"Unless you actually create websites for a living, escort web design is best left to the professionals. Web design isn’t one of those things that you can teach yourself to save money." Bella, High Heel Designs
If you’re not a professional web designer or someone who has spent hours learning and perfecting the craft, your self-designed website looks exactly like what it is – unprofessional and homemade. As a provider, if you think potential clients won’t notice the difference, think again. If your website looks unprofessional, clients may think your services are also unprofessional.
A well-designed website features more than just pretty pictures, a bunch of links and some text
As a professional companion, your website is supposed to make you money. Among many things, the site should use properly sized fonts and optimized images and it should be easy to read and fast to load. An efficient website is viewable in all current major browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome.
Like your photographs and wardrobe, the quality of your website will distinguish you among the competition. Providers who spend hundreds of dollars on luxurious lingerie and professional photography do so because they can’t hand make LaPerla® panties and no matter how nice their camera, they will never be Meeshee Photography.
Like professional photography and designer lingerie, web design is best left to the professionals. A professional web designer possesses the skills and experience necessary to represent all aspects of your persona in the best light, thereby bringing out the most in you.
What is your blog doing for you?
You can boast the most beautiful and professional looking web site but it’s useless if no one sees it. Unless viewers are visiting your website, your blog might as well be tucked away in a closet. Many of you are diligent about advertising and ensuring that the right viewers get to your website. Maintaining a blog with active, new content is something important to think about if you’re wondering about your position in the search engines and wishing it were higher. The content on your website is very important for search engine spiders. If you’re not updating your blog frequently with new content, it becomes passive. Unless you regularly update your blog with fresh content, spare yourself the time of creating it in the first place. Experts recommend that you add new content to your blog frequently. Search engines look for fresh information on websites. As they visit your site and discover new content, they will continue to visit, index and rank the pages, thus pushing your website higher in rankings.
Some companions are diligent bloggers while others have no interest in ranking high in the search engines, preferring to remain UTR (under the radar). Consider updating your current blog or converting your entire website to a WordPress format so that you automatically have a blog.
Flash on your website - take it or leave it?
Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea for escort websites to be designed entirely around Flash. However, implementing a little bit of Flash will not interfere with search engine optimization. An occasional Flash element on your site won’t slow down load time and will give your site an aesthetic, memorable kick. Flash can cause problems for cell phone users. This can be avoided with the use of a well-placed link at the top of the entry page or by designing a separate mobile site. Used sparingly, Flash is just an effective tool in creating a site that appeals to viewers and stands out among the competition.
How often do you get an email stating that a viewer can’t see your site? Or that your gallery doesn’t work? Or that they sent a form, but they’re getting an error message? A well designed site that it viewable in all five of the big browsers is challenging but can be done. It requires time, tweaking and testing. But if you’re a serious professional, you should know that it’s one of the top three most important aspects of your website.
Internet Explorer is not the king of the mountain anymore!
As of September 2010, Firefox became the leader with 45% of the Internet’s viewers. Internet Explorer came in second with 31% and Chrome with 17% of the viewing public. Opera and Safari tied at 3% each. Internet Explorer, especially the older versions, does not play well with web standards. Your site may look great in IE, but seriously awful in Firefox and Chrome. Go here to view all statistics.
Your site was designed with free software that isn’t up to web standards
With some free website hosts, your site will not show up at all (email me and I’ll let you know the worst offender). Think of all the hours of hard work you put into your website, pages of seductive writing and organizing your beautiful photo gallery. You point a viewer to your site and he gets the black screen of death. This is the perfect way to lose a client. Though your website may be designed without abiding by web standards, you could be alienating nearly 50% of viewers who visit your site!
As a companion, if you are serious about your business, contact a professional web designer. You and your pocketbook will be glad that you did.
Written by Bella of High Heel Deisgns, Guest Author for Geisha Diaries