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Will Your Website Get A Second Glance? Or A First?

Would you like a top-10-ranking website? One that people will actually visit?

A site that attracts people looking for exactly what you sell?

That's what I build. No gimmicks, no short-term trickery.

To be honest, it's pretty easy because I study two things many web designers don't...


1) how the internet really works, and
2) how people search for things online

It's fun to build great looking websites for small businesses and get them ranked high in searches. It's common knowledge how critical it is to be on the first page of search results (the "top-10") and how people almost never click past that first page.

Did you know...

Google uses over 200 criteria to decide...

...how useful a site is?
...how credible a site is?
...how trustworthy a site is?
...if it's better than other sites?

-and-

...what order to list sites in searches?
...
.

But they won't reveal what those criteria are
...
.

That's why my 12+ years of experience and testing gives you the advantage.

If you'd like an inside edge, drop me an email.

Will your website be there? Or just your competitors?

A top-ranking website saves you plenty of money over the long term simply because you don't need to pay for people to know it exists. Of course your other advertising (flyers, newspaper ads, etc.) will send visitors to your site, but there won't be an ongoing investment necessary just to get anyone there.

It may not matter to big companies with bottomless pockets, but small enterprises can get huge benefits from web design done properly, that can out-rank your competitors and bring you customers.

If you have a real business and require a top-ranking website that customers will find on Google & Bing, give me a call or email.

A website is generally the core element of your advertising, and can be updated and modified for essentially no cost once built. A well designed site can advertise products and services, attract investors, vendors, or partners, and inform customers and prospects about almost anything. It tells customers where you are located, your hours of operation, and how to get in contact with you. It gives customers a way to learn more about you, with no pressure, 24 hours a day.


My proven expertise is getting websites ranked in the top 10 search results.

Be Careful Hiring A Web Designer...

I run into disappointed people more often than necessary. These are the folks who already paid someone to build a website then later came to me for a new one because it wasn't really accomplishing anything.

Out of respect for your money, please understand many web designers don't know how search engines work, how people think, how businesses operate, nor the purpose of a website. They rarely know anything about marketing, advertising, or sales. Basically, in Peterborough, anyone who has taken a Flash course and learned some HTML will tell you they are a "web designer". But that isn't web design. That's like learning how to use a Band-Aid then telling everyone you're a doctor. Don't fall for it!

There are also some web designers in Peterborough saying they do SEO (search engine optimization) when in fact they are using techniques that may get your site banned from Google, Yahoo, and other search engines. Some are using techniques that stopped mattering years ago, and some are using techniques that never did matter, but were misinformation and gossip spread within the industry. A few don't seem to even be trying, yet still advertise SEO services.

Website design quote oneNow, the strange thing is these folks may not all be trying to rip you off. You wouldn't believe the outdated information local colleges are teaching to students. Students are learning amazing graphic design skills, but aren't being taught proper web design, even in courses labelled as such. There's a lot of terrific graphic design floating around in cyberspace unappreciated because students aren't being taught what they really need to know. It's incredibly unfortunate.

And then there's the horrible spelling, grammar, and lack of sales focus of most sites. Websites are marketing tools, just like flyers, newspaper ads, and tv commercials, but are almost never built from that perspective. I've got you covered.

I build websites based on how the web really works, and how people really behave. And they're carefully crafted to appear in the top-10 search results.

Search engine optimization is a constantly changing art and science. The way things were 6 months or a year ago has nothing to do with today. It takes effort to stay current.

Other companies charge thousands for the SEO I give you free!

My incredibly low prices for professional web design include proven SEO services, so rest assured I won't be upselling you to buy more stuff. There's no point making a website that isn't built for both search engines and customers to instantly understand, and that's the guiding principle of everything I do.

Website design quote twoA properly built website saves you both the embarrassment of something no one can find, and the ongoing expense of having to advertise it. In fact the smaller your budget the more you might benefit by getting in touch.

My prices are very low for this type of specialization. Drop me a line if you have any questions about web design, or want some feedback or advice about a project.

Website Design
Graphic Design
SEO
Updates
Repairs
Hosting
Logos
Photography
Videography

Here's How It Works

Website design details  You pay a $200 retainer.
Website design details  I build your site, to your satisfaction.
Website design details  After your site ranks in the top-10 search results, you pay the balance.
Website design details  If it doesn't rank in the top-10, you don't owe another dime and you can keep the site.

My Guarantees

Web design guarantee  You will love your site.
Web design guarantee  Your site will appear in searches.
Web design guarantee  Your site will look the same and work on all web browsers.
Web design guarantee  Your site will not contain dangerous things like Java or Flash.
Web design guarantee  Updates or changes will be made quickly.
Web design guarantee  You get everything required. No hidden costs, no upsells.


I know how to build websites correctly. Call or send me an email today.

Here's what I do:


1) Website design

My clients are small and medium-size businesses that want to be found in searches when people are looking for what they sell. Does that sound like you?

I create 100% original websites from scratch. This includes custom graphic design, photography, video, audio, and whatever else you might need. I'll register your name and get you online fast.

I don't use cheap templates or do-it-yourself design tools like FrontPage, GoLive, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Joomla, iWeb, Sitebuilder, or anything else. Beware "web designers" who are actually using software that spits out sites for them. What a waste of money, you could do that yourself!

This is a website designed specifically for you, your business, and your customers. It will work on all devices, thus saving you the cost of an additional "mobile website" and/or several custom apps.

Most important, I make sure your website is found when people are searching for what you sell.

2) Website hosting & maintenance

Website hosting and maintenanceThis is a full-service, top-to-bottom hosting, management, and maintenance package. My version of "hosting" is based on the upkeep requirements of a top-10 website, and includes everything needed to keep your site working smooth and fast, and ranking well in searches, such as:

  • content updates (things you want added, removed, changed)
  • server file updates
  • performance tuning
  • browser compatibility tests
  • traffic monitoring
  • ranking checks
  • broken link checks
  • malware checks
  • blacklist checks

Be aware that having your site built and/or updated by a big company can lead to headaches getting changes made or mistakes fixed (I've heard plenty of stories about Trytel, Nexicom, and others). A basic hosting account by itself might be ok, as long as you have full access to do your own updates and maintenance without having to go through someone.

3) Logo design & other graphics

Social media graphicsA surprising number of business owners and managers don't understand the importance of having a distinct logo. A good logo makes your company more recognizable, more professional, and is extremely important for all your advertising. I give considerable attention to creating the perfect logo to represent who you are and what you do, as well as avoiding awful clichés.

Another common need is graphics for social media accounts. Inconsistent branding and imagery for the same company in different places creates a strange impression, and you've probably seen this yourself. I can make customized graphics for your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and other accounts, including avatars, header images, background images, or whatever the case may be.

Please note: all graphic design services are included free for web design clients, but some things like those mentioned are also available separately. See the Prices page for details.