10 Ways Your Website is Driving Customers Away

You want your website to draw customers in and get them to purchase your goods or services. But if you’re not careful, your website could be doing just the opposite.

1. Looks old and outdated. Take a hard look at your website. Does the website design look old and outdated compared to other websites in your area of business? Get opinions from a younger relative or customer. It may be time for a website redesign or web updates.

2. Stale information. No edits since you launched your site. If your website mentions a coupon that expired last year, that’s a turnoff to a prospective customer – they probably won’t come back.

3. Pictures are too small. Nobody likes to squint, or resize the screen to see the photos. Consider updating your photos.

4. Text is too difficult to read. If you chose a hard to read font, have colored text on a colored background, or your text is too small, you may be driving people to your competitor. Consider updating your web content at the same time you change to a more user-friendly font.

5. Logo looks like an amateur designed it. Your website design should incorporate your logo, but if it looks unprofessional, that says a lot about your business. Consider a logo redesign.

6. No social media links. Customers love social, and not just your younger customers. A lot of people check out social media to check for reviews of your business, how many followers you have, and more. Take advantage of social media linking.

7. Slow loading web pages. This is one of the most aggravating things for someone who uses the internet to research a product or service before buying. If your web pages are slow to load, most prospective buyers will click back to their search results and move on to the next web site. There are a number of things your web designer can do to clean up your web pages and optimize them for speed.

8. Hard to find information. If a prospective customer can’t easily find what he/she is looking for when they visit your website, unless they REALLY want to do business with you and only you, they will generally leave your site for another more user friendly site. Make sure your web pages say what you do and what you offer in an easily understood manner. Make navigation user friendly, with clear, concise page names and navigation bars and tabs.

9. Obnoxious sound when you open a website. Most people don’t want to hear music or a video the second they get to your site. Some will immediately leave your site and move on to your competitor.

10. Can’t turn off sound when something automatically plays. This is related to #9. If you have sound or videos on your site, make it easy for the user to silence the audio, or let them click on the video to play, rather than having it start automatically.

As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of your website, and make some resolutions for the New Year. Contact Coastal Web Services to improve your web site in the New Year.

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Website Design:

A custom website design from the web design team at Coastal Web Services will distinguish you from your competition. We are a local web development company with a reputation for developing professional and effective custom website designs. We start by visiting our clients, and potential clients, to brainstorm with them on their specific web design needs. To develop a custom website design tailored to your organization, we also discuss and write down specific goals for the upcoming year and map out a plan to accomplish your specific goals. The more information our website builders have, the better we can serve you.

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Coastal Web Services provides businesses with professional high quality custom website design services. Whether you want to start with a basic web design or are in need of an advanced custom website design with all the “bells and whistles,” Our web development company can deliver your online presence on time and functioning as requested. We offer a free website analysis and then if you are ready to move forward with our web design services, we will quote you a fair market price for a high quality custom website design. No high-pressure sales- just honest, competent work to enhance your branded image and increase your bottom line.

Coastal Web Services provides custom website designs that meet the needs of our customers. Our website designers take pride in their ability to make sure our customers are not just happy with their site; we want our customers excited about their new custom website design. The happier our customers are, the more referrals we receive. It’s a win-win for all of us!

Our web designers been providing web page design since 1997 and have completed hundreds of business websites. Not only can our web development company help you build an attractive website, but we make it a functional website as well. Here are a few guarantees we can offer your business website:

  • Attractive Design
  • Functional Easy-to-Use Layout
  • Pleasant Color Combinations
  • Easy to Update/Expand
  • Quick Turn-Around
  • Professional Guidance
  • Website Marketing to Increase Business
  • Programming Features
  • Audio/Video (Flash) Presentations

Website Design Samples

Listed below are some of the web design samples / projects we have completed. The web site designs listed are our custom websites. Our focus is on small businesses in the Baltimore area and surrounding counties in Maryland, as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

Feel free to contact us or call our office for your web site design project or if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about our custom designed web sites.

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Contact Coastal Web Services for a quote on your next web design project!