How Do You Know When Redesigning Your Website is the Right Move?

If you think you’ve done everything right, but your customers aren’t converting, then redesigning your website to better appeal to them is the first step.

Redesigning Your Website

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Considering that the number of sites online has doubled in the last two years alone, chances are that it is not.

It might be time to redesign your website to better appeal to your customer.

Even the way that the search engines evaluate sites has changed considerably. Optimizing your website a couple of years ago was much easier to do—you really just needed the right number of incoming links and the proper concentration of keywords. Those same practices may now come back to haunt you in the wake of Google updates.


Redesigning your website to better suite your audience might be your first step. Here are five ways to optimize your website for today’s consumer:


The average Web customer has a plethora of options as to where to spend their money. They’re looking for easy, clear navigation and access to help if they need it. Having a clear information flow is important and integrating customer engagement services such as live chat and clear contact information is essential for usability. Users want to be able to get the information they want with as little effort as possible. They are not going to waste time searching for information, you have to serve it up.

The mistake that many designers make when it comes to website design is in trying to fit too much. After all, a website that has all the latest bells and whistles is going to wow people, isn’t it? Well, that’s not always the case.

You have to consider one extremely important thing when deciding what features to add in: Does it add value to the end user? If not, why are you even thinking about adding it in? All it is going to do is to slow down your site and that can mean e-commerce failure. 

Hence, to make sure you create a simple yet appealing website for business, always work with a web designer from a professional web design agency. If you’re unfamiliar with the fundamentals of web design, don’t hesitate to ask for some pieces of advice from a professional. Given their expertise and skills, they know exactly how to make your website as simple yet engaging as possible. 


Does your webpage look clear and organized or does it look cluttered?

If your site is cluttered, people are less likely to want to make the effort to wade through the information. You have about five seconds to make a good impression on the average Web surfer.

Take this time to convince them that your site is worth a look. Use simple, easy to read fonts, headings within the text and text that is properly broken down into bite sized pieces make it easy to scan. This improves the chances of your website holding someone’s attention.

Apple provides a great example. Take a look at their website and you’ll see that the majority of the screen is blank. As a result, the images and products they do have are featured prominently and really stand out.


Photos are important, they can make the site look great and can also convey your marketing message in a very short time. Predictions say that person-to-person marketing is going to become really big in 2015. Images of people making use of your product or service are the best ways to get this across.

Do use high quality shots, if need be, hire a photographer. Before uploading them, make sure that they are optimized for the Web. If the file is too large, it will take too long to upload on the end user’s computer. Do not overdo the images, too many images can also slow your site down, and be sure to use a program like ImageOptim to compress your images before upload. To ensure you get the right photos for your website, you may also consider hiring a web designer to handle the job for you. These experts know the latest web design trends that can work perfectly with your photographs, making your website as effective as it should be.


If the site is difficult to navigate, people lose interest quickly. Have a navigation bar in clear sight so that people can click directly to the pages they are looking for. The navigation bar should be available on each page. Don’t make people hunt for the “order” page or price list, most won’t bother.

Amazon does a great job of this. It’s very easy to find what you are looking for. Do a search and then filter until you find the exact version of the item you want. And the company even goes one step further by predicting what consumers may be interested in.


All of these points contribute to the overall functionality of the site, but your website should lean and mean when it comes to usability features such as cross browser comparability, mobile usability and content promotion. 

Generally, one of the most vital website functionalities to keep in mind is its mobile usability. With more users visiting websites using their mobile devices, it’s best to ensure that your site can provide a seamless mobile user experience. If your site has a slow loading speed or isn’t easy to use on mobile devices, your users may leave the page and move to your competitors. When this happens, you might consider redesigning your site for mobile usability. 

According to some web design professionals, over 60% of people who redesigned their websites for mobile first saw an uptrend in sales. It could be due to the advantages a mobile-friendly website can bring to your business. These can include improved user experience, enhanced brand identity, efficient lead generation, and increased search visibility.  

Dollar Shave Club is firing on all cylinders when it comes to each of the points listed above. From brand message to the ability of sharing with friends, this responsive design has it all. I can’t even grow a beard, but I still want to buy their products.


Ready to Begin Redesigning Your Website?



Just remember, when redesigning your website, you’re goal is to make a marked improvement on all fronts and hopefully these points will help guide you in streamlining the process as well as alleviating some of the potential pitfalls that could happen down the road.