Build A New Website
We know it’s hard. You may have had your website for a very long time, maybe even since you launched your business.
But you’ve known for a long time something isn’t quite right with your current website anymore and it’s time for a change. Say for an instant, you are an average smartphone user and you probably upgrade your phone every two to three years, which is crazy when you come to think of it and how fast things change in the technology world at that time, and if you think about it how many people want the latest version of smartphone? With more storage, larger screens, faster search engine, etc. It’s mind blowing! But unfortunately, that can’t be done for websites. Despite the fact it’s similar in its technologies and websites, businesses don’t update their websites as much as is needed.
There are many different reasons why your website needs a refresh. It’s not just the fact of how your website may look it also to do with the functionality and your performance as that has a big part in your SEO rankings.
Here are 5 signs that you need a new website for your business:
It takes forever to load
If your current website takes ages to load then you’d instantly be losing customers. 40% of website users leave a website instantly if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.
First impressions are a very big thing, especially when it comes to a website. If someone comes onto your website and has to wait too long for it to load then they will just go onto another website that you are competing with.
Your Website Isn’t Mobile Friendly
In today’s day and age, people are on their phones billion times a day, so for your website to be mobile friendly it is vital. People actually use their mobile devices so much more than a desktop or laptop to access the internet as it is quicker and more convent. If your site isn’t compatible with mobile screens, it may start to affect your possibility of bringing in new customers. Which you defiantly don’t want.
Your Website Doesn’t Have A Blog
Blogging can seem like hard work but it is so worth it. Blogs are so important when it comes to SEO also and it allows you to add new content to your website every month or two. Blogging is a great way to connect with your customers as well, it gives them another way of finding out information about your website.
Poor SEO Ranking / Conversion Rates
SEO is what tells search engines like Google what your website is all about and it links user searches with the very best results according to what the customer is looking for. If you aren’t getting enough leads or conversions from your site, it is probably time for your website to have an upgrade. If you aren’t sure whether your conversions are currently suffering due to your website, then be sure to get in touch with us and we can help you get to the bottom of your problems on your website.
It’s Been Quite A Few Years Since You Last Updated Your Website
If you have a website which is 3+ years old, things still need to be upgraded for your website to work in a proper functional way. As it won’t be as efficient as it was when you first made it. Your website could be very simple or complex but if you haven’t had an upgraded in years, there is a very high chance you need one. Apart from the way your website looks, there are other behind-the-scene reasons to update your website. Have you checked your SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is up to date and works like it is suppose to? If your URL doesn’t have a padlock icon next to URL when it is displayed in web browser your website isn’t therefore considered secure, which means it could damage your website rank in search engines.
If you’re unsure whether these 4 reasons are affecting your website, don’t hesitate to contact us. Dorset Tech can help with your website re-vamp and keep your website up to date as needed.