Problems are often viewed as negative when the opposite is true. Since we do not live in a perfect world, mistakes are made which can bring unforeseen problems to the surface. These problems help us realize where a mistake was made which is why problems are necessary and always insightful when solutions are found. From time to time common problems plague websites they can have a dramatic effect on how it displays along with website devaluations through reduced quality score. Here is a brief list a few more common problems website owners will have to likely have to deal with at some point.
Not Compatible with all Devices?
Is your website compatible with all devices and methods used to view websites? Think about the many ways your website can be seen by others; mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers, wide screen TVs, etc. If your website does not respond to the growing number of devices used to browse websites you are simply missing opportunities. The solution is to insure a professional design that does perform across all devices is employed.
Where’s My Search Engine Love?
Does your website rank well with search engines? There are a few solutions web designers can plan into your website design with core focus on your objective[s] at the same time. A new design must also include page optimization aimed at your customers. Take your time to explore your keyword markets so that you can align your business with money keywords. Do not engage in black hat techniques as they will have an adverse affect. It’s also a good idea to have a social presence on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Search engines will pick up ranking signals from your social profiles, for better or worst.
Visitors to my Website have Trouble Navigating to Desired Information
Website navigation requires some psychology in terms of understanding what your objectives are and how to guide a visitor to the desired outcome. To begin with use breadcrumbs at the top of every page as you will see on this website. Make sure you have created goals in Google Analytics (it’s free) so that your navigation can be flavored with your goals in mind. It is also recommended to include a sitemap so engine crawlers and site visitors can find pages easily.
I’ve got Broken Links on my website
The first part of the solution is to realize the value of all your web pages. One of the main reasons a website develops broken links is because pages got deleted. Always try to avoid deleting web pages! If you really must then remember to be polite and use 301 permanent redirects. To fix broken links we recommend not even attempting this by human hands. Try a program like Link Sleuth [Google it] which will find the broken links for you.
Long Load Times
There are many reason websites hang causing unacceptable load times. This will cost you dearly as a visitor won’t wait beyond a few seconds and search engines will not react favorably to long load times. To solve this problem try running your web address through a load time checker such as pingdom.com. The results will tell you where the problems are which will tell you exactly what needs to be fixed. Ponder your solutions carefully keeping in mind the cost to build a modern day, fully responsive website design that will likely cure every problem in one sweep.
Email addresses are listed on the website
E-mail Addresses are Exposed
Never list your email addresses anywhere on public web pages including your website. Spam bots will harvest those email addresses only to plant them into email data bases. Now you can expect to see plenty of unwanted email. The easiest way to avoid this is to make contact forms which allow inquiring minds to reach you without exposing your email address.
If any of these issues strike a sore spot with you it’s time to take action. Surf to our free analysis tool where you can instantly obtain a website report card by answering 8 basic question about your website. This report card will help you understand the weaknesses of your current website and what you can do to improve it.