With Google being more strict about design now, I found this article that they posted on some tips on picking the right website design company:
1. Ask to see your developer’s references and portfolio of mobile websites.
2. Make sure your developer understands your mobile customer.
3. Ask your developer to make a commitment to speed.
4. Have your developer install web analytics.
5. Make sure that you and your developer are aware of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
6. Make sure your contract includes improving your mobile site after the initial launch.
Those are great tips and at Webstix, we take care of ALL of that - and more!
There's so much going on in the website design industry that it's almost difficult to keep up. We just can't imagine that any business owner out there would have the time to do all that themselves. If their competition is using a good, smart website design company and they aren't, then their competition is going to have a huge advantage by having a team (army) working for them.
Even just this week, we found a tweak that needs to be done to Google Analytics in order to get the actual, real results. Without that tweak, your website statistics are not correct. Guess what? Anyone signing up with Webstix for a new website is going to get that tweak!
And there's TONS of stuff like that happening all the time. That's why I say it's almost kind of hard to keep up. For us, it takes a team of people, all working together to do that. If you're trying to go at it alone with your website or if you're using a smaller, website design company (1-2 people), then you simply don't have all the knowledge and experience you'll find at Webstix.
There's really no secret to ranking well on Google... there isn't. You just have to build the website right, wait a bit and then start building some good, ethical links to your website along with always publishing great content. That's search engine optimization (SEO).
The problem with this is that it's a lot of work - more than it used to be. Business owners simply don't have time to do it. There's no secret or magic or waving of a wand, it's just that you don't have to learn it and you don't have time to sit down and do it and that's why your website isn't doing as well as it could.
Hey, if I want work done on my car, I don't get out a manual and learn how to do it. There's only so much a manual will tell me. I'd rather hand the car off to a professional mechanic that has been doing it a while, knows the best way to do it and saves me time. So why not do that with your website?
The first thing you want to do is go to Google and test your website - you can do that here.
If it doesn't pass, let us know and we'll help you.
Websites are very often the first impression people get of a company or organization. Isn't it time to have your website look good to your customers and look good when it ranks in the search engines?
Contact Webstix today and let's talk about it! You can talk to anyone here.