Four easy ways to get your customers to engage with your website

Simon Walker
September 12, 2023

Gone are the days when all you needed to worry about was Search Engine Optimization (SEO), hitting the right keywords and technical management of the back end of your website.

The world has changed in this age of machine learning and artificial intelligence. We’ve gone from focusing on replicating keywords on a page to trying to understand how people consume information and how our knowledge can add the most value to them. In other words, we’re trying to improve the quality of the experience for our users.


Google doesn’t really care about your business. Instead, they’re 100% focused on providing the best possible experience to their users. That means delivering relevant content to their queries, adding value, and building authority your users respect.

The other significant change we’ve experienced is the shift to mobile content consumption. While this has been going on for years, it’s taken businesses a while to adapt. The move to mobile has meant long, single scroll home pages - but we’ve been slower to make sure that our home pages add lots of value and convince users to spend significant amounts of time on the page.

So, what can you do about it?

The answer, as always, begins with putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. This is challenging but oh-so-worthwhile if you can do it well.

Look at your site through the lens of your customer. How does it perform answering the questions that are going to drive them to your site? Does the story it tells feel engaging and authentic? Is it easily accessible, in-depth content that generates real value (and drives leads)? Is it clean, easy to navigate, and a nice place to be?

If you’ve looked at your site and the answer is yes, nice job!

If you’ve looked at your site and the answer is no, there are a few things you might want to take care of. Here are the ones you’ll get the most bang for your buck on:

Here are a few tips that you can implement immediately:

Once you’ve nailed your home screen, it’s time to focus on the rest of your website.

Tell a compelling story.

One thing we’re massive on at Proposition is storytelling. We love a cracking yarn.

It’s way too easy to write your content from your perspective and spout off what you do without thinking about what is exciting and engaging to the reader.

Reviewing your website content from your customer’s perspective will help you pick out the places where you’re rambling and where the story doesn’t really stack up.

Another good idea is to ask some valued customers what they think - does my website stack up with the value you feel you get from me? Their feedback will be invaluable to redeveloping your story.

Also, don’t be afraid to use real-life examples. Most businesses shy away from sharing real stories, but they’re mighty powerful. They give potential customers a real feel for what you do and allow you to showcase some of the best work you’ve done.

Check out this blog if you’re keen to learn more about how to engage your customers with more stories.

Build authority

What is authority? It’s the practice of building trust and respect by continuously providing helpful information to your audience.

It allows you to get your prospects to know, like, and trust you - all essential parts of the buying process.

They know that part of authority comes from you - your personality. Make sure your personality shines through in all of the content you write. After all, you’re your best asset!

Liking you isn’t an old-school ground popularity contest. Liking you comes from consistently committing to adding value - think, how can I give my prospects information that they are going to be able to use to solve the problems we’re talking about? Always put this ahead of your end - your sales.

Once you’ve got people to know and like you, trust becomes really important. If you’re constantly adding value, trust will come over time. There are also a few shortcuts to trust that you can easily add to your website:

Check out this great article for more information on authority marketing.

Reviews crush it

85% of people trust online reviews as much as they trust personal recommendations. That’s a pretty incredible stat.

So why haven’t you got your online reviews on your website? They’re a great way to build trust and convince prospects that you’re the right fit for them.

The best thing about online reviews - they’re straightforward to add to your site. Check out this post which shows you how to add Google Reviews to your website pages.

Great Google reviews are a tremendous asset for any business - so make sure you share them!

Don’t be afraid to ask for reviews either - add a link to Google Reviews in your signature, and add it to your post-sales follow-up process.

What to do next

If you know your way around your CMS, these tips can all be actioned without needing a developer and can be taken care of in less than a day.

If you don’t or just want to ask any questions - reach out to us. We’re happy to have a chat and give you some free advice on how you can make your website work better for you!

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