I wanted to give something back to the amazing people that have been following me on Facebook. So on Friday, 25th Sept, I gave everyone the chance to submit their website link and promised to do a quick review on every link that was posted.
I decided the best way to review the sites was on Google Hangouts by sharing my screen and allowing anyone who wanted to comment to get involved.
Here is the recording of the session:
A full list of the Domain’s that I reviewed with timesstamps are:
Www.videsign.com – 4 min 45
www.london-executive.com – 8 min 15
http://www.millbankgroup.co.uk – 11 min 00
http://barnfindmotorcycle.com/ – 14 min 45
http://www.martialmindpower.com – 16 min 35
Www.LimitBreakLifestyleAcademy.com – 19 min 45
www.zenmaid.com – 24 min 50
www.theprospectingsystem.com – 32 min 30
www.tanznhair.co.uk – 35 min 55
www.whiskerstails.co.uk. – 39 min 45
www.bodyvibe.co.uk – 42 min 30
www.bamboorocketapps.com – 47 min 15
Www.TCGill.com – 54 min 15
aronia-suisse.com – 1 hr 0 min
Dannyuk.com – 1 hr 3 min
dianebrownphotography.co.uk – 1 hr 12 min 55
Www.beinspiredfilms.co.uk – 1 hr 17 min 15
www.EverydaysAnAdventure.com – 1 hr 23 min 30
Www.cyrineh.com – 1 hr 29 min 30
http://russellaaron.vegas/ – 1 hr 32 min 15
Www.ourgom.com – 1 hr 35 min
www.michaelserwa.com 1 hr 38 min 40
http://wpfixit.com/ – 1 hr 40 min 30
www.jonarton.com – 1 hr 47 min 30
www.inspiredinlondon.com – 1 hr 49 min 50
http://HypnoTainment.co.uk – 1 hr 53 min
Www.aqualibria.com – 1 hr 57 min 50
Lainehmann.com 2 hrs 1 min 00
adilamarsi.com – 2 hrs 3 min 30
www.actiondogimages.co.uk – 2 hrs 7 min
Www.stress.org.uk – 2 hrs 12 min 10
Www.ozanagiusca.com – 2 hrs 18 min 20
www.melandmichelle.com 2 hrs 22 min 30
AllisonRapp.com – 2 hrs 25 min 50
http://stephanis.info/ – 2 hrs 31 min 10
www.bodyshot-pt.co.uk – 2 hrs 37 min 50
Www.vivacitygroup.co.uk – 2 hrs 43 min 45
www.wpmaintain.co.uk – 2 hrs 46 min
www.piplumber.co.uk – 2 hrs 52 min
Www.cheertotsuk.co.uk – 2 hrs 54 min 45
Www.mimikacooney.com/mission – 2 hrs 57 min
ww.createglobalharmony.uk – 3 hrs 07 min 25
Www.creative-coach.co.uk – 3 hrs 09 min 30
So as you can see 42 websites were reviewed.
I found many had the same challenges, so I wanted to point out a few things that you can do here to ensure that you are getting the very best from your website.
1. Make sure you have a clear and compelling headline.
When someone lands on your website they need to know rather quickly that they are in the right place, that your website is for them. Don’t make them go searching to find out what you do. Give them a very short headline, which can be a little creative, but don’t make it too clever. Also, make sure you compliment the heading with a subheading that goes into a little more depth to really ensure them that they are in the right place. This should be a major part of your website strategy.
A great example of this can be found on www.wpmaintain.co.uk. I feel they were the best overall website that I reviewed, and they encompassed several elements, which made reviewing the site very enjoyable.
2. Have a very clear and obvious Call to Action button.
On many of the sites I reviewed, it was hard to understand what to do first, or next. I truly believe that if someone stays on your website past the first few seconds you should tell them what you want them to do. If you have branding colors that you use, the button should stand out as part of your website strategy.
This is just a basic visual of what complementary colors are:
3. Use tracking software.
I was amazed at the number of people not using the free Google Analytics software to track website visitors. There is really no excuse to not have this setup on your website, and I would recommend that you do the following:
- Install Google Tag Manager on your website
- Install Google Analytics on your website – There is also a free wordpress plugin that will do this for you.
- Install Heat Mapping Software – I use Hotjar for myself and all my clients but Sumome is also getting some very good reviews.
- Install Facebook Tracking – You can learn more about Facebook here
Overall a good mix of website with nothing truly horrific, but many things that can be improved with only a few tweaks here and there.
Let me know your thoughts on the websites in the comments below as well as what you like or would improve on them.
I’ll do this again in the near future. So, if you would like to have your website reviewed please enter your details below.