Many online businesses and website owners misunderstand the concept of proper website development and are so unable to get the desired results. It’s because they don’t know their needs and requirements from the start. How to encounter this common incident that happens especially with new clients?
The answer (8 Factors) is mentioned further for you to read through.
1) Getting started with proper planning:
Everyone knows a business greatly benefits from having an online presence that provides great user experience. For that, some critical aspects of website design & development are necessary.
Some fundamental and straightforward planning is required. Without website planning, it would be like building the roof of a house before building the walls. So extremely important to establish a solid foundation to work from before construction.
2) Securing your online identity:
Protect your domain name that represents your business. Start registration with a dot ca, but we would also recommend registering the dot com as well. Domains are inexpensive these days, so getting the ownership of your domain is very important.
3) What is your budget?
What is your budget? It is a good idea to have a budget set aside for your site so that you get to choose from a talented team of web designers. You may get quotes that range from extreme to low.
But it would be best if you worked out on that. Budget is an important issue, with also the quality, process, experience and quality relationship with the website designer.
4) Establish a deadline:
When do you need your website to go live? Be realistic and allow time for each stage to be completed adequately. A timeline can be ‘whenever it’s finished,’ but have a deadline in mind. This gives both you and your website developer a final date.
Typical website design takes approximately 5-8 weeks to complete, but the time frame will vary depending on your website’s specific requirements and design elements to be embedded.
5) What are you competitors doing?
A thorough analysis of a competitor’s website is a great place to start. It pays to research what your competitors are doing with their web pages.
Make notes of what you like and what you don’t like, what ideas can be adapted and improved upon. They have already been through this process, so it helps you to visualize a completed website.
Upon learning the requirements and doing competitor website analysis, it is time to see how your website gets developed. Begin by drawing up a site map or plan your website structure to see the connection between pages and categories of your website’s content.
The content consists of information, images, attachments, and links & downloads. You must discuss the content details with your website designer to embed it into the website development process. They will guide you on what you need to provide.
Once the website is complete, it needs to be found on the internet by prospective clients. If it does not do that, then no matter how good the site is, it is still useless.
Ask these questions to yourself.
How would you like your visitors and potential clients to find your website?
What marketing channels will you use to drive website traffic?
Search engines are the most common ways to direct high quality traffic to your website, which means Search Engine Optimization techniques can help to market your site. You may also consider other options such as sponsored links and Google Adwords, or using social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. Your website designer can elaborate on these methods and help you decide on the most suitable and effective way for your business.
If you implement this strategy when you go aboard on a new website, or even when updating your current website, it will ensure that you are off to a great start and will get you on the right path to a successful website.
Kinex Media is a Website design Toronto Company that can help you with the website development and its marketing work. Contact us at 647-496-6180. We welcome all inquiries and direct questions from you.