Your website is kind of like your wardrobe. If you don’t update it every few years, people are going to start to notice how old and out of date it is. But how do you know when it’s time to hire a web designer? Here are few tell-tale signs:
Your website is slow.
Today’s consumer gives you less than a second before they decide whether or not they want to stay on your website. If your website takes longer than that to load, they are going to click away. A new design can be a great way to get a faster website that is less likely to send your potential customers running to a more updated competitor.
Your website looks old.
Take a look at some of the newest and most innovative websites out there. Web designers are doing things with code today that were unheard of three years ago. Consumers are can when your website is old, just by looking at it. If it doesn’t look like it’s keeping up with the trends, your need a web designer.
Your website doesn’t work on mobile devices.
This is one of the biggest sins your website can commit. Mobile web traffic has long since outpaced desktop and laptop traffic. That means that no matter how great your normal website is, if it isn’t viewable on mobile, you’re probably only getting half as much traffic (or less) than you could be if your website were fully responsive. You might even be getting a penalty from Google, who hates non-responsive website.
You avoid directing people to your website.
If you spend more time trying to get people to focus on your social media pages, your website is in need of a designer. If you just don’t like how your website looks, you’re letting it control your marketing campaigns and you’re downgrading all of the hard work you’ve put into building your business. Don’t do it.
You like your competitor’s website better than you like your own.
You’ve probably spent time poking around their website, even if it’s just to try and see what makes them so great. If you love using their website (more than you love using yours), that probably means potential customers or clients feel the same way. Get a web designer to fix the problem!
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