Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset web design services including WordPress CMS for local businesses and bloggers. Does your business serve the Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset areas in the UK?
Do you feel like your website is a tiny fish in an overly large pond? Is it getting eaten by the competition or lost in the weeds? Take a look at our Bournemouth and Poole web design services!
Or perhaps you don’t have a website? If you don’t, then it’s time to make a change.
The way your website looks is the first impression your audience will have of your product, brands and/or company. It can tell them whether they should stay or leave. In order to do that, you must make sure that your web design never fails to impress visitors. But how can you achieve that?
The internet is a global phenomenon and a fantastic resource for connecting with more prospects. However, there’s not much point in connecting with people in Singapore if all your prospects live just down the road.
Our highly recommended local business web design services, will help you shrink the proverbial pond, so you get noticed by your potential clients.
Creating websites for local business is my specialty. But a website is only a small part of your online marketing solution. You need online traffic. This is where most website designers fail.
Bournemouth and Poole Web Design
Most local web designers move on once a site is published – but there’s still more to do. If you want your website to get found, then I can help you.
Bournemouth and Poole Web Design Process
We highly recommend WordPress CMS websites. Read our 12 step development process to understand more on how we build WordPress websites. After receiving your initial request we include the following steps:
- Discuss your needs through a call, email etc. so we can send a quotation
- Decide on which platform to work on (we specialize in WordPress)
- Send a formal contract to begin the project
- Create and share a prototype to get an idea of how the site would look once live
- Add all the elements such as logo, graphics, content, forms, icons, buttons, etc.
- Install all the necessary plugins: security, cache, SEO optimization, backups etc.
- Quality check each website to ensure high standards before publication.
- Explain and train the client on how the website works including its functions.
- Provide ongoing support to maintain the site, troubleshoot, and optimize etc.
Whether you are running a hotel, guest house, or any other type of small business in Bournemouth, or Poole, – your website is central to your online presence.
Our sites are user friendly, fast-loading, and look as good on smartphones as they do on desktops and tablets.
If you would like to learn more read our Web Design for Beginners or our WordPress 12 Step Guide.
How Much Does a Web Design Cost?
It’s a question I get asked a lot. People wonder if they should create their own site or pay someone else to do it for them. Sometimes they think about how much it costs and become discouraged because they don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars. Design doesn’t have to be expensive and I don’t believe you should take the cheapest option, but you shouldn’t go designer crazy either.
There are numerous factors to consider before providing the cost to design your website. We don’t have any off-the-shelf-prices as the cost is based on each project. Cheap web design doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on quality! Here are a few factors below to consider before contacting us:
- How many pages, posts, categories etc. do you want?
- Would you like your site created on a CMS – content management system?
- Do you need SEO – search engine optimisation?
- Would you like us to set up Online Marketing, and Newsletters?
- Do you need a Copywriter or Image Optimisation?
- Would you like a yearly maintenance?
- Can you do any of the work yourself such as adding content etc?
As you can see – the cost depends on how much work and customization you require. A simple blog could be as low as $300.
Why We Use WordPress for Web Development
We love WordPress as much as you do. WordPress is the most popular website platform worldwide, and for good reason. WordPress makes it easy to publish and manage content, while providing flexibility and powerful integrations.
We develop websites for various business types and sizes, using reliable open source software like WordPress and WooCommerce. Our team of designers and developers use their creativity and technical expertise to build custom solutions that meet your unique business needs.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plugin architecture and a template system.
With the right plugins, you can create almost any kind of website with WordPress. You can have an eCommerce store, portfolio site or even an online magazine! But it doesn’t come out of the box ready to rock like that. You need to know how to design, which puts off most people who are not web designers.
- WordPress is free
- It’s easy to use
- It can do everything, limited only by your imagination and skill set.
If you want your business website done fast but without sacrificing quality, Lairdpage is for you! We use WordPress as our CMS because we believe it’s the easiest way for non-designers to get their own professional looking websites up quickly without having to learn how to code HTML/CSS from scratch.
Bournemouth and Poole SEO Services
If you’re a local business, then you know that getting your website found is one of the most important tasks to accomplish. The problem with SEO is that it’s not easy for small businesses like yours. It takes time and money, and there are so many different things to do!
We work with local Bournemouth businesses just like yours to help them get more traffic from Google search results by making sure their websites are set up correctly. Our goal is simple – we want our clients’ online presence to be strong enough so customers can easily find them!
- More traffic for you local business
- More revenue for your business
- We’re affordable, and reliable
Local SEO (search engine optimization) is all about getting your site found in the local search results. Google gives preference to well-optimized websites and kicks the rest to the kerb. Our local SEO services are tailored to helping you get found by people – searching for your Bournemouth and Poole business.
The design of your website plays a major role in delivering the content to your target audience. Our SEO-driven web designing services start with a clear understanding of your online goals and analyse visitor behaviour to identify the most-effective strategies for converting curious visitors into loyal customers.
We always well-optimize your site design with the right mix of unique content, graphics, , and interactive widgets that make it more user-friendly and search engine friendly.
Do you want to sell products online?
Bournemouth and Poole e-commerce website design. Our e-commerce platforms are built on WordPress CMS enabling you to take full control of your online store.
WooCommerce is the best way to do it. We’ve been designing and developing WordPress websites for years, so we know what works. And with WooCommerce, we can create a beautiful ecommerce site. Plus, there are tons of extensions that let you customize your store exactly how you want it – from adding a blog section to selling digital downloads like videos and music.
- We know how to design and developing WordPress websites
- We can create beautiful ecommerce sites with WooCommerce
- WooCommerce is the world’s leading e-commerce solution which Is easy to use and powerful
What if you don’t have time to build your own website or manage inventory! No problem! Combine LairdPage with WooCommerce, and all the hard work is done for you – just set up your product catalog and start taking orders right away! It’s never been easier than this!
All our e-commerce websites include: customizable store, security options, responsiveness, payment and shipping options etc.
Content that engages your target market and converts them into customers
If you want to attract visitors and convert them into subscribers or customers, you need well written content on your website.
Most small business owners have no time to write their own articles. They rely on generic content written by SEO companies that don’t reflect who they are or what they do. I offer my clients a fresh approach to writing about themselves and their products/services which results in more traffic and sales.
Our web copywriting services are designed specifically for small businesses like yours. Each article is original, engaging, well-written, informative and relevant to your target audience – guaranteed! You can rest assured knowing that every word of each piece of content will be carefully crafted so it adds value for your users, while helping you achieve your goals (lead generation or increasing conversions).
- Get a wide variety of marketing content with just one click
- Stop wasting your time on tedious and overwhelming tasks
- Engage your readers by providing informative, original, well-written content that is relevant to them.
- Every sentence will be carefully crafted so they add value for your target audience (guaranteed)
Social Media and Website Promotion
Everyone’s on social media these days, and if your business isn’t, you are ignoring a potential goldmine. Ask me how you can improve your social media presence and attract more leads to your local business website.
We can guide you with Google My Business and FaceBook Business pages – linking them to your website!
UK Website Hosting Services
Before deciding on a professional web hosting provider you should consider: speed, support, price, scalability and the type off host e.g. SSD
Web hosting can be expensive, confusing and time consuming to manage your own servers.
Lairdpage can handle all of that for you so you can focus on building the best website for your business. We have expert WordPress developers who build fast loading websites with a secure SSL certificate included at no extra cost!
Cloud SSD managed wordpress web hosting gives you the speed and performance needed to get ahead in today’s digital marketing world while also saving you money over traditional shared hosting plans. Whether you’re in Bournemouth or Singapore your sites will load blazingly fast!
With our free ssl certificates, bot protection features and 24/7 support we ensure that your website will be up, running and growing every day! You don’t need to worry about backups or server maintenance ever again because it’s all handled by us!
- Get the speed and performance needed to compete
- Save money with our managed cloud hosting
- Protect your website from bots and hackers with features like Wordfence
- Seamless backups keep you up-to-date in case of any breakdowns
All our websites are hosted on Cloud SSD servers! You no longer need to use slow shared hosting. We can guide you to ensure you get the right web hosting provider.
Bournemouth Web Design – Maintanance
Scaling a business requires a lot of time, energy and money. Yet, as your business expands so does the need for site optimization. In fact, if you aren’t willing to invest in the maintenance of your site, it won’t be long until your competitors start to overtake you with their well-optimized website and steal all of your traffic.
We believe that hiring a professional WordPress web maintenance company is the best way for you to safeguard your WordPress website and we’re here for you!
Bournemouth Web Design Testimonial
“We would just like to say a big thank you for your assistance with the redesign and redevelopment of our new website for Bournemouth Courier & Logistics. Your in-depth knowledge of design and search engine optimisation had been invaluable in making this our most successful website to date. We enjoyed the working process with you and flow of the project from start to finish which was systematic, logical and well thought out.
This has culminated in an aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional looking site which will surely be well received by current and future customers.
Bournemouth Web Design Conclusion
Our professional Bournemouth web design and marketing agency can help you take advantage of marketing opportunities. Professional web design does more than give your company a professional look; it is an investment that gives your company a competitive edge.
Having a website is a fundamental part of most digital marketing campaigns. But having one that is both functional and visually appealing to your audience is a whole different ball game. If you have a new startup, or are looking to spruce up your existing site, our creative team can help you take it to the next level.
We work with you throughout the project, delivering website designs that not only perform on the web, but also generate results and create an online experience your customers will love.
If your seeking a professional website designer in Bournemouth or Poole, Dorset, contact us today. Provide as much information as possible and a few websites which catch your eye. We will get back to you with 24 hours!