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HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« on: August 19, 2008, 09:49:34 AM »
Create Successful Biz site

Congratulation, you finely decided to upgrade your business with a website. This is really important step which can take your business to a new level structurally and financially.

1. Well built and properly advertised website can bring you hundreds of new customers who wouldn't have heard about your business otherwise.

2. Most of people do not search for services on yellow pages no more but open Google , Yahoo, MSN, etc. Therefore your presence on the net is a very important strategy to earn new clients.

3. Website is your face when it comes to clients who arrive to you via the net. If your website is well built, even if you are a small business owner, clients will be more willing to work with you.

Now that we understand the importance of a good, reliable website for a business, let's go over some basic steps to make sure your website will be a success story:

Determine your budget:

Website building can cost you nothing or cost you thousands of dollars. I think that the best site is the one which benefit will excel its cost. Therefore every business owner must determine his appropriate budget .

Some companies offer absolutely free websites. There are some advantages and some disadvantages in such a website. The first and the biggest advantage is the zero cost. If your website turns out useless , you don't lose any money. The main disadvantages of free websites are usually the limited storage space (which means you can't build a large website) and limited bandwidth (if many users enter your site at once, it might become slow or even unavailable).

If you have a large sum of money to put on your web site, you may go to a custom Web Design firm. They will usually offer you two or three unique design sketches which they embed in their Content Management System and a directions about how to enter your content into it. The problem about this option is it's high cost.

There is no second chance to create a first impression:

Design is naturally one of the most important aspects in website success. Website design must represent your business as a prosperous, impressive and trustworthy therefore there is no place to disregard it.

Quality content:

In order to be found in search engines and attract serious visitors you must fill your website with high quality content. We suggest you enter information about yourself , your business and products. Professional articles and further information from your field of interest might add more value to the website and present you as an expert in your field.

Keeping in touch:

Once you have earned clients you better keep in touch with them. There are number of fast and cost effective ways to do so:

1.By mail. Today spam mail is a felony, but once a customer signed up at your website and gave his agreement to receive your e-mails, you should keep in touch with him , informing him about new products, services and sales.

2. By SMS. If your business is very dynamic you might use the SMS technology to keep in touch with your clients at real time.

3. Keep in touch with your clients by blogs and forums where you can offer them technical support

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 04:00:52 PM »
Addition to benefits  of having a websites are:•   You will gain customers from other states and countries while you are putting in the same amount of effort and money
•   Create an image of well established company
•   You won’t have to spend any resources on compensating or insuring your staff members and still maintain the level of sales and customer services among many others.Do you need a help in having your business website up? i can be of help....

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 06:38:07 PM »
Internet is another cause of unemployment, because less hands are needed once your business is online.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 11:31:54 AM »
Internet is also a good source of employment.What any society is needed is just keep on adjusting to trend.Failing to do so is where un-employment is inevitable.... 

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 01:26:46 PM »
Website design is an act and must me mastered.  Designing website with Frontpage is the easiest.  You can design your own website using Frontpage and modify the site thereafter. 

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 05:34:01 PM »
Frontpage and Dreamweaver are the best for creating a website.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 11:51:19 AM »
unfortunately, a I do not use any of them either, I use Site Spinner.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 09:06:35 PM »
You need to try them for a more professional websites, but they're expensive.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 02:31:35 PM »
A number of good points have been raised here, so here's some more:

Creating a successfulbusiness website is a delicate art, and it would surprise most people to know that the most important thing is what is usually neglected the most.   That important thing is couched in the following question: how will this proposed website meet the needs of our customers?

While websites are created by geeks and nerds (read: webmasters and web designers), the people who will use the website (the prospective and existing clients) are NOT.   They do not know about PHP, Ruby-on-Rails or the latest programming stuff.   And they really do not care. 

Research has shown that the majority of website visitors are more comfortable with a website that is simple (they get confused easilly; they are not geeks like us), easy to use, and that porovides the information and services that they need. 

This is to be the foundation on which creating a successful business website is laid.   Think about the end-users. 

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« Last Edit: February 27, 2009, 02:34:40 PM by Alireta »

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 04:28:04 PM »
That's a good point Alireta.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 05:19:16 PM »
Alireta, I agree with you that most user get confused in using some website because they are not webdevelopers
who understand what every icons on the net stand for.
So having the end user in mind, while creating website is inevitable.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 07:57:43 PM »
Great Ideas and contributions here, but one thing I think we need is to keep on educating people on how to bring their business online, because the world we are today are no more encouraging offline, and I think is even easier and better.

For Website builders, Microsoft has developed higher version of frontpage for web design and is called web expression, just try it, you will like it.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 08:15:40 PM »
To web designers, I also need to add that while WYSIWYG editors like FrontPage and Site Spinner are good and can be helpful, if you really want to do serious, standards-based web designing, you need to learn to hand-code in HTML and CSS.   Knowing how code behaves and how to manipulate it gives you greater dexterity in your works. 

I started with FrontPage, but had to leave it behind.   I had to put aside all graphics editing software and just do it in HTML and CSS. 

It may be hard to carry out the transition, but once its done, you'll find yourself wondering why you didn't do it earlier.   After mastering HTML and CSS, you can still use whatever else you've been using, but you'll find out that you can now do much more, skill-wise and produce better designs. 

You'll be able to create clean, lean code - no bloats, no junks.   Visitors to the websites you design will notice the difference. 

I hope everyone takes this in good faith.   This is not about me putting up a front.   I just want to encourage standards-based design practices here in Nigeria. 

A good place to start learning is hxxp: www.  w3schools.  com/

Cheerio!
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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2009, 10:57:55 AM »
The best website creation software is dreamweaver you don't even need to know anything about html or css some few clicks will do all for you, and your site will look like a pro site.

The Daily Sun newspaper is a popular Nigerian site created with dreamweaver.

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Re: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WEBSITE
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2009, 03:39:57 PM »
Well, opinion differs when it comes to creative works, that is why is more of act than science.
In my perceptive all the opinion here are vital.Because it depends on the one the person is comfortable with.
Also remember that what Mr A calls good designing might be different from Mr B perceptive.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2009, 03:53:34 PM by perfect »

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2009, 06:05:41 PM »
i think Dreamweaver are the best for creating a website

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2009, 06:13:37 PM »
Have you use that?

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2009, 12:53:57 AM »
Quote from: Alireta link=topic=8346. msg135332#msg135332 date=1235762140
To web designers, I also need to add that while WYSIWYG editors like FrontPage and Site Spinner are good and can be helpful, if you really want to do serious, standards-based web designing, you need to learn to hand-code in HTML and CSS.    Knowing how code behaves and how to manipulate it gives you greater dexterity in your works.   

I started with FrontPage, but had to leave it behind.    I had to put aside all graphics editing software and just do it in HTML and CSS.   

It may be hard to carry out the transition, but once its done, you'll find yourself wondering why you didn't do it earlier.    After mastering HTML and CSS, you can still use whatever else you've been using, but you'll find out that you can now do much more, skill-wise and produce better designs.   

You'll be able to create clean, lean code - no bloats, no junks.    Visitors to the websites you design will notice the difference.   

I hope everyone takes this in good faith.    This is not about me putting up a front.    I just want to encourage standards-based design practices here in Nigeria.   

A good place to start learning is hxxp: www.   w3schools.   com/

Cheerio!

I agree 100% with you.

A designer being able to write his/her will be beneficial not only because the output will be simpler and smarter but also the the act removes the usual junk codes(most guys don't know this) that clonk the server and consequently slows down the browser speed

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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2009, 11:18:06 AM »
good post.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 03:15:42 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 04:07:30 PM »
The internet is a marketplace and may be responsible for employment or unemployment.  It depends on the angle you are looking at it from. 
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2010, 04:25:42 AM »
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