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Small Business Websites
According to surveys, 40% of small businesses lack a website. Many rely on Facebook pages. Sound like you?
Without a dedicated presence on the internet – you could be missing out on new business.
Thinking they can save money, some business owners try to build their own sites only to scream in frustration. But we all know the old saying, “Do what you know.” And if you don’t know how to build a site, or maintain one, you will find yourself pulling your hair out.
That’s where our articles come in. We’re sharing valuable insights on how to create, manage and market your website. But, if you find that this is not what you know, call us. We’re here for you.
One of our clients was recently quoted in several international news outlets. However his website didn’t reflect those citations. How are his prospective clients to know about his media mentions without reading about them on his website?
We proposed adding a new section to his site in order to share his earned media mentions. Now, after the work has been completed, his site is fresh with the latest news.
How long has it been since you updated your website with your company’s news? Do you still list staff members who have long sailed on to other firms?
Keeping a website updated simply requires a plan and ongoing assessment.
You may have someone on staff at your firm to keep your site up to date, or you may contract with an outside consultant or agency such as Charleston PR to post your updates on your behalf. The important thing is to make sure these positive accolades and news are publicized.
Steps to keep your website content updated:
Once a quarter: invite staff to review your company website and note what needs to be updated or posted. You can create a Google Form that collects input into a spreadsheet and notifies you of those updates. This way everyone’s comments and notes are collected and organized.
Decide which assets you need to post new content. You may need new personnel headshots, or scans of certificates or digital badges that note awards or accomplishments.
Gather assets and notes about the accomplishments and transmit these to your digital content manager or webmaster or public relations and marketing agency.
Once the new content has been posted, be sure your social media marketing person is aware of them so they may use this new content in your social media.
When things are more different than they have ever been in one’s lifetime, we all have to adapt.
To that end, we launched a new website, Life in Mount Pleasant, built with BoldGrid’s Diced theme. This spec site has been built to sell as a turnkey presence for a real estate professional who is focused on Mount Pleasant. The is a WordPress site and has all the bells and whistles one expects in a contemporary site built with the world’s most popular content management system. We’ve used images that illustrate the waterfront town, its history, and uniqueness. All we need to do at this point is find the right person and add their real estate feeds and presence specifically for them.
The site comes with the highly desirable domain, a custom logo, all content, content and site customization for the new owner, premium plugin licenses for BoldGrid and Notification Bar Pro and a low monthly expense for complete WordPress managed hosting by Charleston PR & Design, LLC.
We invite you to help promote this site’s availability. Please share this post on social media, visit the site and talk it up with your friends.
Featured Photo Credit: Shem Creek Shrimp Trawlers by Terry Ott on Ficker.
Have you put off getting a professional website for your business? No time like the present to get one made for you. According to data gathered by Visual Objects, “Surprisingly, nearly one-third of small businesses (29%) plan to begin using a website for the first time in 2020. All businesses should have a website.” We completely agree. If you do not have a website, you are missing out on many opportunities to present your company and brand in a consistent way. And if you’re relying on Facebook or Instagram to act as your website, that’s a major fail. Quit failing. Start winning with a super, new site made just for you.
From now until the end of March 2020, we’re offering a crazy sale on new website development.
Get $712 in savings
This deal¹ includes FREE hosting (a $462 savings) and discounts our starter website package to $5oo (a $250 savings)
Your new website includes²:
WordPress as a CMS
Up to 3 pages (Home Page, About/Services Page, Contact Page
Website Hosting* for the first 12 months. After that, it’s $44 per mo.
Search Engine Listing
Social Media Menu
Google Analytics and Search Console
Website Security & Nightly Backups
Regular Software Updates
What you do
You provide information about your company, staff, staff photos, logo, and details of your services, location, hours, and text to be included in the website such as blog posts for your new site.
What we do
We will build you a beautiful new website that allows you to represent your company professionally and with confidence. We will use BoldGrid site builder and include a BoldGrid Pro license in the site. You will be able to add additional pages and content. We will provide you a video tutorial to help you learn how to edit pages or create posts for your blog. We will make sure your site is lightening fast in being served to your visitors and is hosted in a very secure environment where it gets backed up every night. We will keep your software up to date so there are no vulnerabilities in your site.
¹This deal is available for new clients only. If you are an existing client and need a new site, we will be glad to price services based on significant savings.