Back To Basics: What Makes A Good Website?

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Back To Basics: What Makes a Good Website?

 December 9th, 2015

Did you know that there are about 4.49 billion pages on the Internet? In fact, the web is so big that Google has managed only to index 200 Terabytes worth of data -- 204,800 gigs -- just about 0.004% of the entire Internet!

Naturally, some websites out there are better than others, but why? What is it that makes a "good" website? Does your choice of web design really matter? What about web host servers?

Does it matter if people view your site on mobile or not?

Several studies have tried to figure out what "good" web design is, and they've found some pretty interesting things. Here are just a few of them.

Good Websites Are Direct

A good website will tell its visitors what they should do in three seconds or less. For example, a personal injury lawyer's website will tell prospective visitors that they should schedule a free consultation today.

Good Websites Load Quickly

A good website will load quickly. This is an absolute must. If your web page hosting is slowing your site down, you need to find a new service. See, 40% of people abandon web pages if they take more than just three seconds to load. Worse, the change in a website's bounce rate actually spikes all the way to 100% if it takes four seconds or more to load.

Good Websites Are Mobile Optimized

Your smartphone is less of a phone and more of a handheld computer. As such, its users cannot be overlooked. Mobile Internet works differently than the regular Internet, in that it needs to be streamlined to accommodate the decreased processing power and the smaller screen. This is usually done by making web design responsive. It'll automatically format itself for the optimal experience based upon the user's device. This may just sound like a small customer service, but it matters. You see, 48% of users say that if they arrive on a business site that isn't working well on mobile, they'll take it as an indicator that the respective business just doesn't care.

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