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General web site criteria

Take a little time to browse the below information...noting what you would like available to or on your site. Many of the points raised may be of no benefit however there will be some that are useful or you may not have given any consideration!

What may be required?

  • E-mail
  • Mailing lists
  • Message boards
  • Shopping cart
  • Contact information
  • Forms requesting Info from the site
  • Forms for ordering
  • Forms/databases for availability

Advertising

  • Who is the target audience?
  • Area
  • Demographic
  • Type/background

Statistics

  • Are statistics required?
  • Counter
  • Analyser
  • Visitor Tracker
  • Visitor Information

Information

 How do you see the site as part of the business?

  • Extra resource?
  • Main source of income?

Is User feedback required?

  • Message boards
  • Guestbook
  • Scoring system (polls etc)
  • Tell a friend
  • E-mail feedback

Will feedback be offered?

  • E-Zine
  • E-mail Clients on special offers etc
  • On-line support pages/Forums
  • Human click
  • Telephone
  • Postal

Linking to like-minded sites i.e. Tourism agencies?

  • Stand-alone? (Depends upon getting your site noticed and correctly placed on search engines)
  • Part of another site? (Linked to through a larger site or organisation)

Types of advertising

  • Pay for high positioning and quick reviews of the site by search engines? Can be costly but also can be worth it.
  • Local papers. Paid editorial to announce launch of the site
  • Local papers …other areas

General look and feel

  • Colour
  • Type
  • Seen before and liked

Costs to consider

  • Cost of the design
  • Web site hosting
  • Domain name
  • Advertising
  • On going costs such as re-registering name after 2 years, re-purchasing web space after 1 year.

We hope that the above information will help you in your decisions about the type, look & feel of your web site

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