In a time when technology is on the rise, it is important for any business to have a website. A place where possible customers can see the work of the company and decide if they want their business. It is not enough to simply create a website and have it available for anyone who just so happens to stumble upon it, no, it is up to the business staff to make sure their web page circulates so they can get the maximum number of page hits, and hopefully, customers.
Creating a webpage for your business is one of the most important things you can do as a business owner, however, it requires a great deal of upkeep. It requires upkeep because you want to keep it updated and make sure you are doing what needs to be done to get it seen. So, how does one get their website noticed?
Business directories such as Yelp, Bing and CitySearch, allow businesses to link their websites in order for them to appear on local searches. The more directories a business lists to, the more likely their business will pop up in a search.
Once your website is listed and can be reached easily, you want to make sure to promote it, and to continue doing so. You can use your social media to create posts about your business and your website, making sure to copy your website URL to the post. This way it makes it easier for followers to access your business page. You can also showcase the work you have done on your social media platform(s).
Another way to get potential customers browsing your website is to have a portfolio with all the work you have completed as well as current projects. People want to see your skill(s) and will base decisions of hiring you on previous work. You can have a portfolio on the actual website as well as your social media platforms. Just be sure to have one!
Blog posts are another great way to get your website noticed because typically, when a new blog post is made, it is shared through social media for followers to see. It is important to have a blog for your website to keep customers updated on your business. Regular blog posts let customers and the public know that you are on your website regularly making updates, and it lets them know that you are still around!
Finally, one of the easiest ways to get your website noticed is through word of mouth. If you have business cards, hand them out. Tell friends, family and neighbors and make sure they tell everyone they know! Building relationships with people in your community can help boost your business. Even if someone tells you they are not needing your services, they may know someone who does! It is always great knowing people and getting your name out there.
In today’s time, having a website is necessary to help get word about your business flowing. Be sure to keep it up to date, have valuable content and a portfolio. Maintaining a website can require an extra pair of hands, so do not hesitate to ask for help!