Below are some of the things to be aware of and take into consideration when selecting a Web Design company. Choosing a website designer is a crucial decision, as a good website can bring you more business and a bad one can drive away prospective customers.
Search Engine ranking
Internet users use Google and other search engines to find service providers. If your website does not show up on the first pages on Google when potential clients search, then your potential clients wont find your business. having a website that no one see’s is like having a shop in the middle of the desert.
Design layout quality.
Without a good quality design, its hard for people to take you seriously.People make decisions based on how things look. Aesthetic appraisal is our very nature. With most, seeing is believing. The food we eat, the clothes we wear...
Functionality ensure that your website has been coded right and it will do what it is supposed to do. Especially when it comes to customized requests, and advanced functionalities that requires database support.
A website should open within an average of 7 seconds. If it takes longer than that, then your website will be closed. The internet is very fast and people on the Internet as fast.
Ensure that your website can be opened from mobile devices. Mobile devices users have grown over the years.
Fly-by nighters VS reputable companies
Unless you want to be a guinea pig and be used for testing purposes, check out what the company has done before. If you don’t like the quality of their work, chances are you are not going to be the first to have a wow website. We advise you give your project and the future of your company's image to a stable company that will be around for continious support and maintenance of your website.
Response time and quality of services
You dont want to wait for weeks just to get an email reply or for updates to be completed.
Compare apples to apples. Don't compare a reputable and experienced company's prices to a guy working from his bedroom on his laptop. Also note that while cutting on website design costs, you could be cutting on reaching out to your potential clients as a properly done website is supposed to convert visitors into new sales.
Brief insight story...
70% of our work comes as redesigns. 30% comes from companies that want to do it right the first time. We make a full time living from website development, so we know what works best on the Internet. When you hire us to build your website, you have a team that has extensive Internet Marketing experience on your side.