Have you ever wondered what challenges are faced by other webmasters and owners in design and promotion of their websites, well I certainly have and so I decided to try and find out.
I created a short survey which asked following questions:
1. How long have you been running a website ?
2. What challenges do you face right now with DESIGN of your website ?
3. What challenges do you face right now with PROMOTION of your website ?
4. What challenges do you think you'll face with your web business over next 12 months ?
5. What is your Number ONE single biggest problem in running your web business ?
6. What is your 2ND single biggest problem in running your web business ?
7. How experienced do you consider yourself with all areas of WEB DESIGN ?
8. How experienced do you consider yourself with PROMOTION of a web site ?
For most questions respondents were asked to choose their answers from a list and could select as many answers as they thought applied to them.
In answer to Q1. How long have they been running a website ?
27% answered less than 6 months.
18% said 6 to 12 months.
18% said 1 to 2 years.
37% had more than 2 years experience.
To answer Q2. What challenges do they face right now with DESIGN of their website, respondents were given 36 possible answers to choose from.
The top 10 challenges respondents gave in DESIGN were, in order:
1. Optimizing Web PAGES for Search Engines
2. Optimizing Web SITE for Search Engines
3. Choosing/adding a Link Directory
4. Adding a content management system
5. Tracking pages visitors view on their site
6. Finding content for web site 7. Creating Images for web pages
8. Choosing right web hosting
9. Choosing/adding an Autoresponder 10. Adding and using RSS News Feeds
To answer Q3. What challenges do they face right now with PROMOTION of their website, respondents were given 24 possible answers to choose from.
The top 10 challenges respondents gave in PROMOTION were, in order: