list of questions for web design quote

Questions to ask when getting quotes for web design

There is no need to be intimidated by the process of getting your own web site. You will have an ongoing relationship with your web designers, so make sure that they can explain to you in simple terms the answers to the questions you ask.

Bay of Islands Travel Guide website design

Have your rankings dropped after redesigning your website?

When redesigning a website, it is important to consider the website structure of the old web pages to ensure that the website doesn’t lose rank on Google after it is relaunched. When we redesigned the Bay of Islands Travel Guide, we had to make sure that this wasn’t a problem.

how to convert website leads to sales

How to turn website leads into sales

Converting leads is the key to profitability. A slight increase in lead conversion can have huge increase in profitability. How can you make sure that time and money are not wasted pursuing poor quality leads, make sure that good quality leads are engaged and converted?

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How to Up-Sell Visitors to your Ecommerce Website

Tips for up-selling and designing an upselling strategy. Upselling is a vital part of a profitable business plan. Upselling is not new in traditional marketing and sales, but how can it be used to maximise profit and build lasting businesses relationships online?

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Take Advantage of Google’s Mobile Friendly Website Preference

Under Google’s ever-evolving page ranking algorithms, from April 2015, web pages that are not mobile friendly will be penalised. What does the Google mobile friendly announcement say, and what does it mean for mobile friendly web design in terms of Google ranking factors.

What are the best colours for websites

Colour psychology on your website

Heard of colour psychology? Far from being a new science, the colours used on a website can have a surprising effect on its use. Colour as a sales tool? Sounds far-fetched, but the colour of your website could have a significant influence in its success.

how much is your web design business worth?

How much is your website business worth?

If you have a web design business, an SEO company or some other internet-based business and you’re looking to move into another direction, how can you work out what your business is worth? You may have worked for years building your company and when it’s time to move on, you want to make sure that you get a fair price.

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How much does a Mobile Website Cost?

Mobile Website Cost depends on what you want to do with your website and what your starting point is. How old is your website? How was it built? Who built it? Here’s a simple guide for what to expect.

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Click to Call Mobile Websites: Why it’s a “must have” feature

Mobile websites are on the rise but very few of them seem to include a “click to call” function.

This is an amazingly effective feature to have on your website. It generates enquiries and improves conversions as you are getting the opportunity to engage more with the customer than via an email.

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6 New Years Resolutions for your Website

This blog covers 6 things that you NEED to take care of this year. If your website has been left uncared for, these online marketing tips will get it working again! You’ll be surprised how much better your website will perform if you make these changes.

Profile of Dave Smyth: Energise Web Design, Whangarei

I started building websites back in 1999, when hardly anyone in Whangarei had a website or thought they needed one! website were seen as the “latest fad”. Something that would go away and if they wanted one, they would get their nephew, who’s “good at computers” to build it for them. Things have changed a lot since then. It’s a whole new world. If you need a website, contact me for a no-obligation chat!

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How do I get a website?

Planning a website for your business can be a daunting job. Often, it’s a “bottom of the pile” task that can get delayed for years!