Website Design for Growth
When it comes to finding someone to create a website for you, people often search for terms such as “website design”, “website builder”, “website maker”, “web design”, “create a website” and so on. What’s missing from these terms is trustworthy, competence, SEO knowledge, training. You see, at PraxisCR we will do much more than create a website for you, we’ll show you how to manage it and keep it optimized so it gets the highest ranking possible!
Now, our website design drives leads, sales, and deeper engagement. Websites shouldn’t just look good, a brand’s website needs to act as a growth engine, powering lead generation and sales!
WordPress allows you to build any kind of site you want: business site, blog, portfolio, the sky is the limit!
Design must have purpose
PraxisCR work embodies the intersection of design, content, technology, and marketing. We are focused on assisting organizations achieve core, business goals using the digital space. We design and build websites to advocacy, impact sales, and lead generation.
User Experience (UX) Research, Discover and Strategy
We research and understand the personal needs, unique value propositions of our clients, and current performance metrics. Our approach is based on industry experience coupled with data-driven analysis and research.
Information Strategy and Messaging
We research, explore and define information routes that help your users become informed and convert. Through research, relationships and high-intuitive involvement and a drive towards the simple, we cut through the clutter and focus on business goals.
User Interface (UI) Design
Web Tech Strategy
We are versed in a wide range of technologies. Design is more than how something looks–design is how something works!
and Added Value
Launch and Iteration
We create digital experiences for brands and companies by using creativity & technology.
Creativity. We make it personal.
Through attentive consultations, we can find out what your taste is, whether it is a simple informational or a lavish multimedia site.
Technology. Expert analysis.
In today’s competitive marketplace, you are either perfect or you are left behind. With traffic shifting towards mobile phone use, one cannot afford to have an online presence without a strong mobile interface.
Wide range of design and development services provided with a personal experience!
What you do and create on your end is only half of the equation for your online reputation. The other half comes from how the general public interacts with your business and the experiences they share as a result. With the rise of social media sites, online directories, and other instant sharing apps, online reviews have become extremely influential. The short answer to the question of whether online reviews matter is yes.
Reviews Influence Buyer Behavior
Online customer reviews are widely used by consumers to make purchasing decisions. Stats below, pulled from an infographic by Business 2 Community, indicate just how much reviews matter to consumers.
- 90% of consumers read online reviews (with 89% reading more than 2 reviews, and 15% reading 11 reviews)
- 88% trust online reviews when considering a business
- 72% say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more
- Customers are likely to spend 31% more on a business with excellent reviews
- 86% of consumers will decide against buying from you if they read negative reviews about you online.
Reviews Affect Your Business’s Appearance in Search Results
Reviews about your business don’t just impact those who are seeking out information about your business specifically online. Don’t forget, consumers don’t always know to search for your business specifically. In fact, it’s highly likely that many of your customers found your business by conducting an online search for the type of product or service you provide, or even for information they were seeking that is related to your industry.
Search is a powerful tool today, whether on Google, Yelp, Google Maps, or elsewhere, and your appearance in search results matters—which is also why online reviews matter. The presence (or lack) of reviews on your business directly impacts the way your business appears in broader search results. Local results for Google searches, Google Maps results, and Yelp are just three examples of review platforms that show both a star rating and even a snippet of the review in their search results.
Review Sites Matter with SEO
The more positive reviews you get within specific directories, the higher your rank will be on that directory and the better your business will look. However, did you also know that a higher rank or higher volume of reviews in specific directories can also improve your rank on the directory? (Google, that is). Sites like Yelp and Angie’s list have strong SEO, so even if your business doesn’t rank on the first page of Google for a particular search, your listing on one of these directories, or your name as part of a “Top 10 plumbers in Boston” very well could.
This is why it is important to make sure you are consistently collecting positive reviews for your business—to help you rank in search results and also to ensure that what users do see in results is appealing.
Reviews Have Many Marketing Benefits
Online reviews matter because they get more people to see your business. More importantly, they get more of the right people to see your business (those searching for information on it or for your products and service), and they present your business in a positive and trustworthy light. (Even a negative review, when responded to appropriately, can help to show transparency for your business). Yet the benefits of online reviews do not stop there. Read on for even more:
Social Proof: You can write top-notch content about how great your business is, but nothing is more credible than the approval of an actual customer.
Marketing Content: Reviews make for easy and effective content to share on your website or across social channels.
Holistic Viewpoint: Customer reviews offer insight not just into your specific product or services, but also into what the overall experience of engaging with your business is like.
Set Yourself Apart: Customers are more likely to write a review on our business if it stood out to them in some way, often mentioning things you may not have noticed yourself or thought to highlight to potential customers. Harness these small observations to set yourself apart from competitors.
Strengthen Your Brand Identity: How you respond to a review has just as much of an impact as the review itself, whether that review is positive or negative. Online reviews are opportunities to show your brand personality and integrity to the public.
Build Trust: No business is perfect and consumers value transparency, so a healthy mix of positive and negative reviews, accompanied by the proper responses on your end will earn you the trust of your audience
Improve Rankings: We already mentioned this, but it’s worth mentioning again. Having positive online reviews can boost your rank and visibility on highly trafficked platforms such as Google and Yelp
Not only do consumers read reviews, they read multiple reviews and directly allow the quality of a business’s reviews to influence their trust in and engagement with that business. Setting your business up in directories to get reviews and proactively reaching out for reviews is crucial to the growth of your business. Reviews matter, and if they’re not a priorityin your marketing plan, it’s time to make them one!
-Paul and Adela Sanchietti