Your website is the key to online interaction, but if you’re here, you probably already know that. All the same, we still get questions on why a website is necessary. Here are a few reasons why it’s websites are important:
“I just need Facebook, right?”
Facebook is a powerful tool for any business, but it doesn’t replace a website. Facebook and other social media platforms give you a few small changes in how information appears, but you’re still at the mercy of their design, their terms of service, etc. Your website allows you to control the way your brand is communicated, the content and without advertisements from 100 other vendors in the same industry shown to your audience.
How People Find You
When consumers search for the products and services they want, search engines such as Google and Bing show results based on relevant content and search terms, but in order to show up in those search engines, your website first has to exist, then comes the optimization, blogging, copywriting, etc. There are other ways to show up in search results without a website, such as vendor website listings, Facebook, YellowPages listings, etc. While those are important, they’re still a 3rd party representation of your brand, complete with their own look, their own terms of service and their own agendas.
While many 3rd party vendor listings and social media platforms have insights and reporting on your page or listing’s traffic, there’s nothing like the power of the analytics built right into your website. See what areas of your website the world is viewing, how often, how long and see the real ROI as your website viewers turn into customers.
What we offer
Custom Built Websites
Launching your website is the first step in building an online presence for your company. Grindstone creates custom user friendly, responsive websites, using industry leading technology to communicate your message to your audience.
Responsive means your website adapts to the viewer’s screen size. With the spike in mobile traffic over the last 10 years, mobile friendly websites are a must. Our websites are built to view on all devices, no matter what the screen size.
What’s the point in having the product, if you can’t sell it?! We’ve been building online stores for nearly 10 years and in that time, we’ve learned several ways to approach the online market. Whether you’re an artist selling your music or a large company selling thousands of products, we can match you with the best solution, design it, set it up and show you how to run it.
Maintenance & Backup
Much like your car, your website requires maintenance. You can perform the updates and backups yourself, but who has the time? Well, we do. Whether its updates to core files or reloading a backup because you goofed and wiped out a whole section of your website, we can help. Contact us for info on monthly website maintenance services.
What does your website need to do for you? When we build websites for our clients, we want it to look great, but more importantly, it needs to be effective.
Let’s get coffee and talk about what your website needs to do for you.
Social Media Marketing
While this is a service all on its own, it deserves mention here as well. Your social media marketing and your website can work together to boost engagement and conversions. Want to know how? Contact us and lets talk about it over coffee.
Hosting & Domain Registration
There are hundreds of hosting providers out there and we’ve worked with them all. Our goal isn’t to be a huge hosting provider, we simply want to offer a simple solution for our clients and offer outstanding support when needed, rather than having to deal with yet another vendor.
Some of the greatest products in the world are looked over without the right words. We’re here to shine the light on the amazing products and services you offer.
New content on your website is extremely important for SEO. If you don’t have the time or resources to write new content for your website, let us take care of it for you. We can begin with as little as a topic you provide, do the research and write the content. We can even provide photos and video as an add-on.
How do you rank higher in search results? Search Engine Optimization is how.
I’m not talking about those top few ads that are paid for, that’s another topic completely.
Unfortunately, SEO is a long-term and never ending process. It takes research and planning to find what terms get the best results for your website, what content on your website is relevant to your audience and where you should be listed to generate the best organic response. Ready to start ranking higher? Contact us for a quote on SEO Services today!
Website Starter Packs
We prefer to build websites from the ground up, but the reality is – that’s just not for everyone. We’ve put together a few base website packages, starting at $1399 and includes consultation, dropping in your logos & content and a few a la carte add-ons (if you need them). When it’s ready to launch, we provide a complete walk-through training on how to use your website. You’ll need hosting and your domain name, but we can help with that too. Shoot us an email for more info on our base packages.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask us anyway! Our skillsets have grown because of our clients’ requests and we’re not slowing down any time soon. Even if we can’t help, we probably know someone who can.