Over 85% of Americans research products and services on the Internet before they purchase. You certainly don’t want to miss out on that audience. A website should be viewed as the official online face of a business or organization where potential customers go to learn everything they can about the products and services offered.
Yes, some services do offer free websites. Do yourself a favor before you choose one of those services and read their reviews, focusing on their support, SEO, and advertising complaints. Free website services typically put ads on your website that have nothing to do with the purpose of your business, and these can steer potential customers away. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not a subject to be taken lightly; a website with bad or no SEO keeps people from finding it. SEO is not a feature that any of these services offer for free. And we don’t need to tell you how wrong bad support is.
Well, we think we are nice people, we are longtime professionals at this, and we like to think we know what we are doing. Our goal is to provide you a quality product and service that you find worth your money. We deliver what we say we will and won’t promise something we can’t deliver. We work with you every step of the way so you know what your site will look like from the start; there will be no surprises. And, if you aren’t completely satisfied with the website we build, you will only pay for your domain name. That is always yours to keep.
Facebook is a great place to engage an audience and offer them occasional updates on the products or services your business provides, we very much encourage it’s use. But it is not structured like a website, where all the information about your business or non-profit is presented in an organized fashion. A website can help a potential customer make the informed decision that they should choose your business over someone else’s while Facebook can be used to keep them engaged and coming back for more.
People communicate differently today than they did just a few years ago. We are all interconnected by technology and you can make use of that to help send business your way. It’s not enough today to just have a website, you probably also need to be on Facebook, Google+ and maybe even Twitter. We can help you get set up with these services and give you tips about how to use them to bring more traffic to your website.
“SEO” stands for Search Engine Optimization. These are the things we do for your website to ensure people can find you when they search for the type of product or service you offer. There’s not much point in having a sexy website if no one can find it, so we make sure you can be found. To learn more, please see our SEO article.
The answer to your question depends on several factors: how many pages are needed and how much information you can provide in the way of wording, pictures, etc. The more you already have (brochures, etc.), the easier it is to get a site up and running quickly. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t have a lot of material. We will work with you through an interview process to identify the important information that needs to get out about your business. We can also help you with wording and photographs. We can come to your place of business to take pictures and, when all else fails, we can purchase stock photos to fill in the gaps. We have turned around sites in as little as a week, but most take about 3-6 weeks.
Your website needs to reflect the best aspects of your business or organization; we need your help in delivering that message. We need your words, thoughts, photos, feelings, etc., about your business. The more you can provide the better, as website visitors gravitate to a more personalized website style; they want to know who is behind this website and why they should do business here. Your input is invaluable.
Well, you probably won’t know the answer to that yourself, but don’t worry. Our job is to guide you through organizing the information about your business so that it can be presented in a simple, straightforward manner. We generally know fairly quickly the rough size of the site that needs to be built and can give you a cost estimate early on in the process.
Never fear! We have professional camera equipment and can come to your site to take photographs. We also have access to thousands of stock photographs that can be used to fill in the blanks.
The good news is no, you don’t pay for the full cost of the site up front. We ask for a $50 deposit in order to start a new site build. If you are not completely satisfied with the results, we will refund all but the cost of domain registration or transfer (typically $12 – $25). Your domain name is always yours to keep.
If you can use a telephone, send email and occasionally attach some photos to those emails, you can do business with us. We have clients located nearby and some very far away. We love to travel, have family we like to visit in just about every western state, and in most cases would be willing to come to your location at no cost to you.
Most of our clients send us requests for updates via email. We try to turn them around quickly; typically the same day (for a minor update) or within a day or two (for something more complicated). We pride ourselves on good service and always strive to keep our clients happy with response time on updates.
Well, to be honest with you, our job is to make sure that your site is never broken. But in the off chance you find something we missed, the fastest way to reach us is by phone or email. Have smart phone will travel!
Via phone: (530) 474-1686.
Via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.