Using Web Development for Building Leads
Web development, or the backend development of your website, is something that most people don’t think about for marketing, except for how it affects their SEO. However, web development can and does affect your marketing, simply because it affects your user experience. Because the user is the most crucial part of the sales process, great web development can be crucial for developing leads and turning those leads into customers.
For example, nearly 60% of people now occasionally research products in a store and before going to a store. If you make your website accessible online, they’re more likely to be able to quickly research things on your website. Or, for example, if you know your competitor’s offer lower pricing, you can offer a location based price matching deal, so that they will still buy from you instead of going home and ordering something on Amazon.
Smart web development means considering your users needs, their actions, and their motivations, so that you can predict behavior to provide an experience that boosts your sales. If you’re working with a Seattle web developer, consider bringing up the following items.
Website speed is probably something you’ve seen a lot of times before so we’ll keep it short. Your website speed affects every factor of a visit, it affects your SEO, and it affects user satisfaction after a visit. If your pages aren’t loading within a second, and hopefully in milliseconds, you’re doing something wrong. This requires great hosting, light code, and minimalistic web media.
Your visitors will be arriving on multiple devices, and you should be prepared. If your website doesn’t work on one browser, you lose that customer. If your website menu is too small on an Android, the visitor will probably leave. Your developer has to understand how to code your website to respond seamlessly to different devices, and to resize, restructure, and redesign based on screen size and width.
Simplicity ties into web speed, ease of use, user satisfaction, and Google search optimization. If a user has to click through more than two pages to find what they’re looking for, you’re doing something wrong.
Great menus are invisible but easy to find, simple, and say exactly what they lead to. They’re also not very long. The days of websites having passes to include 40 menu items are well over, if they ever actually existed. Try to stick to 4 to 6 menu items at most, and if you need more, use sub menus.
It is crucial that you have a plan and a goal for your website. Your web development should be set up around your website goals, so that every element of the site aligns with your goals. This makes web design easier, and makes it easier for the visitor to see and find what you want them to find. Your goal could be as simple as getting users to follow the page down and sign up, or as complex as getting them to try out a live demonstration of your browser oriented software on another page, but you should understand the goal, and how to achieve it.
Great web development starts with understanding your customer’s needs so that you can create a website for them. If you choose the right Seattle web development company, they will handle this for you.
If you want to know more, or are ready to get started with your website, contact Rory Martin, a local Seattle web development company for a free quote.