8 Signs This Valentines You Need To Break Up With Your Old Website or….Partner?

Discover the crucial signs that signal it's time to revamp your website and ensure it aligns with the evolving demands of the digital world.

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    You had a website built (or you built it yourself) sometime back and it has come to a point where you start to wonder, is my website really good for me should I start thinking about moving on? I know there’s a tendency to be sentimental or probably be too attached. However, if you want to choose what is good for you (or your brand/company) then start by going through these 8 signs!

    1. Too Long To Load

    Ever felt like you’re going to be late for an important event and your partner should have been ready an hour ago but is still not yet ready? Well same for websites, there’s this huge expectation for websites to load instantaneously. Even a delay of a few seconds will feel too long as a reader impatiently stares at a blank screen where the website should have come out seconds ago.

    Your website is due for an improvement and there are some data baggage that need to be unloaded.

    2. Refusal to Adapt

    There’s something challenging with people who refuse to adapt to situations. Such rigidity can be annoying and sometimes hindering. Ever been with someone who refuses to try new things or adjust their schedules to match yours? Websites who CANNOT adapt to a mobile-first society is doomed to fail. If the experience isn’t smooth on the phone, people are likely to quit browsing on your website.

    3. Stuck In The Past

    In every relationship, growth is important so that people can become better versions of themselves. That growth cannot happen if one or both individuals are stuck in the past. Don’t dwell on what used to be. To be in the present and adapt with the changing times is vital for a website to remain relevant and functioning for today’s users.

    A little update of your website’s design will help make it look like it’s still active instead of looking like an archive for a company back in the early 2000s.

    4. Frustrating People

    You certainly don’t want to be associated with someone who leaves a bad impression on just about anyone. All that bad vibes will push away people and that means pushing away people in your life too! Same can be said for a website with poor user experience.

    A bad website will be awkward and frustrating to engage with and eventually people will just avoid your website altogether and avoid your brand too.

    5. Invisible on Search Engines: Always Unavailable

    Just like that partner who’s mysteriously absent when you need them most, a website that’s invisible on search engines is doing you no favors. If finding your website on Google feels like searching for a ghost, it’s a clear sign that your SEO game needs a major revamp. You need a website that’s as present and accounted for as a reliable partner, not one that plays hide and seek

    6. Stuck with Manual Updates: Too High-Maintenance

    Dealing with a website that requires a tech guru for every minor update? That’s like being in a high-maintenance relationship where you’re doing all the work. If your website isn’t equipped with a user-friendly Content Management System, it’s like dating someone who expects you to do everything. Embrace a CMS for a more balanced, less demanding digital relationship.

    7. Trust Issues with Security

    A website with security issues is like a partner who leaves the doors unlocked and windows open. It’s all about trust and safety. If your site is vulnerable to attacks, it’s time to strengthen your defenses and rebuild that trust. After all, a relationship – be it with a website or a person – should make you feel secure, not exposed.

    8. The Unwillingness to Grow

    Is your website stubbornly incompatible with the latest tools and technologies? That’s like being with someone who refuses to grow and adapt. If your site can’t integrate with new plugins or social media, it’s like being in a relationship with someone who still thinks a pager is the height of technology. Embrace change and upgrade to a website that’s as dynamic and forward-thinking as you are.

    You Have to Choose Yourself First

    As cheesy as it sounds, you need to learn how to love your company or brand so that you can make the right decisions. If you are realizing that your current website is not doing you any good, it’s best for you two to separate ways. However, a break up is not always the only path.

    If you find yourself only seeing a few problems in your partner website maybe some marriage counseling rehabilitation or fixes on your website can drastically improve your relationship business.

    For some people it’s even as simple as doing a few changes to your homepage to significantly increase business coming from website visitors. We are also offering a free consultation if you’re still not sure if you should build a totally new website and break up with your old one.

    Disclaimer: We DO NOT offer advice during the free consultation on whether or not you should break up with your partner.

    If these signs hit a little too close to home, maybe it’s time for a new website… or maybe a new relationship approach? The line blurs, but the message is clear: don’t settle for less! 😉

    Johnn Mendoza

    Johnn is a bird lover, freediver, and bookworm. He has been blogging since 2005 and enjoys learning about new technologies that helps society progress.

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