To understand what an inbound ready website is, you will first need to know what inbound marketing is. Inbound marketing is a type of marketing that puts the human element back into marketing. It educates and engages with potential buyers instead of just selling to them. Outbound marketing, on the other hand, interrupts your potential buyers with brochures, television and radio advertisements, print ads, cold calls, and email blasts. Inbound marketing does not do any of this.
Inbound marketing does not fight for potential customers, rather it attracts customers through informative and engaging content. It addresses problems and concerns of potential clients, answers those concerns, and builds trust and credibility in the brand. Inbound marketing includes email marketing, but it’s targeted at true opt-in contacts and not just blasted at an audience who may not even want to hear from you. Inbound marketing is about nurturing your leads and audiences by offering them something valuable, like perhaps a jam-packed and informative newsletter.
An inbound ready website uses a modern website design called UX/UI design. These initialisms stand for User Experience Design and User Interface Design. Both need to be in place to totally optimize your user’s experience and for your site to be fully functional as an inbound website.
Your inbound ready website needs to make good use of whitespace. Less is more, and you don’t want your pages crammed to the brim with content and visuals. A clean and simple website with lots of whitespace will be easy to view and navigate.
Lastly, an old and outdated website can reflect poorly on your brand and destroy your reputation. Audiences will not want to linger on a website that has nothing to offer them. Make sure your ‘About us’ page tells a great story and is up to date. Outsource a writer to do this for you to liven it up and make it interesting to read. Be sure to add fresh Search Engine Optimized content to your site regularly. Make your content great so that users check in regularly to see what’s new. Don’t forget to include CTA’s (calls-to-action) strategically throughout your pages to motivate your audience to take action.
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