Search Engine Optimization
You can submit source material with no pre-conceived layout, or you can provide a general idea of layout and style which we will fine-tune and modify at no extra charge. We will create and design a homepage and basic* secondary pages, tailored to your specific needs and specifications using custom designed theme graphic elements for the site's appearance, including navigation, headers and background.
All of our web sites are built from scratch based on discussions with the client and no prefabricated templates are used. It's not uncommon, however, for a site's design to be inspired by another website on the internet. If you see a website you like, be sure to take note of what you like or don't like about it for future planning.
During the design process of each site, you will be able to view a "test site" and follow the progress and development of your website from your own computer, and provide feedback to me regarding its layout and design. This process gives you an edge over the competition by enabling you to direct and shape your internet presence so that it meets your specific needs and goals. We will make every attempt to maintain a collaborative working environment, where your opinions and ideas are incorporated into the process at every level.
Items you provide that can be helpful are a copy of your letterhead, your company's logo, if you have a slogan or marketing phrase, catalogs and brochures, and any pictures of equipment or services offered. If you don’t have a slogan, this would be a good time to develop one to enhance the marketability of your product. Also, if you have particular colors associated with your company and any other interesting information about your company - its history, products, patents, affiliations, certifications, etc. - it will allow visitors to gain insight into your company and its products and we will try to use them to personalize your web site.
Use our Website Design Information Checklist to help you gather your information and give us a call to get started!
We have expertise in the following languages:
- ASP/MS Access
- xhtml/CSS (validated - standards compliant code)
Should you require assistance in writing your text, we have teamed with a few professional copywriters to collect, compile, and craft the words to effectively drive search engines to your site, capture a visitors’ interest, and explain what you have to offer before they click away.
Logo and Graphic Design
If you don't already have a logo or an idea of what you'd like your website to look like we also have relationships with numerous, very talented, graphic designers who can help you create a visual representation of your business and carry your unique brand throughout all of your marketing materials.
You already have a website, but it has been sitting idle for a couple of years. Then, when you finally getting around to making updates to your site, find that your web designer has gone AWOL and isn't answering your call for help, let us know. We can help you get control of your website back and make sure you don't lose it again.
Uploading to the Web
Your completed website will be uploaded to the web host of your choice. We provide web hosting and domain name registration, through reliable third-party companies and can certainly help you to get set up with a domain name and host should you need it. Most hosts provide other services such as e-mail accounts linked directly to your domain. We can also assist in setting these up for you on servers contracted by WebSight Designs.
Submissions to Top Search Engines
The ranking of your website will depend heavily on your site's content and the word selection on your home page. We will submit your website to search engines after you have approved the final draft. The Internet search engines are updated approximately every 90 days. Quarterly resubmission can keep your company on top of all major search engines, thereby increasing and maintaining your company's presence on the web. The cost for submission varies depending on the engine. If you are interested in this service, we will discuss your options during the design process.
We can help you create the layout for a regularly scheduled newsletter or bulletin to keep in touch with your network. We use a service called Constant Contact for our twice monthly newsletter, WebSight Viewpoints. Constant Contact is one of a number of e-mail and survey services that has already been checked out by the larger ISPs like Comcast and MSN so your e-mails are less likely to get blocked.
Sign up for a free 60-day trial with Constant Contact, and get a $30 credit towards your account should you decide to sign up for their service.
On every website we work on, we make sure it includes the basic things necessary to optimize your website to be picked up by the major search engines. We also can assist with:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Link Building
- Content Writing
- E-mail Marketing
- Social Media Marketing - (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
Social Networking Site Set-up Assistance
Social media is the latest rage. Let us help you set a blog, Facebook Fan Page, LinkedIn or Twitter account. The look of your blog or Twitter account can be personalized to match the look of your website. Keep your brand consistent!
Web Hosting and Domain Name Registration
We do not provide on-site web hosting or domain name registration, however, we contract with a stable and reputable company for domain name registration and hosting at WSD Solutions. Additionally, most hosts include e-mail boxes linked to your domain (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org)! We can host on servers you currently own or do the legwork for you to get you on your way.
- Domain registration
- Website Hosting
- WordPress Blog Hosting
- SSL Certificates
- Additional Email Hosting
- Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 Email
Upgrades, changes, additional web pages, and general maintenance after final design uploading to your server will be provided as needed. We will discuss your site maintenance needs based on the purpose of your site. Your alternatives could range from specific change requests only on an as-needed basis to regular monthly maintenance.
A deposit of 50% of the negotiated cost will be required at startup. A draft website with the content you provide will be on the test site for your viewing within three (3) weeks of receipt of your website content and should be completed within 30 days or earlier if your schedule demands. The balance of the cost of the design will be due when you are satisfied with the overall design and prior to uploading onto your server.
Our Typical Contract
You can view a copy of a typical contract we use when we contract for our basic design package services. A few details will change for different situations, but the basic premise will be the same for all.
We reserve the right to refuse service to clients whose site activities include anything that we deem inappropriate, offensive, or in bad taste. We do not support spamming or bulk, unsolicited e-mail, any activities that are illegal in the United States, or sites that contain pornographic or obscene material. If your website plans contain any of the above ventures, we are certain that you will be able to find another qualified web designer and host that will be amenable to working with you.