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The Importance of Continuous Website Improvement

In today’s digital age, having a website for your business is crucial. A website serves as the digital face of your brand and is often the first point of contact for potential customers. A well-designed website can attract and retain customers, but it’s not enough to just set up a website and leave it alone. Continuous improvement is necessary to keep your site relevant and effective. 

As one of the top ad agencies in Arizona, ON Advertising is ahead of the game in website development. Our team of experienced developers and designers collaborate to craft websites that cater to your business and customers. Read on as we dive into the importance of website improvement and how we use Growth-Driven Design (GDD) to elevate our websites. 

Why is website improvement important?

Continuous website improvement involves updating your site to keep up with changes in the market, industry trends, and customer needs. There are several reasons why continuous website improvement is important:

Improves User Experience

The user experience (UX) is critical for the success of your website. Customers are more likely to stay on your site if it is easy to navigate, loads quickly, and is visually appealing. By continuously improving your website, you can ensure that your users have a seamless and enjoyable experience, which can increase engagement and conversion rates.

Boosts SEO Rankings

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website to rank higher on search engine results pages (SERPs). Continuous website improvement can help improve your SEO rankings by keeping your website up-to-date with the latest best practices and industry standards. This includes optimizing your site for mobile devices, using relevant keywords, and creating high-quality content that meets the needs of your target audience.

Enhances Security

Website security is a critical issue that can impact the safety of your users and the reputation of your brand. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent, and hackers are constantly finding new vulnerabilities to exploit. By continuously improving your website’s security measures, you can reduce the risk of data breaches, malware infections, and other security threats. This can help build trust with your users and protect your brand’s reputation.

Increases Conversion Rates

The ultimate goal of your website is to convert visitors into customers. Continuous website improvement can help increase conversion rates by optimizing your site for user engagement and creating a seamless customer journey. This includes improving the website’s design and layout, creating compelling calls-to-action, and using A/B testing to determine the most effective strategies for converting visitors into customers.

What is the best method for website improvement?

One approach to achieving continuous website improvement is through Growth-Driven Design (GDD), a methodology that focuses on continuous improvement to help businesses achieve their goals and drive growth. GDD is a user-centric approach that involves continuous testing, analyzing, and optimizing your website to meet the needs of your target audience.

The GDD process begins with developing a launchpad website, a basic version of your site that is designed to meet your business objectives and serve as a starting point for continuous improvement. The launchpad website is then optimized based on data-driven insights gained through continuous testing and analysis. This includes evaluating user behavior, identifying areas for improvement, and making updates to enhance the user experience, boost conversion rates, and achieve business goals.

GDD is different from traditional website design in several ways. First, it prioritizes data-driven decision-making over assumptions, meaning that every change made to the site is based on actual user data rather than guesswork. Second, it involves continuous improvement rather than a one-and-done approach, ensuring that your website is always evolving to meet the needs of your users.

Prioritizing user needs and adopting approaches such as Growth-Driven Design (GDD) can help keep your website updated with the latest industry trends and standards, enhancing user experience, improving SEO rankings, boosting security, increasing conversion rates, staying competitive, and driving growth. This ensures that your website becomes a valuable asset to your business, enabling you to achieve your objectives and drive growth.

ON Advertising Understands Good Web Design

ON Advertising is one of the top web development agencies in Phoenix with a proven track record of creating successful online presences for brands. We employ the Growth-Driven Design methodology to build and enhance your company’s digital personality and continuously optimize your website for the best results. Get in touch with us today to explore our web development services and discover how we can elevate your business’s online presence

ON Advertising is Starting Off 2021 Strong

Between our company growth, working with new exciting clients, and winning more awards, 2020 was an eventful year for ON Advertising. We’re expecting 2021 to be even greater! So far, we’ve been recognized by two publications, and Expertise, as one of the best digital marketing agencies in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re extremely proud of our team and can’t wait to see what else we achieve this year. You can learn how we were able to obtain these awards below. 

ON Advertising is One of the Top Advertising Agencies in Phoenix in 2021

At least, that is what Expertise and say! We’re extremely proud to be recognized by these two organizations. Both evaluate companies in the Phoenix metro-area based on a number of variables; including reputation, credibility, experiences, professionalism, and many more. 

At ON Advertising, our team is dedicated to providing top-level services for each of our clients. Whether they’re in need of a website refresh, social media strategy, or PR and media outreach, we’re there to help elevate their marketing activities. In 2021, we’re just as committed to assisting our clients in meeting their business goals.  

2021 is the Perfect Time for a New Web Design

With the continuous innovation of technology, people are interacting with brands differently than in years past. As a result, web design must adapt to new consumer behavior patterns. In 2021, it might be the perfect time for companies to transition to a new website.

ON Advertising has been recognized as one of the top digital marketing agencies for our web design services by They examined a number of Phoenix-based agencies relating to their size, services offered, and the industries they serve. They found that ON Advertising, amongst other firms, excelled in specific areas, such as manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare.

ON Advertising works to combine research-driven strategy, responsive coding, and interactive experiences to develop a compelling website. Furthermore, we build mobile-friendly websites to make sure each client is keeping up with market trends. By partnering with us, businesses can be assured that they’re receiving our utmost quality of service. 

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Best Branding Agencies

Recently, announced that we have been named one of the best branding agencies in Phoenix in 2021. We’re honored to receive this award. We have a strong passion for making companies stand out and strive to develop brands with personality to attract your target audience.

This Year, Partner with ON Advertising

As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, Arizona, we strive to combine innovation and creative ideas to every assignment. We’re excited to continue this mission and look forward to developing new projects and relationships with our clients. If you’re looking to enhance your marketing efforts this year, contact us and one of our team members will be in touch.

New Website? 4 Things to Consider Before You Go Live

Whether you’re building a brand new site for a soon-to-be launched business or revamping your existing website with fresh content and design, chances are that you already know how vital your online presence is. The web is often the first place that potential customers or prospective clients will go to find information about you. And since you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, your website is not the place to take shortcuts or rush to launch.
We’ve helped 19 clients launch or revamp their websites this past year. And while we would love to say it was all rainbows and unicorns, that would be a total fantasy of, well…rainbows and unicorns. Instead of keeping all of the valuable wisdom we gained to ourselves, we like to share the love. In that spirit, here are four common problem areas that businesses run into when launching a website. Eliminating these issues can really have a positive impact on both SEO quality and the visitor experience.

1. The more options for engagement, the better for your website.

The whole point of a website is to showcase (and sell) your brand, products, and services. With today’s pressure to market visually and simply, businesses can sometimes forget one of the basics – How can someone contact you to learn more? You want your website to generate leads, so you need to provide multiple touchpoints. The most effective touchpoints we recommend during the website design process are:

  • Spread multiple contact forms throughout the site – not just at the footer or on the contact us page.
  • If you have an active social community, include direct links in the header, blogs and articles, and on product and services pages.
  • Offer email sign-ups throughout the site with details about email frequency. Once a month typically performs better than weekly on B2B sites.  

2. Don’t let your images drag your website down

When you update your website with large, attractive images, the design team loves it. Executives love it. Visitors love it too. Who doesn’t love it? Search engines.
Optimization for speed is key for Google rankings, which we all know is one of the primary end goals of a website. What most people don’t know is that the compression tool in Adobe isn’t enough. Your development team should be using other methods to optimize the file sizes (for an average size decrease of 25-30%), to essentially increase your site speed. Studies consistently find that most visitors will bail on any websites that don’t load in 2-3 seconds. Website speed can make or break user engagement (and ultimately revenue), so it’s worth spending the effort on optimizing your images.

3. A mobile-friendly website is a must-have.

When a website ignores mobile users, it will diminish its ranking, visibility and usability. With just 10.6% of web traffic coming from non-mobile devices, gone are the days when a mobile-friendly wordpress template does the trick. There are occasions when the template you bought and paid a company to customize will work, but often the out-of-the-box “stack” simply doesn’t cut it. Don’t be afraid to question and change your mobile site. You might not need all of the content. Or you may want to rearrange images and text for easier readability on mobile devices. A truly mobile-friendly site should go beyond the standard responsive queries to consider the mobile site experience per device.
4. Be ready to learn and teach

At the start of a website rebuild or redesign, everyone is excited and positive. However, when reality sets in, the process can turn into a struggle for every pixel space. Decision-makers don’t all have the same experience or understanding; technical or design team members want to stick to a specific set of rules, and the company may even struggle to define the goals and priorities for the new site. We like to apply a variation of the 5 Whys technique, which is commonly used in process improvement exercises to find the root of any problem or unexpected situation. When a major change pops up, ask why it’s needed or why the change is important. After asking why five times, you’ll get to the cause of the change and uncover some really great solutions to consider along the way. The process is also an effective two-way learning experience: we learn more about the company and the company team learns about the best practices and benefits of the solutions proposed.

If you’re building a new website or thinking about redesigning your current site, contact On Advertising. We have the expertise you need to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible – rainbows and unicorns sometimes included.

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Google and SSL Certificates in 2017: Why You Should Care

As several high-profile hacking incidents made news the past few months and with hackers even inspiring a popular TV show, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important. To improve security for its users, Google recently announced that starting with the release of Chrome 56 early next year, any website that does not have SSL will display an “insecure connection” error message. If you’re not familiar with this terminology, SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It’s the standard technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This secure link ensures that any data passed between the server and browser remains private. Google will start with sites that have fields to enter a password or credit card information,  but throughout 2017 will expand to include websites that have paid for an SSL certificate or used Let’s Encrypt to get a free certificate. Eventually, Google will label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle they currently use for broken HTTPS. …

Fast Food Service Provider Marketing

Over the years as we’ve grown and worked with clients to build a digital presence, one of the things we’ve heard is how our team provided insight into marketing data, not just the data itself. I use the word “insight” for a reason. Data from marketing channels, for many, is like eating out. Small bites of info may be better for some while others need a full course meal. In the spirit of combining two things I appreciate, food and data-driven marketing, I’ve started leading our team to an approach of providing sit-down service during our discussions with certain clients versus providing a fast food service approach. Got your appetite ready? Let’s go. …