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How to Choose the Best Business Website Development Firm

When your company decides that it is time to design a website or revamp the one that you currently have, you will likely be impressed by the number of web development companies available. There are many different companies that advertise as offering a full line of Internet services, from web design, to web hosting, to marketing management; and it is difficult to decide, based on advertising alone, which company actually offers reliable service and high quality results. It is always best to find out the answers to the following questions prior to signing on with a web development:

  • How long has the company been established? Sometimes the best way to gauge a company’s reliability is to discover how long they have been in operation. While there may be young web development companies that are quite talented, it is always best to go with a company that has a long history of providing customer satisfaction, if possible.
  • Who are the employees? Any reputable web development company should be pleased to offer you a list of company personnel and their credentials. You will likely want to find out what type of formal training the web designers have obtained, and if the company has the experienced management it takes to run a solvent business in today’s market. Remember: if the company you hire has difficulty managing their own affairs, how can you be sure they will successfully manage yours?
  • Who are the clients? Always ask to see some examples of the web development company’s previous work. You will usually be able to recognize good work fairly quickly in order to make an informed decision about who you hire. If possible, actually contact a few of the clients to ask about their experience with the web developers.
  • How accessible is the staff? While it is often fine to work via email or phone calls, many people prefer to have one or two face to face meetings with the company they hire. You may choose to hire a company that is not located in your immediate vicinity, which is perfectly fine, as long as the company’s staff makes accommodations for this distance by being readily available for any questions or suggestions you have. An excellent technical support department is an absolute must
  • What services does the company offer? There are almost as many varieties of service packages offered by web development companies as there are companies themselves! You will need to decide if you need an entire Internet marketing campaign, complete with web hosting services and web page design; or if you only require a reliable copyeditor to review the web pages you already have. Most web development companies offer a range of service packages that can be built to perfectly suit your business’s needs.

Choosing Directory One

With Directory One, you will discover that all of your research leads you to one simple conclusion: this is a company that will do whatever it takes to help you reach your Internet marketing goals. We have professional, experienced web professionals on staff who have been working with businesses like yours for over a decade. Our commitment to personal customer service means that we will do everything we can to meet with you in person; and if that is not possible we will find ways to meet your needs using other means. Contact us today and let us work with you to decide which web development services best fit your business.

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