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More About Our Sites - Website Development - Arc Media Group

Website development has become crucial in today’s business landscape. The website is the first impression for 81% of prospective customers.  A Stanford study showed 75% of consumers will judge a company’s reputation based on their website.   We are dedicated to ensuring your site reflects your company.  We get to know you and your company so the site we create matches your needs and corporate identity. 

Evaluating your current website

Here are some great questions to ask yourself when evaluating your site. 

  • Knowing your website is your number one salesperson:
    • Does your website welcome the visitor like you would if they visited your store?
    • Can the visitor easily move themselves through the sales process?
  • Knowing your company’s credibility will be affected by your site’s design:
    • Is your website knowledgeable?  Can people find answers to their questions?
    • Does it evoke the emotion or image you want?  Does it elicit a feeling of trustworthiness, creativity, or fun?

 

 

Content Creation

One of the biggest headaches that come with website development is filling those pages with great content. We can take care of that for you. We have great writers who can create text for your website. No matter what the industry, we have the skill set to put words on the page.
Your content is important and so doing it correctly is important. Our content establishes you as an authority in your industry. We also understand the differences in print copy and web copy. People who have sat down to read are far more patient then web users on the hunt for information. Knowing how to write to this audience is key. Writing for websites is a class unto itself. We communicate simply and clearly so people who aren’t intimately familiar with your product will be able to get the idea and make an informed decision.

Site Maintenance

Like fashion, interior design, and technology in general; web design is temporary. Eventually, styles will change and your website will begin to look dated. This can be a scary thought for business owners who want to stay up to date but dread the large costs for new websites along with the headaches that come with acclimating customers to the new site.

Signing up for a Website Care plan can alleviate those fears. With one low monthly cost per month, your site will have minor modifications made to keep it looking brand new and at the same time familiar to your customers. This includes changes to important behind the scenes factors like code and SEO. Many companies are switching to this way of doing things to avoid large costs later.

Another great reason for having a Site Maintenance plan is that changes can be made every month to reflect different specials, sales, and new inventory for your business. You need text, prices, products, staff, or pictures changed. It’s covered. Why spend time cropping, changing resolutions, dealing with code unnecessarily? Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having professionals ready to go at any minute.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a website cost?

Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this.  It’s kinda like shopping for a car.  Prices are based on horsepower, design, technology and a myriad of customization.  Websites are similar to this.  At Arc Media, our sites start at $5,000 and go up depending on the features you choose.  More on pricing.

How long does it take build a website?

We can usually design and develop within six weeks. 

Do you charge a flat rate or by the hour?

We typically charge a flat rate.  We like our clients to know what they’ll be spending up front.  If there are change orders during the process, an hourly fee may be assessed.

What are your payment terms?

Our terms have three payments.  One at the beginning of the project, one halfway through, and one upon completion.   If needed, financing options are available.

Are your sites mobile friendly?

Yes, all of our sites are mobile friendly.

Can I make changes to the site when its completed?

Yes.  Our websites use WordPress providing a user-friendly experience on the backend.  While the capability is there, many of our clients decide to use our ongoing care plan saving them time while ensuring all changes are made correctly and look professional.

Can you improve a site that's already made?

It depends.  Some sites use technology that is so old; its better to start over.   We inspect all sites and present a recommendation as to whether the site is worth improving or if a new site needs to be developed.

What's the difference between you and DIY builders

The same difference between you building your house or hiring a construction company to do it.  We’re professionals who have been doing this for a long time.  We know what the costs are and how to do it so it will appeal to the desired audience.  You can do it yourself, but ask yourself a few questions:

  • Will it look professional?
  • How much time will it take to do it right?
  • Is my time better doing something else?
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