After all, you do business locally…you don’t sell on the internet. Well, you may want to rethink your strategy. More and more customers are expecting businesses, even local ones, to have an online presence. And more and more local businesses are using the internet to stay in touch with their customers, and alert them to special events and deals. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to create a website, and local business web design doesn’t have to be flashy to be effective. Read on for some basic tips.
Post an ad on Craigslist. Offer your services as a web designer and allow people to come to you when they need web design work. Put some links on your ad so they can quickly see what you are capable of. Many people look on Craigslist for many different things. It is free to post, so you really have nothing to lose.
In contrary to web 1.0, web 2.0 is an advanced form of World Wide Web. Its technologies such as web blogs, forums, social networking sites, wikipedias, RSS feed, podcasts facilitates user interaction in contrast with the read only websites built with web 1.0.
Another thing I like about MySpace is that my daughter often wants to change the look of her page, and because of that, has literally taught herself html and other aspects of create a website. She knows it forwards and backwards, practically in her sleep. Learning such a valuable skill has been a nice by-product of her involvement with MySpace. Could she have learned html in another way? Sure. The question is though, would she have wanted to?
Choose an web design agency that is located in your city or country. I am not against offshore companies. I just prefer to have a face to face meeting with the team that is handling the project. It is a lot easier to discuss ideas and bring your points across to them. And if anything goes wrong, you are still able to visit their office and rectify the problem.
When a PDF cannot be highlighted the result is a file that has the same value to the search engine as if you took a document, placed it on a scanner, and transferred the scanned image to your computer. In this scenario the search engine cannot differentiate from a PDF that contains the word “apple” and an actual photo of an apple. To the search engine, it’s all just an image.
In the end, web design has become so simple that anyone can do it. From your 8 year old neighbor who has her own Pokemon site to my 90 year old Grandmother and the Quilting forum she set up, everyone seems to be active online. Get your company set up with its own presence and enjoy the profits it brings!