One of the ways to add a lot of engagement to your website is to add practical tools to the framework, the code, and the content. With so many options out there as far as which websites to go to, you have to consistently give people visit your site a reason to come back. And what is more valuable to people than a set of tools that they can keep returning to?
You can do things like add calculation tools to your website. Or, perhaps adding live chat capability would make sense. No matter what, you want to have share buttons easily available on every screen of your site. And whenever possible, add links to high-quality resources, as a means of adding value to your own content.
There are all different kinds of sites that could benefit from putting calculation tools on their main homepage. For example, a financial website could have financial calculators available. Or, an automotive website could have a calculator that showed interest rates over time depending on what kind of sale is presently available on certain types of vehicles. Anytime you can give people options to plug in numbers and get answers, they’ll keep coming back whenever they need those calculations done.
Live Chat Capability
When you add live chat capability to your site, you’re opening up a vast realm of benefits yourself and your clients as well. Maybe someone just has a simple question about one of your products. They can go through the whole process of emailing you and waiting for you to respond via that cumbersome process, or, you can be immediately available through your online chat program, and they can get the question answered on the spot. Which do you think is more valuable to someone who’s trying to decide if they’re going to give you their business or not?
Easy Share Buttons
No matter what, people should be able to share any page of your website as easily as possible to all of their favorite social media places. For most content management systems, there is a toggle somewhere that turns automatic sharing availability on and off. You can have sharing buttons at the top and bottom of every page and article. And it’s never a bad idea to do that.
Links To High-Quality Resources
Even though you might not strictly consider it a tool, if you figure out how to include links to high-quality resources, then you’re adding to the value of your site as well. For example, if you want to give people the opportunity to learn further about a topic, sending them to information pages is a good idea. As long as you aren’t linking people directly to your competitors, there’s really no downside to broadening people’s information base about a topic.
Originally posted on January 27, 2018 @ 10:03 am