We often get asked this question. There are many reasons why you should choose a local website company, and here are a few questions to ask when looking to hire a local firm:
-When you search for ‘web design’ does this company come up high in search? If they cannot achieve rank for their own site, how can you expect them to accomplish this for your’s?
-Does the company have an in-house staff that can handle all your needs? It is often important to choose a company that can do design work, development, content creation, SEO, SEM services, email marketing, video production and more.
-Check references. We recommend calling 5-10 companies and ask them how efficient their process was and how happy they are with the job they did.
-What support do they offer after your site is up?
-Do they offer post-launch reviews and recommendations to keep you at the top of search results?
The fact is most large, national firms have a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach. Your content is not custom, rather they pull generic content from content mills, which means you will not achieve search rank. Typically a good local firm will guide you thru the process of achieving the best results and have a vested interest in your results. After all, they may see you in town and want to feel good about the job they did.