It’s pretty much impossible at this point to deny just how important it is for your business to have some kind of online presence. Something that was once considered to be something of a luxury is now an integral part of any business’s brand in the modern age. Now that so many people are living such a large portion of their lives online, you simply cannot run a business without a website. The truth is if you don’t have a website, as far as many customers are concerned, you don’t exist. Whether you’re a fully fledged business or a travel blogger, you need a website. But how can you encourage potential customers to actually engage with your website in the first place? Here are a few simple reasons why your website might be turning them away, and what you can do to fix it.

The design is hideous

This probably sounds pretty shallow, but the truth is that customers simply do not want to engage with ugly websites. If your website looks dated and amateurishly designed, then you’ve got to consider how that reflects on your business as a whole. Customers are going to assume that your business doesn’t have all that much to offer. Even if the content of your website and the products and services that you provide are amazing, if you can’t present them properly then you’re going to lose your customers interests incredibly quickly. If you really want to customers to stay on your website, then you need to keep things simple and elegant.

It’s impossible to use

Of course, even if your website is absolutely beautiful if your customers can’t find their way around then it won’t take long before they get frustrated and move on to something else. You need to make sure that customers can find their way around your website quickly and easily. This means that it should not only be clear and easily readable but also that it actually functions properly. You need to use services like to ensure that the ecommerce on your site works perfectly. You also need to be ready for high volumes of traffic on your sit in the even that it achieves a serious amount of success,

Your SEO is lacking

Of course, there is a chance that the issue isn’t that customers have found your website and are clicking away, it could be that they simply can’t find it in the first place. This is often because you’re nowhere near high enough on the Google search results. The best possible way to do this is through Search Engine Optimization or SEO. There was a time when companies would just fill their websites will keywords without much care and attention but these days search engines like Google actually blacklist sites that do this. The very best thing that you can do is to make sure that you use your keywords carefully and that you combined them with interesting, engaging, well-written content.

Just because an online presence is important doesn’t mean that you should neglect the other aspects of your business. Even online there are things beyond your website that you should be doing, including email marketing and the use of social media. The key is to make sure that your customers can interact with your business at all times no matter what format it’s in.

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