Is my website outdated? If you have to ask this question, then unfortunately your website is indeed most likely outdated. At Internet Solutions For Less, we have been building affordable web sites for close to 15 years and we have seen a lot of changes in the industry in that time.
In the technology industry changes happen much faster than any other industry it seems, which is why if your website was built more than 2 years ago, you are more than likely nowhere to be found in search engines.
Our most successful clients understand the need to keep up with modern design & SEO techniques and have us re-design their sites every 3 years at the most. This keeps them competitive among their competition from the design aspect, but more importantly it keeps them competitive in search engines to maximize exposure.
Mobile friendly (Responsive) web design is the current standard when building a site and not only does Google not place you at the top if you do not pass their mobile friendly site test, but about half of your visitors currently are coming from mobile devices and that number is going to skyrocket in the next 5 years. If your site is not designed and optimized for the mobile user, you will find even if visitors click to your site, they leave fairly quickly because it is tooo hard to navigate and read a non mobile-friendly site.
Want to see what your site looks like not only on mobile, but also on all other devices including laptops and pc’s? Well check out this handy site: http://mattkersley.com/responsive/
Below is a screenshot showing how our company site renders perfectly on all devices:
Unsupported or Dead CMS Systems
Many websites in the last decade were built on a Content Management System platform. These types of sites allow for easy website maintenance without having to hire a programmer or learn programming yourself when updates and changes need to be made. Unfortunately, since many of these CMS platforms were free, the companies who built them offered little to no support and do not update their CMS as browsers and other technology updates on the Internet. WordPress is by far the most commonly used CMS present day. So if your CMS software no longer works, generates errors or has flat out disappeared, it is definitely time for a redesign.
Companies Come And Go
The web design industry is very competitive nowadays, we are happy we formed our company when we did, or like many others we may no longer be in business. We have established an awesome repuatation (see our reviews online) and do website maintenance for hundreds of clients monthly in addition to continually building affordable websites for small businesses. If your original web designer has left you high and dry, or was never a full time web design company to start with, please consider Internet Solutions For Less for your project, we are here all day 5 days a week.
If your website is more than a couple of years old, but you are still in business, you are missing out on a lot of exposure and your competition may be reaping the benefits of keeping their website fresh and up to date.
Instead of waiting until your site looks really outdated (which does not look good from your prospective clients point of view), budget time and money for a design refresh every couple of years or so. Sometimes little tweaks to colors, fonts and layout styles can work miracles, and they don’t need to cost a ton. We offer website maintenance services in order to keep your site relevant and competive no matter what device views the site.