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5 Risks of Outdated Business Web Design

Josiah Roche

Josiah Roche

Digital Marketing Consultant

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Many business owners make the mistake of not paying attention to their company website after getting it online. Although this may save on a little bit of time and effort, it can have negative consequences that can affect your online visibility and the company’s success.

If a business fails to keep its business web design updated, it exposes itself to many risks that you can’t afford to ignore. In other words, maintaining an updated website is one of the most important marketing priorities in any business. The inability to maintain one may lead to the following problems:

There’s No Longer Any Appeal

Your business website should be something that’s created and maintained to attract different customers. It should be able to integrate different elements and information that would allow potential clients to learn more about the products and services that you offer.

Without refreshing your business web design, your website can look rather old-fashioned. It’s a missed opportunity to show professionalism and attention to detail. The old design style can seem hard to look at and just drive a customer to click away rather than to stay. 

There’s a Lack of Relevancy

One thing website design should always be able to provide is relevancy. If the contents of your web design are only central to what was trending and aren’t important to present-day customers, they’re less likely to check it.

Plus, having fewer people checking your business can make your business’ SEO ranking much lower. Google’s algorithm recognises when a website lacks relevance and quality. They may identify and conclude your site to be unfit for any user searching for related information.

There’s Difficulty Using the Site

Outdated web designs are difficult to use. One common mistake businesses make is that the website isn’t optimised for mobile users. Your website’s lack of response on mobile browsers makes it frustrating for potential site visitors who are on their smartphones and tablets.

There are also times wherein a website is just blatantly slow from loading if it does at all. Most customers are not willing to wait for a website page to take ages in loading when there are competitor sites that are better. It’s a must to keep your business site up to par with others.

There’s a Struggle to Find Your Site

It can be difficult for customers to find your website. Having a low SEO ranking and people clicking off can make it even harder for your business to get discovered. Try to explore solutions such as revamping the site. Inclusions such as social media buttons for people can also make it easier and encourage users to share the link to a site page.

There’s a Chance the Site Isn’t Safe

An out of date website design means that it lacks the proper maintenance and care that it needs. Without continuous work, your site’s security might be loose as it becomes prone to online threats and cyber-attacks. You may also lose important website files that haven’t been backed up prior, which can jeopardise your business in the long run.

Business Web Design Conclusion

To sum it all up, your web design will make it difficult for your site to stay visible to your clients and be useful to your business. As a website design is one of the most important instruments in advertising your brand, treat it as such. 

In need of a business web design company to update your site? JRR Marketing creates and manages websites for local businesses on the Gold Coast in Australia to ensure a better conversion rate. For more information, contact Josiah’s LinkedIn account for a one on one session.

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