Your father has finally retired, sold the family home in Raleigh, and gone to live in Pinehurst to play golf all day. He toiled for more than 30 years building up his fishing & camping supply store and ultimately he sold it to you for a song simply because he could not bear the thought of selling it to a stranger. Now that you are at the reins you realize that some changes need to be made. And the first thing that needs to happen is some kind of website. You are the first to admit that you don’t know a lot in regards to the internet, but even you understand enough to realize that your father’s reluctance to have anything to do with it cost him some ground to his competitors particularly over the last several years. You are not certain where to begin and you do not want your lack of web savvy to end up getting you scammed – you would never hear the end of it from dad. You really need to sit down with a good Raleigh web design firm and ask some questions.
## I know how to send emails and search the internet like anyone else but that is about the extent of my internet skills. I don’t even have a Facebook. Am I going to be hopelessly out of my depth?
There’ll be a lot of information and terminology which won’t mean much to you in the beginning but a good Raleigh web design company should be able to explain it in simple English. If you’ve got no online expertise at all, what you are needing is some kind of all inclusive turnkey package wherein your web design firm will start from scratch and ultimately deliver a fully functional site.
## What sorts of things would be included in a ‘turnkey’ package deal?
A thorough web design firm, building a site from the ground up would want to deal with the following issues:
-domain name registration (which is to say registering the name of your website)
-hosting (arranging for a hosting company to keep the files on their server)
-keyword research/optimization (determining how best to position and configure your site for optimum results on the search engines like Google and Yahoo)
## How about internet marketing and advertising? Do I need to go to someone else for that sort of thing?
No, not necessarily. Many good web design firms should also be able to handle online advertising through programs such as Google AdWords and Facebook. If you find a firm that you like they should be able to not only birth your website but have a hand at raising it as well, ensuring that it grows into a healthy prosperous web presence.
## What is the most effective way to go about locating a good agency?
If you’re looking for a professional web design firm that clearly knows how to produce effective websites that rank well in the search engines it stands to reason that the best place to look is in the search engines. If you want to be able to sit down and talk to someone face to face narrow your searches to local results. In your case go online and Google “Raleigh Web Design” or perhaps “Raleigh Internet Marketing” or even “Seo Agency North Carolina” (SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization). Check out the sites that rank on the first page of results and start asking questions about their rates and services.
If you have a strong business with no online presence whatsoever, a skilled web design and internet marketing firm should easily be able to craft you an interesting, persuasive web presence that will more than recoup your investment in fairly short order; and that’s something even your dad can appreciate.
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