WebItDesigns Semi-Annual Report: focusing on Blog Website Market and Acquiring Website Maintenance Accounts. In addition to spending extra effort to promote custom blog website solutions, Web It Designs, LLC, a Phoenix, Arizona based web design firm, has decided to focus on accruing maintenance clients.
Most of the time, website owners do not know how to make changes to their website on their own and feel like they are stuck with their current website development company. WebItDesigns is working on acquiring new clients who may be in this position. Many website owners are happy with their website, but they need to make updates and additions. WebItDesigns offers great website maintenance prices hourly or on a monthly maintenance program. Website maintenance is a general umbrella term that includes: adding/editing text, changing fonts, changing website colors, updating website content, moving/adding images, changing dates, etc. Basically, the term includes any updates that would be made to an existing website.
“Most website owners, businesses or personal sites, require minimal updates on an ongoing basis. That is why we offer very reasonable hourly rates for website maintenance. Most of the concerns we hear from our new maintenance clients can be handled in 2 hours or less. It’s not as expensive or as time consuming as people think.”, says John Roope, President of Web It Designs, LLC.
WebItDesigns has recently been hired by SoverLivingAZ.com (a sober living environment in Mesa, Arizona) to do a redesign of an existing site and extensive updates to the content of the site. The redesign was sought out by the owner of Sober Living of Arizona, LLC to remove wasted space on the website. The original site had a lot of extra space and needed to be tightened up. Moving the menu, resizing the header, moving the logo, rebuilding the footer section, making contact information easy to find, and cleaning up photo galleries were all covered in the redesign. Sober Living’s new sober houses in Phoenix and Scottsdale are also being added to the site.
“The project was completed for Sober Living of Arizona in a few hours, which is much more affordable than a new website and will pay for itself in the long run. Visitors to the site will be much more likely to stay on the site and contact the Sober Living about their services with the new layout… it’s much more visually appealing”, said John Roope of WebItDesigns.com/.
Web It Designs has also been hired by JRMEnvironmental.com for general maintenance of their existing site, due to issues with their previous maintenance company. As with most companies, JRM was content with their website, there were just small changes and updates that they needed a web design firm to handle for them. “We hired WebItDesigns to perform our website maintenance because we had so many issues with our last web design firm. WebItDesigns.com has been very affordable and has maintained a quick response time for all of our issues.”, said Nicole, Office Manager at JRM Environmental.
As business has increased, Web It Designs has begun to offer a variety of services for blog websites at very reasonable rates. Websites like WordPress.com, Blogger.com and BlogEngine.Net have offered free blog site products for years now, but WebITDesigns has found that there is a market for customization of these pre-packaged blog website solutions. Some users of these products are happy with the free, base products offered by these websites, but many want a more customized site.
"Blog websites have become so popular in recent years... we had to come up with a product that gave our customers an affordable option for a more customized blog website. Not everyone wants the basic blog product that looks like it’s a template", said John Roope, Co-Owner of WebItDesigns.com/.
The semi-custom approach that WebItDesigns is taking is not a new concept, but they are trying to raise awareness that this is a viable option for all blog owners. “How many times have you gone to a company’s blog and never once seen their logo?... I see it all the time and It makes no sense. If your blog is an extension of your business’ website, you need to (at the very least) have your logos match. People need to know who runs the blog and where to go for more information”, says John of many existing pre-packaged blog solutions.
Send traffic to your own domain, instead of Blogger and WordPress. The blogs solutions offered by these sites can easily be set up on your own domain. WebItDesigns can set up your personal blog website in minutes. All of these products offer customers a great way to update content on their own. These blog engine solutions have easy to use management consoles and offer many ways for people to update content, share stories, share company information, and more.
Most businesses can benifit from blog websites to accompany their existing websites. Businesses tend to build a website for their business, then just park it and never look at the site again. The key to a successful website is constant new content. New, Quality content on a consistent basis will keep search engines crawling your site and keep visitors coming back for more. The best (and easiest) way for non-technical website owners to generate new content on their own is to maintain and update a blog website that is tied in with their business. A blog generates new traffic and sparks interest in the subject, then the company logo is right there in the header for them to click on.
"Blogs are a great accompaniment to existing websites… they offer clients a forum for sharing ideas, coloborating, or just getting to know the human side of the business they are dealing with.", said Ingrid Biswas, Co-Owner of WebItDesigns.
Creating a warm business-next-door feel for your visitors is key to successful return business. A blog will help capture visitors by making them feel like they have know your business forever. Visitors to website often get that “cold” feeling that comes when there is no human face to a business/website. People like to know who they are giving their business to and blogs help make that happen.
John points out, “People like to ‘know’ the business they are ordering good and services from… blogs help businesses connect on a more personal level with potential clients. As long as you keep in mind the negative reprocusions that can have while creating your posts… keep it professional and you’ll be okay”.
Branching out into blog websites should prove to be a great addition to the portfolio WebItDesigns has built. Web It Designs has been steadily growing and gaining clientele for the past few years.
Email WebItDesigns for more details about the value of blog websites as your main website or as an additional part of your web presence.