Signs That It’s Time For A Redesign
05 December, 2018 | Web design
Once upon a time, your website was probably beautiful and modern, drawing in lots of traffic and producing great results. However, as time rolls on what was once beautiful, is now dated, tacky and dull, which has resulted in a slump in traffic, poor usability and a decline in sales.
But when is the right time to have that much needed redesign?
It is never easy to decide when you should redesign your website; it may be clear that your website is outdated but is it really worth the costs, effort and time?
While most website can get by with a few updates, sometimes there are just some signs that can’t be ignored and require an immediate redesign. Here are 5 signs you are in desperate need a new website:
1) It’s not-mobile friendly
More people are likely to visit your website from a mobile device nowadays, making your website obsolete if it hasn’t been designed for more than half of your users. Google has now stepped up their game on the mobile side of things, giving preferential rankings for those websites that are mobile-friendly too.
This means by not becoming mobile-friendly it will not only have a negative effect on your sites user-experience but will also result in a decline in your Google rankings.
2) It’s an eye soar
Website design for estate agents has come a long way over the last few years. It is clear as soon as you land on a website if it is old or new. It is surprising to still see how many look like they were created in the 90s and no one wants to land on that kind of website. And if your website is like this then the chances are people will leave immediately.
If your website starts to look older than your competitions, then it is time for a redesign.
3) Complicated navigation
Internet users have become accustom to fast and easy to use websites. People want the information to be right in front of them, straight way. If they land on your site and can’t find what they are looking for quickly then they will leave.
If your navigation is hard to navigate then it is time for a redesign. However, this is hard for you to decide as you know your website like the back of your hand. You need an outsider’s perspective of your website, someone who is truly seeing it for the first time (like most of your clients will be) and see if they can find all your valuable information immediately. If they are struggling, then it is time for a redesign.
4) Multiple Errors
Websites that haven’t been maintained or have been poorly built will drive users mad. Broken links, missing images, outdated content or poor grammar is all signs of poorly maintained or built website.
If this is the case for your website, then it is time for a redesign.
5) Slow Page Loading
As we've said before, people want things fast. People will not waste their time on websites that take ages to load. If your website doesn’t load pages within seconds then people aren’t likely to hang around. If this issue can’t be fixed, then it is time for a redesign as it will have a huge impact on your traffic.