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Thinking about building your own website?

It’s no surprise that everyone is looking to save some money when starting a new business. One of the first things business owners must invest in to be relevant in todays world of online searching and shopping is a website.  With so many do it your self options these days, it is very tempting for many business owners who are trying to pinch pennies to use a DIY site builders such as wix and weebly just to name a couple. These easy to use drag and drop website builders make it possible for almost anyone to build a descent looking website in a short amount of time at minimal cost. Unfortunately, just because a website has been built and looks pretty on the surface, this does not mean the traffic will come.   As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Building a website is a very time consuming process when done correctly. Designers do not just sit down and design something in a few hours, it take a lot of planning, time and research to develop a website that will benefit your business in the long run. Aside from just looking pretty, there is a lot of very important technical and structural planning that goes into to building a website that works. Would you hire a plumber to fix your roof? Hiring a professional Knoxville Website Design specialist who can take the time to concentrate on the important details a good website must consist of. Things like coding, copywriting, graphic design, and SEO all play a part in making your website successful

For many small business owners, time is valuable. With all of the time you would spend in trying to figure out things such as which builder to use and how to use it, it would be wise to invest your time back into the business itself. This time could be spent wisely developing a new marketing plan, and reaching out to new customers.

Here at Blue Collar Designs, each and every website we build is built with your business in mind. Our goal is to help your business grow! Over the past year, Blue Collar Designs in partnership with 360 Media Group has become Knoxville’s most prominent Digital Marketing Agency. By hiring a Knoxville SEO expert to build your website, our clients can rest easy in knowing they have a website that work. Just because you build it, that does not mean the traffic will automatically come.

10 Reason Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Own Website

Reason #1: Customization

Free website templates and DIY web builders cannot be customized. If your business is unique it needs to be different. Templates are very basic, and not interactive. If you wanted to add an extra feature or additional content, a basic website template or web builder wouldn’t give you this option.  There are thousands of companies using that same template that you choose. So, don’t think you’re the first person to benefit from a free website builder. These businesses made the mistake of using the same, boring, generic template and stuck with a site that looks like everyone else’s.  How unique is that?

Reason #2: Efficiency

Web development is very hard work, and it takes a long time to build a professional website.  If you’re not a professional web developer, the hours you spend trying to create a website could be more efficiently spent generating business and growing your client base.  It will save you time and money if you let someone with experience and knowledge build your website.

Reason #3: Marketing

A trained web developer knows what will work best for your business and will build you a user friendly professional looking optimized website.

Reason #4: Search Engine Optimization

SEO is making sure your site ranks well in the eyes of the search engines. Google is a business and wants to provide the end user the best result. Therefore, building a website is not a set it and forget it project. If your site is optimized properly and kept current with fresh information it will be more appealing to the search engines like Google.

Reason #5: Google Friendly

Google uses complex algorithms that might be too advanced for some people. Therefore, it is very important that a professional web developer who uses Google Webmaster Tools or Google Analytics is doing the work. The professional can monitor site downtime, crawl rates, bounce rates, load times, broken links and search traffic. The internet is huge and search engines get frustrated with the code they run up against in “do it yourself” scenarios.

Reason #6: Be Found

A good web developer understands search engines and builds your site so it will be found. There are a number of critical elements and site maintenance that must be in place and maintained to help your relevancy with the search engines.

Reason #7: Mobile-Friendly

With more people searching on mobile devices than on a PC having a responsive site is more important than ever. The majority of people browse the web using their mobile device due to the convenience.

Reason #8: Your Image

Your web site is the first impression of your business and it should be a good one. Successful companies invest a lot of time and money in how they present themselves to the world. You don’t have to spend a small fortune but it is important to present your business in a professional manner.

Reason #9: Professionalism

When you create a “free” template website these companies post at the bottom of your site. This sets the image of your business. “This site was created by:  Best Free Sites .com  GET YOURS TODAY!” This looks unprofessional and makes your business look cheap. Who is your ideal client?

Reason #10: Experience

We know that no one cares more about your company than you. Hiring a professional to create your website only makes sense. A marketing team has every reason to help you grow your business. If your business grows so does ours. Contact Brenda or Paul at Maine Street Marketing

Start building you business today with Knoxville’s leading website design and SEO Experts.

 

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