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Mastering First Impressions: How Shifting your Mindset Can Harness Your Website’s Potential

Client Services Manager,
Seed World Group

As one of Red River College’s first graduates of the Digital Multimedia Technology program, Charlene took her love for design and digital mediums and put them to work at both agencies and newspapers in Winnipeg. Working with a wide range of clients, she has developed an ability to look at a campaign from different angles. She brings to Seed World Group her desire to always be learning and the ability to look at complex projects and map out the most efficient and effective way to deliver results.

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It’s 2 am, and I can’t sleep. Every random thing on my to-do list is going through my head. My solution? Ask Google, and find solutions so I can fall back asleep. As I scroll through the results, I see options for sites that have spent time refining their SEO, displaying answers to my questions in the results, and sites where their search results are a combination of random characters and sentences the engine has automatically pulled from site content.

This is the first impression many potential customers will have of your business. Have you taken the time to think about how your clients access the solutions you provide? Have you considered how they will arrive at your website and their experience when you get there? The reality is it’s similar to how you present your organization when you have in-person conversations, someone visits your business or out at an event. Are you prompt, knowledgeable, and presentable? Do you ensure your first impression online is as good or better than when you are speaking to a client face to face?

In today’s fast-paced digital world, understanding the potential of your website, and developing its strategy prior to development is essential for business growth and success.

  • A website is no longer just a static brochure. It is a versatile tool that can be customized to meet specific business needs. Acting as a virtual storefront, marketing platform, and customer engagement hub, it can provide a dynamic and interactive experience. Utilizing web systems like content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce platforms enhances customer interactions, showcases products/services, and encourages repeat visits.
  • Defining your website’s objectives. When planning your goals, identify whether you aim to increase brand awareness, generate leads, or facilitate online sales. Plan to review your analytics for user behavior so you can make data-driven decisions and continuous improvements to your site.
  • Never changing your website is a missed opportunity. Embrace the mindset that your website is a living entity that requires regular updates, optimization, and innovation. By staying ahead of the curve, your website remains competitive and continuously delivers value.

A website is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Remember, building a website is an ongoing process of refinement and adaptation. By keeping this in mind, you’ll forge stronger client connections, drive growth, maintain a competitive edge and be open for business 24/7/365.