Web Design2018-01-05T17:04:10-05:00

Benefits Of Having A Website For Your Small Business

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Here are just a few benefits that come with creating a usable website for your small business.

You Stop Being Invisible

By creating a website you stop being invisible to the people trying to find you online. More and more studies are telling us about customer attitudes towards local business websites.  Customers are learning to research online before buying offline. They’re typing their problems or needs into the search engine of their choice and are researching the companies that appear for those queries. If you don’t have a Web presence, there’s no chance of you showing up and you never even enter into their thought process. In 2016, you can’t afford to be invisible. BrightLocal, one of the top consumer sentiment research companies, did a study about consumer thoughts on websites. CLICK the BLUE BUTTON to see the results!

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  •  You help control your rankings.

While you can’t simply rattle off a list of search terms you want to be found for, you can use search engine optimization basics to help control where your site shows up and for which queries. By creating optimized content, building relevant links and creating a brand that customers want to engage with, you set yourself up as an authority in the eyes of the search engine and increase your chances of appearing for the right queries – the ones paying customers are using to find businesses just like yours. Creating an optimized website helps you to gain important visibility for the right terms.

  •  You create another sales tool.

A website is a powerful sales tool and one that allows you to address your customers concerns and desires. Give them the information they need to make a decision and create compelling calls to action. Sure, you can keep placing ads in the Yellow Pages and hope that word-of-mouth generates on its own…or you can build something that inspires it to happen. Your website is your home turf where people can go to seek out trusted information about your business and engage with you on a more personal level. Use it to build confidence in your brand and to give customers important buying information (and incentives).

  • You build authority.

Though the Web has been around for some time, it’s true that you didn’t always need a website to find your audience. It was a lot easier to market via direct mailings, Yellow page ads and local word-of-mouth. However, today your website and your social presence are the factors that customers are looking for when they research a small business. They want to know that you’re stable enough to have a dedicated Web presence. That you’ll be around tomorrow should something go wrong. That they can get ahold of you when they need to. By creating a website, you set up shop on the Internet and show customers that this is where they can come to find information about you, to read articles that you’ve written and to learn more about your business. All of these things build authority. Without a website, you’re at a huge disadvantage as a small business owner trying to speak to your customers.

  • A WEBSITE SAVES YOU MONEY

As a small business owner you probably think you can’t afford a professional website, but you can’t afford NOT to. Although the cost of designing a website varies, once it’s up and running, a website for a small business generally costs under $100 a month and, in some cases, as little as $20. Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, when you consider the potential market you can reach with a website, it is a very cost effective way to promote your business.

Those are just five important reason for a small business owner to create a Web presence. Why do you have one? Or why don’t you have one?

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