The first and most important decision – Are you wanting a self-built website or employing a professional to do it for you? Making a site with an online builder where you can build the site yourself as advertised on TV can be cost-effective and fun, but it is also difficult and extremely time-consuming, especially if you want a professional-looking site. Some people think it’s just a matter of placing a picture here, writing content there, but don’t be fooled, it’s a whole lot more than that and not a simple as you may think!
Whether you register the domain or have someone do it for you, it is VITAL that you make sure that YOU are the legal owner of the domain. At Twisted Spire we believe that it is only fair and right that the customer is the legal owner of the domain address and by doing so gives the customer more control over its use. Basically – Whoever controls the domain, controls the site.
For example, if our customer decides to leave Twisted Spire several years down the line, then the customer can take the domain with them without any financial loss or penalty.
For those already with a website created by somebody else – Do you know who legally owns the domain? Many businesses assume it is them but find that they are not the legal owners when it comes to moving services elsewhere which can quickly become very, very expensive. It’s worth checking don’t you think? Things to Consider When Planning Your New Website 2021
Do you want a great site that attracts more visitors, or simply just a presence online?
Do you plan on advertising products, services or wears? selling products or services directly with a checkout function? Process and/or hold data from the site?
Websites can be used for many different things with many different functions. You need to decide what to consider when making a website so that the site does exactly as you want it to do for both you and site visitors.
How will the webpage look to the first time page visitors when they arrive? The site map and pages require mapping to ensure that they clearly flow together, ensuring that content is clean, clear, correct and relevant, including high-quality images are used and ensuring that the images are legal from a copyright perspective.
At Twisted Spire, we ensure that all our images supplied to you are licenced for use and taken into account at the early stages when compiling a list of things to consider when planning your new website 2021
Link all social channels back to the focused webpage with just one click; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and don’t forget Pinterest.
And one of the last things to consider – A schedule to keep the site fresh and relevant by regularly updating your webpage. Would you want to read the same newspaper article again and again and again? No? Well, neither do your customers. Tell your visitors what you are doing, what’s new and give them a reason to engage with you.
P.S. – Thank you for reading, and for any further information about Things to Consider When Planning Your New Website 2021 please contact Twisted Spire and find out what we can do for you and your new webpages and blogs, promoting your digital presence online.