Website – Its Importance for Business
A website is a collection of pages representing a company, business or simply an idea on the World Wide Web (WWW) files.The information could be in the form of traditional media including text, images & sound bytes and the more recent media of video and animation. Typically, though not necessary, the first page that your website visitors will land on is the ‘Home’ page document. The home page is a ‘master guide’ which will lead into to all the other pages of your site. The word ‘site’ is usually used in the context of the geographical location of a place but a website is not tied to any particular place.It is simply a virtual location in the ‘cyberspace’.
‘Web presence’ can also be used to describe your website. Depending on your business or idea and the time and resources you have, a website may consist of a one (typically called a ‘brochure’ website) or hundreds of thousands of pages.You should communicate your business requirements to your website design company, which in turn will be able to suggest the number of pages and any other functionality that will be useful for your visitors. Websites are extensively used by corporates, big and small businesses and even individuals to provide information about their products and services and invite inquiries and hopefully orders. Multiple websites, targeting different geo-locations and languages, can also co-exist having cross-links to files on each other’s sites or even share the same files.
Your Business and websites: In today’s time of internet popularity and globalization, a web page or website is a dynamic tool in the market for you to both acquire and service your clients.It enables one to make information easily available about themselves as well as the products and services they plan to offer. Competition has never been fiercer and it has become necessary for every company and business to fight tooth and nail for every inch of that customer share. A website and a good website design combined with marketing and search engine optimization activities is playing an increasingly crucial role in helping businesses and individuals achieve their objectives. Online presence has lowered barriers to entry for smaller players and has provided an instant ‘global reach at practically zero cost’. I am sure everyone has heard of the ‘work from home mum’ who makes thousands of dollars selling products on their e-commerce website. I can hear you say ‘how is that possible’. Well, the simple answer is ‘online presence’ i. a website that allows you to sell your products or services to visitors paying through their credit card.
In my next article, I will talk about how easy it is nowadays to e-convert your interest or that hobby of what people thought was simply collecting garbage into a successful web based business.I think that is what EBay is all about ‘One man’s garbage is another man’s antique’.