Website Design & Development
A website is an absolute necessity for companies who want to make a great first impression to potential clients or customers. Most marketers understand this. The problem often lies in how they will get a great looking website developed at an affordable price. Fortunately, this is possible. Individuals or companies can have an affordable custom web design created that will help them move product or bring in new clients without breaking the bank.
Website Design and Development
Simply put, we build and develop highly effective websites for clients across a variety of industries – across the country and around the world. Let us show you what we can do for you.
Web design prices will vary greatly, from very expensive to extremely cheap. Generally, it is best to pick a company whose prices are somewhere in the middle. Unless you need a significant amount of coding or special interactive functions, there really is no need to spend thousands of dollars on a website. You can get a good looking, functional professional website for somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,500 to $3,000. Very cheap web designers typically aren’t as skilled as more costly ones and what they may be able to offer you is often limited, as well. Therefore, it is best to look somewhere in the middle when it comes to price. This will allow you to get an affordable custom web design that you will be pleased with.
More Food for Thought When Choosing Your Designer
After you do some comparison shopping and you compare prices, it is important that you get a few pieces of crucial information from each company that you are considering. You will want to check out their portfolio of clients Taking a look at their previous work will give you the opportunity to see if their past designs are in line with the type of website you are interested in purchasing. If a particular company generally works with high-end, large corporations, then their fees may be out of your range. Conversely, if a web design company’s portfolio is full of cheap-looking, unprofessional website, then you will also want to pass on them as well. The goal, when looking through a company’s portfolio, is to make sure that the web sites that they have built in the past are similar to what you want for your company. Also, see if it is possible to contact a designer's client(s) if you have any questions about how their company works. It is very easy for a web design company to take credit for a particular website. You won’t actually know if they are being honest or not unless or until you talk to the website owner. Ask if you can have the contact information of a couple of designer's current clients.
It is also important to find out what is included in a web design company’s price. Will they provide you with all of the graphics, pictures and coding for your website? Is hosting included? Can you change your design? These are important questions to ask. Make sure that you get answers before you proceed. You will also want all of your websites original source files in case you want to make some changes in the future, so make sure that this is a part of the package.
Lastly, determine the company’s policies concerning corrections and additions. If you find mistakes, you will want them to be corrected at no additional cost. It is also a necessary cost of doing busy today. Because your website is your company’s face to the world, you want to make sure that it is professional, unique and memorable. In order to do that, you will need to have an affordable custom website design for your business.
Platinum Vue Studio will work with all sizes of companies, non-profit organizations, attorneys, restaurants, therapists and any other company that wants a partner to make their online presence unique and visually appealing. By combining the latest in web technology and an in-depth analysis of goals to be achieved, Platinum Vue Studio can design, create and deploy a website that will fit your needs.
Branding & Logo
Whether it is your business card, letterhead or a brochure, the first thing that gets noticed is your logo design. A logo design stays with a business for a long time. It does not (and should not) get changed often due to re-branding costs, therefore rushing your logo design could prove to be a false economy. Getting your logo design right should be one of the fundamentals of your brand strategy.
You will find many online logo design websites offering cheap logo design services. While there is nothing wrong with a cheap logo design, you should ensure that your logo designer understands your business, knows the current trends in the design and marketing industry and possesses the necessary graphic design skills.
Platinum Vue Studio strives to exceed customer expectations by working with our clients as if it were our own business. Our process ensures that we understand your business and analyze the competition before coming up with a logo design concept.
As has been said, content is key to all viable websites. Keyword packing is frowned upon, therefore, your content must be written that makes human sense and doesn't give a sense of an SEO work-around. We encourage our clients to write good, search engine-optimized content in order to help raise your search engine index.
Having a difficult time writing good content? Let us point you in the direction of affordable copy writers. Great content can make the difference between a regular website and a great source of information for your potential clients. Spend a couple of hundred dollars and get great content for your website.
Search Engine Optimization
At Platinum Vue Studio, we understand how critical online visibility is for the success of companies in today’s business climate. Worldwide usage of the internet is still expanding dramatically. It’s hard to argue that your web presence can give you a truly competitive advantage. Thousands of users each day are looking to find your website because they want to buy your products and services. Are they finding you at the top of the search engine results?
Contrary to what you might think, it is within your control to design a content-rich, authoritative, easily accessible site for search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. The process of Search Engine Optimization – optimizing site design, code and content so that your site can be found by the automated agents that crawl the internet- lets you achieve high placement on search engine results pages for keyword phrases that are relevant to your products and services. This allows qualified traffic to find you – millions of daily search users can see your company URL at or near the top of their search results, and the traffic is highly targeted, as your site is optimized for phrases that will bring a return on investment.
Website Code and Maintenance Updates
Keeping your website current is critical to its long-term success. Without keeping your website current, security becomes a concern. Our management fee includes keeping the theme up-to-date, updating the WordPress core when an update becomes available, and keeping on top of your plugins and theme version are all services that we provide to our management clients.
Website Content Updates
A website should be a breathing, living entity -- in a sense. Launching a new website and walking away from it will usually lead to nowhere. We highly encourage content updates from our clients because search engines are always looking for new content. We're here to add new pages, new images, new content wording and anything else that you want to add or improve.
Need a new functionality to your website? Have you decided to start selling and shipping goods through your website? We can help with that. Want to block people from seeing certain pages on your website that only "members" can see? We can help with that.
Installation of Google Analytics
Submission to Search Engines
Adding a new page to your website? A new sitemap should be created to let Google and Bing know that there's something new on your website that needs to be indexed. Again, search engines reward websites with a higher ranking if you keep improving and adding to your content.
What do you charge for management and updates?
We charge a nominal $50/month, payable at $600/year.
Website Management & Updates
Platinum Vue Studio can support and manage your website. We know how difficult it is to find a reliable web person who is there for you when you need them. What if your email suddenly goes down? What if you need to add a couple of pages to your site because you’ve expanded your services? We’re always here for you for a nominal yearly cost. We’re basically on call for you for whatever issue you may be having. We know that you’re running a business. You shouldn’t be running your website when your expertise is in running your business.