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Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing In South Africa (PART 2)

In this guide, I want to take the opportunity to explain to you exactly what SEO and SEM is and how it can help you take your business to a whole new level if done correctly.

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In this guide, I want to take the opportunity to explain to you exactly what SEO and SEM is and how it can help you take your business to a whole new level if done correctly.

But first, some stats.

Fact #1: Over 90% of all online experiences start with a search engine.

Fact #2: Google receives over 100 billion searches each month according to Mashable.

Fact #3: 61% Of all marketers, feel that improving their company or business SEO is one of their top priorities.

Fact #4: 81% Of shoppers, research a service or product online before making a purchase

Fact #5: 72% Of local customers, perform a search before they visit a store in their area.

Fact #6: Local searches can lead 50% of mobile visitors to a store in one day.

Looking at these stats, it is clearly evident, that any business whether offline or online utilising search engines is essential.

Related: Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing In South Africa

The 3 Most Popular Search Engines

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GOOGLE

Google is by far the most popular search engine, in fact, over 68% of people use Google as their primary search engine.

Google accounts for approx. over 96% of all mobile search traffic globally!

When it comes to the desktop, Google accounts for over 81% of all desktop search traffic and the rest is divided between Bing, Baidu, and Yahoo.

YAHOO

Yahoo used to be one of the more popular search engines in the late 90’s.

Today however, Yahoo is making little to no impact on the search market as they are only responsible for approx. 1.2% of mobile searches globally, and on desktop they are responsible for 7% of all global searches.

BING

Bing was founded in 2009 and like Yahoo, it’s not really making an impact on the search market.

Which Search Engine Should You Put Your Time and Money Into?

I would suggest that all efforts should be aimed at increasing your company’s visibility in the worlds most popular search engine, and that would be Google.

 This where you are going to get the best ROI.

Improving SEO To Help Grow Your Business in South Africa

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In Part 1 of the Beginner’s Guide, I mentioned how important it is to ensure you appear on the first page of Google.

The percentage of people that actually view the second page of a Google search results is little to none, and more than two-thirds of all clicks go to the first five search results in Google.

To improve your business rankings, take a step back and find out how a search engine actually works.

If you’re a solo entrepreneur looking to take your business to a whole new level, then this part is especially for you.

How Search Engines Work

One thing to understand is that if you are searching something in Google, you aren’t searching the web, you are searching Google’s index of the web (or at least as much information as they could index).

With that said, if your business or company’s details are not in the Google’s index, then you are missing out.

Google indexes as many websites as they can, but it’s up to the owners or web masters of the company to make it easy for Google to find.

Google is able to find this information and display it on the web through the use of “Google spiders”.

Spiders are bots designed by Google whose sole purpose is to crawl the web and index the information they can find.

In return, when you search for example, “How high is Mount Everest?”, Google then goes into its index and finds every page that includes those keywords.

In this case, there would be over a thousand different results, so, how does Google decide which pages to show first?

They do that by asking over 200 different questions like:

  1. How many times does the page contain the specific keywords?
  2. Do the keywords appear in the title, header tags, and URL?
  3. Does the page include synonyms for those words?
  4. Is the page from a quality website or is it low quality?
  5. Does the page look spammy?
  6. What’s the page’s page rank?
  7. Does this page have any links pointing to it?

Related: Basics Of SEO For Businesses And Brands

These are just some of the questions Google needs to ask itself before compiling all the information and determining each page’s overall score.

The amazing thing, is that this all happens in half a second after you submit your search!

To make your page appear on the first page of Google, you need to ensure that you take all these questions into consideration each time you publish a page or create a website.

And this is where Search Engine Optimisation comes in.

Now that you have an idea of how search engines work, let’s look at the two main ways to optimise your page or website for search engines.

On-Page SEO and Off-Page SEO, What Is The Difference?

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ON-PAGE SEO

On-page SEO is basically what the title suggests.

It’s optimizing the page you want to rank for and improving key elements on the page that is connected to Google’s ranking factors.

This would include the headline of the page, page structure, content, etc.

OFF-PAGE SEO

These are Google ranking factors that aren’t necessarily under your control. For example, the total amount of social media mentions, websites linking to your site, the authority of your site and more.

The Most Important Factors Of On-Page SEO

WEBSITE ARCHITECTURE

Your website structure, in my opinion, is definitely one of the most essential ranking factors.

If it’s not designed and correctly, Google won’t be able to access your content.

You might have all the necessary information on your site to help customers understand your services and products, but if your website is not designed to allow Google’s spiders to crawl your content, then your website might as well not exist.

If you are like me, then you are probably not a web developer, and this can get overly technological, however, bear with me, as I will try and make this as simple as possible.

In a nutshell, the more your website is accessible to Google, the better you will rank.

1.1. It’s All about the user experience (UX), so make sure to put the user first

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1.1.1 SEARCH AND BROWSING YOUR WEBSITE

Google is always trying to find ways to benefit its users, and if your website is not designed in a fashion where someone has a great UX when they are visiting your site, then sooner or later that will come back to haunt you.

The first order of business is to ensure that your website is easy to understand a.k.a user-friendly.

Make sure people can easily find the content they came for.

One of my favourite things to do is to ensure that the search bar is prominent on the webpage ,thus you can use the search bar to find what you are looking for.

1.1.2 KEEP YOUR SITE SIMPLE

Research has shown that if a website page is filled with banners, different colors, pop ups, and menus, people end up leaving it within seconds.

Why? Because they are overwhelmed with what is happening on the page.

Think about it like this, liken it to going shopping for a printer. What’s the first thing you do when you get to the shop?

You look for a capable professional to help you. You do this because, if it were up to you to browse through all the printers and pick the best one suited to your needs, and most likely end up being overwhelmed and buy the wrong one.

The same rules apply to your website, you need to ensure that your website is not overwhelming. It needs to be user friendly and efficient.

Related: No Money, No Problem: 17 Free Ways To Boost Your Website’s SEO

1.1.3 ENSURE YOUR SITE IS MOBILE FRIENDLY

With more and more people using their smartphones to browse the web, it’s essential that you ensure you cater for them.

Google has also released a few major press statements confirming that they are planning on improving the user experience on mobile.

Improving user experience is one of the major driving forces behind  the project “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)”.

Search Engine Land has confirmed that nearly 60% of all searches are now happening on mobile devices.

Here is a breakdown of the what percentage of users that are searching on mobile devices

  • Food and Beverage = 72%
  • Health = 68%
  • Sports = 68%
  • News and Media = 64%
  • Lifestyle = 62%
  • Automotive = 62%

There are different ways to check if your website is mobile friendly, but my favourite is Google’s Mobile Friendly Test.

You can add your website URL in the available field and see what Google has to say about your website.

Make sure to send the report to your developer if you see that it’s not a 100%, as I can guarantee that it’s affecting your rankings.

1.2. Make It Easy For Google To Crawl

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Like I mentioned before, the better “the spiders” can crawl and index your website, the better it can report back to Google.

SITEMAPS

A sitemap is a simple way of allowing search engines to understand your site structure.

See it as a roadmap to where you have saved the most important content you want users to find when they are searching the internet.

If you have a developer, make sure to confirm with him or her that they have uploaded a sitemap to Google and other search engines.

1.3. Speed Matters

When was the last time you stuck around longer than 10 seconds to wait for a web page to load?

The chances are you can’t remember. It’s a fact that we have less patience in a world where everything is instant.

On average, if a web page loads longer than 5 seconds, visitors start getting annoyed.

The sad thing is, it’s not only the visitors that get annoyed, but it’s also Google’s spiders that need to crawl your website.

A website loads slowly due to clutter in the code, high-res images, and unnecessary scripts.

With that in mind, the spiders struggle to crawl through all the clutter and eventually leaves before getting to the most relevant content.

A fast loading web page increases the experience of the user and allows the spiders to get to its core content which can then assist Google in indexing your website.

I usually use Google’s Speed Test Tool to ensure that my website is on par.

Like the Mobile Friendly Test, just add your URL in the field and see what Google has to say.

If you aren’t happy with the results, make sure to pass it on to your developer to look at, as there is no doubt that it’s affecting your SEO.

1.4. Keywords and URLS

I’m sure you know what a URL is, but even if you don’t, it’s the link you want visitors to click on to visit the specific web page you want them to see.

Keywords play a significant role in SEO, especially when it comes to the URL. They can help Google identify what the link is all about without having to crawl it.

Often I browse a site and and have a look at its URL, and most of the time the URL is something like, www.domainname.co.za/2016/09/12/store/products/77654

If you were a Google spider, what would you think this link is all about?

We see it as a store selling product, but looks are deceiving.

What if it were something like this, www.domainname.co.za/store/shoes/nike/nike-tanjun-running-shoe

Without even having to think about it for too long, we can immediately see that this company is selling shoes, and the page they want us to view is a Nike Tanjun Running Shoe.

The keywords here are the category name which in this case is “shoes”, the brand name which is “Nike” and the shoe name which is “Tanjun Running Shoe”.

This is easy to understand, not only for the user but also for the Google spider crawling your website.

Make sure to have a look at your website’s link structure, if it’s not similar to what I’ve indicated above, then make sure to ask your developer to look into it.

CONTENT AND HTML

Now that you have the basic website structure under control, it’s time to make a move on the content.

It’s difficult to differentiate the importance of one component over the other. In my experience content is the main entity that gets indexed and without it nothing will be crawled.

I believe it’s structure first, and then content.

Back in 1996, Bill Gates said that “content is king”. And he was right.

Related: 5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Think about it like this:

Google is all about the user experience. To keep its users happy, it needs to give them what they are searching for.

If they can do that by showing the most relevant content related to the users question first, the higher the chances of the user using Google again next time.

This is where the quality of your content comes in.

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2.1. Quality

As a local business or e-commerce store, you need to ensure your pages provide value to its visitors.

What do I mean by this? Well, if someone is visiting a page on your website, the chances are he or she is looking for something.

In most cases, it might be a product or more info related to your services. This is your opportunity to provide value.

2.1.1 HOW TO ADD MORE VALUE?

One simple way to do this is to visit your competitor’s website. What are they offering that adds value to the visitor/potential customer?

  1. Do they explain the product or service in-depth which helps convince the user to make a purchase?
  2. Do they provide extra tips and tricks on how to use the product or service to get the best bang for buck?
  3. Maybe they already address all the question the visitor might have of the product before the visitor even thought of it.

If they are not doing this, ask yourself, why aren’t you doing it? This is your chance to go the extra mile and add more value. I have no doubt that it’s going to help not only increase conversions, but also boost your SEO.

2.2. Keywords

Keywords are not such a big ranking factor as it used to be. However, it’s still important.

A keyword is a specific term you want to rank for when people are searching the internet.

If you are selling shoes, then your keyword would be “shoes.”

However, due to the competitiveness of the online world, long-tail keywords are becoming more popular.

Long-tail keywords are keywords that are more specific.

If you mainly stock Nike shoes, and you know people love the Tanjun Running Shoe, then your long-tail keyword would be “Men’s Nike Tanjun Running Shoe.”

This helps target more specific customers and can help increase conversions rates as well as overall SEO.

2.3 Bringing content and keywords together

You can rank for as many keywords as you want, but you will have to ensure you have the necessary content to support the keywords you want to rank for.

You can’t expect to rank for “Men’s Nike Tanjun Running Shoe” if you don’t have a page showcasing the shoe or actually stock it.

Another example is, if you want to rank for “Best Hairdresser in Bedfordview,” you need to ensure that your website and content supports that.

  1. Do you have a web page explaining why you are the best?
  2. Do you have a page with customers testimonials proving why you are the best?

No? Then how are you planning on convincing customers and Google that you are the best?

The better your content can support your keywords, the better you will rank in Google, the more you will outrank competitors and the more new business you will be driving your way.

This concludes the basics of on-page SEO. By no means are these the only factors involved in improving your SEO.

But by ensuring you have these basics covered, I can guarantee that you would start to see a growth in organic traffic in a few months.

The 3 Most Important Factors of Off-Page SEO

Off-Page SEO

In the beginning of the article I’ve roughly mentioned what off-page SEO is all about, now let’s dig into how it affects your SEO.

TRUST

This is actually simple but think about it like this. Where do you take your car for a service whenever it’s time for a fix-up?

The chances are, the car dealer you bought the car from, or alternatively, someone you trust.

The same goes with ranking higher in Google. Google will rank the page it trusts higher than the page it doesn’t.

1. How do you improve Google’s trust

Google likes websites with authority, and if your website has a low authority score, the chances are Google doesn’t trust it too much.

Two factors that determine your overall authority

1.1.1 Domain Authority – How popular your domain is, and how well-known it is in its space.

1.1.2 Page Authority – Which has got to do with the credibility of a single page.

If you want to view your website’s domain authority, have a look at this link.

Usually, a new domain has a score of 0 out of a 100. The majority of websites on the web has a domain authority score of 0-20.

Anything higher than 20 tells Google that your domain can be trusted, then it’s just a matter of how much.

Websites with an authority score of 100 out of 100 are usually companies like Facebook, Google, Youtube, etc. These are the most popular and trusted pages on the web.

Most universities and governmental websites usually have an authority score of 70 to 80 out of a 100.

You can always use that link to see what your competitor’s authority scores are. That will give you an indication if they are trusted more than you by Google.

Factors that can Affect Your Domain Authority

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Bounce Rate – A bounce rate is someone that visited one page, and not another. This tells Google that the website was not as impressive or interesting and caused the user to leave after only one visit.

Now you can start to see how user experience plays a role in bounce rate. And that eventually plays a role in domain authority.

Domain Age – It’s sad, but if your website is new, you will, unfortunately, have to start at the bottom like all the others.

Links – Links can play a significant role in your domain authority. If high authority websites are linking back to you and if you are linking out to authoritative websites then the chances are your own domain authority will increase.

Think about it like this,  who would you rather take a restaurant recommendation from? Your best friend, or a stranger?

Google works in the same fashion. If a high authoritative website links out to you, it’s telling Google that this website can be trusted.

SOCIAL POPULARITY

The more people you have following you on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., the more it can help benefit your SEO.

The two main factors that play a role here are:

The Number of Shares – This is the total amount of shares a page or website receives.

If your Men’s Nike Tanjun Running Shoe page has received over 500 shares, it tells Google that this page is popular and people enjoy its content.

That’s in a nutshell how a number of shares can play a role in off-page search engine optimization.

The Quality of Shares – I’ve talked about getting high authoritative backlinks from other websites, well, this is similar to that but just related to social shares.

Even though the number of shares plays a role, the quality of those shares is even more important.

Here are two easy ways to get more people to share your content

 

  1. Have a look at sponsoring key influencers in your industry
  2. Produce quality content that adds value to customers

USER PREFERENCE

Maybe you are not aware, but if you visit a website frequently, the chances are whenever you are searching something relevant to the company or business, the higher its pages will rank in your search results.

Google’s algorithms are intelligent enough to know when you are visiting a website frequently. If you are visiting it often, it must mean it offers some value to you.

With that in mind, if the search term you are searching for falls in line with the companies organic keywords, Google would allow it to appear higher in your search results.

There is no way of forcing people to visit your website often, but by producing quality content and offering them a ton of value, I can guarantee you they will be coming back soon or later.

Please keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to improving your business and website’s SEO.

By ensuring you keep what is mentioned in this guide into account, and making some necessary changes, I do not doubt that you will start to draw more organic traffic within a few months.

I hope this guide has opened your eyes as a sole entrepreneur or business owner.

At the end of the day, you don’t need the skills to improve your SEO, you just need to understand the basics and know what to look out for.

At least now you know as a CEO, marketing director or business owner what to ask your marketing team or developer and what to do about it if your SEO is not on par.

Having started his first business at the age of 22, and selling it at the age of 25, Jandre fell in love with marketing! Jandre is a sales and digital marketing consultant with an appetite for entrepreneurship, and is the Founder and Managing Director of V8 MEDIA: V8 MEDIA.

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Everything You Need To Know About Instagram’s New Shopping Features

The app is giving influencers and brands new channels on which consumers can discover them.

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Influencers and brands have two new ways to sell products to users scrolling and tapping through their Instagram feeds. After a summer of testing shopping buttons that drive purchases via Stories, the Facebook-owned app has launched them for businesses in 46 countries.

It’s also begun rolling out a personalised shopping section in the Explore tab, which Instagram redesigned earlier this year to feature AI-powered channels categorising content based on topic (e.g. travel, art, decor).

The shopping tab will be a place for users who know they want to browse and potentially buy, with Instagram’s algorithm serving up brands the user already follows or would likely be into, based on past activity on the app. Meanwhile, the shopping bag stickers in Stories will give users a chance to not just admire their favourite influencers’ outfits, but actually click through and learn more about promoted items.

Since Instagram began testing the feature in June, more than 90 million users per month have tapped to reveal tags in shopping posts, according to a Sept. 17 Instagram blog post. The app already allows brands to purchase ads in the form of Stories.

More than 400 million accounts watch Stories daily, and one-third of the most-viewed Stories are from businesses, Instagram also reports.

Instagram has been testing shopping in feeds for nearly two years.

Related: Creating Power Digital Campaigns

Back in November 2016, the company explained on its Business blog that online shopping often involves research and deliberation, rather than impulse purchases, which is what led Instagram to build out shopping posts that would provide consumers with information about products without having to leave the app until they’d made a purchase decision.

Salesforce has forecasted that the referral traffic Instagram drives to retailer websites will increase by 51 percent between the 2017 and 2018 holiday seasons, according to Adweek.

Speaking of leaving the app, Instagram is rumored to be developing a standalone shopping app, according to The Verge, but the company declined to comment on these reports to both The Verge and Entrepreneur.

This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

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Social Media Marketing For Start-ups: Essential Tips

There are plenty of ways to get the leads your start-up needs, but only a few tactics you’ll need in your arsenal to get the job done at a limited cost to your burgeoning business.

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Social media marketing, when you’re short on funds, can seem like an intimidating prospect. If you and your team aren’t already knowledgeable about digital marketing strategy, you may think it’s impossible for you to manage marketing campaigns yourself. With a bit of determination and a great deal of studying, however, your startup will be able to successfully launch, direct, and refine your own digital marketing strategies.

What things can you do to help your start-up get more press, attract more customers, and get more brand awareness? There are plenty of ways to get the leads your start-up needs, but only a few tactics you’ll need in your arsenal to get the job done at a limited cost to your burgeoning business.

Get to know your niche

Many young companies adopt random acts of internet marketing. They’ll throw a few hundred dollars into promoting Facebook posts without necessarily understanding how to communicate to their audience.

Before you dive into advertising and promotion platforms, you should spend some time to define – and to get to know – your niche.

To help define your target market, use questions like:

  • Who are your existing customers?
    • How would you group them?
  • Who does your product or service help?
    • Does your product help business owners, stay-at-home parents, college students, or someone else?
  • Who are you looking to reach out to?
    • That is, are you looking to refine your target market or expand it?

Once you’ve answered a few questions like the ones listed above, you should be able to get a better idea of who you’re marketing to. With an understanding of who you’re communicating with, you should be able to craft a tailored message about your brand.

Related: 10 Laws Of Social Media Marketing

Choose social media platforms wisely

Many start-ups try to master as many social media platforms right at the start. Instead of dividing your attention between Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, you should identify one or two social media platforms that will help you market your product or service. This is why defining your target market at the beginning is so very important.

You must first decide who your message is intended for before writing, editing, and positioning that message. After you’ve got your target market down, you’ll be able to pinpoint which social media platforms can serve you best.

Here are a few examples to give you an idea of which social media platforms are best suited for your needs:

Twitter

  • Best for blog links
  • Frequent posts: 1-4 posts every few hours is the most effective
  • The community is open to businesses promotion

Facebook

  • Best for communicating to existing customers
  • Daily posts: 1 post every 2 days is the most effective
  • Users respond best to images, videos, and clips

Reddit

  • Strictly promotional posts are undesirable
  • Building readership and/or a following is slow
  • Better suited for long-term growth strategy

Do your social media research

Start conducting some preliminary research about social media platforms. Build a profile of each, listing their pros and cons. Try investigating other social media platforms such as GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Quora. While these aren’t platforms as large as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, they could have a far greater impact on your start-up.

Answering questions on Quora and interacting with other users on GitHub, for example, could help you build genuine business and customer relationships.

Related: Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing In South Africa

Concentrate on mastering a few channels

Ultimately, it’s important to concentrate on one or two social media platforms based on your target market and your goals. Attempting to have a significant presence on all of them will prove expensive, time-consuming, and, at worst, counterproductive.

Focusing on one platform will allow you to track your marketing efforts with greater precision, revise your marketing strategy more easily, and help you speak more directly to your target audience.

Digital marketing, while best left to a team of experienced marketers, content creators, and creative designers can be done by your team.

Start-ups tight on cash don’t need to fret, they only need to do a bit of market research and direct their energy accordingly. After narrowing down your audience and performing some preliminary research on social media platforms, you can start working on your social media marketing strategy.

Master a few channels rather than trying to dominate all of the social media space. Keep conducting research as you start your marketing campaigns. Each community naturally changes so you’ll want to keep up-to-date. Leverage your research and dedication to get the most out of your startup marketing.

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How To Create The Best Small Business Website: 5 Easy And Effective Steps

Check the steps below and get ready to create a successful small business website.

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It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is. If you don’t have online presence, it will become difficult to obtain the results you expect. Your target audience is using the internet nowadays for almost anything. So, if you want to attract more customers and build your brand reputation, you need to build a website. This is how you will be able to expand your business in an easy and not so expensive way.

On the other hand, you don’t have to be a savvy web developer to create a basic website and let the others know about you. Web development and design software have evolved a lot and now you can use several website builders to develop a functional site. You will have plenty of templates to choose from to increase your business’ visibility.

Check the steps below and get ready to create a successful small business website.

Easy and Effective Steps to Create a Website for Your Business

1. What is the purpose of your website?

It doesn’t matter if you develop a simple or a more complex website. Before you start working on anything related to your website, you should start with saying what your company does. Your customers need to understand from the first minute they access your homepage what is your mission and vision. They don’t have too much time to invest when they enter on a website. So, you can make their journey smoother by telling them from the beginning about you. In case you are not so talented at writing, you can use writing companies like RewardedEssays or SupremeDissertations to give you a hand.

Related: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Building A Website For Your Business

2. Choose a domain name and a web host

Even though many think they shouldn’t focus too much on it, the domain name is an important feature of your website. You will use the URL to promote your business to existing and future clients. So, this means that your domain name should be explicit and talk about your business to anyone who wants to find more about you. A domain name should be short, clear, without acronyms or numbers. What is more, you shouldn’t forget to check if your domain name isn’t already taken by someone else.

Apart from a domain name, your website will also need a server where all your data is stored. When you own a small business, creating your own web host will represent a serious financial effort. So, it would be more cost-wise to choose an external host.

As your business grows, you can choose a different host, or you can ask several providers to work on a personalised solution.

3. Build your website’s pages

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You will need more than a homepage to create a good website. If you want your customers to understand that you are a professional in what you do, you will create several pages dedicated to different elements of your business. For example, you can include a catalog with your products or a blog.

Natalie Andersen, CEO of GetGoodGrade mentions that “It is obligatory that apart from the homepage, a website should have at least a page with the products’ catalog and a Contact Us page.”

Below you can find a list with the minimum number of pages a professional website should have:

  • Homepage – here you will include details about your business, making sure that you also talk about your mission and vision.
  • List of products and services – your customers need to know what are the products and services you offer. This will help them decide whether you can answer their questions and provide a solution to their problems.
  • About Us – “About Us page is the place where you talk about your story. Your target audience wants to know more about yourself. This is how you will create a connection with your customers and let them know more about you”, says James Daily, Head of content department at FlashEssay.
  • Contact Us – it should include your address, email, phone number and working hours. You can also include the links for your social media profiles.

Furthermore, if you want to achieve an international presence, you can also use the translation services offered by IsAccurate. Thus, you will be able to address your message to a wider group of people and expand your business on new markets.

Related: How To Secure Your SME Website

4. Test if your website works properly

Christopher K. Mercer, CEO of Citatior recommends that “before you launch a website, you should first test whether it works. You cannot tell your future customers about your website without knowing for sure that it will work without problems once you launch it”. Therefore, you should click on each page and check whether it has any errors. You still have time to fix something if necessary.

Once you have launched your website and something goes wrong, it will become more difficult to do any change. Plus, always remember that the first impression matters. So, you need to be perfect in the eyes of your customers.

5. Maintain your website

After you launched your website, this doesn’t mean that your work is done. You will need to keep your customers engaged and curious about your business. Therefore, updating the products’ catalog constantly or producing content for your blog will keep your audience informed about what you can offer and the latest trends in the industry. Plus, you should also check if your website is up to date with the latest add-ons. If you don’t know how to produce new content for your website or you feel that you are not talented enough, you can collaborate with HotEssayService or RatedByStudents for professional writing services.

It shouldn’t be complicated to create a website for your small business. As long as you keep a clear structure and create a story around your business, you don’t have anything to worry about. It is very important to understand that a website is very important for your business visibility. Thus, you should put all your efforts into it.

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