How to Choose the Best Web Design Company for Your Tampa Business

May 17, 2018
How to Choose the Best Web Design Company for Your Tampa Business

1. Consider Why You are Investing in a New Website

Before searching for the best web design company for your business, you should first determine what outcome you would like to achieve by investing in a new website. In simpler terms, why am I investing in a new website? Almost everyone will have the same answer, they want to increase sales. However, many don’t consider the manner in which they would like to increase sales. For example, if you own a brick and mortar store, you may want to focus on selling more items online. If your business is already online, but you find that most customers leave without completing a purchase, you may want to simplify your checkout process. Maybe you’re a local tattoo shop, so online sales aren’t really your focus, but you want to bring more people into your physical store. Whatever the case may be, the “why” behind your investment matters, and it’s important that your web design company understands this. As web developers, we of course enjoy making sure websites are nice to use and visually appealing, but if your developer is only focused on aesthetics without understanding the “why” behind your investment, you may just get a pretty website, instead of a pretty website that increases sales. Make sure you communicate your “why” to your web design company, and make sure you choose one that understands that their job is to help increase your profit.

2. Communication & Collaboration are Key

When choosing the best web design company for your business, choose one that first understands your “why” and second is great at communicating. Before building your website, your web design company should learn your business pangs so they can ensure your new website eases them. This requires an engaged web design company that takes notes, conducts research, and follows up with questions throughout the process. To build an effective website, your web design company will need content in the form of pictures of past work you would like displayed, services you would like listed, customer reviews, the possibilities are endless. Your web design company needs to request this from you, because stock photos simply don't produce the results original ones do and content that is short and unoriginal may actually decrease your Google ranking and turn customers away. For this reason, building a website requires collaboration, and you need a web design company that makes collaborating a central part of their design process.

3. Understand that Content is King

Good website content may be one of the most overlooked aspects of web design. After all, we think of web design as an aesthetic process where one pore over what color palette or picture to use. However, the bulk of most websites are words; words that are meant to increase sales. If your content doesn't communicate your message or why a customer should purchase your product, your website, no matter how modern and beautiful, will not effectively increase sales. Study your potential web design company's website and blog posts to weigh the effectiveness of their content and consider their writing style. Choose one whose writing is effective and error free.

TL;DR

Think about why you need a website. It's probably because you want to increase sales. Make sure your web design company understands this and has a plan to increase your profit. Communication is paramount when creating a website, as there is a lot of back and forth between the client and web design company. We need to receive content from you, and you need to be able to express your ideas to us. Make sure you hire a web design company that focuses on prompt and productive communication. The quality of your website's content cannot be understated. Hire a web design company that understands this and will write darn good, grammatically correct, content.