25 Items to Address in a Website Redesign
Here are some notes I came across from a while ago on items to address when you are going through a website re-design so you don’t have to do another one in a long time. This includes online marketing items mainly and does not address web design in and of itself much – more on the lines of search engine optimization and persuasion architecture.
Website Refresh Items
- Define value from customer’s perspective and multiple personas.
- Focus on emotion.
- Focus on end-benefits (from all clients)
- What are the customer’s real needs/wants?
- “Why should I buy from you?”
- What other options are there?Address them.
- How is your product and company different from others?
- What process does the client go through to buy the product/service?
- What information do they need to know before they buy?
- Establish trust!
- Identify clearly points-of-action.
- Internal linking!Link keywords to relevant pages.
- Find “hidden area” – information they are looking for that they can not find anywhere else.
- How? Why? Who? What?
- Be relevant – address needs, values, beliefs.
- Make copywriting personal!“you” not “We” – address feelings.
- Establish confidence!Use emotion to appeal.
- Scanning – use headings, quotes, links, bullet lists.
- Homepage – communicate UVP and get them to click deeper.
- Time is precious to clients, value it and get their attention by showing how you can help their business by speaking in their terms.
- Questions potential clients have:
- How will this service help my company?
- We’re doing okay, why do we need it?
- Is there another company out there that is better?
- Will their solution really work?Can they prove it?
- Is the company credible?
- Can we afford it?
- Focus on the positive aspects, not negative pain points.Ask the client ‘where do you want to be after this project?’
- Automate lead generation with items such as messagemaker that are based on actions and behaviors taken by the lead.
- Use stories and case studies to communicate with your leads.
- Increase the likelihood of closing deals:
- Design marketing communications for each phase of the sales cycle, from awareness through consideration to purchase.
- Focus your marketing efforts on points in the buying process where high potential prospects are leaving.
- Increase face-face time you have with clients.
- Track marketing leads that close.
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