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If you’re a small business owner, you know that having a website is essential to growing your customer base and increasing your bottom line. However, if your website is poorly designed, it could actually be harming your business. Here are five rookie web design mistakes that could be killing your business:


1. Not Having a Mobile-Friendly WebsiteStart image

In today’s day and age, having a mobile-friendly website is essential. With over 60% of internet traffic now coming from mobile devices, you’re missing out on a huge chunk of potential customers if your website isn’t optimized for mobile. Not to mention, Google now penalizes non-mobile-friendly websites, so if your website isn’t mobile-friendly, it’s likely that you’re not even showing up in search results.


2. Having a Slow Website

Another huge mistake that can kill your business is having a slow website. People have zero patience for a slow website in today’s fast-paced world. In fact, 40% of people will abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. If your website is slow, you’re likely losing a lot of potential customers.


3. Bad Navigation

Another common web design mistake is poor navigation. Your website’s navigation should be easy to understand and use. People will likely get frustrated and leave your site if it’s not. Make sure your navigation is clear and easy to use to avoid losing potential customers.


Graphic SEO4. Not Optimizing for SEO

If you’re not optimizing your website for SEO, you’re missing out on a lot of potential traffic. Make sure you’re using the right keywords and phrases on your website and in your titles and meta descriptions to ensure that you’re showing up in search results.


5. Not Having a Call-to-Action

Last but not least, one of the biggest mistakes you can make on your website is not having a call-to-action. A call-to-action is essential in converting website visitors into customers or leads. Make sure your call-to-action is clear, visible, and compelling to avoid losing potential customers.

These are just a few of the many rookie web design mistakes that could be killing your business. If you’re making any of these mistakes, fixing them as soon as possible is essential to avoid losing potential customers and revenue.


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