Staff Writer: Carolyn Johnson
Marketing services Los Angeles know that, because online content gets constantly updated, even the best websites out there are never finished. Glitches, errors and mistakes will inevitably arise in your website’s tenure, as no website is perfect (although there are a handful that come close). Fortunately for you, you don’t need to hire an IT professional for some of the most common website mistakes. There are several ways a marketer can go about fixing common problems on websites.
Whoever is responsible for running your website should know immediately about any problems that might arise with your website’s performance. The web master or developer will appreciate you getting this information to them quickly, although it won’t be the best news they hear.
Offer suggestions as to how they could fix the problem so that you don’t simply come off as bickering. It also moves your webmaster a step forward into fixing the problem and takes the heat off them momentarily. Even if you’re a newbie and your idea doesn’t evoke a fix, it may inspire your webmaster towards a solution that does work.
If you have no idea how to solve the problem, know that, more often than not, there’s more than one way to go about a website solution, as any SEO Los Angeles CA professional will tell you. The more subtle, smaller problems you can probably fix on your own if you have the proper HTML skills, such as a broken link or typos.
Take a look at other successful website with similar design formats. Consider what they’re doing right and how you can improve upon your own design faults. If need be, show your webmaster a few links that contain examples of successful website you want to imitate. Los Angeles search marketing professionals generally know what makes for great web design.
If images on your website look odd or not right and you lack Photoshop know-how, fear not. As a marketer, you know all about how images effect consumer behavior and what colors and images are flattering towards your brand. Fortunately, there are easy-to-use web-based imaging tools, such as Mockingbird, which allow you to test images on mock-sites and share with other users. You can also always go semi-traditional and draw your image, take a digital photo and place it onto your website.
If you still cannot fix your website despite taking other people’s advice, worry not. You website likely goes through regular updates that may very well fix any glitches. Contact your webmaster or administrator when the next scheduled update will take place and what glitches will likely be fixed from it. Also check out any mock web designs and test them before putting them up live.
If your fix is a serious one, you may want to contact an IT professional as a final straw.
Taking certain measures to fix and maintain your website on your own initiative will help you focus on solutions instead of worrying over the problems. Offering your webmaster your time and support will make it easier towards your goal of fixing your website.