Website Designers In Hemel Hempstead

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There are over 50 website designers in Hemel Hempstead; as the industry around this new town has grown and diversified, new designers have been springing up.  Most of the web agencies in Hemel Hempstead are medium in size.  

However there are several larger web studios that do focus on big business.  

In addition there are many larger marketing companies that offer web work, along with a broader mix of marketing services, such as branding, advertising and PR.  There are also many web designers in Watford that may be suited.

Just fill in the form to get free quotes and advice from local web agencies in Hemel Hempstead that know your industry.

The Importance Of A Website

Like it or not, we live in a digital world and having a website is essential, whether your business is in the real world of not.

If you are a shop in the Marlowe’s shopping centre or an engineering company on the Hemel Hempstead business estate, a website is important.  Very often your potential customers will visit your website before talking to you.

Your website is your shop window, it has to reflect your brand, your history and your vision as a business.

If you are an established business that has been running for over 100 years, such as a farm in Nettleden, then having your history on your website is important.

Frogmore Paper Mill is a working paper mill situated in Apsley, Hertfordshire, near Hemel Hempstead. The mill is on an island in the River Gade, which forms part of the Grand Union Canal. It is the oldest mechanical paper mill in the world.

Features Of Your Website

All companies in Hemel Hempstead are different, different sizes, different industries and each with a different story.

Each company will need different features on their website, depending on what you want your website to do.

  • Payment Gateway – Did you want to take online payments from customers?
  • Live Chat – Did you want to have a live chat on your website so you can talk to customers real time?
  • Blog – Are you going to update your blog on a regular basis?

The main feature to consider is the website platform you choose.  There are lots of web platforms available, the most popular is WordPress.

Each web platform is suited to different businesses, so choosing the right one is important.

All websites need to be configured to mobile smart phones, since the search engines rank websites now based on their mobile usability.

Meetings Can Be Helpful

For business in the town it does make practical sense to use someone local rather than being miles outside.  As there are so many local agencies, there is plenty of choice when it comes to who to use, whether a larger agency or a smaller one.

It is good to meet with a few local firms, see their studios and chat to the staff. This should give you a feel for how their business works, and the kind of business they are. 

Many do prefer to deal via e-mail, as it is cheaper and they can fit in more clients; but for value, it does pay to get to know the agency to ensure that they are right for you.

 It is well worth chatting to a few of their current customers, to find out how they work as a business, how quick they are to respond to requests, and whether they give good value for money.  

Selecting a designer that knows your industry is also wise, as they will know which designs work well and which do not.

Remember Your Marketing

Once your website is created, you need to start the uphill struggle of getting people to it.

There are only 10 slots on the first page of Google, and it is important that you appear as close to the top of the organic search results over your competitors.

This will take marketing, and since not all web design companies in Hemel Hempstead offer marketing, you may wish to compare quotes for marketing also.

Your options are based on short term and long term:

  • PPC Advertising – In the short term, PPC advertising can get you onto page 1 for your keywords.  This is based on a pay per click system, so each time a new web visitor clicks on your advert, you are charged a small feee of a few pounds by the search engine.
  • SEO – In the long term, you need SEO (search engine optimisation) in order to get live in the organic search engine results.  Certainly getting onto page 1 for your local keywords is the ideal, and this may take time based on how competitive your industry is.

Compare Web Design Prices

All web design companies in Hemel Hempstead offer different rates. Some of the larger firms charge more per hour/day due to higher overheads or higher profits, than some of the smaller ones.  

In today’s world it does pay to shop around and compare costs in order to ensure that you are not overspending. Web design prices do vary from agency to agency, as there are no set rates, so it is wise to shop around.

For free advice and quotes from local web design companies in Hemel Hempstead, just fill in the form.

A Glance At Hemel Hempstead

The town is situated to the north west of London in Hertfordshire.  

The name was referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Hamelamesede’, comprising ‘Haemele’, which was the name of the owner of the land in the 8th century, and ‘stede’ means ‘place’ in Old English. 

There has been a settlement in the area since the 8th century, however it was granted a royal charter by Henry VIII in 1539.  

The town was really developed just after the Second World War, as a New Town developed as part of the recovery from the Blitz, with the overflow of displaced people who lost their houses due to German bombings.  

It currently has around 80,000 inhabitants according to the council and is known for its ‘magic roundabout’, known as ‘the Plough Roundabout’.

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