“I don’t want bells and whistles, I just want a good price!”
Yeah, we get that a lot! It’s important for business owners to understand that hiring an experienced web developer is not splurging — it’s a lasting investment in your business. For example, a website developed by a novice programmer might load in 2-3 seconds, while a website developed by one of our senior developers usually loads in less than one second. This might not seem significant, but it often makes the difference between a page #1 and page #2 placement on Google. What’s more, novice programmers will often shoehorn clients into employing off-the-shelf solutions, which do little to simplify business processes and almost never save money.
At Web3 in Edmonton, we aim to have your website working as a seamless extension of your brick & mortar business by designing and developing around your particular business needs.
We have recently launched a COVID-19 relief incentive for small business owners.
This entails providing a discount on all of our website packages to new clients. In addition, we are also providing a slightly more significant discount to our existing clients as well. Our clients are the reason for our success and we want to show our gratitude to all of the organizations who chose to work with us over the last 14 years. Professional web development should be accessible for every new business and through the Web3 Framework, we’re making it more affordable for business owners in Edmonton to get a high-end product for a relatively low price.
The right budget ultimately depends on your goals. If the goal is to be in first place on Google, we have to look at your competitors and determine how we can match and exceed their online marketing efforts. In some cases, however, we also understand that some clients have a limited budget; in that case, we would recommend starting with a lower package and working your way up the rankings by implementing some of our recommendations on an ongoing basis. This will ensure you have the right foundation to build on for your future online marketing efforts.
The short answer is not really; however, the Web3 Framework is a single install which does a lot to improve SEO. Many of the design, functionality and SEO features we’ve built for ourselves and our clients are packed into the Web3 Framework. This saves a lot of time that we would otherwise spend optimizing a standard install of WordPress to load quickly with the right markup and the right on-page elements. That said, there are a number of external factors that must still be addressed. Take the building of citations, for example. This is still a manual process for which there is no short cut — just a lot of hard work!
Unfortunately, and honestly, not a lot.
We are aware that some companies/freelancers in Edmonton are offering websites for $1,500 and lower. We would caution business owners because, in our experience, most of these people are “jack-of-all-trades” developers who use templates that are often very clunky and load slowly. In one memorable case, we took over hosting for a templated website that took more than 14 seconds to load!
For a business that is serious about success both on- and offline, there’s nothing that can replace a well-crafted website, built by designers, developers, and SEO experts at the top of their game. Such a website will pay dividends for years to come, through overall brand awareness, rankings, and successful conversions — we’ve seen it time and time again. Many of the websites built on our framework have maintained page #1 rankings with minimum ongoing maintenance, providing our clients with a steady stream of leads at a low ongoing cost.