You have a website but the content hasn’t changed in several months, maybe even years. Google stops to care as much about your website when this happens so let’s change it!
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Give your visitors what they want.
Why do your website visitors come to you?
First of all, ask yourself why someone would come to your website and what end result you’d like from their visit. For most of my clients, they offer a service and web users are coming to the website to find that service. Their goal is to turn those web users into paying customers.
How to freshen up your website in one simple step.
Get rid of staleness by adding content to your website that draws in the user to have them contact you. Most people need to be sold… and sold quickly. Giving them something for free works wonders. (For example, the guide at the bottom of our web design page).
If you are a plumber, give them an article such as “5 things to do before calling a plumber about a leaky faucet.”
If you are a housecleaner, give them an article “How to prepare for a housecleaning.”
This kind of content shows you as a thought leader in your industry and that you are putting forth good energy and will be helping them out. (When you do this, make sure it’s a blog post with its own page so that Google can send searchers to it when they type in the relevant search terms.)
Make it easy to contact you.
Beyond regular content that gives useful tips and free advice, be sure to have your contact information prominently displayed in your header. If you offer a free consultation, have a Call to Action button for this above the fold on your homepage (or better yet in the header). For my business, getting clients on the phone is of the utmost importance.
You need your customers to find your website. For your customers to find your website, Google needs to know you are offering new, fresh content that searchers care about. The three steps we recommend to accomplish that are:
- Add new content so that Google treats your website with more authority and sends more relevant traffic your way.
- Add blog posts that add value to your audience to show you as a thought leader in your industry and that you are here to educate people about a service.
- Prominently display your contact information and (if offered) free consultation