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Top Reasons why Websites Fail

Updated on January 27, 2014

Many website owners are so excited about their new sites that sometimes they forget to do their research on what needs done so that their websites don't fail. Read the below reasons why websites fail and learn to avoid them.

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Top Five Reasons why websites fail

1. Unplanned websites. Many people fail to plan out their websites. Making a website is like an on-line business. Every business needs a business plan. Websites need website plans. All the way from the website domain name to the web design, it needs planned out. I have seen way too many websites that have several different categories posted on their website. You need to pick a website niche (website topic) and stick to it. If you have many website ideas, then you need to make a website for each idea. Stick to one website idea and build your website around that idea. If you are making an insurance website, you don't want to advertise Christmas candy canes on your website. If you are making a real estate website, you don't want to display rock-n-roll videos on that website.

2. Lack of Knowledge. Many people making websites have a lack of knowledge of website development and design. If you are designing and creating your very own website, you need to learn website development tips and web design or hire a professional who has the knowledge and experience. How many people have visited websites where the website photos and content are scattered throughout the web page? This is due to lack of web design knowledge and experience. There are so many things that should be learned and applied to a website before expecting it to succeed. Learn Search Engine Optimization, Website Monetizing, Website Traffic Tips and as much html, php, css, javascript coding that you can before creating your website.

3. Lack of Experience. Having lack of experience in Website Development will lead to making a website fail. The more experience the website developer or site owner has, the better the website results. There are so many thinks to learn about making websites that experience is very important. Even the most highly certified website developers learn more with experience. I have seen several beginner website owners come to me and need help due to their lack of experience making websites. The more websites that are made, the more experience and knowledge website owners and developers will have. Hiring an experienced web site developer will reduce the chances of your website failing.

4. Lack of Website Consistency. In website development, website consistency needs to be applied. Many website owners want to make a website and then leave it to become successful or popular. It will be a failing website if you do not consistently apply website updates, re-designs, changes and interactions to your website. There are constant fixes that need to be applied to websites to reduce the chances of a website failing. Search Engines are always changing their algorithms that make a website rank high in search results. Therefore, website owners should stay up to date on the new requirements that Search Engines look for in websites. Website owners should also look for broken links, banners and in-perfections that may occur with websites overtime.

5. Lack of Website Dedication and Time. Many website owners spend little time on their website design and development. A website owners needs to dedicate time, money and effort into their websites before starting or creating a new website. I have seen many website owners become bored of their websites and start a new project. If you become bored working on your website, you should hire someone else to work on your website or dedicate a scheduled time to perform updates and site maintenance. Updates should be done as often as possible. Creating new site content entices the search engines to re-crawl, index and list your website pages.

To avoid having your website(s) fail, learn as much as website development as possible and don't be afraid to hire website help.


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    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Great points tammy, I think thats why I tend to get behind in my sites, lack of time and experience, along with a few other things too, really interesting, thanks!

    • laadhy profile image


      6 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      Exactly, all the reasons are i believe. by the way nice hub and i enjoyed reading.

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      6 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What an interesting and useful hub this is, thank you so much for posting it because I have really found it helpful. Voting up and hitting the useful and interesing button on my way out :D maggs

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Up and useful. I have enjoyed playing with websites this last year, but was surprised how much my first one has evolved in only 1 year! But, thankfully it is doing quite well...

      SOCIALLY SHARING this one, as many followers have websites of their own.

    • LivingFood profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for these tips!

    • bihyeong profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the tips

    • dexixy profile image


      7 years ago from Kampala

      This was very helpful, learnt alot, thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago

      What a helpful article that will drive all the users to it I like it I will appreciate such content in my articles as well.

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      8 years ago

      Awesome hub and deff agree about the dedication, I was ill for a week and just left my Tattoo site and my reads just nosedived. Really enjoyed reading your hub and tis nice meeting you, I hope to read more, good luck !

    • dajo profile image


      8 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Very good tips Tammy, thanks. It goes to show that a lot of work is required to make a successful website - I think a lot of the time, people launch a site and just wait for the money to start rolling in!

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      8 years ago

      Excellent Post

      Another point to ad is execution! actually getting on and doing something with the knowledge you have learnt

      One thing I learnt from this great recourse is




      The above is so true and many many people don't do the above!

      To find out more check out the link above

      Andy C

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Badder 

      8 years ago from USA

      Excellent tips.

    • WebMag profile image


      8 years ago

      Every point you wrote is 100% true. Especially last one. There's no success with out dedication.


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