West Hills Web

Is Your Web Developer Holding You Hostage?

Is-Your-Web-Developer-Holding-You-HostageThis might seem like a strange question, but is your web developer holding you hostage?

Here’s a more troubling question: How would you know, either way???

So let me give you a little background, and within about 3 minutes, you’ll know the answer to both questions.

For you to have a website for your local business, you basically need three major pieces:

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Websites For Local Businesses

Websites-For-Local-BusinessesWebsites for local businesses are a bit different than websites for national or global companies.

Do you own a local business? If you do, then you probably already know that websites for local businesses need to be different than, say, Amazon.com or Facebook. But what are those differences, and why do they matter to you?

1) Websites for Local Businesses are more personality-driven

Your local business website is your opportunity to be just a little bit famous, and frankly it’s high time that you were.

You provide a good service or a quality product. You care about your customers. You always do a good job. You know your stuff, and you know that anyone who doesn’t hire you or buy from you is frankly going to miss out on getting his problem solved or his real needs fulfilled.

You know your customers and your customers know you. You ought to have a website that

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What Does It Cost To Build A Website?

What does it cost to build a website?

Well, that’s an excellent question. Unfortunately, it’s far easier to ask than answer.

That’s because the word “website” can mean a lot of different things, just like the word “car” can. Even though both a Toyota and Mercedes will get you across town in about the same amount of time, the Mercedes costs a lot more.

And so does a big dump truck.

Cars are personal things — we buy just what we want and need. And the same holds true for your website. And just as a car can have two doors or four, a 4-cylinder engine or a V-8, and a navigation system or a handy pocket for your Thomas Guide, there are lots of different features we can build into your website, too.

The difference, though, is that we can add just about anything to your website, regardless of

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What's Wrong With Your Website? Find Out Now.

Have you ever asked yourself “What’s wrong with my website?”

Well, there’s usually a real good reason for asking that question, and it’s usually something like “My website isn’t making me ANY money, and I know it should!”

What makes it even more agonizing is that you hear that people and companies are making thousands, even millions of dollars from their websites, but for some reason you weren’t invited to that party.

Frustrating, isn’t it?

You can examine your own website and marketing to see how your site matches up, but there’s a good chance that you’ll be

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Web Success Made Easy

Web-Success-Made-EasyAre you curious about what makes a website successful?

Lots of people are. The thing is that the secret to a successful website is probably not what you think.

That’s because most people think a successful website is pretty.

Well, it can be pretty, but it doesn’t need to be.

What a website needs to do though, are seven very important things.

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Why Your Website Is Probably 'Old Fashioned'

Why-Your-Website-Is-Probably-Old-FashionedI used to be a programmer, so doing something like building a website was EASY for me. Websites are built with a scripting language called “HTML”, which is basically a language that says “put these words here, and that line there, and this column over here”.

You get the idea.

So being a programmer was a great advantage when building website because each page of a site was basically a program that lays out a web page.

The websites we designed were not really designed to do or be anything except fancy online brochures. The idea was that someone could come see your website, ooh and ahh at it, and then call you up on the phone.

It was a LOT of work to build pages that way, and the result was that

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