Web designers near me - why choose a local web designer?
There are plenty of campaigns about the importance of shopping local, so why pick a web designer you never get to meet in person? There are lots of offers on television and online for low price or free websites, but when you look at the detail, you get a free template but then you are charged a monthly fee for using the service which you often have to pay for upfront for the first year. You have to use the pre-set templates and if they don’t cover everything you need, you get charged additional premiums for any alterations or additions you want. Cheaper options will tie you to the number of email addresses you get for your staff and there will be advertising on your site which you can’t opt-out of without making further payments. You will produce all the content and while you can probably make some customisation, your site will look the same as lots of other sites. If you need support, it will have to be by phone and in some cases, you will even be charged by the minute for your call.
Local web designers like Big Mouth Digital offer a completely different level of service. We have over 15 years’ experience working directly with hundreds of businesses and community organisations in Northern Ireland and Ireland, so we know how things work locally. We believe in meeting our customers face to face and getting to know them and their businesses so we can suggest the best approach tailored to their needs. We have clients in a wide variety of sectors from professional services to retail to charities, so we know the key things to discuss to help promote different types of organisations.
Unlike the ‘free’ websites which have a mass of hidden charges, when we give you a quotation for a site, it will include all the things you actually require – so the price won’t keep growing as you design your site. We do our homework at the start and provide you with a quotation to enable you to choose if you want to proceed. We don’t get you part way through your design and then tell you that you will need to pay extra for the part you actually need. We will help to pull your content together, so while we need you to tell us about your organisation and share any branding you have already developed, we can help with logo design, photography and videos if you need it.
Another big difference from free website services is the all-round service a company like Big Mouth Digital can offer. We don’t just let you set up a standardised site and leave you to fend for yourself, we can provide much broader digital marketing advice on things like how to make your site more easily found, keywords to include in your content and what kind of approaches your competition are taking. We can help you with your social media profiles and campaigns and ensuring all your digital marketing is working together towards your goals.
Here are a few examples of some of our recent projects to show how we can help:
Developing short and long term strategies prioritising key marketing activities including website redesign to focus on conversions, easily understood case studies and facilitating customers to leave independent reviews on the site to encourage other potential customers. Reviewing and monitoring the company’s pay per click strategy to focus on reducing costs per click and to enable testing of different landing pages to determine the best approach. Creating blog articles and managing their social media postings following a monthly content planner to ensure relevant, useful content is developed on an ongoing basis.
Help with landing page conversion by optimising the current website’s search engine optimisation and looking at the visitor experience. Developing a content strategy following discussions with the client and a review of competitor’s keywords to ensure the site was meeting the needs of its visitors. Pay per click management to focus the available budget on the ads with the highest performing conversions. Overall improvement in traffic organically and via pay per click with no increase in budget.
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