Good Web Design can make a difference

Good Web Design: It’s about more than just being “on Google”

An effective website will find your audience, by coming up in their search results at the time they are looking for the solutions you offer.

Websites are like a 24/7 reception desk for your business – and a lot of your customers and potential customers visit your website before they visit your shopfront. It is often how they judge who you are, what you do and how you do it.

And whether you are selling products or services, needing e-commerce solutions or a simple web presence so your customers can find you on Google, EVERY business needs a website. And Bad Hat Harry can help.

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Is there a difference between a Web Designer and a Web Developer?

Yes, and at Bad Hat Harry we do both.

Every cowboy with a computer can make a website these days. And you see ads online every day telling you that you can build your own beautiful website for little or no expense and with no experience.

There is however, a very big difference between a professionally built website and an off-the-shelf website. Do you know how to write good copy that Google will rank well? Does your site look good on mobile devices? Do you customers bounce straight out of your site because they can’t find what they are looking for?

There is also a big difference between a Web Programmer / Web Developer and a Web Designer. Function is paramount for all of us, but what good is a functional website if it leaves absolutely no impression of your brand? Or worse, it makes a bad impression. A Web Designer is a graphic designer who designs artwork which is seen online – and they know how to combine the functional necessities your site needs, with the visual communication elements to make the right impression and how to deliver your message. At Bad Hat Harry, we do both. We build, develop and program but your brand shines through.

Not only do we make your sites look good, (and therefore your business looks good) through great graphic design and business branding, we have decades of experience at building effective navigation structures, good SEO and writing content where your website visitors will quickly find the answers they are looking for.

Content, Content, Content

Get it right and reap the rewards.

Your potential customers are visiting your site to find a solution to the problem that they need solved. If you don’t answer that question in the first few seconds, when they land on your page, in most instances they won’t stay. They will bounce over to the next search result to find what they are looking for.

We write good copy and we write it to answer those questions quickly for your potential customers, and we write it for Google to rank you well by using good SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practices.

We can develop a site plan, based on your business priorities, that will address your target audience directly. You want the site to coming up in the Google search results pages for the key problems you solve via the services and products you provide. We then design the elements and copy which will engage your visitors, answers their problems and engage them in actions which prompt them to become your new customer.

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Geek know-how

Responsive website and all the bells and whistles.

And these days websites are mostly viewed on mobile devices – so we make responsive websites, that still look and read well on phones and tablets. As part of the web design service, we also submit your site to Google and set you up with a Google analytics account.

We can help you with setting up a domain name, email addresses, hosting and security certificate. And it will all be done with your business name, so you own those accounts, not us. Because we don’t hold you hostage to a contract or a monthly retainer. And we don’t hold your website, hosting and domain names hostage.

Long-term relationships

Our clients come back to us because we are good, not because they have no choice.

We are in small business too and we have been burned by proprietorial businesses doing things on our behalf and then demanding we pay to access our own information. When we set up accounts or services, we do them in your name. You own them. We will bill you for our time and expertise, but in the end, they are yours.

We also believe that the best results in Google come from sites that are kept fresh and updated, so we can teach you, or your staff, how to add to and grow your new website yourself, in-house, with easy changes to Blogs or Galleries or News posts.

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Get in touch

Because your website is influencing the purchasing choices that are being made in your marketplace every day. Contact Sam at Bad Hat Harry to discuss how we can make you a new website, re-jig your old one or build you a fresh one.

Reach out

For refreshing design without the disco, email Sam at Bad Hat Harry today.