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Questions to ask a Baltimore Website Designer

When searching for a Baltimore Website Design Company or Baltimore Website Designer the process can get confusing fast if going through it for the 1st time. Website designers may use terms specific to their technology or methods that can be overwhelming and hard to follow. While all you want to do is design a website that is simple, effective and is going to bring you new business.

Here at MarketKeep, the digital marketing agency for small businesses, we have put together a list that all Baltimore business owners can use to ask when speaking with a Baltimore Website Designer about their project. These questions will be able to help you better understand the following:

  • their experience in website design
  • what you are expected to help out with
  • how fast they can design a website
  • how effective are their website designs
  • are they qualified to handle your specific requests 

Furthermore, these questions will help to ensure that you are getting more than just a good price. A good price on a website is important, but you also need to make sure that it is an investment that will pay off over time. 

12 Questions for a Baltimore Website Designer

How much experience do you have?

While it is not a bad thing for a person or company to only have a year or two experience in website design, industry experience can be an incredible added value. The reason being is that they have most likely faced a variety of website design troubleshooting issues that occur. You want to partner with a company that is creative, effective, and can handle the stress of a website design for you.

Our answer – At MarketKeep our team has over 7 years of experience as a Baltimore Website Design Company. We have been fortunate enough to partner with companies & businesses of all sizes. To learn more about our website design process contact a website designer today

What kind of websites have you designed?

Try to find web designers or companies that have worked on a variety of projects.

Designers who have worked on everything from ecommerce websites to 5-page websites are likely to know exactly how to design your site. This is a great question to ask to ensure that you do not run the risk of a website design mismatch. For instance, if the design firm you are talking to has never designed an ecommerce website before, but you are looking to sell online, you should eliminate them from contention. 

Our answer – Our Baltimore Website Design Company has worked on everything from ecommerce sites to websites for single business owners. What we enjoy most about the website design process is that each business has its own personality and style and we want to make sure that we incorporate that into the process. 

Can you show me some websites you have designed?

A reputable website designer or company will gladly showcase their work for you. If you receive any resistance immediately move on from them. They are not worth it! 

Our answer – Absolutely! Contact our Baltimore Website Design Company to get a sample of website designs from us! 

What kind of results did your website designs get?

A question that looks a few years into the future. A website design is only one part of the overall process. You need to make sure that your website will generate business as well. By asking this question you will shed some light on important factors such as content creation, search engine optimization, and website maintenance. 

The designer should be able to confidently explain their design process, and how much business has increased by year to year. 

Our answer – We are proud of our Baltimore Website Design Company and the type of results we get for our clients. On average a website redesign client sees an average boost of 60% in new users to the website. Depending on the industry and competitive level some clients have even seen a 300% increase in user traffic! 

How many revisions are you willing to make?

The answer should be as many as it takes. Reputable website design companies and designers want to make sure that your website is meeting your business needs. If they charge for a set number of revisions or tell you that some things can not be revised that should be a red flag. 

Our answer – As a  Baltimore Website Design Company we recognize that each client is different. Some of our websites have been launched in 3 days while others have taken 6 months to launch. What we tell prospective clients is that it really depends on the pace in which you like to move, and how much new content you would like to add to your site. At each step of the way a team member from MarketKeep will be with you to navigate you through the website design process. 

How will your design help me reach my goals?

Ask this question to see how the Baltimore Website Designer will help you reach your goals. A designer who is looking to help you succeed will answer confidently by pointing out suggestions or features that you should add to your website that will help convert traffic into sales or business. Don’t be afraid to ask for specifics, because a credible website designer will be able to provide them with you. 

Our answer – Our goal as a  Baltimore Website Design Company is to leave you with a website that you can be proud of. When we start the design process we make sure to build it centered on your goals. Are you trying to sell more online? Are you trying to drive leads to a contact form? By answering these questions for us, we design your entire site around this methodology. This helps to ensure that we create a site that works for you, and a site that you will be proud of. 

How closely will you work with our company?

A very important question to ask. You want to make sure you choose someone who will communicate with your team as if they were a part of the team itself. By asking this question you should be able to get a sense as to their willingness to work with and for your company

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company we think of ourselves as an extension of your team. If we are just designing your site, we make sure to embed training videos on how to add to and maintain your website. We also offer a one year of free tech support in case you run into any trouble. If we are staying on to help with SEO or manage your social media profiles we are in constant contact with you via our messenger platform and scheduled meetings. 

How closely will you work with our company?

A very important question to ask. You want to make sure you choose someone who will communicate with your team as if they were a part of the team itself. By asking this question you should be able to get a sense as to their willingness to work with and for your company

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company we think of ourselves as an extension of your team. If we are just designing your site, we make sure to embed training videos on how to add to and maintain your website. We also offer a one year of free tech support in case you run into any trouble. If we are staying on to help with SEO or manage your social media profiles we are in constant contact with you via our messenger platform and scheduled meetings. 

How will we communicate during the design process?

A follow-up question to the one above, this will give you a sense as to how they will communicate with you. Is it via email, phone calls, web-based meetings? What is their process. 

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company we prefer web-based meetings. This enables us to share our computer screen with you so that we can show you the progress being made, make any revisions necessary to your site live, and ensure that we are meeting your needs & reaching your goals. 

Is SEO integrated into my web design?

Search engine optimization, or SEO is a crucial part of any website. SEO should be included in any website design project that you take on. Since SEO affects your search rankings, it will also affect where your site comes up in search results impacting your business goals. 

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company SEO is incorporated into each website design. Of course with SEO we call it the never-ending race so while you will have SEO installed on the site, we encourage you to always be working on your site. We do offer affordable SEO packages that operate on a month to month basis. 

How much will my new website design cost? 

The question everyone needs an answer to. What is the cost? The answer to this question always varies. The cost of a website usually depends on a number of factors such as:

  • The designer’s experience
  • The site of the site being designed (number of pages)
  • the functionality of the site
  • type of site being designed
  • how many people are involved in the process

A good website design company most likely will not feature pricing on their website. Not because they are trying to hide their prices, but because it really depends on your site requirements, competition level, and SEO requirements. Just remember you get what you pay for, so if you are searching for a cheap site (less than $300) you are going to get a cheap website. 

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company every site we design is custom made. For an accurate quote regarding your project, contact MarketKeep today

Can I contact you regarding my site in the future? 

Make sure to check with your designer about what type of work they will do for you in the future. If you need to update a page in the future, what does that process look like? Want to redesign the site, are they able to help? 

Most designers and website design companies have hourly pricing or contracts that will allow you to create long-term relationships with them at a low cost. Consider signing up for one of these plans to save money in the long run and keep a reliable designer on hand. 

Our answer – At our Baltimore Website Design Company we offer one free year of technical support. We also offer small plans to help with any updates to the site, or SEO projects you want to take on. Contact us today to learn more.