Picture this. You’re browsing Craigslist for whatever local deals happen to catch your eye when you see this: The 1969 Boss 429 Mustang. Original Mag 500 wheels. Raw power under the hood. A big block capable of running at 9000 RPMs and churning out 600 horsepower to take you from zero to hold on to your hats in seven seconds flat. And all for a reasonable asking price of $200,000. What gearhead could possibly pass that up?
You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating: Visitors hate slow-loading sites. If a page takes more than a few seconds to load, visitors tend to move on to something else. So anything you can do to speed things up will only help you retain visitors.
Website maintenance can be a time-consuming headache. After all, if you have a social media presence, why bother with a website? Doesn’t everyone just get their information from Facebook and Twitter, anyway? Oh, you poor, misinformed soul. Let’s get an idea of how far you’ve allowed your website to deteriorate, shall we?
Think about the state of your website. Does it fill you with pride? Does it regularly deliver you valuable leads and conversions? Does it appear near the top of search engine rankings? Or have screenshots of it featured prominently in scathing BuzzFeed listicles?
Sometimes, it can be extremely difficult to know precisely when a website needs a complete overhaul. Here are a few signs even the most computer illiterate among us couldn’t possibly miss:
New Year’s resolutions: Easy to make, even easier to break. And if you’re the kind of person who makes New Year’s resolutions for other people (you know who you are), maybe you should resolve not to do that anymore because everyone hates it.
Here’s an idea: Instead of the run-of-the-mill resolutions like losing weight, calling your mom more often, and finally getting all that junk out of your garage, try some resolutions for your website. The thing is, your website won’t implement your resolutions by itself, any more than your brother-in-law will. So you will have to do them yourself.
Ready? Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas for your website:
Look, we get that it’s tough to manage your online presence. You have to worry about content creation, marketing, SEO, your website design, and a host of other concerns that demand your limited attention. Who has time to worry about optimizing a Contact Us page? Just throw in an email sign-up form, your phone number, and your address, and you’re good to go.
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