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images/blogicon.png Thoughts, insights and general memes by Charlie Trig, CEO Trig Web Design
Generating a quote for web design is based on many factors. The design, style and level of expertise dictates the "core" price, while other factors include the number of pages, add-on programs such as Event Booking or E-Commerce, and database manipulation like importing contacts or products. Oh, and don't forget SEO and content writing, which is the most important aspect of any website. More about that later.
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Let's take these parts one at a time:

Style & Theme - Every website starts with a 'theme' or template. These templates are available in thousands of styles, layouts and prices, from free to professional grade. We only use professionally licensed themes from top CMS theme designers from around the world.

Add-ons - CMS sites like Joomla and WordPress have plugins and extensions that increase the form and function of the CMS. Extensions such as SEO systems, caching, e-commerce shops, calendars, slideshows, extended forms, everything outside of the pages and blog are Extensions that cost anywhere from $0 to $1000.

Importing existing data - This aspect of web development is often taken for granted by clients, but requires the most amount of skill and database knowledge. Not to import the data, but to know how to clean and organize the data before importing. This always turns out to be the biggest issue with database manipulation, then corruption of the database. The more data you have, and the more it needs to be scrubbed for errors, the more expensive the process.

Your quote is based on your needs, our expertise, your market and your competition. Use our online Web Design Estimate Form to get a ballpark on what your web design and development would cost. Call us for package discounts on more complicated design.

Local SEO

There's a lot of confusion out there about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) today. Not just what it means, but the difference between Local and National search engine placement and marketing. While they overlap in a lot of areas, it's a lot easier to get to the top of Google locally than nationally. Here's why.

Intranet Sites

Many organizations struggle with internal network sites, commonly called Intranets, more than their public website. In many cases, Intranets are overlooked, even if they barely get the job done. Many Intranets we've seen are woefully out of date, with little to no security, and with no one able to edit or update the site.

Some of the industries and Organizations that use Intranets:

  • Businesses
  • Banks
  • Newspapers and Agencies
  • Factories & Manufacturing
  • Non-Profits
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Centers
  • Municipalities
  • Government Offices
  • US Military

Some of the programs we can include in our Intranets:

  • Sales & Customer Management (CRM)
  • Document Management
  • Contact Directory
  • Custom Access Levels
  • Event Management
  • News and Information w/ Version Rollback
  • Advanced Editors & Navigation
  • Language Translators
  • User Alerts & Emails
  • Automated Backup and Restore
Every Intranet is different, but have similar goals - to inform, collaborate and communicate among staff and managers. We've built successful Intranets for hospitals, medical centers, non-profit organizations and businesses, all with different needs. We specialize in Customization to suit your needs.

Streamline operations and procedures. How much time do your staff waste looking for documents or policies they need? How do you ensure they're not using out-of-date versions? With our Document Managers and User Access Levels controlling content, our Intranets are secure, easy to use and easily updated.

Contact us today to find out how we can help. (617) 819-5877 or get a Free Quote Online

Web Builders

Building a website the right way from the start is the most important thing about getting traffic, keeping it, and converting it to sales. in this article, I'll share what goes into building a website, from the Home Welcome text to the Terms and Site Map; and the importance of each aspect.

There are a lot of Internet marketing firms that tell you they can get you more traffic, and some even do; but what do you do when that traffic fails to get sales? It all goes back to an old method called M.O.T., and can help you convert your traffic into sales.

Some may say a statement like "we're the best web designers on Earth" seems a little arrogant, but we don't say this lightly; we're convinced due to long hard hours of fixing everyone else's work over the last 20 years.

These days, it seems everywhere you look someone is offering "nearly free" hosting. Offers for $10 bucks a month seem great, but before you whip out that credit card and get locked in for 3 years, you might want to consider the repercussions of getting a cheap host.

Adwords Express Click Fraud

I've used Adwords and Adwords Express for a long time, even went through their certifications and became a Partner (only after I sold enough Ads). That being said, I have a bone to pick with Google, and it seems I'm not the only one.

What is Adwords? Adwords is Google's Pay Per Click program, where you can buy keywords and get your ad on the top of the search results for that word or phrase. You can have a text or image ad, and the cost per click is determined by an auction-type system, where businesses compete with each other, while Google makes all the money.