Is Your Website Working for You? Creating a Strategic Website

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Today is the second episode all about website design and I am going to be talking about how you can evaluate if your website is working for you. If you haven’t listened to the first episode, I recommend you listen to episode 13.

This episode is useful whether you’re DIYing your website, getting by until you can hire a designer, or if you’re working with a designer now so that you know what to look for and ask for in a strategic website design project. Because that’s what I’m all about – using strategy in your website design so that it doesn’t’ just look good, but it also functions well and helps you grow your business.

I’m going to cover a couple of techniques for evaluating if your website is working for you and I’ve also got a checklist you can download at www.lemonandthesea.com/15download.

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of having a strategy behind your website design
  • Why you need to test and change your design
  • Creating simple, easy to use navigation and what you should include
  • Why using website standards can help your design
  • Why your content is important to your website visitor’s experience
  • Things to check to make sure your content is working for you
  • The importance of having a call-to-action on each page
  • Creating a contact form that makes it easy for people to use
  • How the design of your website can support your main purpose
  • Why knowing your audience is important for your website
  • The tools I use with clients to test my website designs
  • The importance of testing and changing your design
  • My #1 recommendation for creating a strategic website
  • How strategic design serves your clients and customers

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