In this myth-busting article, 7 Common Myths About Having a Website, we’ll shoot down those misconceptions and empower you with real website wisdom, so you can learn to make your website work for you. Written by HostPapa

It’s not unusual for people to get the wrong idea about having a website. There are many common myths surrounding website ownership, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let the truth be revealed!

Myth 1: Once Your Website Is Online, You’ll Automatically Attract Visitors
Getting your website online is only half the work. Many business owners suffer from a misguided expectation that their website will automatically start attracting visitors the moment it’s online. They believe that, since they’ve invested money to build a website, leads should naturally start flowing in.

It’s not that simple.

What’s the Truth?
In reality, attracting website visitors takes a significant amount of time, skill, and resources. You need to focus on things like search engine optimization, paid ads, guest posts, video ads—it takes a lot to generate traffic for your site.

Once you get started, you’ll find out which strategies work best for your website. The bottom line is, you have to take action; when you do, you’ll begin seeing an increase in traffic.

Myth 2: Only Online Businesses Need a Website
Many people think that having a website is only for eCommerce business owners who are selling products or services online. Often, these people are business owners themselves but of the brick-and-mortar variety. They don’t see the value in having a website and are happy to generate leads through word of mouth like they always have.

If you look at any small town, the vast majority of the plumbing and construction companies will have no web presence at all, and that’s because of this myth.

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