Choosing a website designer in Newport is hard.
Just look at the top 10 results for “Web Design Newport”
There is a wide range of web design companies available for you to choose for your business. From a single freelancer, small web design agencies to large national companies.
So how do you choose who should build your next website design?
Hopefully you will consider us for your next website design, but even if you don’t here are some tips that you can use to get the most value for your business.
So keep on reading.
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1. Does the website design agency create custom websites or use themes?
If you have read any of my blog posts in the past you will know that I hate website themes.
If you don’t know what a theme is let me explain.
A theme is basically a website somebody else has made and then you take the content from that site and replace it with yours. It is quick and cheap.
If you only have a few hundred pound to spend then a theme is the way to go for your business.
Themes are terrible!
There are many disadvantages of using themes, I wont go into them all. But if you would like a chat to find out more then please contact us and I’ll talk you through why your business shouldn’t be using a theme.
That being said, the main disadvantage of using a website theme is that they are terrible for search engine optimisation. Search engine optimisation is the technique used to get your website to show up when someone types in a query related to your business.
I’ve run experiments in the past where I have tried ranking two separate websites. One custom made, one based on a theme.
The custom website was found and indexed (put on the Google search results) after a few days. The website built on a theme however could not be found 6 weeks later.
Why does that matter to you?
If your looking for web designers in Newport that can actually bring you more business then you want a website that can be found online.
With the first custom website mentioned above I was able to get the website on the first page of Google for various terms within a few weeks. In the same time Google hadn’t even found the other website.
Websites based on themes have bad code inside of them because they need to appeal to so many businesses. The more a theme appeals to a business the more it is bought. So a plumber and a dentist could use the same them. It needs a tonne of code inside of it to be able to pull this of (which is bad!)
A custom website design only has the code you will need. Custom is no doubt more expensive. But it is worth it.
We highly recommend that you pay the extra.
Give your potential customers the chance to find you online with a custom website design.
If a website cost £10,000 and brought in an extra £50,000 a year in sales would you go for it? Of course you would.
On the other hand if a website cost £500 and brought in no extra business would you be happy to hand over that money? I wouldn’t.
Once again if your looking for web design in Newport please hire a web design agency that doesn’t use themes, it will cost you more in marketing (SEO) in the long run and your business wont be found online.
2. Responsive Web Design Newport
Responsive website design is thrown around a lot. But what is it?
Responsive website design is a way of designing and developing your website so that it works on mobile devices.
Why is this important?
For the first time ever, mobile usage is higher than desktop usage.
This means that more people are using their mobile phones to browse the internet than using a normal computer.
How does this affect your business?
61% of website visitors will leave your website and 41% of them will go to your competition if your website doesn’t work on mobile phones.
Can you afford to lose 61% of your customers? And do you want to give 40% of them away to your competitors, making them stronger to capture more of the market.
Of course not.
You want to be the industry leader. Who doesn’t?
Most web design companies in Newport will offer responsive website design.
However there are still some stuck in the 90’s that don’t. When hiring a website designer in Newport be sure that they make mobile responsive websites (and they don’t charge you extra for it).
Responsive website design also allows your website to rank higher in the search engines.
We had a client recently who owned a small family run restaurant. Their website before we worked on it wasn’t responsive. Because of this they were on the 4/5th page of Google (nobody searches there).
We designed their new website to be mobile friendly and search engine friendly and within a week of their new website going live they were on the 2nd page. Without any other SEO techniques we bumped them up many pages.
With additional SEO work we were able to get them on the first page of Google, making them the top ranked restaurant in Merthyr Tydfil. They now sit above massive chain restaurants like Frankie and Bennys, McDonalds, Nandos, Pizza Hut and many more. They also rank higher than any other independent restaurant.
If their website design wasn’t responsive we have no doubt they wouldn’t be able to rank this high. If you want your Newport business to be as competitive as it can be, your website must be mobile responsive.
3. Does your business need marketing or just a website?
Most people think that a website will be the answer to all their problems.
Think of a website as the foundation.
A very good foundation. But without marketing your website chances are it still wont be found.
We don’t say this to scare you into buying marketing you don’t need. We tell you this because its out experience.
A good website with good search engine marketing will pay for its self many times over.
I have been building websites since I was 14 years old, I am now 29. And in that time I have built countless websites and ranked them online.
One article like this one that I wrote for a client when I was 17 years old, brought in over 200,000 views over its life time which resulted in over £20,000 sales of a piece of software. (this was all free traffic btw!)
I don’t tell you the above to brag, but I tell you because everyone at Weeare has similar stories and we know what we are doing.
Some website designers in Newport make great websites that look amazing but wouldn’t have a clue how to market your website to bring in extra business for you.
That is the reason why we provide website design packages that come with either 4 or 12 month marketing.
We do have a cheaper option that doesn’t include marketing and we would only recommend this option if you know how to market your website online yourself. If you think this is an option for you then we can provide you with some great sources so you can learn some online marketing techniques yourself.
If you would rather run your business and leave the marketing to us then that is also fine by us.
Our website design packages include a brand new website, with either 4 or 12 months of SEO and social media marketing. In most industries 4 months of marketing from us will get your website ranking on the search engines and driving targeted customers to your business.
4. Cheap Web Design Newport
We touched on cheaper website designs briefly above.
Cheaper website design in Newport will be built by agencies that use themes and have no idea when it comes to Search Engine Marketing.
Do a Google search for “web design Newport” and look at the ads that display.
Looking right now I can see website design services in Newport costing:
These cheap website design services look appealing. In fact, if you look at our web design packages, we offer website design in Newport starting from £2500.
It looks like we are ripping you off.
We aren’t, believe me.
Our hourly rate is £60. Taking that look at the first figure above. A website design for £125.
Our hourly rate would mean that we would have to build a website in 2 hours.
How good do you think a website that takes 2 hours to make will be for your business?
Our logo design service will take longer than 2 hours.
We will talk with you over the whole process of the website design for longer than 2 hours.
We will take our time to understand you, your competition, your customers and we will then go away and make something that will generate more sales for your business than the 3 companies above combined.
Everyone wants a great deal, and I truly believe our website design packages offer that. Our website design packages offer the same quality as a large website design agency at a fraction of the cost. If you were to higher a bigger agency you would be paying upwards of £10,000 for the same service we provide. (that’s without any marketing)
If you think a website for less than £500 will generate you sales go ahead and try them and then come back to us in a year. In that year we could have generated thousands in revenue for you.
All of our customers since hiring us have seen an increase in search engine rankings. Many of them hitting the first page of the search engines resulting in thousands in extra revenue.
A cheap website will not be found online.
If your looking for cheap website design in Newport we are not the agency for you. But if you want a website design Agency in Newport that will work with you to outrank your competition and bring in more customers then Weeare here to help.
5. No hidden fees
Some website design agencies are crafty and add on hidden fees after a contract has been signed.
This could be labelled under the name of “consultancy” or “admin” fees but we all know what they are. Hidden fees just added on because you are now in a vulnerable position.
Don’t hire a website design agency that employs tactics like this.
We certainly don’t.
We 100% guarantee that the price we quote you for our website design, development and digital marketing services are the price you will pay.
We are not in the extortion business, we are in the web design business and we do a very good job of it.
6. Website Design Newport – Other considerations
Other website design agencies in Newport will charge you to update your website content.
We wont do this either.
We develop websites in such a way that is easy for you to edit, even if you hate technology.
We can provide you with training videos, online training or in person training to help you get to grips with your new website. Other agencies will charge you an hourly rate to update your content. A website built by us will save you thousands over its lifetime.
We are also only a call away if you ever need any help.
I truly believe that you wont get this personalised service anywhere else.
To sweeten the deal here are some freebies.
Including a free domain name and 1 years free website hosting. This alone is worth over £100.
We will also set up an email marketing list, which will allow you to collect potential customers email addresses so you can sell to them over and over. Many website design agencies in Newport don’t offer this as they don’t understand the power of email marketing. We do.
If your looking for a website design agency in Newport that understands all of the above and how it effects your business we would love to talk to you.
Just a talk, nothing else.
We don’t employ sales people, and we wont push you into buying a service you don’t need.
If we believe we are not the right fit, or think you will be better suited else where we will tell you. We believe by helping others get what they want is the only way to do business.
So if you want to talk more about your website design talk to us.
Now you have a good idea what to look out for when choosing a website designer in Newport.
We would love to hear about you and your ideas, but I’m sure you would like to look around our website first. That’s fine. Take a look at some of the links below.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your website design project then we would love to hear from you. Contact us.