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Concerto Designs, LLC

Saint Paul, MN

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About Concerto Designs, LLC

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Take control of your website! Our optimized, hand-coded (and standards-compliant) Joomla CMS websites give you complete access to and control over your website content and images, 24/7.

Our custom website designs integrate not only critical branding elements that anchor your organization's identity and brand loyalty, but also content strategies that are designed to move your website to the top of the search engine rankings for a wide range of keyword searches.

We specialize in Joomla! websites using the most popular CMS platform in the world. Our pricing includes hosting, email set-up, logo design/revision, content creation, social media integration, video, training, state-of-the-art security and everything else you need to transform your website into a world-class marketing vehicle.

Looking to develop an online store? We can integrate e-commerce directly into your website so your online sales benefit from high page rankings with all major search engines.

Our client list includes companies and non-profits across the country who have found that a CMS website design provides control over their digital marketing and information while reducing costs. Many vertical markets such as real estate, restaurants, auto sellers, bookstores, online retailers, software vendors, schools, sports companies and churches are taking the advantage versatility of CMS platforms.

Call today to learn how you can modernize your digital marketing and save money!

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Saint Paul, MN 55112

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  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2014

    I am very pleased with the work Alan has done for my website! Not only did he do an amazing job updating my site, he also now hosts my domain. I appreciate how clearly Alan communicates and how quick he is to respond. I feel confident that if I ever have any issues or need further updates that they will be done quickly and with care. Alan is super friendly and I felt at ease about everything that happened during my website transition.

  • 5/5 stars December 31, 2012

    Alan helped us to complete our Joomla Website. I had some basic work completed but Alan took the site to the next level and helped us install new tools that would allow us to have a lot more control over the site, to maintain it better and to improve the look and performance of the site.

    I had tons of questions, which Alan answered for me. I learned so much!

    Thanks Alan!

  • 5/5 stars August 20, 2011

    Concerto Designs designed our webpage this year and we were very satisfied with the overall results, before, during, and after the launch of our website. Alan has a great attention to detail and always very responsive when you have a question or an issue that needs to be resolved. Concerto Designs helped our web ranking and now we have complete control over our website, which is nice. It is always good to know that when I am working on our website and I have a problem or a question I email Alan and he responds back in no time at all and the issue is taken care of. I would recommend them on any project that you may need.

  • 5/5 stars July 26, 2011

    Alan not only promised me that our website would bring in new clients but he has exceeded all my expectations. We average 25 new clients each month. Even during the slow month of July, we consistently get contact from clients that have found us on the internet. Alan is always willing to answer any questions I have. He has even helped me set up a Facebook account. I cannot imagine doing business with anyone else. His customer service is worth every dime I have spent.

  • 5/5 stars October 19, 2010

    Alan Smith and his company, Concerto Designs, built a Joomla website for my company, Paper Depot, Inc. Alan said what he would do and did what he said. It is a pleasure to work with Alan. The site performs beautifully and allows me complete access to the content. With only the most basic of computer skills I am able to manipulate the content of my site on my own. I can post weekly specials in less than five minutes. Our search engine rankings are always near the top and we see people in our store everyday looking for specials from our website.

News feed

  • Latest News (August 2011):
    Launch of Bailey Sign Inc. - ... - a hand-coded Joomla web site showcasing a design by their very talented Marketing Director, Caitlin Thompson. There are a lot of customized features in the site, including lovely embedded, non-standard fonts, custom K2 templates, and a front page module that rotates images and html content. The site is also optimized to the teeth, so we are looking forward to seeing how it fares in search engine page rankings over the next few months! Bailey Sign is based in Portland, Maine, my home state, so it's great to go back to my roots.
    Launch of ... for Calhoun Natural Medicine & Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN. This is a very large, content-centric site with many custom features including live chat component, email newsletter/subscription service, and much more. We are currently developing the site for e-commerce and for online consulting. The owner, Nicole Zivalich, is fantastic to work with and has really smart ideas for leveraging her site to extend marketing across digital channels.
    Creation of a new service at Concerto Designs: Online Reputation Management:
    The idea for this service came from a car accident - our vehicle ran over a large rock in a construction zone that ripped open the oil pan - yikes!). The story has a happy ending and we are very excited by the new service that resulted.
    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

  • Concerto Designs goes global! We've just been contracted to design/build pro bono a Joomla site using K2 for the Institute for the Healing of Memories, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We are also exploring other opportunities in a large township developing portal sites for local entrepreneurs and businesses.
    Nov 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Complete, turnkey CMS (Content Management System) websites for all kinds of businesses and nonprofits, ranging from small operations to major corporations, from churches to larger foundation.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Before selecting any web designer or developer, spend some time reviewing your marketing plan and defining your audience, marketing goals, time frames, and budget. Once you have these parameters, ask prospective developers for specifics on how their approach and platforms will best meet your goals.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Most agencies artificially separate design, platform development, and content strategies. They also tend to use websites as their personal ATMs by billing clients for all kinds of ongoing charges. I use a holistic approach that integrates design, development and content. The resulting process is more efficient and affordable. I also focus on helping my clients become self-sufficient. Because they have the tools and knowledge to maintain their websites by themselves, they rarely need to call me - nonetheless I'm always glad to hear from them!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Working with smart and ethical clients who appreciate having someone on their side.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Q: "How can I update my own website?" A: my CMS websites are powerful, versatile and a snap to learn. After one hour of training, you will be able to add new pages, revise content, and change your navigation. Q: "Do you include hosting or email?" A: Yes - all new website projects include 12 months web hosting and email set-up/hosting. Q: "Do I need Facebook for my business?" A: This really depends on your audience and marketing goals. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube offer wonderful opportunities to extend your marketing. But they also require significant investment of time to set up and maintain. Rather than take a 'one-size-fits-all' approach, I help all my clients evaluate which Social Media options would be most helpful.

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