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8 Must-have Elements for High-performing Websites

As a business owner, there are a lot of things to consider when building a website. The first thing you consider are the business goals of the site. Then, your thoughts turn to the current web trends. What do you want the website will look like? What features will be included?  Next, your attention turns to the words and pictures on the site.

In your planning, do not overlook website performance. A high-performing website is crucial in today’s digital age, where many business and customer interactions occur online. Your website is often the first impression potential customers have of your business, so it must be visually appealing and functional. Here are eight must-have elements that every high-performing website should have.



With the ever-increasing use of smartphones and tablets, it’s crucial that your website is mobile-friendly. Being mobile-friendly means your website is easily accessible and readable on all devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktops.

Let me point out a few reasons why a mobile-friendly design is vital for your business.

  1. User Experience: A mobile-friendly website ensures a positive user experience for visitors accessing your site from their smartphones or tablets. It fits the smaller screens, making it easier for users to navigate, read content, and interact with your website. By providing a seamless and intuitive experience, you enhance user satisfaction and increase the likelihood of them staying longer on your site, engaging with your content, taking desired actions, or converting into customers.
  2. .Mobile Traffic: Mobile devices account for a significant portion of internet traffic, and this trend continues to grow. Ignoring mobile users means missing out on a large audience and valuable opportunities for business growth. A mobile-friendly website allows you to cater to this mobile audience, ensuring your content is accessible and appealing across various devices.
  3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Search engines like Google prioritize mobile-friendly websites in their search results. They consider mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor, meaning that having a mobile-friendly website improves your chances of appearing higher in search engine rankings. By optimizing your website for mobile devices, you can increase visibility, organic traffic, and overall online presence.
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Jemully mobile friendly website

Here are three key steps to ensuring your site is mobile-friendly..

  1. Responsive Design: Implement a responsive web design that ensures your website layout, images, and content automatically adjust to fit the device’s screen, whether it’s a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
  2. Mobile-Friendly Navigation: Simplify mobile users’ navigation using mobile-friendly menus and buttons. Avoid extensive dropdown menus that work well on desktops but could be better on mobile devices. Also, simplify your navigation structure for mobile viewing.
  3. Optimized Content and Load Times: Optimize your website’s content for mobile viewing. Make sure text is legible without zooming, images are appropriately sized and compressed for faster loading, and forms are easy to fill out on mobile devices.

A website that is mobile-friendly delivers a more satisfying user experience, attracts organic mobile traffic from Google searches, and improves online visibility.

2 – Engaging and Relevant Content Enhance High-Performing Websites

Your website’s content should be engaging and relevant to your target audience. When speaking of content, it includes both written and visual content, such as images and videos. High-quality, well-written content helps establish your brand as an expert in your field and improves your search engine rankings.

Remember, mobile users have different browsing behaviors compared to desktop users. First, they prefer to scroll rather than click. Also, they typically have more limited attention spans than desktop users. Therefore, they expect quick and easy access to information. Keep your sentence length less than 25 words when writing for a mobile audience. Keep your paragraphs to 5 sentences or less. Keep your sections under 300 words. Finally, provide sub-headings for every section. Subheadings make your content easy to skim.

From an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) perspective, Google’s search engine prioritizes mobile-friendly websites in their search rankings. Regular fresh content that serves as a helpful resource to the searcher is crucial in determining search engine rankings. Many businesses fail in this area because they do not update their websites with fresh content. They practice a “set it and forget it” mindset.

When your site offers valuable and up-to-date content, it increases the chances of ranking higher in search engine results, driving more organic traffic and benefiting your business’s bottom line.

3 – Social Sharing

Another expectation of users is social sharing. If your site has engaging and “share-worthy” content, you increase the likelihood of someone sharing your site’s content on social media platforms. Social sharing from your website significantly enhances your brand’s visibility, builds vital SEO backlinks, and attracts more visitors.

4 – Clear and Concise Calls to Action

Calls to action (CTAs) are a vital element of high-performing websites. They should be clear, concise, and visible, encouraging users to take specific steps, such as filling out a contact form, making a purchase, or signing up for a newsletter. A CTA is a guide to your website visitors on what actions to take next, and it eliminates confusion and provides a good user experience.

A well-designed CTA significantly increases the conversion rate of a website. By explicitly telling visitors what you want them to do, such as “Buy Now,” “Sign Up,” or “Contact Us,” you encourage them to take the desired action and increase the chances of them converting into customers or

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Jemully contact forms

5 – Contact Information and Forms

Next, consider your website forms. Forms facilitate communication, establish trust, generate leads, drive conversions, and provide valuable insights. They are fundamental elements for your businesses to engage with your target audience, offer support, and create opportunities for growth.

Hence, you want to make it easy for customers to contact you by including your contact information, such as your email, phone number, and physical address, on every page of your website. One way to display your contact information on every page is to include the information in a footer section of the site.

6 – Secure and Reliable Hosting

Hosting is an often overlooked element that is essential for a high-performing website. Many business owners will opt for the least expensive hosting option. However, these options have some drawbacks, such as security, support, and performance.

A reliable hosting company implements robust security measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, regular backups, and software updates. They also employ professionals with in-depth knowledge of threat detection and response solutions to address any security vulnerabilities promptly. 

Additionally, with some hosting companies, your site’s pages load slowly. A website that loads detriments your search engine optimization slowly and creates a poor user experience. Mobile users are impatient and will bail and go to another website rather than wait for a slow-loading one.

Some hosting companies offer limited storage space on their servers. Later, you discover that your hosting service needs to be more scalable to grow as your website content grows. Adding more storage space requires upgrading the hosting package with additional fees. A reliable hosting company has the infrastructure and technical expertise to handle high traffic volumes, ensuring fast page load times and smooth user experiences. So, choose your hosting package with growth in mind.

Lastly, with some less expensive hosting options, you cannot have 24/7 access to customer and tech support. You will be frustrated when your website runs into a problem you need help fixing.

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Jemully analytics


7 – Analytics Tracking

Analytics tracking is crucial for understanding how visitors interact with your website and making data-driven decisions. Ensure you have a reliable analytics solution, such as Google Analytics or Google’s Search Engine Console, set up and configured correctly. These two tools offer data and therefore provide different benefits.

For example, Google Analytics measures your website performance and user behavior and tracks conversions, website traffic, and website traffic sources. These data points provide essential information for making decisions to improve your business profitability.

Then, Google’s Search Engine Console tells you if Google has issues crawling your website or if any mobile usability issues negatively impact your search engine rankings.

Lastly, viewing your data using a dashboard that centralizes your data management is wise. A dashboard saves you time and gives you a clear view of your digital presence across multiple platforms – web, social, Google Analytics, and Search Engine Console. Your dashboard can even be customized to pull in third-party data your business needs to track.


8 – Regular Maintenance and Updates

Regular maintenance and updates are essential to ensure that your website remains high-performing and secure. Maintenance tasks include:

  • Updating plugins and themes.
  • Checking for broken links.
  • Keeping your website’s software up-to-date.
  • Fixing issues that hinder Google’s search bots.

It is wise to have a professional developer make the updates. Sometimes the updates will temporarily “break” your website. When this happens, it may take a pro to determine the best way to fix the site and get it back up and running.

In conclusion, having a high-performing website is essential for business success in today’s digital age. And ensuring that it is optimized is critical. The eight elements discussed in this article are a starting point for creating a website that looks great, functions well, and provides a positive user experience.

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  1. Upon purchasing a domain name through Jemully Charter, domain registration will be preset to automatically renew each year so long as your Jemully Charter Account remains active. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to notify Jemully Charter to deactivate the auto-renewal function should you choose to do so.

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  1. The Services have a range of features and functionalities. Not all Services or features will be available to all Merchants at all times and we are under no obligation to make any Services or features available in any jurisdiction. Except where prohibited in these Terms of Service or by applicable law, we reserve the right to modify the Services or any part thereof for any reason, without notice and at any time.
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  3. Verbal or written abuse of any kind (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Jemully Charter employee, member, or officer will result in immediate Account termination.
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  6. Jemully Charter reserves the right to determine, in our sole discretion, rightful Account ownership and transfer an Account to the rightful Store Owner. If we are unable to reasonably determine the rightful Store Owner, without prejudice to our other rights and remedies, Jemully Charter reserves the right to temporarily suspend or disable an Account until resolution has been determined between the disputing parties.

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  1. You acknowledge and agree to provide public-facing contact information on your Jemully Charter site.
  2. You acknowledge and agree that the Services are not a marketplace, and any contract of sale made through the Services is directly between you and the customer. You are responsible for the content of your Jemully Charter site, the goods and services that you may offer, and all aspects of the transactions between you and your customer(s) via your Jemully Charter site.  You represent and warrant that your Jemully Charter site, your Materials and the goods and services you offer through will be true, accurate, and complete, and will not violate any applicable laws, regulations or rights of third parties.
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    2. You may not use the Jemully Charter sites for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws), the laws applicable to you in your customer’s jurisdiction, or the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario. You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (including but not limited to obtaining and complying with the requirements of any license or permit that may be necessary to operate your store or that may be held by you) in your use of the Service and your performance of obligations under the Terms of Service.

5. Payment of Fees

  1. The subscription with Jemully Charter requires a minimum of twelve (12) months. Business owners who terminate their subscription prior to 12 months will have the payment method on file automatically charged for the remaining months that equal to twelve full months of service. plus a 15% early termination fee. 
  2. You will pay the Fees applicable to your subscription to Online Service (“Subscription Fees”) and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to applicable one-time fees, setup fees, or site customization fees. 
  3. You must keep a valid payment method on file with us to pay for all incurred and recurring Fees. Jemully Charter will charge applicable Fees to any valid payment method that you authorize (“Authorized Payment Method”), and Jemully Charter will continue to charge the Authorized Payment Method for applicable Fees until the Services are terminated, and any and all outstanding Fees have been paid in full. Unless otherwise indicated, all Fees and other charges are in U.S. dollars, and all payments will be in U.S. currency.
  4. Subscription Fees are paid in advance and will be billed in 30 day intervals (each such date, a “Billing Date”).  You will be charged on each Billing Date for all outstanding Fees that have not previously been charged. Fees will appear on an invoice, which will be sent to the Business Owner via the Primary Email Address provided. Users have approximately two weeks to bring up and settle any issues with the billing of Subscription Fees.
  5. If we are not able to process payment of Fees using an Authorized Payment Method, we may make subsequent attempts to process payment using any Authorized Payment Method. If we are unable to successfully process payment of Fees using an Authorized Payment Method within 28 days of our initial attempt, we may suspend and revoke access to your Account and the Services. Your Account will be reactivated upon your payment of any outstanding Fees, plus the Fees applicable to your next billing cycle. You may not be able to access your website during any period of suspension. If the outstanding Fees remain unpaid for 60 days following the date of suspension, Jemully Charter reserves the right to terminate your Account in accordance with Section 14.
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  7. For the avoidance of doubt, all sums payable by you to Jemully Charter under these Terms of Service will be paid free and clear of any deductions or withholdings whatsoever. Jemully Charter will be entitled to charge the full amount of Fees stipulated under these Terms of Service to your Authorized Payment Method ignoring any such deduction or withholding that may be required.
  8. Jemully Charter does not provide refunds.

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  1. Confidential Information” will include, but will not be limited to, any and all information associated with a party’s business and not publicly known, including specific business information, technical processes and formulas, software, customer lists, prospective customer lists, names, addresses and other information regarding customers and prospective customers, product designs, sales, costs (including any relevant processing fees), price lists, and other unpublished financial information, business plans and marketing data, and any other confidential and proprietary information, whether or not marked as confidential or proprietary. Jemully Charter’s Confidential Information includes all information that you receive relating to us, or to the Services, that is not known to the general public including information related to our security program and practices.
  2. Each party agrees to use the other party’s Confidential Information solely as necessary for performing its obligations under these Terms of Service and in accordance with any other obligations in these Terms of Service.

7. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification

  1. You expressly understand and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, Jemully Charter and its suppliers will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising out of or relating to the use of or inability to use the Service or these Terms of Service (however arising, including negligence).
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  3. You will be responsible for any breach of the Terms of Service by your affiliates, agents or subcontractors and will be liable as if it were your own breach.
  4. Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.
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  6. Jemully Charter does not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable.
  7. Jemully Charter is not responsible for any of your tax obligations or liabilities related to the use of Jemully Charter’s Services.
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8.1 Your Materials
  1. We do not claim ownership of the Materials you provide to Jemully Charter. You grant Jemully Charter a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to host, use, distribute, expose, modify, run, copy, store, publicly perform, communicate to the public (including by telecommunication), broadcast, reproduce, make available, display, and translate, and create derivative works of any Materials provided by you in connection with the Services. We may use our rights under this license to operate, provide, and promote the Services and to perform our obligations and exercise our rights under the Terms of Service. You represent, warrant, and agree that you have all necessary rights in the Materials to grant this license. You irrevocably waive any and all moral rights you may have in the Materials in favour of Jemully Charter and agree that this waiver may be invoked by anyone who obtains rights in the materials through Jemully Charter, including anyone to whom Jemully Charter may transfer or grant (including by way of license or sublicense) any rights in the Materials.
  2. If you owned the Materials before providing them to Jemully Charter then, despite uploading them to your Jemully Charter site they remain yours, subject to any rights or licenses granted in the Terms of Service or elsewhere. You can export the content of your Jemully Charter site, however you will be required to fulfill the 12 month subscription requirement plus any outstanding fees and the early termination fee, if applicable. You may notify Jemully Charter of your desire. 
  3. You agree that Jemully Charter can, at any time, review and delete any or all of the Materials submitted to the Services, although Jemully Charter is not obligated to do so.
  4. You grant Jemully Charter a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use the names, trademarks, service marks and logos associated with your site (“Your Trademarks”) to operate, provide, and promote the Services and to perform our obligations and exercise our rights under the Terms of Service. This license will survive any termination of the Terms of Service solely to the extent that Jemully Chartery requires the license to exercise any rights or perform any obligations that arose during the Term.
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  1. You agree that you may not use any trademarks, logos, or service marks of Jemully Charter, whether registered or unregistered.
  2. You agree not to purchase, register, or use search engine or other pay-per-click keywords (such as Google Ads), trademarks, email addresses, social media names, or domain names (including without limitation top-level domains, sub-domains, and page URLs) that use or include Jemully Media or Jemully Charter or that use or include any terms that may be confusing with the Jemully Media.

9. Jemully Charter Theme Sites

  1. You may establish the appearance of your Jemully Charter site with a design template from Jemully Charter’s Theme options. 
  2. Technical support for a Theme is the responsibility of the Jemully Charter, and the Business Owner may not modify the Theme. 

10. Termination

  1. The term of these Terms of Service will begin on the date of your completed registration for use of a Service and continue for a minimum of 12 months or until terminated by us or by you, as provided below (the “Term”).
  2. You may cancel your Account and terminate the Terms of Service at any time by contacting and then following the specific instructions indicated to you in Jemully Charter’s response.
  3. Without limiting any other remedies, we may suspend or terminate your Account or the Terms of Service for any reason, without notice and at any time (unless otherwise required by law), including if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the use of the Services. Termination of the Terms of Service will be without prejudice to any rights or obligations which arose prior to the date of termination.
  4. Upon termination of the Services by either party for any reason:
    1. Jemully Charter will cease providing you with the Services and you will no longer be able to access your Account;
    2. unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, you will not be entitled to any refunds of any Fees, pro rata or otherwise;
    3. any outstanding balance owed to Jemully Charter for your use of the Services through the effective date and including the completion of the 12-month required subscription and early termination fee, if applicable, of such termination will immediately become due and payable in full; and
    4. your Jemully Charter site will be taken offline.
  5. If you purchased a domain name through Jemully Charter, upon cancellation your domain will no longer be automatically renewed. Following termination, it will be your sole responsibility to handle all matters related to your domain with the domain provider.
  6. If there are any outstanding Fees owed by you at the date of termination of the Service, you will receive one final invoice via email. Once that invoice has been paid in full, you will not be charged again.

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