Choosing the right website development company for your business is a crucial process. If you get it wrong, you could lose a lot of time and money. However, if you get it right, a well built website can bring in a lot of enquires and sales for your business.
Once you make the decision to build a website for your business, you need to have an idea of what your goals are for the website. Do you want to set up an online store or do you want to have a website to showcase your businesses services? Once you have established the goals for the website, you can begin your search for a website development company. Here’s our advice for finding the right website development company for your business.
View their Website Design Portfolio
Every website design company should have a portfolio section of their past projects on their website. If you can’t find their past work on their website, simply ask them for a list of websites they have worked on. Every reputable website design company should have no problems with showcasing their work. A website design portfolio will give you a good idea of what you can expect if you decide to work with the company.
Is the Company familiar with Search Engine Optimisation
Implementing search engine optimisation practices is a must for every website. There’s no point in having a beautiful website if no one can find it. Ask about the website design companies search engine optimisation practices during your meeting.
Don’t decide purely on Price
The cost of the project is very important however, there are many other factors to consider. There are plenty of “cowboys” in the website development industry. These are the type of companies who showcase flashy, beautiful websites. However, when it comes to the finished product, many of their websites are both very slow and unresponsive. You really need to find a balance between price and quality. Research plays a huge role in predicting the quality of work you could receive.
Ask the Website Development Company for a Reference Check
If they have a design portfolio page, you don’t even have to ask the company for a list of references. Simply view their latest client projects and contact those businesses. A quick phone call could be the difference when searching for the right website design company for your business.
Ask about their Website Maintenance Packages
A website is very much like a car. You need to have your vehicle serviced in order for it to perform at its best. Website Maintenance includes updating the software, running security checks and monitoring performance. We provide all our clients with a monthly WordPress maintenance service package.