5 of the Most Common Issues Present on Websites

404 errors are annoying on websites so here's how to prevent these issues

You need to fix your website!

Website errors can wreak havoc on your business. When you’re experiencing severe website issues, your visitors won’t find you credible, you won’t rank well on search engines, and you’ll lose out on capturing leads.

The good news is that website errors are fixable. You may be able to fix some of the issues yourself, and if not, you can always hire a professional. If you’re experiencing any of the following five common website issues, you should take action to fix your website as soon as possible.

1. Low quality or lack of website content

Website copy matters. You can communicate your business’ vision, message, and keep visitors in the loop. Good website content is engaging, tells a story, and gets visitors to become clients or customers. Some common website copy errors include:

  • Duplicate content
  • Poorly written content
  • Pages that don’t have enough content
  • A lack of keywords
  • Poor formatting

2. Security issues

You want visitors to trust you to keep their information safe. If you’re experiencing security issues, you’ll scare away anyone ready to make a purchase or sign up for more information.

Some common security issues include exposing data, SQL injection, cross site scripting (XXS), and security misconfigurations. There are ways to make your website more protected, including installing an SSL certification. If you don’t know how to check for any security issues or how to fix them, a professional can help.

3. You’re not keeping it updated

If you’re not updating regularly, you’re not making the most out of your website. Regular updates, like blog posts, help with SEO. Plus, if you’ve had a change of business hours, contact information, or new services or products, you should be using your website to advertise these things.

4. Poor user experience

Your web design should be focused on those who matter most: your visitors. Make it easy and enjoyable for visitors to navigate your website and find the information they’re looking for. Provide value for your future clients and customers. Some signs that might indicate a poor user experience include:

  • Confusing navigation
  • Broken links
  • Forms that don’t work
  • Unsightly pop ups
  • A lack of important information
  • Content that isn’t engaging
  • Outdated information

5. Your website is outdated

Your website might be outdated if you created it a while back. If your website is older, you probably don’t have a mobile-friendly site. Since most websites are viewed on mobile phones, you need to have a mobile-friendly site or you won’t be able to grow your business. Some issues present on outdated websites include:

  • Error messages
  • Websites not displaying correctly (especially on small screens)
  • Inadequate SEO
  • Extremely slow load times

Do you need help fixing your website?

You don’t have to do it alone. Lethal can help you create the website of your dreams or update an existing site to make sure it’s up to standards. Give us a call at 0438 141 977 to find out how we can help.