Website features that you can ask from your web designer if you are recently planning a website.
Readers might need a list of website features, and probably want to make a list of features in your website, so here is the latest solution to this problem. I am writing a list that you need possibly when you plan to design your website.
In context to businesses, Before 2000, maybe you didn’t need to advertise, this was the time when comparatively there was less competition in the market. In this decade, Competition increased & the requirement of a well-featured website with a good marketing strategy becomes an essential thing to do.
Of course, you are not a web designer so how come you would know the features? This is the reason why you are here on this page. A list, that tells you all features in trend these days.
These website features are as follows
1- Number of Pages
Pages are the basic elements of your website.
- The more pages you design, the more you inform search engines about you.
- It gives ease to your buyers to navigate through all the website & read the dedicated service section as a separately made page
- Home, about us & contact pages, are common pages you will need.
- A blog page is important & in trend, you can ask for this website feature.
- Testimonial 7 gallery pages are optional, but they are good if you have them on your website
If your budget is low
- You can put all the services on 1 service page or
- You can ask for a dedicated page for each service, this will help search engines & website visitors both.
2- Contact Form
Everyone wants inquiry so, a form is needful as a website feature.
Buyers can contact you, they can fill this form & the inquiry comes to your mail ID
3- Fav Icon
When you open a website, it opens in a TAB. Every website has an icon image on the tab. this is called favicon. How fav icons are important, you can see this also if you want to read a dedicated article on the favicon | here.
We can include this into your website proposal so that search engines & your website visitor can keep reminding you for a long time.
4- Responsive Website Design
More than 50% of traffic comes from devices other than desktops, so we keep this feature in line with your website. Website design takes different shapes on different devices like mobile, desktops, medium screen phones. if you think, a responsive website is the same on all devices then you are incorrect. These websites are intelligent to take a shape that suits that device.
5- Content Editing Panel
CMS Feature is called a content management system, it’s a dynamic panel that allows you to add/remove/edit your content on your website. You can get your own panel in PHP & other popular languages. All fixes the same purpose – to add/remove/edit your content. It’s important for regular content updates & if you are planning for SEO or complete digital marketing then this panel is a must because you have to make & experiment with hell lot of changes every day.
6- Animated Sliders
Animation increases engagement with your website. You must be careful because they are situated at top of the home page, & load at first. If they are heavy then they can slow down your website. However their presence in your website attracts visitors to spend some time on your site.
7- Social Media integration in your website
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn are very important to connect buyers. If buyers connect socially they interact with your business naturally, so very easily you can connect them & convert them later. So this feature is very important website feature
8- Social Share
This feature is different from social media integration, social media share means you add a feature in a website. Let’s say facebook icon on page. When someone clicks it, it automatically shares to your buyer’s facebook profile. Here you did not share, your buyer shared it. May be he liked your content & shared on his wall. This is a modern website feature that can boost your social media in organic form.
9- Technical Maintenance
Sometimes people think technical update means you can ask a web designer to add content & create new pages for you.
However, being clear! the technical maintenance is backend work. Every month there are scripts, cache, plugins, server, CMS versions & other elements that need maintenance.
Sometimes it is a direct website backend work & mostly it’s server & hosting related. Without this, your website cant work properly for a long time.
Content updation is completely another separate part of the service. Server, emails, scripts, codes are part of your website’s technical maintenance.
So, we know this is not a feature but you should know when you are hiring a web designer.
10- Blogging Feature
Blogging can make your website popular. The website’s blogging feature gives you the ability to add posts & announcements.
You can post, each post has a page, more pages means more opportunities of web promotions, blogging is popular throughout the world, if you haven’t heard this website features then you are years behind.
This is definitely a product. This is the security of your website visitors.
When a visitor puts some card details, this goes to the server.
12- The benefit of SSL feature:
This is the security between your website & the server’s data transmission. Hackers can’t hack these personal details this way.
In order to secure your website & speed it up, this is another technique. When one server serves a website data, it has a capacity so it can get slow sometimes.
In the case of CDN, your data gets downloaded from a no. of servers. If one server is busy, another server sends this data. So websites become faster.
14- Email IDs
You know what is email ID. For example, you are using emails like XYZ@gmail.com. You don’t need to be dependent on gmail
Professional email IDs are better than free email IDs because they are trustable more than a free email ID.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org are better than email@example.com.
16- Social Media Blog Autopost feature in website is important feature in list
Your website can save your time, it can post on your social media pages like Facebook, etc, on your behalf.
- You save a lot of posting time on your website, also you get better branding with less effort.
- You just added new content to your website, & it gets posted on Facebook even without login, great it is.
17- SEO Ready Designing
This means the website is SEO-ready, it’s ready to be promoted. But this is not on-page optimized as on-page optimization is a major part of SEO. A non-SEO-ready design can create issues when you start marketing someday.
A SEO ready design can do a lot, it can improve your business. Else you would have to make a new website. Why to pay double & work double to make website. It’s just one time effort. Making that SEO ready is mandatory
18- Push Notifications
Sometimes a sudden notification comes when you turn your PC on. When it connects to the internet, a strange popup starts coming, telling you about your competitor (See image)
This is push notification, many third-party notification services are in the market. You can buy this feature from them & you can add it on your website.
It can increase repeat visitors because anyone who visited to your website once can get this notification on his desktop. Every one wants this push notification feature in the website
The benefit is your website visitors will get notified, & in your touch. They will not forget you because every day they can see notifications on their computer.
19- Marketing reports
Your web designer can add this feature to your website so that you can be notified about your website visitors & can plan the internet marketing according to this.
These reports are as follows –
Monthly Traffic Analysis Reports
A website traffic analysis report is crucial because it tells you
- visitor’s city
- Website visitor’s age
- His gender
- When they visited
- If their visit is a repeat visit
- Which product they are interested in &
- Which is the exit page, etc.
So, here is a list of website features that can be great when you want a modern website. Most of them are free & need less effort to do. But some of them are hard to do, for them, your website designer can charge you.
We answer every one! if you have a question, we can answer it.