10 reasons to know why you should regularly review and refresh your website for better performance on promoting your products and services.
Creating and designing a website can be both exciting and stressful. Although, once it has gone live, it can get forgotten about and assume that it is doing its job of promoting the services or products. A website is the main showcase for a business because it promotes the business to existing or potential customers, so it's incredibly important to not forget about it. Even if the business is active on social media platforms, they cannot reflect as much of the business as a website can.
So, how can you indicate when your website needs refreshing?
Here are 10 reasons why you should regularly review and refresh your website:
It is always a good practice to review the content of your website to make sure that it is always changing with the times. So, review your images and text to make sure they accurately reflect any development in your business or field of work.
By regularly updating your website, you’re encouraging Google to pick up on these changes as opposed to others whose websites remain static. This will get your website more noticeable as Google will show that you are regularly changing and updating your website.
It’s worthwhile reviewing your key SEO words regularly to ensure you include the words and phrases that your ideal clients are searching for.
The needs of your customers change and develop over time, and it’s important to have this reflected in your business copy and images.
Make sure you emphasize any changes to your business, whether you’re:
If you have repeat customers who regularly visit your website, it’s good practice for them to have a new copy to read or new photos and images to look at to keep them interested and to remind them that your website is important to you too. It is a marketing tool to sell your business.
If you have been to many events, fairs, networking, or have had any professional headshots or other photographs taken to promote your business, then consider using these on your website as well as your social media. They’re a great way to keep your website looking fresh.
It’s good practice to make sure you’re still happy with the rates you charge. Whether you offer a service or sell a product you may want to increase your rates as you gain experience or to reflect economic factors. Updating T&Cs is a good practice to show that you care about the laws that could affect your business and its customers.
If you make any changes to any of your marketing platforms - social media, website, online or physical shop, branding, business cards, or promotional literature - then make sure to reflect this change and be consistent across every platform.
It’s great to have new blog content on your website, as writing a blog is a great way of promoting your knowledge to your ideal customers and encouraging your SEO performance. A bonus is that you can use these blogs to create great social media content too, by breaking them down into smaller chunks for easy digestion.
Reviewing and refreshing your website is also a great way to remind yourself of what you’re offering your customers and why you’re doing what you do. Make a point of adding action into your diary or calendar every couple of months to review and refresh, even if once you’ve reviewed it you don’t think you need to make any changes.
If you don’t feel you have the time to spare to do this, then consider outsourcing it. Remember that delegating is one of the most efficient forms of business management and ensures you can concentrate on the parts of your business that are most important to you.