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12 Benefits Of Having A Website!

Some of the goals that can be achieved by launching a website include the following:

1. Far Cheaper and Much More Flexible Than Print Advertising The Internet is extremely different from print advertising in that space is cheap, your advertisement is accessible for a longer period of time, the content can be changed without having to ask someone to do it for you (if you use a content management system) and you can potentially reach a wider audience.

This is not to say that you should not use other forms of advertising at all You can use it to entice people to visit your website and find out about your company and potentially open two-way communication between the potential customer and a sales person.

2. Market Expansion of The Internet has allowed businesses to break through the geographical barriers and become accessible, virtually, from any country in the world by a potential customer that has Internet access.

3. Diversify Revenue Streams

A website is not just a medium for representation of your company, it is a form of media from which everybody can acquire information. You can use this media to sell advertising space to other businesses. A recent trend has risen where businesses feature their very own directory of complimentary services, where the visitor can search for information on a business that will enhance the use of your service. The business sells complimentary businesses a listing in their directory.A good example is a catering company featuring a directory with businesses such as event co-coordinators, electronic equipment rental companies, etc.

4. 24 7 365

No more turning customers away when its time to close shop, putting up a note saying closed for public holiday , or leaving an irritating message on your answering service specifying your trading hours tell them to visit your website for information they are looking for.

5. Offer Convenience

It is far more convenient for a person to research a product on the Internet than it is to get in a car, drive somewhere and look for or ask someone for information on a product. Also, a potential customer won t have to judge a call center agent to determine whether he/she has their best interests in mind, or just wants to make a sale.The potential customer can visit your website whenever they like in their own privacy and comfort, without the stresses and distractions that exist in the real world.Your website is a self-service medium for example, instead of having to wait in a long cue to pay your TV License, you can now do it electronically through the TV License website.

6. Add Value and Satisfaction

By offering convenience, a point of reference and that touch of individualized customer service, you ultimately add value to your offering and your customers experience a higher level of satisfaction.

Your website can add value in other ways too, by featuring tips, advice and general interest content you can entertain your customers. This will also help them remember you better.

7. Standardize Sales Performance

By looking at which approached / pitches have worked in the past and those which have not, you can produce the ultimate pitch and use it with your website, so that you use it on every customer. No more training of sales people and waiting for them to get a feel for your line of trade.

8. Improve credibility

A website gives you the opportunity to tell potential customers what you are about and why you deserve their trust and confidence. In fact, many people use the internet for pre-purchase research so that they can determine for themselves whether a particular supplier or brand is worthy of their patronage, and won t take them for a ride.The Internet also allows for Viral Marketing where your website visitors spread positive word-of-mouth about your business – your customers do your marketing!

9. Promote your Brick n Mortar Presence Getting lost trying to find a place can be frustrating for a potential customer. You can publish what they call a dummy map on your website, which shows directions and landmarks graphically, and the potential customer can print it out when looking for your Brick n Mortar premises.

You might advertise a promotion on your website encouraging the visitor to visit your Brick n Mortar premises (e.g.. At a branch near you! ).Also, if you recently moved to a new location, you will have to wait for the next ‘phone directory to come out before people figure out where you currently are. Because a website is flexible you can change the content as you like you can change you contact details instantly and lower the risk of losing customers when moving to a new location.

10. Growth Opportunity

A website serves as a great place to refer potential investors to, to show them what your company is about, what it has achieved and what it can achieve in future.

11. Two-Way Communicative Marketing

Customers can quickly and easily give feedback on your product and/or marketing approach.

12. Cheap Market Research

You can use features on your website such as visitor polls, online surveys and your website statistics to find out what your customers like more and how they feel about certain aspects of your business to determine how you can improve your product and the way you do business.

Website statistics show you how much traffic your website receives, how the visitor got to your website and where, geographically, the visitor is from.

Respects, Fatih

The Benefits of Using the Hosting Services!

There is a huge competition among various hosting services. There are so many individuals who prefer to take the help of contemporary hosting services to host their websites. With so many hosting companies in place, you have to choose the right company to promote your business online.

If you want to promote your online business, then you have to set up a website. Once you are done with your website, you have to host it with an appropriate domain name. There are many web design companies that offer to design your website and host it for a nominal cost. There are also many companies that offer to provide unlimited storage and free hosting services to their customers.

Once you design your website, it is important to concentrate on the content of your website. Any business succeeds only if there is a quality content in the website. You can choose to write your own content or take the help of a content management service who can write the content for your website. The progress in web development technologies allows you to customize your websites according to your needs. You also get to manage the database, create user accounts for other users of your website.

There are some companies that let you blog and create forums in your website. By choosing the right hosting company, you can promote your business in no time. Make sure the hosting company lets you manipulate the content, work on the design and style of the website. Check whether the service is secure to use. Choose to take the help of the hosting services that provide unlimited disk space at a reduced cost. You can compare the services provided by various hosting companies to decide on the company that best fits your needs.

If you want to make good revenue online, then you have to follow various search engine optimization techniques to get your website rank high in search engines. However, in order to be successful in website promotion using SEO techniques, you should have multiple websites. Hosting each website individually will cost you a lot. So it is important to take the services of those hosting companies that provide multiple hosting at a lesser cost. However, you have to learn the link wheel techniques to promote your websites in a short span of time. The use of link wheels will help you interlink the properties of your entire website and book mark them to increase their search engine ranking.

If you want your website to rank high in search engines, then you have to choose a good domain name. Using the services of the best hosting company will get your website to rank high in search engines in a quick time. If you research online, you may find a huge number of hosting companies that provide multiple hosting. It is often difficult to identify the best hosting company. You can do an online comparison on the various hosting services to figure out the one that offers high quality service at an affordable price.

Respects, Fatih