Monthly Archives: February 2012

Website Planning Questionnaire: How Has It Helped?

I hope you find these 18 posts about designing your website helpful. I’d love your comments. Which item had the biggest effect on how you think about your website? Which one applied least to your situation?

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What comments or suggestions do visitors make about your current website?

Insight from your prospects and clients about what they like and don’t like should play a role in your website design decisions. This means you have to know what they’re thinking.

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What do you dislike about your current website?

If we’re designing a website to replace your current site, knowing which elements bother you most gives us even more insight into your needs and thinking than the elements you still like.

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What do you like about your current website?

If you already have a website which you’d like updated, or rebuilt from the ground up, it’s helpful, obviously, to know what you still like about it. Colors, layout, wording, images, tools: any element we’ve discussed so far which still … Continue reading

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What tools does your website need?

This is the place where we get to dream big. Because WordPress has add-ons called plugins for almost any kind of application, think about everything you wish you or a visitor could do at your website. There’s probably a plugin … Continue reading

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Who will update the website content to keep it fresh and current?

Another question that’s more about prompting thinking than about the answer itself. Especially in a small business where everyone wears many hats, it’s easy for everybody to think somebody will do it and in the end nobody does.

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How often will you add or update website content?

This is more to prompt thinking than to define the answer itself. You’re gonna have to update stuff, or your content will get stale in a month.

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What three words or phrases would someone type into a search engine to find your website?

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is every web company’s favorite buzz word. Here’s the short and sweet truth about SEO:

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What is your long-term plan for the website?

Thus far we’ve talked about the sights we’d like to see along our journey, the people will visit with as we travel. What’s the destination? One year, two years, five years from now, what do you believe about your website? … Continue reading

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