The Complete Web Design Strategy Checklist

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The Complete Web Design Strategy Checklist

  1. 1. Define Your Goal
  2. 2. • What is the purpose of your site? Define Your Goal
  3. 3. • What is the purpose of your site? • Your website needs to center around specific business development goals – do you want to engage with your audience, demonstrate thought leadership, display your portfolio, generate leads, or sell products? Define Your Goal
  4. 4. • What is the purpose of your site? • Your website needs to center around specific business development goals – do you want to engage with your audience, demonstrate thought leadership, display your portfolio, generate leads, or sell products? • Write down your primary goals and build everything else with those key objectives in mind. Define Your Goal
  5. 5. Define Your Audience
  6. 6. • Who are you trying to attract with your website? Define Your Audience
  7. 7. • Who are you trying to attract with your website? • What are the primary tasks your visitors want to accomplish on your site? Define Your Audience
  8. 8. • Who are you trying to attract with your website? • What are the primary tasks your visitors want to accomplish on your site? • Do they want your contact information, your physical address, a description of your products or services, reviews from other customers, the ability to purchase your products online, or are they looking for content that you’ve produced? Define Your Audience
  9. 9. • Who are you trying to attract with your website? • What are the primary tasks your visitors want to accomplish on your site? • Do they want your contact information, your physical address, a description of your products or services, reviews from other customers, the ability to purchase your products online, or are they looking for content that you’ve produced? • Profile your ideal website visitors and define their needs. Define Your Audience
  10. 10. Define Your Brand
  11. 11. • How do you want to position your organization and build your image? Define Your Brand
  12. 12. • How do you want to position your organization and build your image? • What are the emotions you want to invoke in your users? Write down the high-level branding goals – values you want to convey, emotions you want to trigger, the type of user relationships you want to pursue, but also jot down specific tactics to achieve your goals – colors, images, typography, etc. Define Your Brand
  13. 13. Define Your Situation
  14. 14. • With goals in place to position your business in a certain way in front of a defined target audience, what are the obstacles in your way? Define Your Situation
  15. 15. • With goals in place to position your business in a certain way in front of a defined target audience, what are the obstacles in your way? • Is it time limitations, financial constraints, or a lack of internal resources? Define Your Situation
  16. 16. • With goals in place to position your business in a certain way in front of a defined target audience, what are the obstacles in your way? • Is it time limitations, financial constraints, or a lack of internal resources? • Write down your priorities, your time frame, your budget, and all the restrictions you can think of that stand between you and success. Define Your Situation
  17. 17. Define Success
  18. 18. • What metrics tell you whether your website is succeeding or failing? Define Success
  19. 19. • What metrics tell you whether your website is succeeding or failing? • Is it the number of website visitors (traffic), qualified new prospects (leads), or net new business (sales)? Define Success
  20. 20. • What metrics tell you whether your website is succeeding or failing? • Is it the number of website visitors (traffic), qualified new prospects (leads), or net new business (sales)? • Write down your definition of success so that you can objectively measure ROI at any time. Define Success
  21. 21. Define Your Process
  22. 22. • You now have a defined goal, an audience, brand ideals, a list of obstacles, and the metrics of success. All that’s left is problem solving. Now it’s time to fit the pieces together into a coherent, dynamic strategy. Define Your Process
  23. 23. A redesigned website isn't helpful unless it's converting traffic to leads. If you'd like to...  Put client attraction on auto-pilot (so you have more clients calling you)  Take the guesswork out of conversion optimization  Create automated systems that will help nurture warm leads (immediately increasing the number who are ready to buy)

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