10 Essential Website Elements Every Homepage Should Have

The Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

john-jantschIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I do a solo show on the 10 essential website elements every homepage should have.

Key takeaways:

What is the purpose of a website today? Your website has a lot of work to do—and that’s what makes it so challenging to decide what elements you should or shouldn’t include on your homepage. Ask yourself: Does your website build trust? Do you clearly state what you do and who you serve? Are there clear calls to action? The list of questions goes on. I believe there are 10 critical elements every small business must include on its website, and in this single episode, I’m breaking them down one by one.

Topics I cover:

  • [5:04] Number 1 – Commit to solving your ideal customer’s biggest problem
  • [7:02] Number 2 – Include clear calls to action
  • [8:30] Number 3 – Be clear about who your business gets results for
  • [10:02] Number 4 – Outline your main proposal
  • [10:54] Number 5 – Clarify your process and what customers can expect
  • [11:35] Number 6 – Characteristics of your team
  • [12:31] Number 7 – Build credibility and trust
  • [13:29] Number 8 – Include a video on your homepage
  • [14:51] Number 9 – Use segmentation to personalize content offerings
  • [16:33] Number 10 – offers several ways to contact you – including SMS or text messaging
  • [17:37] Number 11 – Make sure your site is mobile optimized

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