Last year alone, more than half of all small businesses did not have a webpage to show their potential web viewers. Over 30% of these businesses stated they did not have a website because of costs. For most business owners in our community, this is sadly the same issue. Many website development companies charge high hourly rates and over bill for useless features, and still cannot provide a quality product!
How important is a website for your business? This is largely dependent on what industry your business pertains to, however almost all industries utilize websites and online digital footprints to help them be discovered with ease. The biggest benefit of having a website is allowing online search engines and indexes to discover your business and connect potential viewers with your content. This content can be as little as your business name, a basic bio and contact methods. This alone will make your business look more professional and provide an easy way for users to discover it.
Could a website help your business grow? Absolutely, and it can automate many business tasks to make your company run more productively with less work on your part. We have helped many businesses grow that have required online shopping websites, or special programs to provide their clients with via an online portal. There is virtually no limit as to what we can do for your business with a website!
Why choose us to manage your website? Our developers are experts and have put together many wonderful websites that work amazing for all of our clients. Just ask us and we can show you some of the work we've done. We utilize the latest software and programming languages to ensure your websites and servers are secure, fast, device responsive and reliable! All data is constantly being backed up to ensure your data is always preserved. Our local developers will ensure all business is professional and demonstrate that we can be reliable provider for your web needs.
WHY UPDATE YOUR SITE?
Your business website is your billboard. It is the very first place customers will go to learn about your products and services. Keeping your website up to date is one of the most important actions you can take to ensure that your first impression makes an impact.
Here are three reasons you should plan to update your website in 2019:
Security is important in 2019
Security should be one of the top priorities for businesses both large and small. We hear all too often about large companies getting hacked, compromising client credit cards or other sensitive data. This leads to a lack of trust and also hurts the business – clients may choose to go to their competitors in fear that their information might be compromised again.
One of the top reasons websites get hacked is because of the vulnerability in the framework and platform on which their website is built. We strongly recommend using Wordpress for all of our clients. Not only one of the easiest platforms to use, but it is one of the most secure sites for your business to be built on. It's also updated frequently with the latest security features.
Fresh content means more traffic
Keeping the content up to date on your site builds trust between you and your customers. Most likely, customers rely on your site for useful information on whatever industry you are in.
Updated information also helps build domain authority. Domain authority ranks your level of authority on a certain subject. For example, Wikipedia.org has one of the highest Domain authorities out there, because it’s content is always well researched, reviewed by editors, and you’re not distracted with unsightly or unrelated ads. Google holds this in high regard when trying to match search inquiries with useful and relevant information.
Have you ever visited a website that’s outdated with old information and old blog posts on irrelevant topics? Does it make you wonder if they’re still in business,? Having outdated content on your site, mentioning things like an old location of your business or not-modern technology, can be perceived by your potential customers that your business doesn’t keep up with the latest trends. Anytime a customer reads content on your site that makes them go “wait, I don’t understand that” or “wait, that’s not right”, you’re hurting your credibility.
An updated web design can increase conversions
Many businesses focus only on content and internet marketing, but fail to address the design and navigation of their website. Is your website difficult to navigate? Are the colors and design boring or outdated? Is your website peppered with unnecessarily long customer contact forms? Is your website device responsive? These aspects steer customers away even if your content is top notch. A website that's visually appealing, easy to navigate, and mobile-friendly will always lead to happier customers and increased conversion.
Here are some of our more commonly offered packages. These fees are a one time design cost, we do not charge any outrageous monthly design fees like most of our competitors. Please contact us if you have any questions about our packages at all.
Basic Starter Website Package
- Up to 2 Pages
- Contact Form
- Photo Slider (HD)
- Links to Social Media
- Google Maps Integration
- Basic Email Service***
- 10 Hours/Year for Site Updates
- Basic SEO
Intermediate Website Package
- Up to 4 Pages
- Includes Basic Package
- Social Media Integration
- Photo Gallery
- Invoicing System^
- Medium Email Service***
- 15 Hours/Year for Site Updates
- Intermediate SEO
Professional Website Package
- Up to 6 Pages
- Includes Intermediate Package
- Client Relationship Management
- Upgraded Hosting Service**
- Live Chat System
- Pro Email Service***
- 30 Hours/Year for Site Updates
- Pro SEO
Custom Website Package
- Prices Based on Content Amount
- Dedicated Servers
- Custom Applications
- Cloud Software Solutions
- Technical Support Systems
- Custom Email Services
- Website Updates
- Custom SEO Work
* Prices include hosting and domain. Yearly website changes are by the hour, however you may exceed this time upon request at a standard hourly rate. Contact us for details.
***Basic email service includes 2 email accounts and 2 GB of storage per account. Medium Email Service Includes 5 email accounts with 5 GB of storage per account. Professional service provides up to 10 accounts with 10 GB of storage per account. Additional upgrades are available if required, contact us for details.
** Upgraded hosts provide faster page load times, unlimited website backups and unlimited email accounts. More is described in further detail in our terms of service page.
^ Invoicing system can be customized to your exact needs, however this is an additional service and is not included in the base package. Please contact us for more details.