Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. One of the most common questions that I am asked by prospective clients is whether their website is going to be displayed on the first page of Google. Although many companies guarantee this, the truth is that guaranteeing first page ranking is a lie. Granted, 9 times out of 10 we are able to attain first page ranking. However, if your business is in a competitive market with large corporations who have unlimited marketing budgets, it is going to take more than simply designing a sound, search engine optimized website to compete with these businesses.
At Liberty Web Marketing we employ sound design and SEO techniques in conjunction with marketing strategies that practically guarantee that your local business website will be in the first 5 spots of the first page of Google, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that result of this caliber take several weeks, and even months to attain.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Probably one of the most basic "inside secrets" that I would share is the over-glamorized and often discussed subject of design cost.
On an average it takes me approximately 30 to 40 hours to design and upload a given website template and adjust all the necessary parameters for optimum performance. This also takes into consideration any of the time that is necessary to design or otherwise modify logos or other graphic images that will be implemented into the design, as well as uploading the content for the website. Based upon an hourly rate of $35, times 35 hours, the total cost in labor averages $1225.
I know businesses that have invested anywhere between $5,000 and $15,000 for their website and I just cannot find any ethical way to justify that amount. That is why I started Liberty Web Marketing - to offer competitive pricing with the utmost attention to detail and effectiveness in the search engines.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Website speed is a very critical component in today's market. Not only is speed essential for ranking well in the search engines, but it is critical for smart phones and tablets.
I have been conducting studies that compare my web design speed to those of 90% of my competitors. Sadly for their customers the speed of their clients' websites is very poor, and pales in comparison to the speed of the websites designed by Liberty Web Marketing. Of course it takes me time to make certain that the sites load fast, but that is what my clients pay for and deserve - the best buy for your money!