Sydney’s WordPress Guy chats about Small Business Website design, layout and what makes a successful business website. Join the WordPress Guy, Tony, at the coming Pitch Your Website workshop in Sydney.
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Q1: What features do you need to consider before starting a website?
Which CMS platform makes sense to me to use. Try and research and test out the main CMS options if you can before going with one as you need to feel comfortable with using them. CMS options are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Adobe Business Catalyst are a good place to start.
Q2: How do you asses a websites effectiveness for a business?
The ability of the site to deliver the content to the potential client wants as clearly and effectively as possible. Presented without being lost in a sea of text and just getting to the point.
Q3: Which small business websites do you rate as EFFECTIVE WEBSITES?
Q4: How important is social media integration in websites these days? and how can they make best use of it?
Social media just adds more width to the leads funnel. Like them or hate them they are a valid tool. I use social media to provide helpful information about WordPress which keeps potential clients constantly aware I am around and builds authority on the subject.
Q5: For those pitching their website at the event, what will you be reviewing and critiquing?
Clear message about product or service, navigation flow, newsletter signup form, contact form, SEO behind the scenes, eCommerce if applicable