7 Ways to Gain a Professional Online Reputation
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A professional online reputation is essential to the
flourishing of any business big or small. Many business
owners spend countless hours on the core operations of their
business forgetting the importance their website has. Having
an up-to-date website with a professional appearance and
easy navigation can make or break a lot of potential
business deals. Below are 7 ways you can gain a professional
1.) Simple Site Navigation. A site with simple navigation
allows customers to focus on the products or information
they are searching for. An unorganized site reflects an
unorganized business and customers will not trust you with
2.) Up-to-Date Content. Fresh content keeps customers coming
back time and time again. If customers feel they are viewing
the same content and products, why should they return to
3.) Fixing Broken Links. Broken links occur constantly as
external links change. Creating a system for checking links
is essential to a professional online appearance. Customers
visit your site when they believe you to be a reliable
source of information.
4.) Page Additions. Continually adding new pages to your
website such as employment opportunities, new staff changes,
press releases, new services or products and newsletters,
keeps customers coming back. Customers are always interested
in what's going on with your company.
5.) Fast and Reliable Online Contact. Responding to online
inquiries quickly establishes trust with potential and
existing customers. Customers who wait for days for a
response to a simple question will take their business
6.) Offering a Guarantee or Promise. One sure way to build
customer loyalty and trust is by providing a guarantee or
promise of your service or product. Customers want to know
they can put their trust in you and rely on you when needed.
7.) Individualism. Every individual is unique, likewise,
every company is unique. Customers want (and need) to be
treated like they are unique. Your online services and
products should reflect a willing to be flexible and make
changes for those unique customers.
Implementing these 7 changes on your website will not only
ensure customer loyalty but also an increase in sales.
Customers need to know you are fast and reliable. A
professional online reputation will ensure just that!
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