Web development and management

Your website is the digital store-front of your business. It can be a major source of traffic – or a quick way of losing customers if it isn’t designed and built effectively. It’s an investment worth making, and maintaining, for continued business success.

We work with a fantastic team to design and build the highest quality website available to your budget. Everything is built from scratch to ensure your site is bespoke to your business. No one else in the world will have a website like yours – and this will truly help you stand out from the crowd. The code used for building your site is clean and organised, making your site easier for Google to read when it comes to SEO.

Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.

Paul Cookson

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48%

of people cited a website’s design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business.

38%

of people will stop engaging with a website if the content/layout is unattractive.

Rogue traders – we’ve seen them all…

From our experience, there are a lot of people out there who will tell you they can build you a ‘bespoke’ website (usually at around £3,000). When it comes to it though, what you’ll perhaps unwittingly have paid for is a £50 off-the-shelf template that they will have added your content into (something you could do yourself for free with Wix) or a site that really leaves little wow factor for anyone landing on it.

We’ve seen it happen. There are more cowboys in the web development world than in the Wild Wild West. 

While free template websites are undoubtedly great for small businesses looking to start swirling their toe in the big online pond, they are restrictive in the design options they offer. Plus, because thousands of users all have access to the same templates, you can end up with a fairly generic looking site that could be one of many millions available online.

There’s no doubt that they’re better than some of the dated, tired websites that some businesses are still using, as they have a fresh and responsive layout. But if you have the budget, it’s always best to invest in a bespoke site. It will be read better by Google when it comes to SEO, which helps with your ranking on search engines. It will also give you more flexibility in how you present your branding.

All of our websites are designed and built from scratch. We work with a talented team of designers and developers who meet you to get to the heart of your business, before creating a site that is 100% unique to you, and that you can feel proud of for years to come. It’s an investment, but one well worth making for business success.

Website management made easy...

Once you’ve got your beautiful, fully functioning bespoke website, it’s going to need managing. After investing in your site, the last thing you want is for it to go stale and become tired. Fresh content helps with your Google ranking (never assume that if you’re ranking well when you launch, that this will always be the case. It changes, regularly!).

Adding new content also helps you to ensure customers keep returning to your website. It gives you content to share on your social media and in newsletters and also enables you to build your SEO ranking by increasing the number of keywords available on your site.

Having a blog is a particularly good way of doing this as it allows you to add lots of fresh content. It also means you can share company news or industry updates that will interest your audience and demonstrate why you’re the experts. As talented copywriters with a background in business writing (whether for B2B or B2C) in a whole range of industries, we can help produce SEO-optimised blogs for your business. As we will know your business inside-out, you can trust you’re in good hands with our copywriting.

The other side of website management is the behind-the-scenes technicalities. You’ll need to ensure any plugins are being updated regularly to prevent your website from running slowly or becoming vulnerable to a cyber-attack. It’s also vital that your site is protected against hackers and any malware programmes.

We can ensure your site has the highest level of security with a low-fee monthly package. This will not only prevent hackers from causing costly damage to your site and brand reputation (plus inconvenience for your customers), but will also mean their access to your website is completely blocked for any possible future attacks too.

We’re here to help you manage your website whenever you need it. We understand how websites work like the back of our hand, meaning you don’t need to stress about learning how to use WordPress, uploading new content, or writing SEO-optimised blogs.

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