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Santa Monica Web Design

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 | Permalink

Santa Monica Web Design

Santa Monica Web Design

Santa Monica Web Design

How important is web design to your company?  Santa Monica Web Design will help you understand what you need to created great content for your website as well as understanding how to attract visitors to your site.

Building your website

When deciding to build a website there are many different elements that you need to think about. What you put on your website is very important and could make the difference between attracting visitors to your site and keeping them on the site.

The content that you put on your site needs to be interesting that will keep the reader’s attention.  It’s no use spending a lot of money in the design and development of your site unless you can keep the visitors coming back time after time.    Potential buyer for your goods and services often don’t buy at the first visit, therefore it’s important that they want to return and your site can reflect what will attract the visitor,  therefore content must be fresh, relevant and interesting to read.

Additional needs for your website  

  • SEO friendly is vitally important as relevant keywords on the site will help search engines to find your website, a balanced amount of keywords is important, too little or too much can have the opposite effect.
  • Concise and to the point.  Over wordiness can be boring and the visitor won’t return.
  • Information must be informative.  People want to know facts that can help them and how it can benefit them.
  • The content must make people feel at home, be friendly and easy to read.

Contact Web 2.0 Design and Development for web design ideas as well as other information to help you get your website working on popular search engines.

Reliable Fast Hosting

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | Permalink

Reliable Fast Hosting

Reliable Fast Hosting

Reliable Fast Hosting

Web 2.0 Design and Development offers affordable reliable fast hosting to suit everyone’s needs, Web2.0 Design and Development hosting service is feature packed, with high performance and reliability, because of our high performance servers you can experience fast loading of pages.

Our hosting choices

  • We offer 24/7 high quality support,  we will never leave you waiting
  • WordPress,
  • b2evolution,
  • Geeklog,
  • Coppermine,
  • Gallery,
  • Joomla,
  • Mambo,
  • phpBB
  • Drupal
  • Serendipity
  • osCommerce,
  • ZenCart
  • Moodle
  • Mumbo
  • A range of highly affordable prices
  • CPanel
  • Fantastico
  • My SQL
  • Hosting options that are highly recommended, fast and reliable

High quality at affordable prices

All servers have high quality virus protection program to ensure the safety of your computers. Installed are custom designed security systems to defend against different types of attacks and we continually upgrade to the latest technologies to ensure that our systems and yours are as safe as we possibly can keep them, suspicious activity is monitored by intrusion detection systems.

Webhosting packages start from $1.99 upwards Web 2.0 Design and Development has a package that will suit your needs and your pocket.  We believe we have the best on offer to ensure that our customers will be completely satisfied.  Get your very own website at a price that is highly affordable with Web 2.0 Design and Development.

Contact us for a free quote for specific needs, we will help you design a website that will attract visitors to your site and give you more opportunities to showcase your goods and services.  We have willing support staff 24/7.  Contact us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Commerce Website Los Angeles

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 | Permalink

E Commerce Website Los Angeles

E Commerce Website Los Angeles

E Commerce Website Los Angeles

An eCommerce website Los Angeles is a customized designed website for eCommerce solutions, our developers will design a custom made website that is results driven, and suited to your target audience.

The key point is to understand your target audience and thus send out a powerful message in order for them to be attracted to your site and your products or service.

What is required? 

The creation of a eCommerce website is not just about selling a product or service or having a shop online, the site, graphics, attractive photos, and the promotion are only part of the package that is needed. To be successful you also need to have your website ranked on the top 10 of a good search engine like Google and many other search engines.

 

E Commerce Website Los Angeles professional web design team will create web sites that are designed to achieve maximum traffic to your site; your site will be easily accessible and will receive maximum exposure and will be most suited to your type of business or service.

Valued services

We offer valued service related to web design, eCommerce, and custom designing of websites as well as excellent search engine optimization, website hosting, logo designs, and professional marketing services.

Our eCommerce team of experts help serve small local businesses and well as large corporations. And we can find solutions to suit your particular target audience.

Contact E Commerce Website Los Angeles today for a free quotation and advice on the best options for your website and eCommerce business,  you are only a phone call away from getting your business up and running.

10 Questions to Ask My Web Designer

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 | Permalink

10 Questions to Ask My Web Designer

10 Questions to Ask My Web Designer

10 Questions to Ask My Web Designer

How to find a good designer so that you have a better than even chance of success with your website.  Here are 10 questions you can ask which will give you an idea if the company you plan to hire can deliver the goods.

1. What results do you get for your clients

 

When you contact a web designer ask if they publish case studies of clients they have helped.  Sometimes the designers site might have something like this on the site “the site design of xxx client has helped increase their online sales by 32%. If you see this on a site you know you are in the right place. If there are no case studies on their site ask them for some, a good designer will be able to produce case studies.

2. What are your rates for Web Design?

 

The cheapest or the most expensive is not always the best you can get. Web designing takes time so if it is too cheap you may find that the designer will take short cuts.  One way to be sure you are getting value for your money is to ask the designer for the quote and what they are quoting for. It’s better to get a breakdown of what you will be getting in the quotation. When checking the quote look for things like ‘high converting e-mail newsletter’.

 

3. Time spend on research and planning

 

Based on the questions the designer asks before starting on the website will give you a clue on how much research will be done before completing the task. You could ask the designer how much time they spend on research and expect an answer of anything between three to about ten hours on the project

 

4.  Are your websites easy to use

 

Ease of use on a website is important, it’s no use having a fancy website and it’s difficult to navigate through it. If it is too difficult your visitors will leave it and go elsewhere. Good web designers understand how visitors need to navigate and what they are looking for.

5. Does the designer use wire-frames?

 

A website wire-frame is a visual outline of where your content will be placed on the site. It consists of boxes that explain where everything will be found.

 

6.  Market research

 

For a website to be successful it needs to be geared towards your customers,  to achieve success the designer needs to understand your customer base, so the designer will need to ask about your product and service and then do research on what the customers want. Also do they do competitive research, comparison on the competition so that the results are better than what is already on the internet.

 

7.  Conversion and usability testing

 

Will the designer do a conversion and usability study of the pages, which involves the creation of two pages and to pit them one against the other to see which produces the maximum results. Ask the designer if he/she does this they should understand how to do it.

 

8.  Analysis of current traffic

 

An analysis of the sites traffic can identify strengths and weaknesses, they changes can be made to strengthen the weak points.

 

9.  How can the design help meet my goals

 

You need to ask the designer how the design of the website will meet your goals.  First you need to define your goals and then ask the designer how to meet them.

-      The percentage of overall revenue generated

-      Percentage of orders from PPC

-      The order value percentage

-      Reduction of bounce rate percentage

 

10.  Questions about their business

 

A few questions that will help you gauge the stability of designer

-      The number of years in business

-      The largest companies they have developed websites for

-      Samples of work done and results of these websites

Web 2.0 Design and Development will be able to answer your questions and ultimately design a site that will be pleasing to the eye as well as achieve results.

Where Do I Need To Put My Money? SEO or Web Design

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 | Permalink

Where Do I Need To Put My Money? SEO or Web Design

Where Do I Need To Put My Money? SEO or Web Design

Where Do I Need To Put My Money? SEO or Web Design

This question is hotly debated on many forums on whether it is better to place your money, time and effort on the web design or on SEO, some say SEO is more important to drive traffic to your site regardless of whether it is good or bad, others say there is no point in having plenty of traffic and the design is bad so people do not stay.

A good number of people stated that both are equally important.  Good targeted traffic is important and using SEO principles to drive the traffic to the site is imperative to get visitors to notice your online business.  But keeping the visitors is equally important therefore a well-designed site that is easy to navigate, easy and quick to download, with relevant content that will keep the visitor interested plays an important part of the partnership of design and SEO.

Begin with research

To start an online business you need to research your niche first, this is the first step and could make the difference between success and failure.  Many successful people on the internet who have started businesses usually start with an idea, research to see what competition is available on that particular idea, one should bear in mind that the product and or service should be something that people would want.  If the idea is something so far fetched that only a few people might be interested, then the likelihood of it been successful is equally doubtful.

The design of your website need not be extremely fancy and loaded with lots of graphics and flash media, a neat clean site with good navigation often attracts more attention.  Many website designers have tested the internet and know which type of website goes hand in hand with a particular product or service.  Hiring a good website designer is money well worth spending as you will have a site that will function correctly, be easy to navigate; good download time with the relevant SEO tools available to ensure that it is search engine friendly.

How important is keywords and content

Once the site is set up, relevant content needs to be added to it with keywords and SEO links to attract visitors, it’s also important to pay attention to grammar and spelling and that the topic is fresh, original and interesting to read.  Some people make the mistake of taking one article and ‘spinning’ it into several articles, this could be ok if each article is placed on different sites with link backs, as long as the content is original and fresh. But often these spun articles, done with article spinners, only change words but do not match the changed words to the content of the article which results in a garbled article that does not make any sense at all.

In conclusion, an entrepreneur needs to create a balance between a good website and quality SEO to have a good chance of success.  Hiring a good web designer will help the quality of your site. Web 2.0 Design and Development can give your site that ‘oomph’ that is needed so that you can concentrate on the SEO aspect to drive quality targeted traffic to your site,   give Web 2.0 Design and Development a call and discuss your needs with them.

How do I build my website with SEO in mind from the get go?

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 | Permalink

How do I build my website with SEO in mind from the get go?

How do I build my website with SEO in mind from the get go?

How do I build my website with SEO in mind from the get go?

 

Building or designing a website with SEO in mind you need to look at the text content, this begins with the copy on the website, what HTML ad java codes are used, the title of your webpages, the way the pictures are names, your pages URL, and the meta tags in the code.

Optimizing with SEO

SEO is the method of optimizing your pages on the website to be read by a search engine such as Google. Search engines rely on text that is descriptive and relevant to your page, therefore a website that only has flash or graphics and very little text has nothing to feedback to use about your site although it has followed a link to it.

The layout of your pages there are some important SEO concepts to consider:

  • The search engine needs to follow the links to be able t navigate your website and be able to get back to the homepage.
  • Design the site with an ordered navigation which means that each page is accessible from this navigation on the homepage. If the pages are not accessed through the homepage will confuse the search engine which in turn will force the search engine to abandon the task of indexing your pages.
  • Ensure that your coding is exact and 100% correct the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) format is not always precise and sometime add unnecessary extra coding to the page. Get to know Google’s rules for instance, as they can have some bearing on where your page is ranked.

Importance of Design and construction

Design and construction of your site also plays a part, making use of your title page, be sure that you use the HI headers and not just bolding the title. The text of your title should contain the relevant keyword in it so it is searchable by the search engine. Plain bolded text for a header will not be read as important by a search engine.

Once the main pages are completed and the copy has been added, then you need to look at additional content where you can add links to the additional content, a good link building strategy is to create great copy that people would want to naturally add their links to.

Be careful of adding to much flash to your website, search engines don’t read the flash, it reads text, you can add relevant text to the flash, but also bear in mind that large amounts of flash usually takes longer for the site to download. Many people don’t wait for sites that take too long to download, if it take too long the leave and go somewhere else also search engines penalize you for load time, so keep flash to the minimum and concentrate on relevant text.

Making use of a professional website design company means that you hire professionals who are knowledgeable about the best designs and layout of website to ensure that it is SEO friendly, Web 2.0 Design and Development will build your site with all the necessary aspects in place.  Call Web 2.0 Design and Development today.

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