As far as WordPress goes, it’s a great blogging web site platform; it’s easy to set up and maintain. It’s our first choice for most situations (for some more complex or specialized needs we are using and recommending Joomla or Drupal). Blogs are great for providing fodder for the search engines and for providing social media marketing opportunities. However, blogs work best when these marketing goals are not the primary purpose for blogging. Because when someone has a message they want to get out there, and a commitment to stick with it, then they will regularly create quality content for a niche audience and, as a by-product, it will accomplish the marketing goals as well. When people get the priorities reversed, they often don’t stick with it long, or they produce content that seems manufactured and doesn’t produce results anyway, or even backfires. So one should count the cost before beginning—the cost in time to set up the WordPress site (or money if you hire someone to do it) and the cost in commitment to regularly write new articles (the hosting cost with GoDaddy is negligible).
It’s very simple to set up a simple blogging site yourself. But if you want help, we have three price levels:
We would pour the content from your existing web site into a default WordPress template. It would have the look of one of the free WordPress templates with the content from your existing site, plus all of the blogging features. We would also need to configure a couple of plugins to accommodate the features of your existing site, like the rotating testimonials and the image galleries.
We would purchase and configure a custom-designed template of your choosing (we can recommend some that we like) and set it up with content (like the first level).
We would design your WordPress template from scratch to give your site a unique look.
If you want to do it yourself, I’d be happy to help get you started. Feel free to call me for free advice.
Some people are just not technically inclined, so if you just need us to set up a new WordPress site for you and make it ready for you to start entering content from scratch, we are happy to do that for you.
Here's the part where we tell you that we design mobile-first, responsive, adaptive, user-oriented, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, content management systems, e‑commerce, search engine optimized (SEO) web sites. Of course we do! And we do it as good as anyone and cheaper than most. But that's not what we're about. We're about taking the care and having the know-how to make sure your web site is doing everything possible to achieve your business goals.
"People want twice as much for half the price!" But who can blame them! Fortunately there have been so many advances in web technology that people get a big bang for their buck. But that's across the board—any web development business that has kept up with the many advances will give you that advantage over history. But what's our advantage over our competitors? We don't do it by skimping, cutting corners, or front-loading the bargains just to take your money later. We take the exact opposite approach:
Look at our work! We are relentless at making sure your site communicates and stays geared toward your business goals. Our designers are top-notch to make your design soar. And we've got the tech down flat—if it can be done, we'll do it and do it right.
Your social analytics can give you an indication of when your audience is engaging with your content, and there are tons of blog posts out there offering you sound advice on when you should post your content on social media. But it’s not enough to just know when your visitors are online, but when they’re engaging online (i.e. clicking, sharing, emailing, and even printing).