Why partner with a web design agency?

Digital marketing plays a pivotal role in the success of almost all businesses today. From initial impact, brand awareness, understanding the data you generate and reacting positively to it, it pays to partner with a business who can guide you through and implement the many aspects required for successful digital marketing.

A well thought out and successful website is your workhorse. It not only stands well on it’s own but is central in creating all the required functionality needed when reaching out to potential customers through the complex network of other websites and their services.

Here are some reasons you should invest time with your web design and digital marketing partner:

1. Vast range of skills across multi-disciplines

many-techologiesThere are quite literally a dozen or so areas you will need to focus on in varying degrees and in almost all cases each area could get a little involved. Done well, it is time consuming. A good web design agency will have these skills or partner with other businesses who do

Something as simple as creating a website requires more than signing up to a platform,  adding some text and images, posting on Social Media and waiting for the sales to roll in. I wish.

Background in traditional marketing techniques

Even before embarking on a new or updated website, there is a really good, traditional marketing exercise that you can use to create a digital marketing strategy that places your website front and centre. It gives it a purpose, a reason for people to go there.

This discipline is essential if the website is ready to receive potential customers once all other marketing initiatives are launched. It needs to be agile and future-proof.

Along with this marketing discipline, there are skill sets required in optimised graphics, organised content creation, Search Engine Optimisation, tracking set up, security and performance. And that is just the essentials when launching your new site.

Ongoing success

The idea for success stems from your site working with multiple partner sites promoting and linking back – Social or industry sites for example, sites that utilise paid advertising and sites that help you measure, make decisions and improve your offering. All these processes are there to make your online offering better than your competitors. They are however ongoing and require a set of different skills and a website that can handle them. Thankfully this can be immediately at your disposal.

2. Tactics

Chess PieceYou sell products and services and hopefully know a thing or two about your sector. Well as a digital marketing expert, so do we. A combination of all the options available to you based on a number of realistic factors will give you the greatest opportunity to success.

Don’t just run a Google Ad Campaign and point it to your homepage. You will waste money.

It really will pay you to fast track your efforts by getting help with this.

3. Looking at things differently

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An in-house team rightly look at the business and the objectives. The trouble is there is not much room for looking at things differently or at different things. For example, it is difficult to provide a simple message to customers if you offer “10” services on your homepage. A fresh pair of marketing eyes could see the potential in introducing less services as by-way-of introducing your business to all your services. Many times we have taken a business who wanted to promote EVERYTHING and by just simplifying the online offering made a huge, positive difference.

There are so many ways of tackling your online presence to maximise all the opportunities available.

4. Dipping in and working with qualified professionals

We have an accountant. They do our tax return, make us tax efficient and run the payroll. We could do this ourselves but it wouldn’t be as good and it would take us away from our business offering where we are good.

Having the option to use specialist professions as and when offers a major boost to your business. Not just in what they know and their ability to keep abreast with their own sector but from you benefiting from the successes they have had with their other clients.

5. Cost

costIf you look at the cost of investing in a digital marketing partner versus doing it yourself then it is more expensive. One costs you money and the other doesn’t. The same is true of our accountant and the people who service my car.

If you are thinking about investing in some professional digital marketing expertise then also think of it against some of the following that may be appropriate to your situation:

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  • How much money has you existing website actually made you?

  • Are you able to measure it or just approximate?

  • What is your web presence like now compared to your competitors?

  • How well do you do with search engines when using phrases you want to be found with?

  • Can you invest a lot of time becoming proficient in lost of disciplines and their platforms?

In conclusion

If you are going to use the online space for marketing, and most of us are, you should place some importance on professional digital marketing when reviewing your business plan. There is a pretty complex network of platforms and services to build reputation, awareness, trust, authoritativeness and availability and it is well worth any size business to tap into expertise at a level that suits your business, your time and your budget.