There are a lot of things you need to consider before you hire a web designer. We will go through all of these in due course as it is a good idea to make sure you have your goals in mind as well as figuring out their expertise. You need to realise that the perfect web designer or web design team are going to create your base and online presence, therefore, finding the correct team from you is ever more important in this day in age.
The way you want to think about it is that customers are always looking for the best experience from a brand. Therefore, having a website built which is optimised for customers and general users is perfect. A professional web designer will know exactly what type of bespoke design you need to tailor around your business. Hiring a team with hands-on experience is the best way to go about it. Anyway, here are some of the best expert tips from us here at The Web Designer Group.
They understand your business goals
One of the most important aspects of a web design firm is that they are professional enough to listen to what you have to say. It may sound ridiculous but the amount of people that go to certain web design agencies and have to ask for a refund because they haven’t taken the time to listen to what they want.
A good design agency makes sure to balance both as well as users demands and the business goals you have.
The best way to come across with your goals is understanding what you want on your website. Whether this be selling products like shampoo or advertising your services like a taxi firm. You also need to have an idea of how to design it.
What we mean by this is that you don’t want bright pink colours when you are promoting a taxi service as it will put people off your company. You would want it to be professional.
What you need to do when you talk to a web design agency is to make it clear that adding call to actions, sharing buttons and contact forms across your website is a top priority as this will enhance your user experience. This way your website is able to socially interact and connect with other social media websites as well as other websites.
Take a look at their portfolio if they have one
If they don’t then leave immediately. Sufficed to say having a portfolio is incredibly important as a professional web developer. You as a potential customer aren’t going to bother even taking a look at them if they don’t have a well-established portfolio with proof that they can make an incredible number of websites. When you are about to hire a web designer you have to size up and ask the question “how many websites have you made?” as well as “can you show me a portfolio of websites that you have designed?” if there is any sort of hesitation to answering this then consider walking out of that door.
A good thing to keep an eye out for when you are taking a look at their portfolio is to catch how much these websites cost. For example, if they have a load of websites that cost £800 but you’ve been charged a thousand for a similar website ask why. Then try to haggle!
Hire a professional that understands SEO as well
The best website developers have a good understanding of SEO. If thy don’t build your website so it is optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop then leave straight away. At the end of the day it’s great having a website but without rich niche content and your website being read on a multitude of platforms then you are going to suffer in the long run. We say this because at some point you are going to want to do SEO on your website or another form of marketing and without a future proof website you will fail and lose a lot of money.
If your website design is not optimised for any search engine or all of them then don’t expect to get many people visiting your website. Without visitors you won’t get customers, so see it in that way when you are getting a website designed. Any design firm will tell you this as they usually have SEO packages as an added service.
Why choose The Web Designer Group for website design?
As well as providing exquisite web design services and incredible SEO results The Web Designer Group is really the only place you should consider going for your web design needs.
Our web design services are enormous in potential as we build most of our websites on WordPress through templates but do add some custom coding if you would like to give it some extra flair. We usually build websites within seven working days which is quite impressive if we do say so ourselves. However, depending on the size of the project this can be a longer waiting period.
As we have previously mentioned, but would like to reiterate is the fact that all of our websites are future proof. Which means that if there are any updates your potential website will easily take care of them and you won’t come into many issues with plugins etc.
We also make sure that all of our websites work on all platform devices. These being desktop, iPhone, android and tablet of course. If you don’t believe us then take a look at our portfolio.
Being a Google partner also helps for our customers to realise that we are the best and can provide an excellent service. We are also ISO 9001 certified which means that our website process is constantly audited by outside auditors. Proving that we take customer care to the fullest extent.
If you have any questions about our web design then feel free to call us on 0800 905 5999 and one of our extremely helpful staff members will inform you on why you should choose us.
What about other marketing services like SEO?
Well, our in-house team of experts offer you the opportunity to rank within a very short period of time. At the end of the day we are a Google partner so that should be a no brainer if you want to rank on the world’s biggest search engine. Because designing a website is one thing, but without incredible marketing to back you up then don’t expect to be seen in the Google search results without paying a hefty sum towards Google ads.
We offer our customers tried and tested strategies that are known to work and rank you as effectively as possible. This is possible due to our SEO team working on making sure that they figure out every single aspect of SEO that Google likes and the things they don’t like.
One of the many things that separates The Web Designer Group from your down the road web design agency is the fact that we use advanced tools like AI to help you rank.
We do this by writing you content which we know Google appreciates and provides you with a content score based on each piece.
We also offer all of our existing clientele full customer reporting which means that every month they will receive a report over what we have completed on their website and what our plans for the future are within that very month.
The last thing we would like to mention when it comes to our incredible SEO team is that we offer enterprise level SEO. Rather than the small-scale stuff that an SEO company down the road offers, we are an international company known for its SEO around the globe which proves our case. If we have so many offices which include places like New York, London, Manchester, Cyprus, Cardiff, Glasgow and many more, then we must be doing something right.
The Web Designer Group is open for business from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Friday so give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms. One of our friendly team will be happy to answer any queries you might have about us or what we can provide for you in web development, SEO or any other marketing services that you might be interested in. We also have many addons throughout our website which you can use to enhance your website and user experience which we would definitely push you to consider to get the best out of your business website.
All in all, we are a transparent company that pride ourselves in knowing that we can perform the best of the best to our abilities to make sure you have one of the most impressive websites that you will ever come across. As well as, give you the best SEO services that will see your website rocket through the Google rankings.