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Business Vital Decision: Who and How to Develop Your Site

Posted on the 15 August 2013 by Swoopadmin @SwoopStudios

Businesses these days are not what they used to be. The ways of doing business and succeeding are ever-changing. Business is going to a whole new level altogether, enhanced by the internet and other technological advances. These days, working hard might not be enough to guarantee you success. As a businessperson, you need to “work smart”. The meaning of this is that you have to employ all available tools that take your business to the people. Remember, businesses are about how well known you are – this is what online presence gives you. The best way to get yourself known and to market yourself is through your website. You can get links from many different sources, but the end destination is your website, and it is here that people can access the full information about you and your business, and most importantly, do business with you.

Your website has a huge role to play in the success of your business; as such,you must get your site right, and you can only do this by developing your website the right way, and with the right people. While your main objective is to get the best web developer, you also have to embark on the continuous task of making sure you develop appropriate content for the website.

  • How to get the best web developer

When you search for a website developer, you must keep in mind the type of impact you want your website to have on the visitor. This you can do in conjunction with, or with some advice or guidance from an expert. It can be difficult to select a web developer; there are many of them out there that will always portray themselves as being the best. You have to first of all see the reviews and feedback given by people they have worked for in the past. This will tell you what to expect from the firm.

This is one of the ways of knowing how good they are, but you should also take a look at their own website; of course any developer whose own website does not give good account of what he can do should not be considered. Visit links to past projects and see how they rank in the search engines, how easily and quickly they load on the browser and how easily you can navigate through the site. You can also ask them whether they will ensure that your site is search engine friendly, and demand that they explain to you in detail how they will go about this. Apart from what you see from the sites themselves, you can also get the contact details of those they have worked for in the past and ask for an honest assessment of the developer.

  • How to optimise your website

Once your site is up and running, you must make sure it is well optimised. This you can do primarily with the site contents. You have to identify your potential visitors, the content that will engage them, and the content that will be best for marketing. You can also check what your competitors are doing, picking those that are performing well, and identifying how to build on the ones that have not done well.

More than half of what the web can do for your business in terms of getting customers to buy from you is done through the traffic you drive to your site and how you appear on the search engines. The best way to draw this traffic and rank on the search engines is through a properly designed and optimised website.

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