WHAT MAKES A GOOD WEBSITE?
Quite often people ask us what makes a website really good and whether we have a list of elements that a great site should have.
There is no such thing as perfect list of elements for building the greatest website, but we have a few sugestions that for sure wil improve your site’s quality.
Shall we begin.. Lets first introduce you to one of the most important features your website has, exactly, the SEO.
What exaclty is SEO ?
Search engine optimization (SEO) refers to the process of improving your site’s organic traffic and ranking on search engines such as Google, Bing, and other search engines. It means to optimize every part of your labeling at all levels, from satisfying the user’s intention, to offering a stellar user experience. If you combine all these things into one solid SEO strategy, implement the improvements and the following results to be on the right track! We guarantee your website will improve it’s standards.
Let’s move on with other things that we gathered for you to improve your websites.
Your Website Should Meet User’s Expectations.
First you need to know what kind of “audience” you are presenting your website to. Why is your website worth visiting and how is it any different from the others? Can you offer your clients the things they want or you can give them the things they need? How can your product help them better their lives or solve their problems?
“The story that you are telling, should be story they need to hear”. It needs to be aligned with what people want and need. This means that the intention to search your site is very important. Discover all the different ways people can get to your pages and customize them to answer their questions. Map the user’s journey from A to Z and place your content in strategic locations. Also, keep a close eye on how you formulate your answers – often the conversational style will be what you are looking for.
Your website should be up to date.
A good website does not have a huge amount of mistakes/errors.
A good website loads super fast from anywhere in the world. Make sure you do your best to get all the pages on your website to load as quickly as possible.
Your Website Must Be Reliable And Secure.
Both search engines and consumers look for signals that signify trust. Why should your site or your content be trusted? Regular downtime may indicate careless maintenance. A missing SSL certificate may mean that you do not take security seriously.
Increasingly, if a search engine doubts your claims, or if you use schematic “experts” to validate your content, it won’t show your content at all. He will choose a result that has proven to be better. That’s why you need to work on your reliability at all levels, both technically and in terms of content.
User Friendly And “Eye-Catching”.
Does your website need to be beautiful? YES – beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But the design of your website should not be an end in itself, but should help to achieve the goals you have set. Your message must be strong and clear.
The design should suit your brand and be well thought out. But more importantly, keep your site clear and easy to use for everyone. Accessibility is not something you should limit yourself to.
However, UX should not be at the expense of the site’s loading speed and users have to wait long for your pages to load, which would disappoint them.
Your site is mobile-friendly.
Mobile traffic has been growing steadily over the last few years. If your site is not yet optimized for mobile devices, you need to focus on that and work on your mobile SEO.
This is not a new concept or anything like that, but most sites are still being developed first for desktops. After designing the desktop, the designer reduces it to a mobile size, often losing its authenticity and uniqueness in the process.
Creating a mobile project right from the start will help you focus on the tasks that users need to be able to perform on your mobile site.
So, what makes a good website?
There are many things in building a good website. It’s far from just buying a domain, getting a random host, installing WordPress and choosing a theme that looks great. You have to plan things consistently. For starters, you need a strategy – perhaps this is the most important element of a good website.
Here are some of the most important elements to focus on as you develop or improve your site.
We sincerely hope that our pointers helped you in any way, we believe that anyone can achieve anything with just a little push.