You have less than a second to make a good impression on a visitor to your website.
A poorly designed front page may create the perception that your location is not a quality operation. This is multiplied by the fact that many people use the internet to do their research today. More often than not the front page of your website is the first impression people have of your operation. If that is a bad impression you may never have the opportunity to change that impression like you would in person. In the past everything you read about marketing talks about the first impression and how important that first impression is. Even if that first impression was not the best they did not leave. In the internet world of today they can leave with the click of a button and you may never have the opportunity to change that impression. Think about how fast you click through pages when you are surfing the internet.
What makes a good website
"From your customers point of view"
When we design a website we keep the phrase (keep it simple stupid) in mind. We make it simple and easy for someone to find what he or she wants on your website. Our philosophy in website design is keeping it functional, affordable, expandable and easy to maintain.
Navigation should be simple and easy to use. It should be obvious that it is what it is. Navigation should be well labeled and easy to understand: (About us, Contact us, Calendar, Product Info, Reservations, etc…).
The front page of your website should grab someone's attention. At this point detailed content matters little. It is all about the looks of the page. Think of it as the sign in front of your business. The front page should say who you are, what you do and hint to what your story is. A front page should include both text and graphics. The texts should include words that someone would use to search for the item you have to offer. You should include your address and phone number at the bottom of the page.
The facts about website's (from Safe & Sound Solutions point of view)
It is not about You! It is about Them! (your customers)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO is included in the cost of websites that we develop.
Search engine results pages contain not only listings of documents found to be relevant to the user's query, but other content, including paid advertisements and secondary source results. My focus is on local SEO and "organic" results. The links in these "organic" search results receive the largest share of searcher eyeballs and clicks - between 65-75%. SEO for localized search queries provides a great opportunity to target people looking for your products, services or events.
As a rule, you do not benefit from someone that is 500 miles from your location visiting your website. We specialize in local Search Engine Optimization for this reason.
We do not try to manipulate the search engines to achieve rankings, but rather to create a website that is search engine and user friendly that will rank in the top positions due to its relevance and quality. You accomplish this by developing a relative website that is both search engine and user friendly and easily navigated by both. Get more SEO information...
Websites are priced on number of pages and complexity of the website. Websites can be scaled to fit your budget.