There are a number of Ottawa web design companies that promise to offer the best services but you need to make sure they will provide you the services you require. A lot of companies and freelancers value the money you are giving them more than the services they should be offering you.
Therefore, you need to hire the right web design company that will most fit your needs. There are a couple of companies who offer high quality Ottawa web design services and CitiVine Web Design seems to be one of the leading ones, according to Google Reviews, success stories and testimonials.
There are many elements you should be looking for in an Ottawa web design company to complete your project. In order to succeed in your online business, the web design company you hire should be able to do the following:
The Reasons Why you Should Hire CitiVine Web Design
Working with a reputable Ottawa web design company will give you more than just a quality website. Not only will they create an amazing website for you but also guide you in order to succeed. Below are some of the benefits you get by hiring CitiVine Web Design for your website needs:
7+ Years of experience
Since 2006, we’ve been Ottawa’s leading web design and marketing company. CitiVine Web Design has received a multitude of awards ranging from the City of Ottawa, the City of Gatineau, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce as well as the Vanier Business Improvement Area (Vanier BIA), all for its outstanding work.
High Quality Web Design:
Of all Ottawa web design companies, none offer robust and functional websites like we do. Our designs are not only visually appealing but also they integrate various technologies that make it easy to operate. We make sure that all the websites that we design are user friendly, clean and simple. These are all important elements that are taken into consideration in order to grow your online business.
Before we start designing your website, we first analyze your needs, in order to know exactly what you are looking for. Some of the information we need are your preferences in colours, menu navigation, and branding. A questionnaire is sent to you with a multitude of questions, that you would need to fill up. This questionnaire is a tool that will give us a better understanding of your exact web design requirements.
Once that is set in stone and you have filled the questionnaire, we start drafting multiple different designs that match the requirements you asked for. We also offer unlimited changes on any home page designs that we provide until you are fully satisfied. For example, here are some of the designs we did for one of our clients OrleansDogWalking.ca, which are all custom home page designs that we designed according to his preferences:
HOME PAGE DESIGN #1
HOME PAGE DESIGN #2
We design each home page until you are fully satisfied and make sure that it will clearly communicate your message.
Once the home page has been fully approved by you, the client, and you are fully satisfied with it, we then start designing each inner page of your website. We offer unlimited changes to each inner page design that we provide you until you approve them and is fully satisfied.
Each page is given as much importance as the home page. We treat your website as it was your only stream of income and business, as a result we ensure that each client is treated like GOLD!
Notechimp.com is an example of a website that we have designed and developed that had each inner page designed differently:
INNER PAGE DESIGN #1
INNER PAGE DESIGN #2
INNER PAGE DESIGN #3
INNER PAGE DESIGN #4
We offer unlimited changes for free until you would be fully satisfied with your design. Once you fully approve your design, we then start the development phase of the website. If you are not happy with the design, we would go back to the drawing board and restart the design from scratch to make sure you are happy with the final product.
We also design your logo for free once you hire us to create your website, and also offer free unlimited revisions until you are fully satisfied. In fact, we provide 5 initial different logo mockups and keep designing them until you find the right logo that most represents your company.
All our websites are responsive and mobile friendly. Responsive Design is a design that adapts and changes according to the screen size your website visitor is using. As a result, your website will always look clean and will be user friendly, no matter if they look at it through their tablets, mobile phones or computer screens.
Nowadays, more than 70% of the searches online are made through a mobile phone. Therefore, we will need to make sure that your website is clean and simple to the 70% of visitors that will browse your website through their phones.
Here is an example of how responsive design can work great for you:
The number of people accessing the internet through mobile devices continues to rise each and every day. Therefore by having a site that can display both in the personal computers and the mobile devices make you tap into the mobile users as well. Citivine is one of the few Ottawa web design companies that build such mobile friendly websites.
Once you are fully satisfied with the design of all the inner pages, we start the second phase which is the programming of the website. We use WordPress as your custom Management system which allows you to edit all your content and images of your website. You can easily manage anything you want on your site as well as view all your users that register on your website.
Why we use WordPress:
WordPress is the best platform to build your site on, as it is 100 percent scalable and customizable. In fact, more than 35% of all the websites in the world are built on WordPress as it so easy to manage and is constantly growing. There is a multitude of benefits in using wordpress, it is the platform that allows you to rank the fastest on search engines, such as Google and Yahoo. It is the most SEO friendly web design platform out there.
If a website can’t convert visitors into customers, then it is not worth having a website at all. All the websites that we design are ensured to convert your visitors into paying customers. Multiple strategies are used in order to increase conversions on a website. The way your phone number is displayed on your website is essential, and we make sure it is clearly visible at the right places.
This is the anatomy of a high converting landing page that we follow in order to ensure your success:
Other tools are implemented in your website to increase conversions, such as Live Chat functionality, a newsletter form to start collecting emails, as well the integration of a contact form on each page. There is a total of 30 strategies we use to increase conversions on your website.
To learn more about the conversions that we implement to your site, you can click on the button below for more information:
A website will not be visible in the internet if it is not optimized for the search engines. All sites done by this Ottawa web design company are well optimized. We use relevant keywords that relate to your business which makes it easier for users to find you online. We make sure that your website is perfectly optimized so that it ranks faster on all search engines. We start by changing all the content of your website.
We first make sure that your content is unique and that none of it is copied from other sources online. The content is then written in a way that focuses on the specific keywords you would like to rank on Google. Then, we start by removing any bad links you have on your site, as well as any large files that might make your website slower. Moreover, we change the Meta titles and Meta descriptions of all your pages to make sure your website is fully optimized.
All our websites are hosted under Bluehost which has been voted #1 hosting company in the world. It offers the best support and has the lowest down time in the industry. However, we integrate Cloudflare to your website to increase the speed to your website. Cloudflare allows your website to increase its loading time and speed, because it has multiple servers across the country.
As a result, the more spread the servers are across a country, the faster your website will load, as a website loads from the nearest servers of where the user views your website. Instead of the server being just in america, the servers are spread in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, so no matter where your users are located, your website will be the fastest out there. The faster your website, the better it will do on search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
Nowadays, blogging is the most important element on someone’s website. In fact, blogging allows any website of any industry rank faster on Google. Therefore, the integration of a blog on your website will allow you to write content regularly to your users and would also give you an edge over your competitors as you would be able to rank faster on Google, Yahoo and Bing.
The more content you write on your blog, the more your website will rank on Google! There are various reasons why blogging is so powerful, and if you’d like to know more about the benefits of blogging you can read by clicking here on why we blog to destroy our competition.
Once we have completed your website and it is ready to be launched, we then integrate Google Analytics to your website. This tool allows you to view all the incoming traffic of your website.
You will be able to see how your users found you online, how many people are visiting your site every day, and you will also be able to monitor their behaviours on the website. You will be able to tell how much time they are staying, and if they are active on your site.
You can also see how they landed on your website, whether it is from Google, Yellow pages, advertisements, Facebook, etc. Google Analytics is a great tool to find out if your webite is converting or not, by looking at the amount of users visiting your site and the ratio of these users contacting you for your service.
the robustness of the social media makes it an ideal marketing platform and it should therefore be integrated with any website keen on achieving massive success in the internet. Citivine integrates various social media platforms with the website they build thus giving you exposure to the social media traffic.
If you don’t have any social media accounts, we would then create them for you so we can integrate them. Social Media accounts, such as a LinkedIn Page, Google plus page, Facebook Page, Twitter Page, are all created so we can integrate them to your website.
To sum it all, this is the exact process we use to design and develop your website, it is seperated into 3 different phases. Starting with a needs’ analysis to see what your requirements are. Then we implement the strategy by making a blueprint of all your pages. Thirdly, we execute the project and finally the launch of the website after it has been testing from A to Z.
Unlike our competitors, we offer 3 separate payments to complete any project. Most of our competitors ask for a 50% to a 70% upfront payment, however we don’t. To initiate your project, you will be required to make a third of the payment.
Then, you only make your second payment of 33% of the total cost, once you are fully satisfied with the design of your website. This includes your logo, branding and design of all your pages.
Finally, you only pay the remaining amount once your website has been launched and you are fully happy with it…….Satisfaction Guaranteed!