How would you treat your business website if it was an employee?

Oct 26, 2016 | Website Design

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Kevin Fouche

How would you treat your business website if it was an employee?

Posted by Kevin Fouche, Pixel Fish Director

Kevin handles the planning, design, launch and training of every website that Pixel Fish creates. He ensures that every website is highly engaging and aligned with our client’s goals. With over 20 years of design and web industry experience to draw upon, Kevin aims to pass on his knowledge to our clients and like-minded businesses wanting to grow their online presence.

Small businesses sometimes fall into the trap of treating their website like an afterthought. It’s something they think they should have (or were told they should have), so they set up a website but don’t really do much with it.

Do you underestimate what your business website can do for you?

Instead of looking at your site like it’s a mere add-on to your business, imagine seeing it as one of your employees. Think about it:

  • Your website works for you round-the-clock, every day of the year.
  • It represents your business to all potential customers, both in your geographic region and from farther away.
  • It has the potential to introduce hundreds of new people every month to your business and keeping your existing customers coming back.
  • Its functions include welcoming people, providing them with information, and facilitating transactions.

Considering everything your website does for you, ask yourself if you’re giving it enough attention.

How would you treat your business website if it was an employee?

If you appreciate how well your website can work for you, the following are some of the things you’d do:

  • Make sure it has a professional look.
    An employee who’s dishevelled or not dressed appropriately would give a bad impression of your business. Similarly, your website needs to maintain a professional appearance. It shouldn’t appear messy, outdated, or out-of-sync with your business personality – for example, by displaying jarring images or design elements.
  • Keep it updated and knowledgeable.
    Imagine hiring new employees and neglecting to educate them about your business. That sometimes happens with business websites; they get launched and are left languishing with scarce, outdated information. One of your website’s functions is communicating important information about your business. Keep its pages and blog regularly updated. And make sure the content is substantive. (A recent article from points out that one of the common mistakes businesses make with their site is to give it “thin content.”)
  • Make sure it doesn’t stagnate and fall apart.
    Maintain your website’s health through regular maintenance and upgrades. And every couple of years, take the time to refresh your site. Keep it modern in appearance and functionality so that it takes advantage of recent technological trends and developments in web design. If you treat your website like an employee, you’ll ensure that it continues developing and adapting to changes in your business and in the world.
  • Give it many opportunities to shine.
    Employees deserve recognition and opportunities to represent your business through their hard work. Similarly, you should promote your website and give it many opportunities to shine. Link to it on all your social media accounts and in your emails. Introduce it to Google Search Console, and tweak it so that it performs more strongly in search engine results, increasing the chances that people will find it. Add it to your business card and any other off-line promotional materials, the way you would include your phone number. Make sure it appears in your directory listings, and review sites such as Yelp, and on Google Maps.
  • Evaluate it and act on the feedback.
    How well is your website performing? What are its best qualities, and in what ways can it do better? Treating your website like an employee means that you regularly evaluate customers’ interactions with the site, check for problems such as slowly loading pages, and catch any errors, including typos and broken links.

The only way to ensure your website works well for you is to invest thought, time, and some of your budget.

Please contact us, and we’ll help you turn your website into a star employee that boosts sales and promotes your business.

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