• Patrick Trudeau

The Importance of a Business Website

Living in the digital world, a website is now a necessity for a business, big or small. If you have a business and don't have a website, you are probably losing clientele for your business.

A website itself can be used to accomplish many different marketing strategies to help your business grow. The internet has a far wider reach than any other form of advertising. While it takes time to build up enough traffic to your website to make a worthwhile impact on your bottom line, the actual cost is minimal.

Your website is the centre of your company's online presence; through it, you can advertise your business around the world on social networking sites, forums, and through pay-per-click advertising platforms.

Increased Visibility

One major factor that makes having a website important is the increased visibility. Even if people have heard of your company, they may likely want to do their research first, before entertaining the idea of actually doing business with you.

Websites usually provide a map and directions to a companies shop or office, for visitors to have less trouble finding your location.

By building a website you are giving your business the opportunity to tell consumers why they should trust you and the testimonials and facts to back up those opportunities. Believe it or not, most people will search the internet for a product or service before the purchase to check the credibility first.

When you provide good service or product, positive word-of- mouth about your business is likely to spread. Which in turn, delivers more repeat and new business. A website will not only give you credibility but it will also help to give the impression that your company is bigger and more successful than it may actually be.

24/7 access

Your website never sleeps. Because of this, your customers and potential customers can visit your site for support or information about new and upcoming products and services whenever it is convenient for them. Your website will act as an invaluable and always-available resource for information which would otherwise only be accessible during your companies business hours.

Increased Credibility

There are a lot of small businesses that still don't have a website that focus solely on word-of-mouth - while this is invaluable it limits you. Without a website you can't be found on search engines and it will be hard for your business to scale. Without a website most people simply assume your a small time company that doesn't necessarily take their business too seriously.

The bottom line is, it is imperative for every business to have a website. The more professional your website is, the more advantages you gain.

Are you now convinced that your business needs a website? Contact us for your free project briefing.

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