Bathroom Design business website

Bathroom Design business website

We can design and build an amazing quick to load website that will be a 24/7 advert for your business. We don't do 'cheap' we do affordable and we deliver a high quality product at all price points. Our prices range from £500 to £35k but are usually in the £1500 to £5000 range. There are no monthly fees and no contracts unless you want one.

If you've seen a website that you want yours to be similar to (but better) just let us know

Here's what we recommend you include in your website:

About: This will be a brief 'elevator speech' that highlights why people should use your service. We can help you with the text if you don't already have some. We'll clean it up with Grammarly so you look your best.

Accreditations: Customers love to see reassuring memberships and we can present the logos of these nice and neatly in a professional layout to suit. You can also have more localised accreditations and any other trade meberships you may have.

 

Kitchen accreditations copy

Google and Trust Pilot reviews: If you have great reviews let's shout about them. These days most people will be actively looking for them - including 'Google my Business'.

Google my business and TrustPilot

A professional gallery of your best work: This is a must, a picture being worth a thousand words etc... don't worry about what format you have imagery in - we can work with anything and make it look great. We can also blend in a variety of brilliant stock imagery if requested.

Preferred contact method: This could be a telephone number, an enquiry form or an email address. That's a proper email - not Gary@gmail! - we can redirect to that one if needed 🙂

Any products used or brand names if a selling point: Sometimes people are actively looking for a particular brand that they want including so we'll make sure that is included in text as well as a logo so that it shows up in any searches.

Testimonials: It's always nice to see quotes from happy customers and it lends weight to the reviews to build a positive picture of you as a trusted trader. We can present these in a number of ways.

Talking money

Our prices start from only £500 and for some businesses that’s all you need. To be fair that is a bit basic so we'll let you know what spending a little more gets you.
There are small recurring costs for a domain name and hosting but these are charged at cost or you can pay them yourself.

Domain names and website hosting are annual charges wherever you go:
Domains are usually between £10 to £20 per year.
Hosting varies a lot and there’s quite a few things to watch out for. we can advise with no axe to grind, no affiliate links or any funny business.
Is there a perfect web host? We haven’t seen one yet but there are some well known (by us) good and bad ones.
Cheapest is never best for hosting and can cause problems for you and Google. Literally a false economy. Good hosting is available from less than £200 per year - with the first year usually available for about £60.
The expensive stuff is usually more than you need, so a compromise is best and we currently recommend Siteground as the best compromise.

Claim website design and ongoing costs as expenses. There are a number of ways to claim most or all of what you spend promoting your business with a website. Please ask your accountant the best way to suit your business.

Conclusion: We have over 20 years of experience in web design and many different media forms. We believe that our experience, coupled with very low overheads and an honest approach makes it worth asking us for a FREE quote. We look forward to hearing from you...

Bathroom fitting business website

Bathroom fitting business website

We can design and build an amazing quick to load website that will be a 24/7 advert for your Bathroom fitting business. We don't do 'cheap' we do affordable and we deliver a high quality product at all price points. Our prices range from £500 to £35k but are usually in the £1500 to £5000 range. There are no monthly fees and no contracts unless you want one.

If you've seen a website that you want yours to be similar to (but better) just let us know

Here's what we recommend you include in your website:

About: This will be a brief 'elevator speech' that highlights why people should use your service. We can help you with the text if you don't already have some. We'll clean it up with Grammarly so you look your best.

Accreditations: Customers love to see reassuring memberships and we can present the logos of these nice and neatly in a professional layout to suit. You can also have more localised accreditations and any other trade meberships you may have.

 

Kitchen accreditations copy

Google and Trust Pilot reviews: If you have great reviews let's shout about them. These days most people will be actively looking for them - including 'Google my Business'.

Google my business and TrustPilot

A professional gallery of your best work: This is a must, a picture being worth a thousand words etc... don't worry about what format you have imagery in - we can work with anything and make it look great. We can also blend in a variety of brilliant stock imagery if requested.

Preferred contact method: This could be a telephone number, an enquiry form or an email address. That's a proper email - not Gary@gmail! - we can redirect to that one if needed 🙂

Any products used or brand names if a selling point: Sometimes people are actively looking for a particular brand that they want including so we'll make sure that is included in text as well as a logo so that it shows up in any searches.

Testimonials: It's always nice to see quotes from happy customers and it lends weight to the reviews to build a positive picture of you as a trusted trader. We can present these in a number of ways.

Talking money

Our prices start from only £500 and for some businesses that’s all you need. To be fair that is a bit basic so we'll let you know what spending a little more gets you.
There are small recurring costs for a domain name and hosting but these are charged at cost or you can pay them yourself.

Domain names and website hosting are annual charges wherever you go:
Domains are usually between £10 to £20 per year.
Hosting varies a lot and there’s quite a few things to watch out for. we can advise with no axe to grind, no affiliate links or any funny business.
Is there a perfect web host? We haven’t seen one yet but there are some well known (by us) good and bad ones.
Cheapest is never best for hosting and can cause problems for you and Google. Literally a false economy. Good hosting is available from less than £200 per year - with the first year usually available for about £60.
The expensive stuff is usually more than you need, so a compromise is best and we currently recommend Siteground as the best compromise.

Claim website design and ongoing costs as expenses. There are a number of ways to claim most or all of what you spend promoting your business with a website. Please ask your accountant the best way to suit your business.

Conclusion: We have over 20 years of experience in web design and many different media forms. We believe that our experience, coupled with very low overheads and an honest approach makes it worth asking us for a FREE quote. We look forward to hearing from you...

How can I improve my online presence?

Better Faster Stronger - Improve your businesses online presence

Form and Function
(10 minute read - or just ask us what you can do for FREE!)

It is crucial to identify what your online presence is trying to achieve. In order to improve your online presence a lot of clues can be found by looking at your competitors. What are they doing? Does their website aesthetically look better than yours? We can fix that!

Two cars racing - suggesting competitors!

First impressions are important and potential clients are fickle and impatient.
Everyone has competition.

Seven questions

  • Does your competitors website cut to the chase promptly?
  • Can you find what you'd want to know within the first 20 or so seconds there in plain site?
  • Does their website take an age to load?
  • Exactly how fast is it? - because it’s a brutal world out there for slow websites!
  • Does Google like their website?
  • Does Google like your website?
  • How do people find it and how do they find yours?

Fortunately Google provide a great FREE tool that measures what they call 'Core Web Vitals'
All you have to do is paste the web address into the Google Lighthouse page and wait a few seconds and it will show you a traffic light score of what Google considers vital performance benchmarks that you should deliver on.  If anything is red, you have a problem. You want to be green. Amber is not the end of the world but not ideal. The page tells you how to get to be green, some of it is very technical but some is obvious. It's not necessary to get 100% and it can take too long or actually be detrimental in some cases to do so. You do need to be green though (90% or better).

We can get you to green on all four scores.

Pagespeed score showing top marks for Core Web Vitals - ie A solid step to being Google Friendly

We got 100% in this instance but the performance score varies and mobile is much harder. We can alter page by page how a website performs on mobile and if your intended audience is primarily using mobile that's an option.

Analytics and SEO

OK, once the speed is sorted out we need to see what's going on behind the website.  Both Analytics and SEO can be complex but for the sake of this post we'll stick to the basics. You have to have some level of analytics or you won't know how many people are hitting your website. It helps to know how they found you too!
Site Kit from Google can tell you this for FREE.

We can install Site Kit for you

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Is an even deeper topic and there's a lorry load of 'experts' out there. There are established basics and the Google Lighthouse tool will flag up if you are doing something very wrong but it won't help you beyond that. Yoast is a 'freemium' plugin that will take things further. Of course there are services and agencies that will do all of this for you if you've got that kind of money. We can only take you so far - it really depends on your particular industry and your competition. A lot of businesses will be absolutely fine on our level of SEO expertise - no need to pay extra.

Our website price range - which includes basic SEO -  starts at £500, averages £5k and tops out at £35k. If your budget for your online presence is north of £35k you should probably speak to an SEO specialist.

After 20 years of seeing a lot of BS (and shady SEO experts) we think you'll appreciate that information 🙂
Unfortunately we can't recommend an SEO agency, you'll have to do the research yourself.

 

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Cyber insurance - do I need it?

It is definitely worth discussing this with your current insurer and getting other quotes - ransomware, malware, viruses and other attackers are a much more prevalent pest now and a lot of this nasty activity is automated so don't think you won't be a target. We've seen primary schools and hospitals affected, they don't care who you are.  At the very least it’s a good idea to have a plan and a FREE copy (or paid) version of Avast - even if you have a safer - but not immune  - Apple device (Mac).

GDPR

Irritating, as far as cookies are concerned, but it's best practice to be compliant. We can help you to have a legal cookie policy and an unobtrusive way of letting people know what it is. If you collect more than just cookie data it would be wise to seek advice and a good starting point would be the UK's Information Commissioner's office website

Accessibility

This can get you points on two scores. In many ways having an accessible website is a sound business practice. Hundreds of thousands of people have some sort of assistive need when using the internet, it's not a shrewd idea to exclude their money! The added bonus is that an accessible website will be seen easier and scored accordingly by Google (and other search engines such as Duck Duck go and er, Bing) This is another big topic but for most businesses the basics will be covered by our standard pricing. Again, nothing extra to pay.

Conclusion

So there you go. Some of what needs to be done to improve your online presence you possibly already know. The rest you may want a chat about.

Would you like a FREE no obligation - and no pushy sales talk - estimate on fixing the above?
All we need is the address of the website(s) of your competition and your website.
You can add anything extra in the comments box and we’ll get back to within a week.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Soft Touch Arts

Soft Touch Arts Ltd

The Soft Touch Arts website went live late in 2022 and is constantly evolving. It's got a new host, replacing the old TSO host and the email is now Google Workspace.

It's an easy to edit website and multiple staff are editors.

Soft Touch are all about projects and their current projects will soon be joined by a selection of their over a thousand projects chosen from their 30 year plus history.

The archive will help SEO as it will cover all artforms that the charity offer to participants.

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We love working with arts organisations and can be very competitive on price.

Covid forced us into using Zoom but now we've seen the travel costs factor and not needing any form of office space, Zoom is here to stay!

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You can see the website at www.soft-touch.org.uk/

And you can also visit the cafe and/or any running exhibitions at Number 50 New Walk, Leicester

Funeral Partners – Technical support

Funeral Partners – Technical support

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National company Funeral Partners commissioned us to assist their technical staff in the transition from their Drupal websites to WordPress. They had a corporate site and over 60 branch sites that needed to be easy to update but look identical to the Drupal version, maintaining the branding.

We presented a number of options that allowed them to move the project forward. Individual branches can now update and manage their own WordPress sites.