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      How to Improve Your Website

      It is difficult to overstate the value of a quality website. A well-organized and designed website is an invaluable tool when it comes to generating new visitors and converting them into repeat customers. While a sense of design is important, it does not mean you have to run out and hire the most expensive web designer you can find.

      The important part of a website is that you provide customers a direct way to access the information and products they want. With the increasing availability of online stores, the competition is only one back-click and page rank away. This means you may only have one chance to make a lasting impression, so better make it a good one. Here are five steps to help make your website easier to manage and more appealing to customers.

      1. Be Open (Source, That Is)

      The best type of platform to use to build your site on is called open source. An open source platform is one that is available to the public to use free of charge. The beauty of this type of platform is that anyone can borrow the framework of a site and modify it to meet their own needs. They are constantly being updated and improved upon by other web developers to make better sites. It also means that you are not locked into working with the same designer until the end of eternity.

      2. Be User Friendly

      Something many website owners fail to do is have the site undergo preliminary usability testing before releasing it to the public. A site could be the most beautiful in the World Wide Web, but if a visitor cannot find what they are looking for, then they may as well be shopping with a rose and a Rembrandt. Usability tests help to ensure that visitors are able to find what they want in a quick and convenient manner. You can hire outside companies to perform the test, but for most sites that is probably an unnecessary expense. Even getting some friends to try the site and give feedback can go a long way in making the experience better for all users.

      3. Go for SEO

      Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves designing a site in such a manner that it will show up with a higher page rank on search engines, such as Google. Considering that most users will never go past the first or second page of results, it is important that you gear your site towards climbing to the top. There are many good articles available online to help you if you want to improve SEO, but mainly you should focus on including keywords and tags on each page of your site. It also helps to submit your site to reputable online directories.

      4. Keep It Fresh

      As many website owners are finding out, people want more from a site than just products. They also want content that is valuable and interesting to them. Content gives users a reason to visit the site and return on a consistent basis. The difficult aspect of content is that you have to update and add more on pretty regular intervals. Use articles and pictures to reinforce what your business is all about. Articles are particularly useful because you can sprinkle in keywords that help to improve your SEO.

      5. Start Networking

      Social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, are a great way to help get the word out about your business. Social networks are a powerful tool because of how the network spiderwebs out to help connect users together. One user sharing the link to your page can mean any number of potential customers being directed to your business. The key to social networks is to become involved in the community and connect with potential and current customers. This not only improves your companyís image, it allows them to easily share information about your company with other users.

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      Nice tips. Really useful for any designer. Thank you for sharing.
      How a New Online Retailer Made Over 3 million Sales in 1yr With These Sources

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      Good post... Nice tips.. Thanks

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      Thanks,i am going on my website now. your article is timely!

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      Good job done. Thanks for the share mate.

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      Great tips! Thanks for sharing this one!

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      Perfect post. I learnt a lot from your opinions. Thanks for your generous sharing. :-)

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      Valuable information! thanks for sharing with us.

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      gave me a lot of useful tips, thank you

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      Great tips by moderator. In addition to above

      Keep website design simple and use minimum flash
      Promote your business by answering forum, blog
      If possible write professional articles or get someone to write for your company
      Host a blog to develop knowledge base (keeping site fresh)
      Host a forum for two way communication with potential customers

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