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Good web design is the cornerstone of every Digital Marketing Strategy
Every digital marketing strategy starts with a good website built on a quality website platform.
So what makes a good website?
Firstly, a good website needs a good foundation. That means it must be built with a good Content Management System (CMS). Secondly, it must be mobile optimised using responsive website design. Thirdly, it should have the ability to make sales or leads. And finally, it needs to be well maintained and up to date. With Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) mixed in, you will have a website that can really deliver quality leads in a predictable fashion for your business.
Is making a website a lot of work?
Making a website doesn’t need to be a lot of work. What it comes down to is the budget you are willing to spend. We can make most of your website based on meetings and questions our team will ask you.
We can help write your web copy, make blog articles and video marketing with minimal input required.
Before you embark on making a website, we do a health check on your business to make sure you are ready to start. There are a few basics that need to be in place before you start a new web project. You can download our free checklist to get started and make sure you have the necessary items for a web designer to start a new project for your business.
If you need help completing this checklist, please complete our contact form and one of our team will call you to assess your requirements.
What does your website need to do for your business?
WordPress CMS is the worlds most popular tool for making websites and has an amazing amount of value to offer your business.
Your website should integrate with business automation and other IT systems. This brings various optimisations to your business.
Do you have the right CMS for your new website?
WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS
Why is WordPress so popular? This is largely due to the fact that it is free software and continues to be improved and updated on a regular basis. It also has an amazing global community around it with millions of developers and designers together. The ecosystem of tools that WordPress has is unmatched by any other platform available.
What is a CMS?
A CMS is a content management system. It is software that runs your website, helps you publish new content and keep it all up to date. It’s important to have a CMS for your website, even if you don’t intend to update it yourself. It will save heaps of time and money for whoever does maintain it.
What features should I be looking for in a CMS?
No matter which platform you choose, it should contain certain features to get the most out of your website.
- Form builder
- A good Search Engine Optimisation tool (such as Yoast)
- Page builder – to make it easy for you to design your site
- Blog – to ensure you can share news and updates to the world easily
With the increasing importance of responsive web design – and Google’s recent announcement that it is prioritising mobile-friendly sites – we would also add mobile compatibility with accelerated mobile pages to that list.
These features will ensure you can get the most out of your CMS without having to consider a replacement for a few years.
Should I consider WIX or Squarespace for my business website?
Both WIX and Squarespace have become popular because of the templated approach and the “easy to use tools” available. We would, however, mention a few areas of caution here around E-Commerce and the flexibility of these platforms.
Although its free to start with WIX or Squarespace, the real cost can be significantly higher than other content management systems. And integration with other systems can often become a problem. Make sure you complete a due diligence before selecting your content management system or website platform.
Why WordPress is our CMS of choice
WordPress is open source which means we can edit the code and fix issues or extend the code to do something specific for your business.
Extensions and Plugins
WordPress has a vibrant community of developers and designers. This means you have a huge resource of tools to draw on to make your website awesome.
Need a Website?
Need a website that works with your business? We can help!
Submit the enquiry form below to get started and one of our team will be in touch.