There are many reasons why websites fail: They might not be generating any sales; simply be failing to attract the target audience; or, the website was never properly launched in the first place.
The following list presents some of the mistakes to watch out for when developing a website.
Unless everyone who's involved in the development of the website is fully committed to the project then problems can arise. Office politics, a lack of support from key personnel, or a lack of directions from the top can all cause problems with the website development.
Every successful website targets a specific audience with specific needs. Unless you identify who will visit your website and what their needs are your website will never get off the ground. Before starting a new business you perform market research to identify your potential customers and their wants - it's the same for a website.
As with any new business you have to identify your competitors and watch for changes in the sector. Website should constantly evolve to incorporate new ideas that will keep them in the forefront of their market.
When developing a website it's important that the leader of the project is clearly identified. When there is no clear leader, it's hard to set direction, stay focused on the job, or make key decisions.
Like any project, developing a website can suffer from "feature creep". A clear project plan and specification for the website must be established at the beginning of the development process. It's better to develop a small website and grow it then try to launch a website with every feature under the sun.
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