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I am sort of in the market for a piece of software that will help me out with a little project. Mostly I am interested in learning about how to make a web page and how hard it is to do it. I have been looking to figure out how other people have fared with different pieces of software, reading things like the website builder reviews homepage. That is how I try to buy things of any type. I want to find some honest reviews from people who have actually used something. Of course you have to remember that what is great for one person is terrible for another. I have some capabilities with computers, enough that I figure that I should be able to do this without incredible difficulty. It is not like I could start out with something like a blank slate and end up with a great looking web page. Read the rest of this entry »
In the current business environment, every business must have a powerful online presence if it is to grow its client base. This rule also applies to gym owners and fitness centers as they are no exception to the modern business operational environment. With the proliferation of Smartphones and gadgets like tablets, people are continuously using these devices to gain information about their surroundings. For example, traditionally if you wanted to join a good gym closer to your home, you could either check in the regional business directory, which is not updated very often, or go around the streets to find a gym near your place. Thankfully, with modern technology, you have the power to locate the details of a local gym on the Internet, and if they have a website, you can browse to see all the services that they offer including the packages, any special deals, etc.
For a gym business to be successful, it needs to have high visibility, and the Internet is the best place to gain it. For an online presence, they need a website. The process of acquiring its own website will be an influential factor in determining the degree of success of the business venture. It is, therefore, important for the business owners to equip themselves with as much information as they can before they start the process. Few considerations to be kept in mind while creating a successful website include the following:
Returns are a result of investment.
If you are considering hiring a web designer for your website project, then you must have a way to justify these expenses for your business or for yourself. In general, you expect some kind of return from your website in the form of sales, downloads, contact enquiries or newsletter sign-ups. In one way or another, you’ll probably have attached a monetary value to such factors and decided that it is worth hiring a designer. This decision making process may have happened consciously or subconsciously; however, have you also talked to your web designer about it?
Justification Number One:
Your first justification must be that your web designer understood what return you expect from your website. This means you have one more person on your team with a completely different skill-set than you have. Your designer can come up with ideas and suggestions that you would have never thought of because you don’t have a web design background. This justification only makes sense provided your website creator truly understood your project goals and is really into it. This should be the norm for any web design agency you hire; unfortunately, reality is otherwise. Hence, be picky when you hire a web designer and find one where you can confidently justify paying him or her.
Justification Number Two:
This brings us to the second justification which we have already touched in the first paragraph: your return. No matter how you put it, the following holds true: When creating a website, you are investing your money and time. That’s why you should be expecting some kind of return, even if it’s not a monetary one. At the very least you are expecting to have traffic and readers on your website. Besides having another skilled person on your team, achieving your expected return is another justification. You need to put your expected return in actual numbers that you derived from market research and from analyzing your business. The best way to tackle this is to set several benchmarks that you want to achieve over time. Show these benchmarks to your web designer and together try to come up with a strategy to meet these benchmarks as your website continues to grow. If it seems viable that you can achieve those benchmarks, then you have a great justification to pay for a web designer and to commit to your website project.
In starting up a business, one of the first things you consider on putting up is your company website. Websites are useful in advertising your company profile, products and contact information. They can reach not only your neighbors but other countries as well. And in putting up a website, you might consider hiring a web design agency, but is it the only thing you need? You must define your website’s needs first.
Your company website needs a descriptive domain name.
Your website’s domain name is your website’s address, commonly known as the Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Many people think that their company’s name is enough to be registered as their website’s domain name. A recent study shows that Google algorithm updates, including cuddly animals like Panda and Penguin, consider domain names as one of the major factors in keyword searching. The algorithm was designed like this: if a person is serious in his company’s website and its contents, he should have left a keyword on the URL at least. This means that if my company’s name is Affordable Furniture, my website’s domain name should be like www.affordable-furniture.com, not just www.affordable.com. In addition, it will be helpful if the webpage for my products has an address like www.affordable-furniture.com/products.html rather than www.affordable-furniture.com/gallery.html. This is part of on-page search engine optimization (on-page SEO) which I’ll discuss later.