Web design and development stand on their own in terms of look and function, but to make sure that all the good work goes to good use, it’s important to make sure that there’s the appropriate amount of traffic headed there to actually see and use it!
And to that end, there are a number of ways to build in cross-promotions and just generally identifiable references that will help the site maintain consistency, both inside and out, as well as being a positive cog in the wheel of internet searches and finds. Think about the five following ways to help this process out.
Learn To Connect Related Items
Within the design of your website, single items with no connection have limited value. But, if you learn to connect related items and services, the information flow will be that much better. Consider that in an article about beard fashion, there should always be links to information about beard trimmers. Those sort of related connections, in terms of data, usability, connectivity, and relationships, are what is going to make the content of a website shine as much as the look and function.
Use Color Schemes that Have Associations
And using smart web design color schemes that have associations are going to help out your cross referencing as well. For instance, adding holiday colors to your site during seasons is smart. Or if you have a page where the content is about a specific company that has color associations with it (think red and white for Coca Cola), then play off of those connections to improve your overall design.
Work With SEO and Tags
SEO and tags are going to play a huge part in the success of your website and your business. So if there is any way to bake those into the design of your site, do so. For entry level sites, you can install WordPress and use the SEO and tagging plugins that come with it to reach this goal quickly.
Use Blogs and Reference Material Together
If blogs are a part of your design, include sources and links to references as well, and if those references aren’t a part of your actual site somehow, consider adding them into the mix. It’s just information, but it’s important information, and you want people to rely on the design of your site as a single entity to a degree.
Follow the Industry Leaders
When it comes to web design and development, don’t be afraid to follow the techniques of industry leaders. You aren’t copying content, but just rather using the methods they have found that spread their message the best, to spread the ideas you’re promoting.