3 quick wins for any club website

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May 25, 2022
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3 quick wins for any club website

For those running a club website, knowing what to feature and what to sell can be an awkward judgement call.

From clicking around the Pitchero rankings, there were a few observations that might help. So here are three top tips for some quick wins…

blog-match-fees-sevenoaks-hockey-clubONE - Homepage Featured Content 

As you know, these four news items rotate on a carousel at the top of your homepage. They are your prime real-estate. Readers see them without needing to scroll. 

But, when did you last update them?

It can give the impression your sport or football club website's out of date - when it’s not. Particularly if the news items you’ve chosen are months old.

Club news further down the homepage might be packed with recent content but that relies on people looking and noticing.

It’s easy to forget to do but here’s how to update homepage featured content with a few clicks. Alternatively, manage the date of your four featured posts so they’re more recent.

blog-cricket-club-donationTWO - Club shop

If you visit shops on sports club websites, you might sometimes see ‘No products available.’

That could be because they’ve already collected membership (depending on the sport) or are in the process of working out the pricing for a new season.

Where possible, always have something members or supporters can buy all-year-round (like a lottery) or alternatively, invite donations with a powerful, fundraising message.

Shirt SponsorTHREE - Supporting Sponsors

What does your football club do for sponsors to promote them all the time (even out of season or in quieter times of the year)?

Do you profile them on your website with active links in the article off to their website and social media?

Make sure you include active links - ie) a working URL highlighted blue. When you’re creating/editing an article, highlight relevant text, then it’s the hyperlink/chain icon and add a web address.

For any new partnerships, think about a blog post with a specific offer for your members or alternatively explain how the sponsor is getting involved.

So, three areas to think about...your club might have bases covered or it could spark some ideas.

 

**BONUS - Links to your website on social media bios

On the bio of your Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok social channels, make sure you have your current website address correct.

Sounds simple, right? A quick click round the Pitchero rankings across sports showed there are quite a few links that don't work or point to an old website. An easy but satisfying fix!

 

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