Web Design and Development in Portland, Maine
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Creating the perfect website for your business in Portland, Maine
According to research, over 57% of customers wouldn’t recommend a poorly designed website to their friends and family. In fact, 77% of agencies admit that a subpar website user experience can be detrimental for business. Take a quick look at your website. Is it aesthetically pleasing, seamlessly structured, mobile-friendly, and interactive? If not, you could be inadvertently increasing your bounce rate.
At Local Image Co, we have a laser-sharp focus on creating compelling, interactive, and user-friendly websites for our clients. Over the years, we’ve worked with countless clients in a wide range of industries. Our experience has helped us understand their differing needs, allowing us to design customized websites accordingly. While a client in the beauty industry may be on the lookout for a vibrant website that sparks joy, another client in the telemarketing industry may require something a bit more professional and minimalistic. We work closely with each client to understand their specific needs and design impactful websites accordingly.
OUR CLIENTS ARE WHAT MAKE US GREAT
You know your customers and prospective clients better than anyone. Which is why we need you in this process. We want to understand who your perfect client is and what it is like to work with you. That is the driving force behind a successful marketing and website strategy.
Together, we can take your business and online presence to the next level. Let’s start today with free consultation. No strings attached.
Our process is what makes us different
Design & Development
Whether your website requires a little touch-up or needs to be redesigned from scratch, we’ll take care of everything
Prior to the design process, our team will dive into your requirements and expectations to ensure the final outcome is reflective of your visualization. If you don’t have a specific style in mind, we’ll share samples of the top competitors in your industry so you can select a similar template. If you require a unique design, we’re equipped with the web design software, tools, and creativity required to transform your vision into a seamless website that checks off all the boxes!
At Local Image Co, we don’t just stop at aesthetic appeal. We’ll focus on a wide range of aspects—especially user-friendliness and mobile-friendliness—to ensure your website is accessible across the board. Currently, most customers across Maine use their smartphones to search for local businesses. If your website isn’t optimized for mobile, you could end up leaving a large demographic unengaged. Over time, this can take a toll on your business metrics and leave you wondering where you’re going wrong.
Once you sign on as a client for web design services, we’ll walk you through our process, the benefits, and strategies of optimization so you have a clear understanding of how your business will rank higher online. We ultimately want to help you improve user experience and enable Google to effectively crawl, rank, and index your website so you can make your way to the top search results.
While you may have discerned this by now, we’ll reiterate for emphasis: Google uses numerous aspects of web design as ranking signals. At Local Image Co, we assiduously keep up with these updates so our clients can establish and maintain a winning online presence.
CREATIVE WEB DESIGN TEAM
Our creative web design team works assiduously to tap into new trends and realign clients’ strategies accordingly. In short, we’ve mastered the art of web design. Our attention-to-detail, focus on balance, and expertise have enabled us to execute winning websites for clients across Portland, ME.
We carefully navigate each stage of the web design process—including webpage layout, content structure, graphic design, A/B testing, and user-friendliness, among others—to ensure the process runs smoothly. This meticulous approach has enabled us to successfully design many local websites- And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
You should be using wordpress
At Local Image, we design all our websites in house, on WordPress. You get a brand new WordPress website carefully curated and designed to represent your business. Our website development and hosting service focuses on how you want to be seen by your target market.
When you work with our full service marketing agency in Portland, Maine, we take care of all the nessacary plugin fees to keep your site functional. With our service, your website is 100% optimized to be search engine- friendly with SEO marketing strategies. We compress images for page speed, cache pages, make your website mobile-friendly, and deliver files for a CDN which loads pages faster.
Why Is WordPress Better Than Other Website Platforms?
There’s a reason we use WordPress to build a site that is guaranteed to perform. With WordPress, we can modify, change, and renovate your website to match perfectly with your brand’s image. There are a number of themes, designs, and templates to ensure your website is unique, aesthetically appealing, and easy to use.
Whether you own a small business or a growing chain of stores, WordPress provides an endless amount of plugins that you can have on your site—from carts, to wish lists, to a Contact Us option—we strategically design your site for hassle-free navigation. It’s also great for SEO because big search engines, such as Google, prefer content from WordPress. This increases the number of hits on your website—and the number of sales as well.
Why Is It Important to Have an Up-To-Date Website?
The more recent the updates on your website are, the more likely it is to show up in top search results. Outdated websites with older themes and interfaces get the least number of visits—and search engines do not prefer them.
An easy-to-use website gets you more visitors. The easier it is for them to navigate the pages, the higher the SEO ratings for your website become. With an easy-to-use site, you appeal to a larger audience as well, especially with the accessibility settings on WordPress. The more regularly you update your site, the fewer your chances of security breaches and data loss. In fact, another benefit of WordPress is its backup plugin. It also informs you every time a newer version of WordPress is ready to use.
It’s important to have a website that truly resonates with the scope of your company. That’s why WordPress can work with a variety of media. Whether it’s text, images, audio, or video, you can use it to make your site more unique for your company.
You can even embed posts from your Instagram page or YouTube channel, gaining a wider audience through different social media platforms.