Outdated Website: 5 Signs You Need to Redesign It ASAP

Outdated Website

As technology evolves at an unprecedented rate, keeping an updated website can benefit your business’s success. A website is the modern-day business card for any company, and it should be visually pleasing, easy to navigate, and search engine optimised. If your website fails to meet these basic requirements, it can turn off potential customers and hinder your online presence. 

This article will explore the five most common signs that indicate your website needs a redesign as soon as possible. 

1. Your Website Is Not Mobile-Responsive

Having a website that is not mobile-friendly might be a considerable disadvantage. Visitors will leave and hunt for a rival with a mobile-responsive website if your website appears outdated or needs to resize correctly on smaller displays. Your website design must be mobile-friendly and compatible with all devices.

In addition, Google’s search algorithm promotes mobile-responsive websites in its ranking criteria. This means that if your website is mobile-friendly, it may rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs), leading to fewer visitors.

2. Your Website Takes Forever to Load

If your website takes too long to load, users will leave and go to another site. Your company may see a high bounce rate and low conversion rates. Various factors, including essential image files or a lack of caching methods, can cause slow loading speeds. You can optimise your website’s loading times by compressing picture files, reducing the amount of HTTP requests, and utilising caching techniques such as browser caching and CDN (content delivery networks).

3. Your Website Has Poor Navigation

If visitors need help to browse your website or find what they are looking for, they will most likely leave and visit another site. A well-designed website should include easy-to-navigate menus, user-friendly page layouts, and prominent calls-to-action that direct visitors. Test your website with real users or do a usability audit to ensure it is easy to use and gives a positive user experience. 

4. Your Website Lacks Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is critical for getting organic traffic from search engines and locating your website online. If your website needs essential SEO features such as meta titles, descriptions, keywords, or alt tags, it will likely rank well in search engine results pages (SERPs). Adding relevant keywords, providing excellent content, and boosting page load speed, can help you optimise your website for SEO.

5. Your Website Design Looks Outdated

Visual appeal is crucial in attracting and retaining visitors to your website. Visitors may perceive your business as obsolete or untrustworthy if your website design needs to be updated, more professional, and comfier. A modern website should have a clean, simple style that reflects your company identity and efficiently promotes your products or services.


An outdated website can affect your online presence and hinder the growth of your business. Identifying the signs mentioned above that indicate the need for a redesign is crucial. By giving your website a fresh look with modern design and better functionality, you can attract and retain more customers, improve user experience, increase leads and sales, and stay ahead of the competition. 

Don’t hesitate to invest in redesigning your website, as it can be a game changer for your business. So, keep these signs in mind and take action to redesign your website ASAP!

Looking for a professional web design service in Edinburgh? Look no further than Digital Marketing Scotland! Our team of experts can help you create a stunning website that will attract and engage your target audience. Contact us today to learn more and how we can help your business grow online. Don’t settle for a mediocre website – take your online presence to the next level!

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Wendy Harris
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Creating a website is way more than making it pretty. My business is centred around conversations yet the language is hugely different when it comes to digital web design. DMS, particularly Sammie, was able to guide me through the process of combining two historic websites and combining them so the narrative is (the feedback is resounding) 'crystal clear'. Not only that but my website looks amazing and navigates well for any user. One lady told me she got so distracted she went down lots of rabbit holes she wasn't expecting. When you get attention like that, it's priceless. If you're reading this and have been unsure what to do with your website, get in touch with Sammie. You won't regret it. Above and beyond is definitely better than smoke and mirrors.
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Neil and the team were fantastic from first introduction through to planning and building our new website. we were that impressed we have new tasked digital marketing scotland with our site management, SEO and have asked them to run our next online marketing campaign. Thanks a lot guys!!! very, very impressed James Ayrshire Trade Frames
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We have been working with Colin and the team at Digital Marketing Scotland on a branding project for my business. Their knowledge and expertise is out of this world! I would not have been able to do what we are doing without them. Highly recommend Colin and the team for all your marketing needs!
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Colin is a true pro with a wealth of knowledge to share with his clients. In addition to SEO consulting, he also gave great advice on marketing my company as a business consultant would and I am so grateful for that. Highly recommended.
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Colin was really responsive and helpful and we are looking forward to working with him in the future to help us grow our business.
Elspeth Goldie
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A website upgrade was completed very professionally! Our input was the starting point and along side the expertise of the team we were able to create the perfect finish. Samantha's videos really helped to explain how to view the changes and add comments. First class service - would highly recommend!
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We approached Digital Marketing Scotland to assist us with a rebrand project. We had a reasonably good idea of what we needed and briefed Neil accordingly. What impressed me about their work was that it didn’t result in endless meetings and design tweaks. He immediately understood what we needed and delivered a compelling identity for our sister company that is strong enough to stand independently and consistent with our overall brand identity. We will use Digital Marketing Scotland again without question.
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We've worked with Colin a few times now re our online furniture business, Retrovintage. Colin has provided consultancy and link building services. He's approachable, available, communicative and supportive and we've seen real concrete results from our link building project, in terms of considerably improved Google rankings and website visitors.
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Digital Marketing Scotland built us a new website as our previous one wasn't working as well as it should. Samantha and Colin were amazing to deal with and very patient all the way throughout the build. They helped us set up hosting and also set up a business email for us too. They have always been on hand to carry out changes and updates to the site. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to build or redevelop their website.