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How Web Design Helps Online Businesses Appeal to Customers

Anybody who wants to make it in business these days needs to have a solid online presence.  No matter the size of the business or where it is located, a good online presence makes it easier to grow sales, maintain relationships, market products and services, and even handle administrative paperwork.

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But in order to survive the highly competitive online world, your website needs to shock and amaze, encourage and inspire, motivate and convert visitors into buyers.  And the way you do that is through engaging site content.  This means you want to have a site that is not only visually appealing but also provides concise, accurate, and interesting information, which visitors can use to determine this is, in fact, the site they need.

For many new business owners, hiring a Montreal Graphic Design professional is the best way to ensure site visitors become customers.  But you have to know how to appeal to visitors if you want to make the conversion.

VISUAL APPEAL

As much as we don’t like to admit it, the first reaction a web user has to your website is a visual one.  If your site is not visually appealing, a visitor will probably be turned off and that will turn them away to look for another site. It doesn’t matter how good your company may be or how much people love what you do, if it isn’t a pretty place to visit, users probably won’t like it.

 

FUNCTIONAL APPEAL

If your site is, in fact, pleasing to the eye, visitors are going to stick around.  And when they do, they will experience how well your site functions.  Functional appeal is important because it not only makes it easy for users to find what they are looking for but it leaves them feeling like you are a trustworthy source of information.  And if a visitor feels they can trust you with information there is a much better chance they will feel they can trust you with their business.

 

RETURN APPEAL

Finally, you want to make sure your site not only converts visitors to customers but also customers to subscribers.  “Subscribers,” of course, is a term used to describe someone who regularly buys or participates in a behavior.  It can also be used to describe the sharing of a philosophy or belief.  An effective website will communicate what your company has to offer but also why a visitor might want to return for future business; whether that is through a subscription that automatically delivers or through the communication that you share the same ideals and that is why they should rely on you (and only you) to serve their needs.

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