Web Design Company
Coastal Web Marketing is a web design company serving businesses in mostly the Maryland area but we also provide our marketing services to companies across the country. Yes we do provide your local mom and pop shops web services but we also provide services for larger businesses, including franchisee websites. Some franchisees ask us just to help them with SEO services and other franchisees prefer us to build their website and market that site, as the corporate site does not bring them enough business. Our websites are unique, attractive and easy to use. We have been the go-to web design and SEO company for businesses since 2007.
We build custom websites from scratch. No templates!
Our niche is combining your web design with web marketing services, with SEO and Local search being our most successful combination. If you just want to build a website, and not market your website, you are then just building a glorified business card and you are probably not a good fit for us. In today's market of online visibility, you either build a glorified business card website or you build a website where your website can be found. Getting found is the first step to getting more business online!
We would be happy to provide you with a free quote for your new website.
We believe that web design and search engine optimization (SEO) go hand in hand. It is actually easier to build a website with SEO incorporated from the start, than it is to implement SEO into an existing website. Incorporating SEO into your website from the beginning gives you a head start as far as attracting customers. Signing up for Search Engine Optimization allows you to get a quicker return on your investment. SEO helps your website gain more traffic, and in return you can gain more business.
We think SEO is so important that we actually offer a discounted price for web design clients who are also SEO clients. Current rates are:
- $3,500 base price for web design if you are an SEO client
- $4,000 base price for web design for non-SEO clients
Experience Matters! We have built over 1,000 original, attractive and easy-to-navigate websites, from scratch. We no longer use templates in your web build as they can be troublesome regarding security! (They get hacked) Chances are, if someone is selling you a website for under $3000.00, you are getting a template website. How do we know that? It takes us a minimum of 80 hours of work to build a quality SEO ready website, designing the unique look of your site, writing the text to meet current SEO requirements, modifying the code to be fast loading pages and minimizing security threats. You can either build your website fast & cheap or build it correctly and pay a little more. It depends on your budget and if you want to get business from your website.
We help you develop a unique website that can fit your business and budget. You approve every step of the design from the design-look proof, up until your new website is published. Our websites are designed to minimize security issues. Coastal Web offers the option to teach you how to edit and update your website’s contents. Or, if you prefer, we will do routine maintenance on your website as well as make edits and updates to content for you. When signing up for our SEO Marketing, your website security maintenance edits are part of your service.
Get a quicker RETURN ON INVESTMENT by enrolling in our SEO SERVICES once your new website is up and running!
Building a custom website with your brand in mind is the perfect way to attract the customers that have a need for your services. Building a website is no longer just about the look. There are many pieces involved in building a quality website, that is easy for your customers to use. Here’s the best part! Once your site is completed and paid in full, you own your site! There are no mandatory ongoing design fees! Just keep your web hosting and domain purchases on auto-renewal and you should be good-to-go!
With over 20 years experience, Coastal Web Marketing is your team of local experts.
Time to Complete Your Website
The time to complete your website and get it up and running can vary widely. Simpler websites can go live in 6-12 weeks if everything goes smoothly. More complicated websites take longer to design, and longer to implement everything. If you hire us, you can speed the whole process up by providing us with answers when we need them, and providing us with photos and other items we request promptly.
If you’re looking for a hardworking, dedicated web design company that will work closely with you to design the perfect website for your business, look no further. Before beginning work, we’ll learn your likes and dislikes to create the best possible website design that fits your company’s personality. We believe communication is key. Our staff will keep in touch with you throughout the entire process. We want to deliver a business website that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Choosing a Web Design Company
Choosing a web design company is like choosing any other contractor. Do your homework -- check out the finished product they have provided for others, get recommendations. We know that you have many different web design companies to choose from.
When you’re looking to hire a web design company, it’s important to interview several companies to ensure that you find the right fit for you, both professionally and personally. Hiring a professional is also better that going the do-it-yourself route because it’s a specialized and complicated business. This is especially true if you want your web design company to build your business website with SEO in mind.
Why Hire Coastal Web
Over the years we have built a sturdy reputation for building quality websites. We implement SEO into our websites from the beginning, if you sign on for our SEO services. Not every web design company can say that.
We work with both established and new companies to develop business websites that are up to date with all of the current design standards. Whether you’re not very tech-savvy or you’re a tech guru, we’ll treat you with the same respect. We will make sure that we explain each step along the way to your satisfaction. We explain all technical jargon in plain English so we’re all on the same page.
The web design team at Coastal Web will ask questions to aid in the design of your site. Armed with that information, we can help you choose the perfect layout, graphics, photos, fonts, color scheme, and more for your custom web design. We’ll give you options to choose from before narrowing it down to the final web design. We can make you a 5-page site, or a 15-page site! Whatever you need, Coastal Web has it covered.
Responsive Web Design and Why It Matters
Responsive web design takes the approach that the design and development of a website should respond to a user’s behavior and adapt based on screen size, platform, and orientation. Simply put, responsive web design will change the size and orientation of a web page to work with differing screen sizes. Whether the viewing screen is a desktop monitor, tablet, or mobile phone, your website will function and display based on that size.
Have you ever used your smart phone and had to enlarge and swipe a web page to view it properly? That is NON-responsive web design. Responsive web design viewed on your smart phone will be fast to load, easy to read, easy to tap on links, etc.
Studies show that a large percentage of mobile users will abandon a website if it is not built with a responsive web design. That means they will go back to their search results to find a competing website they can see more easily. When you bring up your website on your smart phone, can you see everything easily? If not, you may want to consider updating your website with a responsive web design.
If you still have doubts, did you know that Google penalizes websites that are not mobile friendly by putting them farther down in the search results? Yikes! With Coastal Web, we every website we build utilizes responsive web design.
Initial Appointment with Your Web Designer
At your initial appointment with our web designer, we’ll discuss what your goals are for your website. We ask a reasonable amount of questions to get a good idea of what will work best for your business. We have been designing websites for many years, and we know that each industry/business is a little different. As a custom web design company, we do not believe “one size fits all.” That’s why we design our websites from scratch. We can help you choose the best options for you and your business that give you a quality product at a price you can afford.
We offer web design services covering a wide spectrum. Whether you need inexpensive solutions for a start-up business or the more extensive solutions for a more established company, we are up to the task. We can help with basic web designs, content management systems and more. Our web design company has helped many businesses develop an online presence. We know what the project entails, so in most cases we can get you a quote for your project at our initial meeting.
Coastal Web will treat you with respect and offer you a great product for a reasonable price. Chances are, there is a business in your area that we have created a website for. At this first meeting, we will also determine if you want to utilize our recommended SEO services. It’s easier to build a website from the beginning using SEO, but we can optimize your existing site as well.
If your website is slow to load, was built using a freebie web builder program, hasn’t been updated in several years, is hard to navigate, hasn’t seen a visitor in days, or all of the above, you may want to think about a website redesign. Coastal Web Marketing can complete your website redesign to:
- Deliver increased traffic
- Increase conversions
- Improve the look and functionality of your website.
Depending on how big of a mess your website is, or if you just need to update the look and loading speed, we can recommend a full overhaul, or just sprucing things up a bit and doing some reorganizing. And of course, we will make sure you have a responsive web design.
If you don’t already have SEO on your site, a website redesign is the perfect time to implement an SEO strategy. If you sign on as an SEO client, we’ll research what pages you might add, what pages you should delete, research key phrases, and much more. Adding SEO into the mix will help launch your website redesign in the most cost-effective way possible. Implementing SEO can help you get a faster return on your investment.
If you need a website redesign to bring new life to your website, call Coastal Web Marketing at 410-420-9390. You can also use our contact form to request a consultation.
How Often Should You Change Your Website’s Design?
That's really a judgement call. Some of our customers have kept their design for as little as 18 months and others haven't changed it for over 7 years. If you have a marketing budget, the average renewal time frame is around the 3-5 years period. After that time frame, a website may appear dated due to rapidly changing web technologies. Some clients move forward with a new design because the company is promoting a new product line or because they have transitioned from residential to commercial services. However, most businesses switch because they desire an updated look with the latest technology.
Coastal Web also provides website updates for our clients. Website updates are not as extensive as a website redesign. Common website updates include:
- Plug-in and theme updates
- Fixing broken links
- Creating a built in Call to Action (CTA) such as a contact form, Call Now button, Sign Up for Emails button, etc.
- Creating and updating a blog
- Making sure your Contact Form sends emails to the correct email address
- Adding photos to your gallery
- And more
Will you train me to update my own site?
Absolutely! If you prefer to update your own site we can provide on-site training at an hourly rate. We’ll show you how to add photos, update your About Us page, post blogs, and more. If you later decide to no longer update your site, no problem! We'd be more than happy to take care of it for you!
Your Web Design Company is Like a Business Partner
Once your new business website or website redesign is live, your online work is not done. We will follow up with you monthly, quarterly, or annually based on your needs. We can add new web pages, optimize for SEO, add a shopping cart, and more.
Coastal Web has been providing computer technology services since 1993, so you can rest assured that we will be around a lot longer. We are not the cheapest web design company out there, but we are also very reasonable with our fees. Although it has happened, we rarely lose a customer because of our design or our results. We care about our customers and go that extra mile to make sure you have a successful online campaign.
If you’re ready to hire a custom web design company, be sure to get a free quote from Coastal Web Marketing. Call us today at 410-420-9390 or use our contact form to set up a meeting.