10 Signs Your Business Needs a New Website
We know it's hard.
You and your website have been together for a long time. It was there for you when you launched your business. You've stuck together through highs and lows, through thick and thin.
But you've known for a while that something isn't quite right. It doesn't excite you how it used to. You don't boast about how great it is to your friends anymore. The state-of-the-art features you used to love now seem outdated and boring... and lately other company's websites have been catching your eye.
Breaking up is hard to do. But it could be time for you and your website to go your separate ways.
Here's 10 signs it might be time to say goodbye to your old website:
1. It takes forever to load
If your website takes an age to load then you could be losing customers. Stats show that 40% of website users abandon sites which take more than 3 seconds to load.
Remember, first impressions are everything - if a visitor has to wait too long, they will probably just go to a competitor's website.
2. It isn't mobile friendly
Collectively in the UK mobile users check their phones one billion times a day. For the first time ever people are using mobile devices to access the internet more than desktop or laptops.
With these kind of stats, can your website afford to ignore mobile?
3. It's difficult to read the text
Older websites often aren't as user friendly as modern ones. If your website has small text and navigation links which are difficult to read then you could be losing customers.
4. You don't have a blog
Blogs can seem like hard work but they are super important when it comes to SEO and give you a great opportunity to add new content to your site (something Google loves by the way)! Plus a blog gives you a great way to connect with customers.
5. You don't have https (SSL) security
72% of online shoppers have reported ditching their basket due to "basket anxiety" or security concerns. If your website looks old, unloved and has no security certificate then customers will click out of the site just as quickly as they clicked in. A professional secure site will encourage trust and credibility for your business. Read our "Why you need an SSL certificate blog for more info.
6. Your business has outgrown your website
Has your business developed new areas but your website hasn't? Is it easy for customers to contact you online or buy your product or book your services? If you don't have all the latest features such as online booking/shop, then your website is holding you back.
7. Your site doesn't integrate with your CRM
If your website isn't automatically connected to your CRM system then it should be! Having integrated systems can be a game changer for your business. Integrating your website and CRM means you'll have one place for all your data, which will help to save you vital time on admin, provide better customer service, and increase sales. What's not to love?
8. You don't have analytics
Do you know how many people visit your website every month? Do you know the demographic of your visitors? Do you know what pages they spend the most time on? Well you should!
If your website doesn't embrace analytics then you're missing out on the opportunity to see what your visitors are up to. Embracing analytics can help you to understand key trends, improve your pages, and turn those visits into sales!
9. You're embarrassed to share your site with customers
Have you visited a competitor's website and felt envious?
Are you embarrassed to share your website with contacts or customers?
Then it's time to get a beautiful new site. Beautiful professional websites are more affordable than ever. Six Ticks can help to create your dream site that you're proud to share with the world!
10. It's super hard for you to update
Is your site's content management system your biggest enemy?
Does it take you half an hour to upload an image or change text?
Then it's time for a new website! Imagine having a CMS system which is as easy to use as Microsoft Word! Well imagine no more, all Six Ticks' websites have this!
Let Six Ticks help you with the break up
Six Ticks specialise in professional beautiful new websites for businesses big and small. Take a look at our beautiful portfolio to see what your business has been missing.
Changing your website has never been so easy, with Six Ticks you'll:
- Keep your domain and email address
- Experience a seamless transition from your old site - your website won't be offline for a moment
- Receive 1-1 training and support on our easy to use systems
- Access our 24-hour customer support service
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch to get the website of your dreams today!