Three simple ways to get your investor website noticed
As the digital age continues to influence investors’ decision-making, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the company’s digital presence represents the essence of the corporate brand.
A company’s website is where most new and existing investors will search to find out about a company and is the modern equivalent of searching through a phone book. Think of the website as a virtual window into a company and is therefore responsible for generating a positive, lasting first impression of the brand.
The power of first impressions is immeasurable- ensure your website is engaging enough to drive investors to want to learn more.
If done effectively, a company’s website can clearly communicate who they are, what they represent and can increase investors’ interest in what the company does. This information is then accessible 24/7, allowing investors to be updated about a company’s news and announcements from anywhere, at any time.
A website can create a personal relationship for investors as they are able to see what activities are underway and completed by the company and what it plans. It invites people to interact with the company, in their own time and manner. For example, learning more about the board or project, visiting again, signing up for email updates, or downloading content like presentations or recent announcements.
The power of first impressions is immeasurable.
Ensure your website is engaging enough to drive investors to want to learn more.
A website gives the shareholder a peak into the company and what it stands for so it is important that the presented goals and values are projected in a comprehensive, organized, and optimized way to entice investors to engage with the company.
There are a few simple ways to ensure the company website reflects the ideal brand perception:
1. Quality information
Engage investors by ensuring information is concise whilst containing interesting content about the company. Ensure this information is easily accessible throughout an easy-to-navigate website, as this will encourage users to stay a while as well as increase their chances of visiting again. Website content must be updated regularly to ensure investors are seeing a realistic and accurate representation of the company and its projects.
2. Presentation is key
Just as you wouldn’t wear shorts and a t-shirt to a corporate job interview, make certain the company website is styled appropriately. Select a design that mirrors the company values’ and execute this in an engaging and stylized format. Be sure to include images, videos, and eye-catching graphics to catch the attention of the browser. The design is the most important aspect of the first impression you make on investors and is the deal breaker of enticing them to stay on the page or click off immediately.
3. Encourage engagement
Once investors to your website have had an introduction to the company, become interested, and want to know more, it is important they are aware they can engage with the company. Provide contact details clearly on the website to build trust, encourage engagement, and allow them to ask questions directly. Encourage investors to sign up for email notifications as well as follow the company on social media. For seamless branding across the company ensure the content is consistent across all channels and updated regularly.
As a window is regularly cleaned to ensure an unobstructed view, it is beneficial for a company to look at updating its website regularly.
This will not only help to generate a lasting first impression and ensure new investors can clearly see the kind of company you are but also allows existing investors to create and continue a relationship with the company.