NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From creating an effective design and layout to creating and producing relevant content, developing a small business website can require months of crucial preparation. During this time, how will you build a site that encompasses all the elements necessary for it to be a successful business tool? Regardless of the product and the audience, there are some key elements all successful websites have in common.
Mobile-friendly. With mobile traffic surpassing desktop web traffic, now is the time to mobile-optimize your site. By delivering mobile users a great website experience, you'll begin to see an increase in traffic and leads.
Contact info. Ensure that your contact information is on the top of every page on your website. For mobile users, consider an interactive phone icon fixed to the top of each page, as these users might prefer to call instead of completing a form.
Simplify inquiry forms. All links to inquiry forms should be prominent on all web pages. Keep required fields to a minimum to encourage submissions.
Benefit-oriented content. Your content should focus on how your products and services can solve your customers' problems. Keep in mind that when visitors are landing on your site, they want to be able to quickly find what they are searching for--and you only have a few minutes to get your messages out there quickly.
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