Does Your Website Need a Checkup?
As a business coach, one of the things I do for my clients is review their website. It's amazing how valuable it can be to have a fresh pair of eyes take a look at your site. We become so accustomed to the look of our sites and blogs that we can overlook mistakes that are costing us money. Here are a few things that a website review can help you improve:
Improve your search engine rankings
If you are not getting the free traffic you want from search engines, there are several tweaks you can make to your site to help you get better results. You do not have to learn everything there is to know about SEO, but a good coach can give you specific, actionable tasks applicable to your site that will boost your rankings.
Your website copy
Is it clear exactly who you are trying to attract with your website copy? Does each page of your site have a clear call to action? If it is not obvious who your target market is, a coach can help you nail that down so you can connect with your target audience more effectively.
Email marketing mistakes
Are you leaving money on the table by not offering a newsletter or ecourse? A coach can help you get more repeat visitors and make more sales via email marketing. The placement and copy of your opt in box can make a huge difference here too.
Affiliate marketing efforts
Some of my clients are adding affiliate recommendations to their websites and blogs to increase their income. If these are simply buttons slapped up that are not particularly relevant to the reader, however, they are just taking up valuable real estate and producing no result. A coach can help you improve your affiliate marketing efforts so you generate more commissions.
Is your site unattractive?
If you do not want your site to look dated or stale, you might need to give it a sprucing up every couple of years so it stays fresh. Changing the colors and layout of your site can also help you make more money from the Google AdSense program. A poorly designed site can chase away visitors and sales, but a well designed one helps you lead your visitors to the action you want them to take.
Whether you are newer to the internet marketing game or have been marketing online for years, you can gain valuable perspective on things with a little coaching.