There are many companies offering web design in Fife, so how do you choose which one is right for your business? We’ve put together some cunning questions that will help you make your final decision.
1. What Websites Have You Designed?
Ask to see the company’s website portfolio, then examine the websites online. This will give you a flavour of the kinds of site the company have experience in, and the range of their skills.
2. How Well Do Your Websites Rank?
The team offering web design in Fife should have created websites with search engine optimisation (SEO) in mind – and consequently they should rank well for selected keywords. Of course, if the website is in a highly competitive field, it will be harder for it to rank using SEO alone. But ask the question and see how the team respond. If they are vague, maybe they didn’t do any on-page SEO and just made a good looking site – which is not what you want.
If you want to do your own checks, you can install the Alexa extension on your browser, and see at a glance the Alexa traffic rank for each website you view.
3. How Do You Ensure Websites Are Secure?
Website hacking is a real threat nowadays. Ask the company how they make their websites secure. They should tell you that they will install a WAF (Web Application Firewall), use a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to encrypt data transactions, and use a reputable website host that offers SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol).
4. Can You Create The Website I Want?
Now be fair – make sure you provide a detailed brief to the team you’re considering for your web design in Fife, or they’ll be unable to answer this question!
Do your research. Look at competitor sites. Which do you like best and why? When you have found 3 or 4 sites you like, explain to the Aberdeen company which elements you’d like to see in your own site, and ask them if they have the skills to create such a site.
5. How Much Do Your Websites Cost?
A very important question! Once the team understand what you want (from question 4) they should provide you with a detailed quote, explaining exactly what you will get for the money spent.
6. How Long Do Your Websites Take To Create?
Find out how long it will take to complete your web design in Fife from project initiation to go-live. If you need your website in a quicker timeframe, ask if it can be done – but don’t push too hard or you may make the web design team cut corners, which will only lead to trouble in the long term.
7. Who Will Be The Project Manager?
Speak directly to the project manager to ensure that you feel they understand your requirements, that they appear organised and quick to respond to your questions.
If you there’s no dedicated project manager or the allocated person seems disorganised, it’s a red flag as far as we’re concerned.
8. Can I Speak To Previous Clients?
It the team for the web design in Fife are unwilling or unable to put you in contact with their previous clients, we’re afraid that’s another red flag.
9. What Are Your Post Go-Live Support Packages?
You’re going to need support post go-live – if you had the skills to maintain a website you probably would have created it yourself! So ask for full details of their support packages – they should provide malware monitoring, website updates and regular back-ups as a minimum.
Conclusion – when choosing a company for your web design in Fife, ask the cunning questions above to sort out the wheat from the chaff, and you’ll be on the right track to make the final decision.
We have plenty of experience in web design and help companies in Fife, Scotland, the whole of the UK and beyond. Visit our case studies to see examples of our work, or contact us for a no-obligation chat.
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