4 Steps to Choosing the Right Web Design Company

Your website is one of the most essential tools for your business. A great web design company can be challenging to find, but it can also help your company’s business improve their online presence and revenue.

But, how do you know how to find a good web design company? What are the questions you should ask? What do you need to look for? 

Let’s take a look at four key steps to choosing the right web design company for your business. 

 

#1. Search For Web Design Companies Online

To find the right web design agency for your business, you need to do some preliminary research online. Build a shortlist of web design companies that you think may meet your needs. Take a look at some websites that rank various agencies and do some digging.

These sites often work with experts or an algorithm to analyze a company’s prowess, pricing, and reliability. Companies can change, so they’re not always completely accurate. But it’ll give you an indication about the companies available and who is behind them. 

While these elements may seem like a no brainer, they are crucial to finding the right fit.

 

#2. Examine Agency Sites and Client Sites

Examining the web design agencies’ websites is one of the essential steps in the process. There are a few things you should look for.

First, if the site looks outdated, old, or just plain clunky in general, then it’s probably not the right company for you. After all, their field is web design. A web designer’s website should be one of the best ways to sell what they can do. 

If their website isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, it doesn’t mean they’re bad. It just means they preferred something different for their brand. You can judge them by the ability to find the information you need quickly and easily. Every website should be that simple. 

If the website has you clicking more than just a few times to find the information you want, it’s going to repel consumers. This is the last thing you want to do when it comes to creating a website. 

You should also examine their website’s load times, high-resolution images, videos, and graphics. These things may not be the essential parts of a website, but it shows that it understands what’s important. 

Moreover, and perhaps more importantly, look at each design agency’s client sites. If their client sites are a mess, there’s little hope that your site is going to be a winner. Look for stunning portfolios and case studies and follow through on checking the client sites themselves rather than just glancing at the blurb on the agency site. 

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#3. Search For Reviews About Each Web Design Company

While a web design agency’s website can be very informative, finding reviews of their service can be an invaluable resource for determining their abilities, follow-through, and work ethic. Google, Yelp, and Facebook can provide a great deal of insight into the company’s professionalism, behavior, and reliability. 

Web design companies that get low ratings should be approached with caution. Ratings are subjective, and while a negative review isn’t necessarily a dealbreaker, several bad reviews are a red flag. 

Check out our ratings:

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 19 reviews
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Sarah H.
20:00 17 Jan 22
Amazingly helpful team! My website is much more professional looking now!
Eric M.
22:15 01 Jan 22
Knowing not much about design and having no idea what it could look like we trusted Laura to have freedom to be creative. We were super stoked about the outcome and wouldn’t have wanted it any different. The new website is clean, easy to navigate and fits our business as well as our personal life. Laura puts in a lot of effort and doesn’t mind switching it around until everything seems perfect . I highly recommend working with her.
Chris van der L.
22:09 16 Nov 21
We have been very happy with our new website! The site looks very professional and is much easier to navigate than our old one. The layout is great and the photos are fantastic. The design and web work has provided a vast improvement for our site visits and ease of maintaining.It was also great working with Revy Web Design, the entire team was very open and receptive. It is so convenient to have everything you need in one place, it makes the whole process much more seamless. It also came together much faster than other web design companies I've worked with and with better pricing... Highly recommended!
Ariel P.
16:29 07 Nov 21
Laura is so easy to work with and so good at what she does!
Melissa M.
19:14 06 Nov 21
I found Laura through a google search as I was looking for someone familiar with the outdoor adventure business. When I contacted her she got back to me immediately. As it was my first time hiring a web developer, I was a bit apprehensive about the process, specifically regarding pricing and control. Laura was very transparent about her services and associated costs, and sent me useful videos for how to manage the website in the backend (which is very important to me). On top of this, Laura is a very pleasant person to work with. Not only she is organized, direct, and professional, she is approachable, fun, and empathetic. 1000% recommend.
Kat C.
19:43 05 Oct 21
Laura and her team are fantastic to work with. Laura is organized, efficient and clearly communicates tasks and timelines. I am very happy with the quality of work and service, my new website is incredible!! It often takes me some time to wrap my head around the technical side of things. Laura was amazing at explaining details in a way that I could grasp. Two thumbs up!
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#4. Contact The Design Agencies That Made The Cut

Once you’ve gathered your list, done some research, and sifted through reviews, it’s time to gather a list of companies to contact directly. Prepare a list of questions that pertain to your specific needs and some that will address potential shortcomings (especially if you have seen criticism of a specific aspect of one company repeated in reviews). Don’t be afraid to address your concerns and ask how the agency is prepared to handle your needs.

The best web design companies will be just as curious about your business and what your goals are as you are of theirs. No matter how the conversation goes, they should ask you many questions in an attempt to understand your brand, project, and needs.

The questions they ask should include your expectations, goals, what your budget is, and your timeline, among other things. Good web design companies want to thoroughly understand their clients so they can do the best work possible. 

Good companies also reply to your questions politely, intelligently, and professionally. They explain things well and clarify anything that might be unfamiliar to you. 

If you’re talking to an agency that talks around you in circles with jargon-heavy, vague terms, they may not be the best fit for you.

 

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