tools can include a social media presence, print campaigns, and purchasing ads to be run on various media sources.
However, it is also critical that a business has a showcase website. A website showcasing your products and services will let your customers know what you have to offer and lend credibility to your business. In recent research polls, many customers stated that if a business does not have a website, they will generally search for an alternative because there is some distrust.
Therefore, you should put some effort into building a showcase website or hire a professional web designer to create one for you. Here are six steps to creating an effective showcase website.
Define Your Target Audience
The first step in launching a showcase website is to think about its goals, target, and content. Who do you want to reach with your showcase website? What content does this target interest? What information do you want to place in your business? The creation of a website, whatever it is, requires a minimum of reflection. Once you know who your showcase website is for and what it should contain, you will be able to create a clear shopfront website where information is easy to find and properly prioritized.
Having a showcase website is a good thing, but it is still necessary that its design, its visual, be convincing. Certainly, if your profession has nothing to do with the internet or IT, you do not necessarily expect that you master creating a website at your fingertips. Nevertheless, if your website does not look professional, your prospects will likely disregard the products or services you have to offer.
You need a high-quality showcase website design that can convince your prospects and customers that they want to do business with your company.
Focus on Content
On the internet, the content is king! Texts, videos, photos, maps, etc. More your website will offer useful content, and more it will be interesting for your target. Moreover, the content is what will allow the referencing of a showcase website on search engines. The important thing is to focus on the content that directly interests your target and your prospects.
Do not forget, of course, the most basic information, starting with your opening hours, contact information, services, products, etc. But do not hesitate to go further. Clearly explain your work methods, your know-how. Know how to propose convincing and reassuring texts for your target. The idea is, of course, to convince them to contact you or visit your store. Sometimes, creating a business blog on your showcase website is ideal for convincing a prospect or customer while promoting SEO.
Finally, think about prioritizing your content correctly. A user must understand from your home page where he must click to discover such and such information.
Refresh Your Website
Many showcase websites are suffering from the “outdated” syndrome. In many cases, website creators launch their site and then leave it behind. Of course, the goal is not to update a showcase website every day but to show Internet users that you are always active and dynamic in your industry.
If it is important that the information on your website (addresses, contact details, prices, etc.) is up to date, it is also important for the user to see that you are still active. A “News” section could, for example, allow you to regularly give some news about your company (event, new product, participation in a show, etc.). It’s a good way to make a website welcoming and alive.
Answer Customer’s Questions
We talked about the importance of content on a website, but it’s just as important to offer the content that customers are looking for directly. If you regularly receive the same questions from your customers and prospects, or if your industry needs to answer certain questions or erase fears, you may need to write an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
A FAQ section on a showcase website is a good way to bring quality content and interest to users. Answer the most basic questions about yourself or your business. Never forget that in addition to providing information, the FAQ can also be a promotional tool. By answering the questions, you are free to highlight the quality of your services or your know-how.
Have Contact Information
Finally, note that it is important to indicate your means of contact and location on your website. Indeed, a showcase website is not a means of communication apart, which is content to talk about your company. On the contrary, it must lead the customer directly to you, or even push him to ask you questions or, of course, to frequent your store.
For this, you must naturally have a clear and easy-to-find contact page, which contains all your contact details (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number). Encourage the user to contact you by showing that you are available and open to any exchange. Indeed, the key to a website showcase is to push the user to action. If a user can browse your website without going further, they will quickly forget you or move onto another business with a better and more accessible website.About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud-hosted desktop where their entire team and tax accountant may access the QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools in an efficient and secure environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.