This article is the 3rd in a series of websites reviews. The purpose of these website reviews is to challenge myself to take a visitors website and find 5 areas it could improve on. Sometimes this challenge can be tricky as the websites I’ve had so far are all impressive and look up together.
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Southampton based Momentum Marine are being analysed today. The company is offering marine servicing and maintenance for particularly Volvo engine and transmission. They offer a professional and efficient service. If you want to view the website in your own browser its live on http://momentummarine.co.uk The aim was to find at least 5 things that the business owner should concentrate on to improve his website. The video review is below:
This beautiful marine website looked great but just had some small tweaks to consider that would really help it establish itself amongst its competitors. As with all my challenges on YouTube, the aim was for me to discover at least 5 things that the business owner should concentrate on improving their website and naturally their business.
So here are some of the things the website did well…
HTTPS – security is needed for momentummarine.co.uk . Most browsers are alerting visitors that the connection is insecure. This can be off putting for new visitors and potential clients.
Consistency on Google Maps and the Business submission is really important if you want to convince Google that each reference to your business is the same reference. If the details don’t match perfectly, it can dilute Googles assumed authority of your business and thereby effect the placement of your business in the search results.
Even 49a Orpen Road and 49a Orpen Rd, are considered different addresses by Google
If you look at the NAP (Name, Address & Phone) of all references and make sure they are identical, it will prove a useful perk in Googles algorithm.
Additionally in GMB you have several reviews which is really good. But Google likes you to reply to reviews . When you do reply, try and include naturally the keywords you want your clients to find you with e.g. Volvo servicing, marine, independent, etc
The logo is the central part of branding. So I would recommend this goes to the top left of the website.
Google works out what the business is about by scanning the words on a page and the words throughout the website. The more you mention keywords for your business in a natural way the better. The home page title is a little general. If you use the Yoast plugin, it might be worth putting the words “Transmission Servicing” and “Maintenance” later in the title tag as the USP is currently being cut off and lost.
A bit of research shows that currently in the UK 120 people each month are using Google to search for
“independent volvo servicing“
“independent volvo service near me“
On average a click in Google Adwords is costing them £2.50.
So that’s around £3000 worth of traffic potential in UK every month
With no effort your marine website is #95 in Google search results. The goal would be to get this to the top 10 page and reap some focused traffic
Also the Homepage says “we can offer you an unmatched service experience. “
It would be better to let the visitor know exactly why your service is better and what the service is Even an infographic to explain the process goes down really well
See infographic example on https://zanet.co.uk/web-design-process/
Page speed is always an issue for current websites. On tests the website came out a little on the slow side considering it’s a relatively simple layout. One of my tests said 7.3 seconds on a 3G network. It’s expected a visitor will switch off if something substantial hasn’t appeared within 2 seconds.
See the Google tool where you can test your website on https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-gb/feature/testmysite/
The Solution would be to add optimised images and some caching plugins
Of course criticising websites is not what I do best. I would much rather improve websites A fresh new redesigned mobile friendly website is always a joy to deliver for a new client. Take a look at my successes at my web design portfolio or apply for a free consultation.