Frequently Asked Questions
What services does Sagentic Web Design offer?
Sagentic Web Design is a full-service web design and web development company based in Cañon City, Colorado. Our goal is to help you focus on your mission by taking care of everything necessary to get your business online. We also offer a range of services including logo design, content development, graphic design, and social media management.
Sagentic Web Design offers comprehensive web design services to help small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations establish a strong online presence. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your goals and create a custom website that aligns with your brand and accurately represents your business.
Our web design services include the creation of a mobile-friendly, responsive website that is optimized for search engines, ensuring that your website will be easy to find and accessible on all devices. We also offer fully managed support after your website is built, ensuring that your website will always be up-to-date and functioning smoothly.
With Sagentic Web Design, you can have a professional website that is customized to your needs and will help you reach your target audience effectively.
Sagentic Web Design offers professional logo design services to help businesses establish their brand identity and make a lasting impression on their audience. Our team of experienced designers will work closely with you to understand your company's values, mission, and target market, and create a unique, memorable logo that accurately represents your business.
We provide a variety of options for you to choose from, including different concepts and revisions, to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the final design. Our logo design services include both vector and raster formats so that you can use your new logo on any medium, including print and digital.
We also provide a comprehensive brand guide to ensure consistency across all of your materials. In summary, Sagentic Web Design's logo services are a comprehensive and professional solution for creating a unique and memorable brand identity.
Content Marketing & Development
Sagentic Web Design offers professional content marketing services to help businesses enhance their online presence and reach their target audience. Our team of experts creates high-quality, SEO-optimized content that engages and informs your audience, while also boosting your search engine ranking.
Whether it's blog posts, articles, website content enhancement, infographics, or any other form of content, we work with you to develop a strategy that meets your unique needs and goals. From keyword research and content creation to distribution and promotion, our goal is to help you build a strong online brand and drive more traffic to your website.
Social Media Management
Sagentic Web Design offers professional social media management services to help small businesses and non-profits build their online presence and engage with their target audience. Our team of experts will help you create a social media strategy tailored to your specific business goals, and manage your social media accounts, posting regular updates and engaging with your followers.
With our Social Media Management services, you can rest assured that your social media accounts will be handled by experts who understand the latest trends, algorithms and best practices, and who will work to build your online brand and grow your brand visibility.
Sagentic Web Design offers professional graphic design services to help enhance your brand image and bring your ideas to life. Our team of experienced designers will work with you to create custom designs that accurately represent your brand and effectively communicate your message.
Our services include logo design, custom graphics for websites and marketing materials, as well as branding and identity packages. Whether you need a new logo, a redesign of an existing one, or custom graphics for a marketing campaign, Sagentic Web Design has the expertise to bring your vision to life and help you make a lasting impression.
Who are Sagentic Web Design's clients?
Our clients are small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. We have provided website solutions for hundreds of successful clients over the years. Our approach to every client is the same: creative and cost-effective solutions that effectively appeal to their target market. We work closely with our clients to understand their organization and mission, and devise a plan to help them accomplish those goals.
At Sagentic Web Design, we specialize in helping service-based local businesses without an in-house marketing team. Our experts will provide guidance and handle much of the work to ensure your success. Our extensive experience includes working with clients in various industries such as:
- Healthcare (medical and dental practices)
- Legal (attorneys and law firms)
- Food and Beverage (restaurants and bars)
- Animal Care (shelters and veterinarians)
- Trades (plumbers, electricians, HVAC, roofers, landscapers)
- Arts and Entertainment (photographers, musicians, nail and hair salons)
- Government (local and state) and non-profit organizations
Our team of web designers, programmers, graphic designers and support staff work together to provide creative and cost-effective solutions that meet your marketing goals. We understand our clients and what they want to achieve with their websites, and we are dedicated to continuously meeting and exceeding their online needs.
Businesses and Non-Profits Without Marketing Staff
We focus on small- and medium-sized businesses and non-profits to provide them with services that are typically only available to and affordable for larger businesses. These smaller organizations typically have limited resources and manpower, so they often require more support and guidance in their digital marketing efforts.
By providing these organizations with specialized web design and development services, we can help them establish a strong online presence and effectively reach their target audience. Additionally, serving smaller businesses and non-profits often leads to long-term relationships based on mutual trust and satisfaction, resulting in mutual peace-of-mind.
Based in Cañon City, Colorado, we are a full-service web design and development company offering a range of services to get your business online and keep it running smoothly. With access to our in-house team of web designers, programmers, graphic designers, and marketing experts, you can be confident that your website will be in good hands.
What is the cost of having a website built?
We know how frustrating it can be to get a clear estimate for web design for a small-business website. Sagentic Web Design offers an estimate based on the client's requirements. The pricing can either be annual or monthly, and is part of an annual contract with the agency.
On average, small to medium-sized businesses can expect to pay between $150 to $500 per month for a full-service web design firm to represent their business throughout the year.
The cost of a website varies based on the specific needs of the client. When you choose Sagentic Web Design as your web design partner, you'll enjoy comprehensive services that ensure your website is active, efficient, and effective. Our package includes everything you need, such as a domain name, reliable hosting, ongoing support and upgrades, expert coaching, comprehensive analytics and reporting, and much more.
When you become a client of Sagentic Web Design, we provide comprehensive services to ensure your website is successful. Our services include:
- Mobile-Friendly Website
Designing and developing a modern, responsive, and user-friendly website that targets your desired audience
- Domain Name Registration
Managing and maintaining your domain registration
- Web Hosting on Dedicated Servers
Dedicated Web Servers provide the highest level of control, performance and security compared to other hosting options such as shared hosting or VPS.
- SSL Certificates
Securing your website with 256-bit SSL certificates to provide secure communications between the website and internet browser
- Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Optimizing your website's visibility through search engines and business directories such as Google My Business and Bing Places for Business
- Reporting and Analytics
Monitoring your website's performance with Google Analytics
- Software and Server Updates
Keeping your website software up-to-date, including your content management system (CMS)
- Content Development
Writing search engine optimized (SEO) content for your business with the keywords you want to rank for
- Social Media Coaching
Helping you set up your social media profiles and pages
- Email Accounts, Document Editing, Cloud Storage, and more
Providing email and cloud storage services with Google Workspace
- Marketing Coaching and Advice
Offering advice and resources to maximize your website's potential
- Full Website Support Is Included
Providing unlimited support without any additional fees for support services. As a fully-managed website client, you receive full-service and support throughout the year to ensure that your website stays up-to-date and performs well.
The website design and development process includes a range of services such as consultation, design, development, testing, and launch. With Sagentic Web Design, you'll have access to all the tools and services required to get your website online. There's no need to select from different packages as we offer a comprehensive web design solution that gives you complete flexibility and freedom
Does Sagentic Web Design offer ongoing website management?
Yes, we want to help our clients effectively manage their websites and stay ahead of their competition. We don't just design websites and hand them off - we want to maintain a great relationship with our clients and be available to help them as needed. Websites can become dated very quickly, not only in content, but in the software and hardware that powers the website.
Ongoing website management is important because it ensures that your website remains up-to-date, functional, and secure. It also helps in improving website performance, search engine optimization, and user experience. Regular website updates, maintenance, and monitoring are necessary to keep your website running smoothly and to address any issues that may arise.
Server and software upgrades help ensure the proper functioning and security of a website. Regular upgrades provide bug fixes, security patches, and improved performance, which can protect against hacking attempts, data breaches, and other potential threats.
In addition, upgraded software and servers can provide new features and functionality, which can enhance the user experience, increase website performance, and keep the website up-to-date with the latest technology. By having ongoing website management, these upgrades are taken care of, ensuring that the website stays secure and performs at its best.
Additionally, website management helps in keeping your website content fresh and relevant to your target audience, which is essential for maintaining and attracting visitors to your website.
Does Sagentic Web Design offer social media management services?
Yes, we offer social media management services, including strategy development, custom graphics and text creation, and monthly posts to your social profiles. We can coach you on a solid social media strategy or run it for you.
At Sagentic Web Design, we will work with you to establish a monthly posting schedule for your social media profiles. Whether you need guidance in creating a strong social media strategy or prefer us to manage it for you, our team of creative designers and social media specialists will make your posts stand out with eye-catching graphics and text.
Our expertise in social media management encompasses not just posting updates, but also actively engaging with your audience and identifying new ways to expand your reach and visibility. As a crucial aspect of social media management, we will create and publish relevant and impactful content across all your company's profiles on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.
Will you help me with search engine optimization (SEO)?
Yes, we provide local SEO services to ensure that your website is optimized for search engines and can be easily found by your target audience. This includes keyword research, meta tags, and other on-page optimization techniques.
Local search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial for small businesses and non-profits because it helps them reach local customers and attract more traffic to their location or in their service area. By optimizing their website for local search terms and listings, they increase the visibility of their business in search results for nearby customers, which can result in higher engagement and more leads.
Additionally, appearing high in local search results can give small businesses and non-profits a competitive advantage over larger companies, as well as establish their online presence and credibility. Local SEO can help small-to-medium-sized businesses and non-profits increase their online exposure and reach new customers, leading to growth and success.
What is local SEO?
Local SEO refers to the process of optimizing a website or online presence to rank higher in search engine results for geographically-related keywords and phrases. This includes using location-specific keywords and phrases in your website content.
This is especially important for businesses with physical locations that want to attract nearby customers. Sagentic Web Design incorporates several local SEO tactics such as claiming and optimizing Google Maps / Google Business Profile and Bing Places for Business listings, building citations, and getting your website listed in online directories.
By optimizing for local search, we can help businesses increase their visibility in search results for people searching for products or services in their area.
Increased visibility in local search results
Having well-optimized local SEO content on your website can increase its visibility in local search results, making it easier for potential customers in your area to find you.
Higher website rankings
Good local SEO content can improve your website's ranking on search engines like Google, increasing the chances that potential customers will find your website when they search for related keywords.
Better engagement with customers
By including locally-relevant keywords and information on your website, you can engage with potential customers in a more meaningful way and increase the chances of them becoming customers.
Increased website traffic
By optimizing your website for local search engines, you can attract more visitors to your website and increase your overall online visibility.
Having a well-optimized website with good local SEO content can improve your reputation and credibility, giving potential customers confidence in your business.
Better user experience
Good local SEO content can make your website more user-friendly and easier for visitors to navigate, improving their overall experience and increasing the likelihood of them returning to your site.
Will my website be mobile-friendly?
Yes, all of the websites we design and develop are fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices, including phones and tablets, ensuring that your website looks great and functions well on all devices. Even as monitors get bigger and bigger for desktop users, your website will still function and look great. A responsive website has several benefits, including:
Improved User Experience
A responsive website provides an optimal viewing experience on any device, be it a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
With a responsive website, users can access your website from anywhere, at any time, on any device, which makes it more accessible to a wider audience.
Improved Search Engine Optimization
A responsive website can improve your search engine rankings, as Google gives preference to websites that are mobile-friendly.
Developing a separate mobile website can be costly, as it requires a separate development effort and ongoing maintenance. A responsive website, on the other hand, can be designed and maintained at a lower cost.
With a responsive website, you can ensure a consistent brand experience across all devices, which helps to build and reinforce your brand identity.
Increased Conversion Rates
A responsive website provides a seamless experience for users, which can lead to increased engagement and conversion rates, as users are more likely to stay on your website and take action if they have a positive experience.
Why is mobile-first web design important?
Mobile-first web design is important because it prioritizes the user experience on mobile devices, which are increasingly being used to access the internet. By starting with a mobile-first approach, website design and development is optimized for small screens and touch-based interfaces, ensuring that users have a positive experience regardless of the device they are using.
Additionally, search engines such as Google now use mobile-first indexing, which means that a website's mobile version is indexed and used to rank the site in search results. Most websites designed and developed by Sagentic Web Design are crawled use Google's mobile-first indexing crawler. This means Google crawls (and scores) your website using a mobile crawler instead of a desktop crawler - only viewing your website the way a mobile device would.
Having a mobile-friendly website is now crucial for SEO and visibility in search results since Google considers it a ranking factor. As the majority of internet usage now occurs on mobile devices, Google wants to ensure that the top-ranked websites are optimized for those users.
Mobile Traffic Far Exceeds Desktop Traffic
Mobile-first web design has become increasingly important in recent years, as the majority of internet access now comes from mobile devices. This means that mobile-friendly websites are in high demand, and designing for mobile devices should be a priority for any web designer. With over 60% of web traffic coming from mobile devices, it's important to ensure that your website looks good and functions well on mobile phones in order to provide a good user experience.
Mobile Friendliness Is A Ranking Factor
Google’s ranking algorithm now considers mobile-friendliness as a factor for mobile searches, so designing a website with a mobile-first approach has a better chance of achieving a higher search ranking and potentially generating more conversions. By ranking mobile-friendly sites higher, Google aims to improve the search experience for its users and drive more traffic to sites that offer a positive mobile experience.
By focusing on designing for mobile devices, web designers are forced to prioritize only the most essential elements of the website. This leads to a better user experience on mobile devices, as there are fewer distractions and the layout is easily accessible. In the early days, clients would request a dancing Jesus or American flag gif to "spruce up the look" of a website. Fortunately, those days are long over and the design focus is more strategic.
Large Screen Experience
Additionally, designing a website with a mobile-first approach also strengthens the design for desktop and tablet devices. The content-first approach to designing for smartphones can be expanded upon when designing for larger screen sizes, while still maintaining the essential elements of the website. A mobile-friendly website helps ensure that your website is accessible to all users, regardless of the device they are using, which can have a positive impact on your brand and your search engine rankings.
How long does it take to design and develop a website?
The time required to design and develop a website can vary depending on several factors such as the complexity of the design, the number of pages, the amount of custom functionality, and the speed of client feedback and approval. On average, it takes 4-6 weeks to complete a website design and development project.
This time frame allows for thorough planning, designing, content development, coding, testing, and quality assurance to ensure that the website meets the client's requirements and is user-friendly, accessible, and optimized for search engines. We'll take the time to get to know your organization and it's mission.
Depending on how much content and photos the client already possesses can affect the time frame in which a website can be fully developed and published. Other factors that can slow things down are problems with accessing the domain name, client schedules, and any additional approval processes.
What kind of support do you offer after my website is launched?
We provide ongoing support for our clients, including monitoring for changes in search engine algorithms and making necessary updates to ensure optimal performance. We also offer assistance with promoting your website and driving traffic to it.
By offering fully managed support after the website is built, Sagentic Web Design provides several benefits to the client. We'll ensure the website remains up-to-date with the latest technology and security updates, which can help to prevent downtime or security breaches.
Additionally, ongoing website management allows for easy updating of content and continuous optimization for search engines, which can improve the website's visibility and attract more visitors. Having a dedicated support team can also provide peace of mind and free up time for the client to focus on their core business operations.
A well-managed website can provide a better user experience for visitors, which can increase the likelihood of converting them into customers.
What type of web hosting do you offer?
Sagentic Web Design uses fully-managed dedicated servers that are custom built, secured, and optimized for fast performance. Our web servers are monitored and maintained 24/7 for optimal uptime. There are several benefits to using fully-managed dedicated servers for hosting our websites, including:
Our dedicated web servers provide higher levels of performance and speed compared to shared hosting options. This is because the resources of the server are not shared with other websites, resulting in faster load times and better website performance. We update our dedicated web servers every 1-2 years to ensure we are taking advantage of any hardware upgrades that are available. This improves the speed and performance of serving up websites.
With our dedicated web servers, we have more control over security features and can implement more robust security measures. Additionally, because the servers are dedicated solely to our websites, the risk of security breaches or hacking attacks is greatly reduced.
With our dedicated web servers, we have complete control over the server configuration and can choose the operating system, software, and hardware that best fits our needs. This provides greater flexibility and customization options compared to shared or VPS hosting solutions.
Our dedicated web servers provide the ability to easily scale your website's resources as needed, making it easier to handle sudden spikes in traffic or growth.
Our dedicated web servers are more reliable than shared hosting options because they are not subject to the same resource constraints or overloading issues that can occur with shared or VPS hosting.
With our fully-managed dedicated web servers, we have access to 24/7 technical support and monitoring, ensuring that any issues with our servers can be quickly resolved and minimizing downtime.
Why is content important for my website?
Sagentic Web Design knows that quality content is important for your website because it helps you stand out from your competition, improves your search engine rankings, and builds trust for your brand. Content is important for a website because it provides value to the user and can help to attract, engage, and convert them into customers.
It also helps to establish your brand as a credible and authoritative source in your industry. Additionally, content can improve your search engine rankings, making it easier for people to find your website.
Having optimized content is important for a small business website because it helps to improve its search engine ranking. Search engines use algorithms to crawl websites and determine their relevance to specific search terms. Optimized content, such as well-written and researched blog articles, helps to increase the relevance and authority of a website, making it more likely to appear at the top of search engine results pages (SERPs) for relevant keywords.
This, in turn, can help to increase the visibility and credibility of a small business, attracting more traffic, leads, and customers. Having optimized content can also help to establish the website as a source of useful and valuable information, further building trust and credibility with potential customers.
What is content marketing?
Content marketing is a strategy that involves creating and sharing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and engage a clearly defined audience with the goal of driving profitable customer action.
Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and engage a specific audience with the goal of driving profitable customer action. This can include blog posts, videos, infographics, e-books, whitepapers, and more.
Content marketing is effective because it helps to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. By creating and sharing valuable, relevant, and consistent content, you can build a stronger relationship with your target audience and position your brand as a trusted, knowledgeable resource.
This in turn can lead to increased brand awareness, higher engagement, and ultimately, better business results. Additionally, content marketing can drive traffic to your website and help with search engine optimization (SEO), which can lead to higher search engine rankings and increased visibility.
The content can be used to inform, educate, entertain, or persuade the target audience, and can be distributed through various channels such as social media, email, and website.
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