You want a guest to immediately think “I’m in the right place! Let me check out more!” The three questions your Homepage should answer:
What do you do? Who do you serve? What makes you different from everyone else?
Most people will skim over your Homepage before they pause to read any words.That’s why you should include images, a logo, and design elements that communicate who you are, who you serve, and what makes makes you different in a single glance.
Your homepage text should be as attractive as the visual elements on your site. Big blocks of text are hard to read and uninviting, so break it up with brief sentences, short paragraphs, and avoid industry jargon. You only have a few seconds to hook new site visitors with your Homepage! Follow these guidelines to make every moment count.
The simple answer is: as long as it needs to be! There’s no "one size fits all" answer for page length. Some people see good results with simple full-screen slideshows. Others perform best with a long, scrolling, “one-page” feel that puts their most important information up front. Experimentation is your best tool for discovering exactly what your target market wants to see – and how much of it. Start with a large, beautiful image (or several in a slideshow) and a to-the-point headline about your business. This lets people know they’re in the right place and entices them to see more. Other options to include are: images that link to deeper pages within your site, FX banners to add interest and break up the page, collages, sign-up forms, and text blocks that add vital searchable text.
Use your About Page to spark new relationships with your site visitors.
Once a potential customer gets to know, like, and trust you she will be more likely to buy your products and services, and refer you to friends. Your About Page is a great place to create that connection.
3 Essential Elements of Your About Page
Your About page should:
#1 - Help visitors know you by sharing details about your business. Tell the story of why started your business, and walk readers through exactly what to expect when they work with you.#2 - Help visitors like you by sharing about your life even if it doesn’t directly relate to your business. Include light details about your family, the causes you support, your passion projects, and your family background.#3 - Help visitors trust you by listing the relevant awards, certifications, testimonials, and press coverage you’ve received.
Keeping your blog up-to-date is a great way to bring in new business and keep current customers coming back. However, it can be difficult to know what to post on your blog. These five blog post ideas are exactly what your market wants to hear from you.
1. Special Deals
Running a sale? Ramping up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Posting all of the details of your special deal can be unwelcome in Facebook and other social networks. Instead, send your email and social media followers to your blog to get the full scoop on your offer. By the way, every PhotoBiz Online Store comes with the ability to create promo codes and virtual gift cards. Combined with a PhotoBiz Blog you have everything you need to create and promote your special deals.