3 steps to a magnificent website

In the ever-evolving digital world, building a consistent brand presence on various platforms is crucial to the success of any company. In Portugal, online competition has gained significant strength, therefore it’s imperative that brands understand the importance of a well-developed digital strategy.

Rafaela Nogueira
Nov 28 2023 • 4 min reading
3 steps to a magnificent website

In this article, we explore some essential steps for establishing and maintaining a cohesive and impactful brand presence. It is essential to define and understand the brand's identity, what the objectives of its digital presence are, how it wants to position itself, and what level of conversion it is aiming for.
Here are some topics you should pay attention to:

  • Brand identity

Before charting the digital path, it’s imperative to understand the essence of the brand. Define not only the core values, mission, and unique conversion propositions, but also identify key elements such as the logo, colours, typography, and brand voice. These elements form the solid foundation on which the digital presence will be built.
Draw up a comprehensive guide detailing the use of the logo, colour palette, typography guidelines, tone, and language. This Brand Book serves as a reference manual that ensures consistency in all digital interactions, providing a unified brand experience.
Consistency is the key. Maintain a cohesive message and a consistent tone across all platforms. This creates a unified identity and strengthens the emotional connection with the target audience.

  • The website as a key asset for success

In the digital world, the website is one of a brand's greatest assets. So, before setting up social networks and other platforms, make sure your website is built for success and conversion. Make sure that every element of the site, from the navigation to the graphic experience and even the content, is aligned with the brand's identity.
Don't forget to adapt and optimize the content to maximize the impact and relevance of your website. You don't need to be a programmer to guarantee the quality of the content you upload. There is a whole set of simple content uploading best practices within your reach that will help you keep your site relevant, both for the user and for search engines.
For example, you can incorporate relevant keywords both in the text and in the titles. Try using links between pages to improve navigation and placing strategic CTAs (calls-to-action) throughout the pages that are clear and intuitive for the user, to encourage the desired action. When it comes to images and videos, try to ensure that they are properly optimized to inhabit your website, otherwise it could harm page speed and consequently the site's SEO ranking. When it comes to images, you should keep them light without compromising their quality. It is generally recommended that images do not exceed 1MB in weight, and that they have a maximum width/height of (depending on whether the image is horizontal or vertical, respectively) 1900px.
There are things, however, that are simply out of your hands and in the hands of the developers who built the website. In other words, no matter how hard you try, you'll never be able to fix your site's technical and/or structural flaws without turning to developers who are geared towards success and conversion. Something as simple as having well-structured programming code with meta-titles, meta-descriptions, etc., will be a determining factor in the site's performance in search engines.

  • Management and monitoring tools

Choose a website solution that allows you to easily manage and enter content. A robust and easy-to-interact BackOffice will make your updating work easier. Don't forget that a static website is practically a dying website. Keeping it up to date and dynamic is key to achieving a vibrant and attractive brand.
Use a robust system for monitoring and collecting information about who visits your site. Analyse performance metrics to adjust your strategy as necessary. Keep an eye on online interactions and be prepared to adapt your strategy based on trends and audience response.
We all know that the digital environment is fast-paced and that new developments escalate daily. What is needed is to be strong in adapting to change and embracing the latest trends. Flexibility is a crucial quality for maintaining a relevant online presence over time.

In conclusion, building a solid brand presence on various digital platforms starts with the right foundation: a well-defined brand and an integrated digital strategy. Following these three steps will ensure that your website, your biggest digital asset, is a major driver of your business!

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