Does the website design matter?

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  1. ritchie

    ritchie Kenya Member

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    In my opinion, viewers tend to judge a website merely by the way it looks and so you are able to generate more traffic just by having a good layout. Nonetheless, I think this doesn't stop there; there should be a deliberate effort to create good content.
     
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    Swisslist United States Member

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    Content is king, that's true, but content doesn't just mean text. Articles, blogs, forums, etc.... It also means what you're talking about.....the layout of a site.
     
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    Design matters a great deal. The first step towards conversions is getting people in. Content may be King, but design is the Queen that leads people to it.
     
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    Layout and design matter a great deal. There is no point having the best article in the world if no one can find it, or the text is too small to read it. With things like the three click rule, problems from the nineties like mystery meat navigation (you don't know where the navigation does until you click it), design seems to be one of those things that no one notice if it is done right. If it is done wrong, everyone will tell you...
     
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    Jessica Johansson India New Member

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    Yes, If you are creating search engine friendly design that will be potential for getting ranking in search engine.
     
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    tulip Kenya Member

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    I think it is all about having a good design with everything else you have mentioned. All of those factors are intertwined and you can not simply concentrate on one and ignore the other.
     
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    domainerin India Active Member

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    Good domain, great design establishes credibility. They will like, engage and share your content more helping you gain more traffic.

    I have just started a web design company. We design awesome websites and blogs. Let me know if anyone needs it.
     
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    marsh Kenya Member

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    Very true; it is actually a combination of many things. I have just had a look at the links and I think you offer great affordability.Everyone needs to check that out.
     
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    In most niches, you just have to become an 'authority' if you ever hope to compete against the millions of other sites out there. That means you have to have expert knowledge on your site presented in a very professional manner, so site design is of the utmost importance.