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Does Your Website Need Re-Designed?

Posted on November 10, 2014 by - Websites

If any of these 5 features are still on your website, it’s time to consider a new one.

Think of your website as the face of your business. While there are many aspects to consider when creating a website—usability, SEO, domain name, hosting, etc.—design is one of the most important parts of a quality website.

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Design elements include color, sound, size, and navigation. If your website is ugly, for lack of a better term, or it’s confusing for users to find what they need, it’s simple—they will close your website and find a competitor offering similar services with a better, easier-to-use website. If they have no choice but to use your site, then they will probably become frustrated and your brand’s reputation will take a hit.

If your website sports any of these 5 elements, click here to inquire about a re-design!

1. It’s Confusing

Can users tell exactly what your company does when they see the home page and header? Is your site easily navigable?

2. Pop-Ups

This is pretty self-explanatory. Pop-ups are not only visually unappealing, they’re also annoying to users.

3. Automatic Audio

This is your company’s website, not your Myspace page in 2005. Any music or audio that is playing upon opening the site must be removed.

4. Clashing Color

A matching color scheme is very important. Don’t use too many colors, colors that clash, or colors that don’t represent your services.

5. Wrong Size

If users have to scroll horizontally to see your websites content, they probably aren’t going to stay long.

For the full list of these awful features, Red Website Design Blog posted an infographic here.

If you’re ready to get rid of your old, outdated, and frustrating-to-use website, Thoughtwire can build you a beautifully designed site tailored to your needs and built to increase traffic and grow your brand!

Take a look at an example of our work here:

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Digital Management from Thoughtwire Media

Posted on November 10, 2014 by - Branding, Marketing, Websites

If you own a website, there are many ongoing aspects to the site that need to be maintained, updated, tweaked and improved upon to ensure you are offering your customers the best possible user experience (UX). A good UX will continue to drive traffic to your website as well as spread the positive message of your brand.

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A lot of website owners simply aren’t aware of all the things that need to be routinely done to keep their website ahead of the competition. Thoughtwire Media is your single source for complete digital management.

For example, do you have a WordPress website? Recently, “multiple vulnerabilities have been announced in the BulletProof Security plugin for WordPress version .51,” wrote Wordfence founder Mark Maunder in an email to WordPress publishers.

Have you upgraded to the newest version of the BulletProof Security plugin? Do you know what to update and when, so your site stays secure and has the latest technology and applications backing the process?

Let Thoughtwire Media ensure you are totally managed online—we do the work while you have total control. Spend your time how you want to and let Thoughtwire worry about plugin upgrades, security, where you appear on search and the overall user experience of your website and digital presence.

Don’t wait; your website could already be compromised. Call Thoughtwire Media now at 800-367-2570.