So, you’re looking for an online website development firm that can bring your company success in the digital age, and why wouldn’t you? With eMarketer estimating that web users around the world will spend $1.5 trillion on goods and services online this year, it just makes sense that you’d want to find a website development and design company that can help you tap into that huge stream of potential revenue.
Here’s the thing: not all website development companies are created equal. For every company that can help you find marketing success, there are four more who will suck your bank account dry, leaving you with a poorly built website that does nothing to improve search engine optimization, keep your visitors interested, and market your goods and products through a great eCommerce engine.
One of the biggest issues is just how many web developers there are out there. Sometimes being spoiled for choice isn’t as good as it sounds. If you’re one of the many struggling to find a reputable web development firm, here are three things you should consider on your search, before you ever consider signing that website development contract.
Three Tips for Choosing the Right Website Development Service
- Find a Website Developer Who Cares About Your Company
- Take Time to Actually Examine the Website Development Contract
- Don’t Entrust Your Success to Blowhards
As Passion for Business writes, you shouldn’t sign a website development contract with any company that doesn’t seem like they’re actually interested in your business. When you call them or send them an e-mail to talk about what you need done, are they asking about your business, your customers, and your products? If they’re only focused on the deliverables, not the how and why of those deliverables, you really ought to look for someone else.
One of the most common tricks used by disreputable development companies is promising they’ll build your website in X amount of time for X amount of money out loud, but when it comes time to sign your website development contract, those promises disappear. This is why Bloomberg BusinessWeek places such a big emphasis on the importance of actually reading the contract your developer is proposing. If they talk big but they manage to forget the key points in your contract, walk away. The last thing you need is somebody trying to swindle you.
You know that getting in good with Google search results is essential to finding success online. The problem? Internet marketing companies know that, too. Many companies will promise to get you to the top of Google listings, but as the Future Buzz suggests, those companies are spinning some serious marketing rhetoric in hopes of getting your business. The moment you’re promised a top spot on Google, it’s time to find a new developer. No one can promise you that spot.
Any web development firms out there? What tips would you give our readers on finding a great service? Let us know in the comments!