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how to find the best web design company

15 October 2020, by Pen Hunt

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how to find web design companies in auckland nz

Finding the best web design companies  in Auckland for your NZ business is hard to find.  You need to find a lot of companies in New Zealand.  A good place to start is with a Google Search in your location, so if you live in Auckland New Zealand, try searching for web design auckland, web design company in auckland or 'web design nz'.  If hiring a web design agency near you is not a criteria, then try searching for an agency without specifying the location, e.g. web designers or best website design.  Google will recognise that you are searching in Auckland NZ and show relevant sites in your NZ location unless you have used an incognito browser for your online search.

why use custom web design?

A custom web design is a website that has been designed from scratch specifically for your business. The best web design companies should offer custom web design services, so using the word 'custom' in an online search will narrow the field down from hundreds of website designers that may only offer pre-designed templates to those that offer all the bells and whistles.  Because the keyword 'web design' has billions of results in online search, it is best to include your city, for example, 'custom web design auckland', web design companies auckland, or website designer in auckland, etc.  Even the latter keyword phrase has close to a million search results, so check out the first 3 pages of search results in Google to find the best companies in Auckland that seem to be the best fit for your business.

how to find google web designers

Why specifically look for Google web designers? The best web design companies should have a good grasp of Google Search requirements and how to rank your webpage online as well as having the best website design.  The first step in finding the best web design company in NZ is to work out your website requirements and to understand what you really need from a website for your business. Then create a detailed brief - a request for a proposal (rfp) to send to your selected web design companies.

Evaluate NZ web design companies on the following factors:

best website design

Is it unique or does it look like a lot of other web design company websites? Is the design cluttered with too many words and confusing animation? Do you like the look of their website design and is it clean and easy to follow?

website portfolio

Do you like their websites? If they don't have a portfolio, or their website portfolio looks uninspiring and very similar to their other web designs - move on. Check the websites they have designed on your devices - mobile and desktop - the web design should adapt and look great on all devices. Ask the web design company to list some of the websites they have designed and built, and also ask for referees. Another factor to consider is whether their client websites are well ranked online for their chosen keywords.

services of web design companies

A web design company should offer SEO (search engine optimisation) and SEM (search engine submission) as standard for all their website designs.  They should offer digital marketing and web content management in the form of web updates and/or a content management system (CMS), as well as secure web hosting and email management.  Other services should include branding, logo design, graphic design, printing, video, photography and web traffic Analytics.  Ongoing support after the website goes live is a given!

web design company reviews

The best web design companies will have great reviews and client testimonials. They may have a page dedicated to testimonials, or they may feature their client reviews on their website portfolio pages or throughout their website. Check them carefully & follow up with emails or phone calls to the company's clients.

web design costs

The best website designers may have a slightly higher price tag, but choosing your web design agency based only on the cheapest price, however tempting, would be a mistake unless you simply don't have the budget. The best small business website design companies  should have a wealth of talent & experience, and you should expect to pay for that experience. Going for something cheap and cheerful is a mistake if you want your online business to fly.

" Love it - it's perfect! We are really impressed with the website's new look. "

- Blackwells Lawyers, Auckland

How much should web design cost in NZ?

Web design NZ costs will vary a lot depending on your website requirements.  It will also depend on whether the web design company has large expensive offices to maintain and whether they are offering custom web design or template websites.  Find out whether they outsource their websites to cheaper overseas designers.

Who will be responsible for the design of your website and ongoing support? - You don't want to be passed off to an unknown quantity, as is sometimes the case with large web design companies.  Check out our website design cost guide on how much you should expect to pay for a webpage in New Zealand.

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