Have you ever picked up a book and not been able to set it down? Maybe you’ve opened an email and started reading it, only to realize before you knew it you were half-way through. Have you ever stopped to wonder why you may stay longer on some websites, and simply click away from others?This has to do with the narrative and the words used. Yes, the written content on any website or book plays a huge part in retaining our interest and keeping our attention.
Modern companies did not invent content marketing; it has been around for well over a century (as you can see) but now everyone does it. You don’t get as big of a slice in the market as companies did in the early days. But in order to stay relevant in a world full of content, you need to have your content strategy and content tactics in place.
More than half of all Google searches are now conducted on mobile phones, which means that it’s now more important than ever to ensure your website and every single page on your site is optimized for mobile, is user-friendly, and optimized for local search.
The average lifespan of a well-designed and structured website is anywhere from three to seven years. The decision to redesign shouldn’t be taken lightly and shouldn’t be done on a whim to follow the latest trends. Redesigning and rebuilding your website to ensure it’s in top form can be the best investment you make; however, the bottom line is that redesigns and rebuilds are expensive. Let’s take a look at redesign vs rebuild: which is better value for money and which will get you long-term results.
There’s both an art and science to great web design. There are the visual, layout, and psychological aspects but also the underlying technical aspects such as sitemap design, user experience considerations, technical SEO, on-page and off-page SEO, local SEO, schema, understanding Google’s search journeys, preference for mobile-first and mobile optimization, and AI-first, and much more.
Growing a business is not a simple task; it takes an enormous amount of hard work, dedication, and devotion. With all the advice and opinions out there, sometimes growing a company can be overwhelming for entrepreneurs and business people simply because they have so much input coming at them. Toss in the pressure that can come from backers and investors, and if not carried out with purpose, it’s incredibly easy to lose your vision in the growth process.
The internet is content. Without content, what do you have? Google SERP would be like a series of Instagram posts without hashtags or words so how would you even find the content in the first place? Images are incredibly important but without accompanying narrative, they only tell half the story.
Building an all new website is a massive undertaking, especially for a nonprofit that is likely already strapped for resources. Here are some things to consider, and tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Ultimately, a conversion translates into a sale. You should know that here are two main types of conversions: micro and macro. We’ll get into the definitions later, but it’s important to understand that in the early days of web design, a ‘successful’ website was measured by the numbers of ‘hits.’ But, what we know today is that you may have one million unique views per day, but if no one is converting or buying your product and–by extension–you don’t know how they are converting or buying your product or service, then you’re missing the largest piece of the puzzle.
In January of 2017, Google decided no longer to support Flash player ads. Then, summer 2018, Google announced it would roll out responsive search ads. Google constantly tries to come up with improvements and innovations, so is this new AI-generated advertising a good thing for your company? And should you care? Should you consider the implications and impact on your business?
You’ve got the name. You’ve got the logo. You’ve got the concept. Time to bring your product or service to the wide world of the web. Easy, right?
Nonprofits can also benefit from storytelling immensely, and one of the greatest canvases a nonprofit can use to nail its storytelling is its website. Here are some tips for storytelling with nonprofit web design, with examples.