| The Do's & Don'ts For Website Success!
- Do invest in a secure online ordering system.
- Do keep your audience in mind and create copy that personally speaks to them.
- Do create a clear and compelling sales message.
- Do update your site content and keep it fresh and current.
- Do anticipate and answer your visitor's questions.
- Do check your site to ensure all forms and links are working.
- Do include a call to action on each page. You won't get business if you don't ask for it.
- Do include your contact information.
- Do offer links to programs like Acrobat Reader needed to view your site information.
- Do choose a Web host that provides exceptional service, minimal down time, and consistent site backups.
- Do carefully check your content for spelling and grammar mistakes. Errors are unprofessional and show a lack of attention to detail.
- Do title each page to be search engine (and bookmark) friendly.
- Do use a URL and domain name that accurately reflects your business or company name and is easy to remember.
- Don't confuse your visitor with too many topics on one page. Organize information logically.
- Don't let your site become outdated. Your credibility will disappear if you offer Mother 's Day specials just in time for Father's Day.
- Don't include too many colors, fonts, or font sizes that distracts your visitor.
- Don't yell at your visitor by using all capital letters.
- Don't insult your customer by selling his information to third parties.
- Don't ignore or delay customer requests. Return all customer inquiries promptly because you never know whom they may recommend you to even if they don't buy from you.
- Don't add a “visitor count” to your site. No need to brag how many or show how few visit.
- Don't include graphics that fail to add importance to your site.
- Don't use silly clip art unless absolutely necessary.
- Don't add unnecessary "extras" that will take a particularly long time to load.
- Don't ignore customer complaints, just because you're on the Web doesn't mean your business won't be affected by dissatisfied customers sharing their experience with others.