5 Things To Avoid When Setting Up A Website
Unfortunately, there are a large number of new websites that fail. This isn’t because of poor ideas or a lack of effort from the people behind the site; it’s simply due to newbies making common mistakes. Here are the top 5 most frequent mistakes made by less experienced webmasters.
1. Weak Domain Names
Your domain name is quite possibly one of the most important aspects to a successful website. Domain names are what a visitor uses to visit your website. You’re domain name should be short and give a clear idea as to what your website is about. Do your research and learn what really makes a good domain name.
2. Visual Layout
The visual layout of a website is extremely important. The layout should be pleasing to the eye, have limited distractions, readable, consistent, and it should all “flow”. Most often the common mistakes with layouts is making it too crowded or low contrast. Don’t be afraid to hire a website designer to help you with the layout of your site.
3. Broken Links
Broken links make your website difficult for visitors to surf. The frustration from this is often times enough to motivate customers to go elsewhere. Defective links also cause pages to score low with search engine robots and spiders, which will lead to placing lower in search results.
4. Social Media
Social Media is an absolute must have! If a site is missing it, it gives off the impression that the website is unprofessional. At the very least, all sights should have active accounts with both Facebook and Twitter.
5. Incorrect Use of Pictures and Media
Pictures and other media are meant to help enhance your website, not take over it. With any use of pictures, have text descriptions to explain it. Never have music immediately start playing upon arriving to the site.