OKC's Best Web Development For Your Business.
What Excuse Do You Make
When Asked For Your Website
And You Haven't Got One?
Can you afford to look like you're "behind the times" to your clients, customers, vendors, and associates? Or is it important to you to be perceived as successful, business savvy, in tune with the trends and "in-touch" with your customers?
In today's business climate, your business must stay current on all the ways that your customers can find you. More and more of your prospects are turning to the internet to search for a solution to their problem. We live in a society that has a short attention span and they want to find solutions to their problems now. Having a website for your business, is an absolute must-have in today's fast-paced environment.
Let Comtech create a website for your business that gets attention. Comtech has a very talented team of designers and web programmers that will make your business look very professional. We work with you from start to finish to make sure that you get your business online fast.
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How Does It Work?
We start by having an initial consultation with you so that we can determine exactly what you're looking for in a website and what type of online presence that you want. This way we can deliver optimal results and let you know the timeline and what to expect.
The next step in the process is, we will work with you and our design team here at Comtech to custom-design your website just for you and your business. This step involves the coding of your website so that your website looks amazing when viewed on any browser.
The final step, is to finish up all the details of your site and upload your website to your domain and "go-live" with your business. After you give us final approval on your website and your completely satisfied, we will upload all files and content to your domain.
Why Choose Us?
At Comtech, we take pride in everything that we do and it shows. Having been in business for over 16 years, we know the importance of building strong relationships with our clients and they trust us to deliver only the best. We know that you have several choices when it comes to web design, but we also know that you want to work with a company that is an expert at sales, marketing and design. Comtech has the experience to help you achieve your business goals.
The Internet Levels the Playing Field. When your business is online, you have the same opportunity as the big boys to reach the same customers. Small businesses can now look like they're one of the biggest by having a professional-looking website that conveys the right message to their clients. Comtech
In addition to building amazing websites, Comtech also offers these web services:
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
PPC (Pay Per Click) marketing - Google Adwords, etc
eCommerce (Selling stuff on your website)
Responsive Web Design
*So what exactly is API Integration? API is a way that allows website developers a way to integrate your site with third party vendors. Third party vendors, like paypal, authorize.net, google maps, facebook, twitter etc, allow your website to process payments through credit cards, calculate shipping rates, add google maps to your site or anything else to connect to and pass information and make your site more dynamic.
What is Responsive Web Design?
In a nutshell, Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a technique that uses fluid layouts for your website. In other words, your website will stretch or shrink to fit any device that it is being viewed on. With Responsive Web Design, your website will fit any device with a full browser. For example, iPad, iPhones, Android, Blackberry and even TV's all have various screen sizes. Responsive Web Design will automatically fit any screen so that it provides the optimal user experience. This also allows your business to not worry about developing a separate mobile (server-side) website. At Comtech, we are experts at designing Responsive Web Designs.
So what does it mean to have your site mobile optimized? Today, recent stats show that over 20% of internet searches are done using a mobile device. This means that if your site is not optimized for a mobile device, iphone, Android, Blackberry or ipad, then when a visitor lands on your site, it will look terrible. The consequence of this, is that the visitor will immediately click away and look for another site that is optimized for mobile devices. Moreover, 90% of websites are not mobile optimized.
Google Says, No Mobile Site = Lost Customers
Google has done extensive research to show that many users are frustrated with the lack of mobile friendly sites that occupy the internet. If a customer lands on your site and it is only designed for the desktop computer, not only will it look horrible on a smartphone, but your business will lose that customer to a competitor. There have been a number of business that saw a huge increase in sales simply by implementing a mobile site for their web presence.
In addition, Google announced that they will start penalizing your website ranking if it doesn’t work well on a smartphone. See Here for article.
Go ahead and check your site using a smartphone. How does it look? Do you have to zoom in or scroll around to view your webpage? If the answer is yes, then this is very detrimental to your business. Visitors to your site that are on mobile devices, are increasing daily and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, the sale of smartphones has surpassed desktop computers. So your website must be optimized for mobile devices or you will lose those online searchers to another competitor that does have a mobile optimized site.
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
So what exactly is SEO? In a nutshell, having your website optimized for search engines, like google, yahoo and bing, is what SEO actually means. There are several components to ranking on page 1 of google for a particular keyword or phrase that is typed into google. The more competitive the keyword, the harder it is to rank on page 1 of google for that keyword. But essentially, through search engine optimization, or SEO, the goal is to rank on page one of google with a keyword that relates to your business. This way people can find you online when they do a search based on a particular keyword.
For example, the keyword "loans" is very broad keyword and also a very competitive keyword. So trying to get on page 1 of google for that keyword would be extremely difficult. On the other hand, a less-competitive keyword, or local long-tailed keyword like "oklahoma city tax attorney" would be much easier to rank on page 1. By starting out having an SEO strategy to rank on page one of google for 5-10 high value keywords, is where you want to focus on.
Call Comtech now (405) 843-3185 and lets create an SEO strategy for your website.
Call (405) 843-3185 today and let's schedule a consultation and get your new website.
- What to Pay For
- New or Redesign
- Blogs and CMS
- Mobile Designs
- Content Creation
- Special Features
- How Much Does it All Cost?
The first thing you need to know when budgeting your web design costs, is deciding on what you need. There are several things that can cost you money, including:
- Is this a new site or a redesign?
- Do you need blog or content management functionality?
- Do you have graphics already created for the site? Or are you using a template? Or do you need completely custom images created?
- How are you planning on servicing mobile customers?
- Do you need multimedia (Flash, video, etc.) on the site?
- How much content do you have and how much do you need created?
- Do you need other special features like social media, SEO, ecommerce?
- And who is going to maintain the site?
Click through the tabs above and I will go into details about all these things, and a general idea of how much you should budget for them. The prices I list are based on my experience and prices may be higher or lower in your area.
If you’re starting your web design from scratch, then so is the web designer. Since they have nothing to work off of, they can’t look at your site and get an idea of what you already love or hate.
One of the advantages to starting from scratch however, is that you can work with the designer to get the exact site that you want. But you should assume that you’re going to pay at least an additional $100 more than if you were redesigning an existing website.
For your budget, you should include at least $500 as a base cost for building a site from scratch, and $200 if you’re looking at a redesign.
If you’re already running a WordPress site, then you already have the advantage of some type of content management on your site. However, these CMS tools (including WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal) have their own challenges and can prove difficult for the beginner.
Creating a site using these tools takes more time than building a site from scratch because you have to integrate the designs into the CMS systems.
Also, don’t assume that if you already have a WordPress theme it should be cheaper. Many WP themes are sold as-is and designers are not licensed to change them. Often, the cost of purchasing a theme that can be modified is as expensive as just building a new theme from scratch.
Your budget should include another $200 if you want a blog or CMS. Include this in your budget even if you already have the system running. If you don’t have it running, you should plan to include another $200 to get it installed and running.
Graphics are tricky because they can be difficult to create and stock images can be expensive. However, you don’t want to skimp on the graphics of your site, as graphics can cause you more grief down the road if you’re not careful.
If you provide all of the images and graphics, you will still need to set aside a budget to get those images integrated into the new design (budget at least $200).
And don’t assume that if you’ve already got a template you want to use that you won’t need any images re-done. Customizing templates can take time, and you want to be sure that the designer has the rights to customize the images in the template.
If you go this route, then you should budget $400. And if you’re looking for the design firm to create an entirely new design and images for you, you should then budget at least $1000.
In addition to images, you will probably also need icons and buttons created to go with your design. Budget $300 for them. Any other custom images you need you should budget another $400. The more images that you need, the more money you should budget.
You should always make sure that your designer uses licensed stock images or creates brand new graphics for your site. Be sure to get the license information in writing for any images you will use on your site. Otherwise, you could be looking at a several thousand dollar bill from a stock photo company down the road. If your designer is going to add stock photos, budget at least $100 per photo—and remember that this could be an annual fee.
Mobile devices are becoming more and more popular and your website design should incorporate a mobile version that serves mobile customers.
The best website designs are responsive to the device viewing the page, but creating that type of design is difficult and will cost more than a simple site for a desktop web browser.
The best websites are designed to handle at least three different device sizes: smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.
You should budget $500 to get a responsive design, and expect to add on $100 per device size (such as tablet in landscape and portrait) beyond the basic three. Comtech provides responsive mobile friendly web designs for all of our clients.
The most cost-effective way to get content, is to create all the content yourself and add it into the site yourself. Most designers have no problem delivering a design template that you can populate content into for no additional cost.
However, if you want the design firm to add the content you’ve already got into the site, you should budget around $150 per page of typed content (more if they have to type it in) and $300 per page if you want them to create the content for you as well.
With the website elements listed so far, you will have a website that most people would agree is sufficient. However, there are a lot of extra features that many designers can provide that will up the price, but can also improve your business. Some examples include:
- Site membership and registration $500
- Forums or chat rooms $300
- News feeds of both your content (outgoing) and adding content to the site (incoming) $400
- Contact forms and surveys $300
- Email addresses for the domain and auto-responders $300
- Newsletters $400
- Advertising integration (such as with AdSense) $200
- Photo gallery $200
- Ecommerce: shopping carts, catalogs, payment processing $500–$5000 or more
- Metrics: custom reports, Google analytics, etc. $200–$2000
- SEO: page optimization, submission to search engines, etc. $500–$4000
- Social media: Twitter, FaceBook, etc. $500–$2000
Websites don’t just build themselves, and the best websites are changing and adding content all the time. Website maintenance is something that most businesses forget to budget. Or if they remember, they think that they’ll just do it themselves.
But the first time you delete your entire home page by mistake and lose 8 hours of sales trying to get it back up and running, you’ll wish you’d spent the extra money on a maintenance contract.
Maintenance contracts will vary in price greatly depending upon what you expect from the web design firm. You should budget a minimum of $50 per month to have a designer on call if you have a problem that you can’t fix.
And if you expect them to do additional work such as creating new images, adding new content, maintaining social media or newsletters, etc. expect the price to go up.
Features Basic Site Extras Full Site Content Management or Blog $200 $200 $700 Basic graphics $200 $400 $1000 Additional graphics $300 $300 $400 Total: $1200 $1400 $2800
Adding in additional features increases the price.
Features Extras Full Site Mobile $500 $700 (two extra devices) Multimedia $500 $1000 Content $750 (adding 5 pages) $1500 (creating 5 pages) Extras $500 $5000 (or more) Maintenance $50 per month $500 per month Total $1800 ($50 monthly) $9200 ($500 monthly)
Keep in mind that these are estimates only based on general prices across the board. All custom web designs have to be priced per individual website and vary in price.
Websites that are built these days in the 21st century, have to be able to look good on all devices.
Mobile devices like iphones, ipads, blackberry, android etc all have different screen resolutions and all need to be taken into account when building your webpage.
Gone are the days of just throwing up a desktop website and calling it a day. Google has done the latest research, and they say that over 20% of internet searches are done using a mobile device.
So if your website doesn't have a separate mobile website that is redirected whenever a mobile device calls up your domain, then your businesses website will look horrible.
The best option to build a website so that it looks good on any screen, is to make your website Responsive.
Responsive Web Design, is a technique that allows your webpage to shrink of fit to any browser and any device that views your webpage, so that it conforms to the exact dimensions of numerous screen resolutions and still looks great. In other words, your website responds to the devices' screen and conforms to which ever screen is viewing it. This eliminates the need to have another mobile site built, and also tells google that your site is ok for mobile which helps your rankings on google's mobile platform.