When you are selecting a professional web developer or specialists to upgrade your business’s website, you don’t want someone who will throw it together quickly (i.e. in a few weeks).
Even if you are just hiring professional to monitor your website for hacks, errors, content updates, etc. you don’t want to go for fast and cheap because the developer may disappear after the site is complete. You want someone who is a great worker and takes time to review all the pages, spelling errors, plugin updates, Google analytics, other metrics, search engine optimization (SEO), and more. But know that this will not be cheap.
A web development specialist needs to take time to design and create a captivating and professional web design with intuitive site architecture making it easy to navigate and be seen by search engines!
Will they do an audit of your current website? Will they implement back-end technologies to turn your website into a powerful marketing tool? Will they integrate SEO best practices, such as:
Website design and construction:
- Award-winning design
- Flash animations and splash pages
- Full compatibility across all browsers
- Information architecture design
- Database development
- CMS tools
- Response forms
- Application development
The website development process can take months, up to 6 months even, for a site that is good and optimized for search engines. You cannot have a good, fast, and cheap website. You must pick two.
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