A Fancy Website
Better suited for the growing business.
Our Fancy Website is a better option for more professional services businesses (engineering, finance, real estate etc.) where the site tends to need to be updated a bit more frequently.
It may also be a better option for you if your business is really pushing to grow its online presence and use the website as a major factor in your marketing/getting more customers strategy.
It includes everything the Basic Website has, but it includes a Content Management System.
This means it has an area where you can log in, and actually make changes to the website yourself. It also gives you the ability to have a blog on your website. Search engines tend to like websites with (regularly updated) blogs, so if you're really focusing on online marketing, this may be a better option for you than the Basic Website.
What's included in a Fancy Website:
A Beautiful, Custom-Built Website with a CMS
Just like a Basic Website, all of our Fancy Websites are custom coded from scratch. Again, we will use best coding practices from code optimization to image compression - all to make make sure your business has its best chance possible to rank well on search engines, getting you more sales.
A Content Management System
Your Fancy Website will include a Content Management System or CMS. It will mean you're able to make changes and updates to the website yourself. It also means you can add and remove actual web pages yourself as well.
Unlike 95% of web design agencies, we don't use WordPress as the CMS (unless for some reason you really want us to). We know how to use WordPress, and have done our fair share of projects with it in the past, but we just don't like it. You can read about why we don't use wordpress here. Instead we use a more stable, quicker and better customizable option built on something called Ruby on Rails. We find it makes things easier for clients.
A Blog Engine
CHOO CHOOO! 🚂 You know what is also included in our Fancy Website? A Blogging engine. You know who loves a full-of-content and regularly-posted-to blog? Search Engines! Your Fancy Website includes the ability for you to regularly post written content - or even photos for that matter - to your website. This makes the website look particularly active and will increase the likelihood of Google or other search engines on putting your website closer to the top of the results.
The blog engine is baked into the CMS, so it is easy to use and makes publishing content easy.
A Fancy Website comes with up to six built in pages - or double the Basic Website. Usually it will include a Homepage, an About Us page, A Pricing/Services page with all the services (and pricing, if you want) your business offers, A Blog Homepage (a homepage for your blog!), a FAQ, and a Contact page with different ways to get in touch (social media, mail, phone etc.), an email contact form and an embedded Google Map with directions to your business.
This just includes the pages we'll write for you. Because the Fancy Website has a Content Management System built in, you will have the ability to add pages yourself as well! If you want us to do more for you instead, you can always buy more pages as Add-ons for $150/page.
Two Major Refactor
Instead of the One Major Refactor that comes with a Basic Website, your Fancy Website includes a second window of opportunity to give major feedback where we'll go back and make substantial changes to the presented project.
What this means is you'll give us all the details about your business, we'll get in touch and chat about what 'feel' you want - perhaps get a couple example websites that you like from you. Then, we'll take that info and go built a website using our best creative skills.
While we'll show you what we're up to and take input while we're building it, once it's built you'll have Two opportunities to send us (in a couple emails or phone calls) any major changes you want made. We'll go do those changes and send back the completed site, get the second major change requests, update it then send it back again. After that, we can do a couple tiny changes (spelling, some slight color changes etc.) once you've seen the completed site, but if you want any more major changes, we'll have to start doing them on additional hourly billed time.
A great example of a Fancy Website:
This is a great example of a Fancy Website and gives you an idea on what you can expect. Mark wanted a place where he could post blog posts and position himself apart from the rest of Calgary's mortgage brokers. We don't want to say it was a success, but in the last 6 months, Mark's site has gone from from 48th average search rank position on Google ("Calgary mortgage broker") to 5.5 average position. 📈🔥
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You can keep reading about what we offer, get in touch with us, or you can start the process of getting your own website from us!