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Are You A Start-Up Business?

We understand that budgets can be very tight for any new business. However, this should be no barrier when it comes to the creation of a top quality website. We take great pride in our ability to help new businesses grow and put the same effort into smaller projects as we do with the larger ones.

We’ve designed and developed many websites for start-up businesses and ranging from personal trainers to local plumbers, we believe that our services can help to play a pivotal role in getting your business off the ground.

What do we offer you…

Support & Updates

We’re web designers – not magicians! Once we have built your website, we will not do a disappearing act leaving you to fend for yourself!

Once the project has been completed, we will never be more than a phone call or e-mail away from regarding any technical questions you may have.

Responsive Designs

The browsing habits of potential customers is a constantly changing landscape and we can help you to stay a step ahead of your competition by adapting the user experience depending on which device they are using.

We will design and develop your website to ensure that it fits on almost any device. Fonts will be increased, clickable phone numbers will be included (allowing instant calls) and a whole host of other features included to ensure that your visitor gets the best possible experience.

Whether viewing through a mobile, tablet or desktop, you can be sure that your visitor will get the optimum experience.

Everything is Possible!

If you have an idea that you believe may not even be possible, don’t be too quick to dismiss the idea.

We love a challenge and apply our proven techniques to help bring almost any idea to life.

Content Management

Having a website that is rarely updated is unlikely to bring visitors flocking to your door. However, the ability to update your website with new content should be relatively easy task and not one that you should have to keep paying someone else to do for you.

Adding a Content Management System (CMS), such as WordPress, to your site will allow you regular full control to update your website, without asking us to add content for you.

Further Information

If you’d like to speak to us regarding any of our services, including our web design services, please give us a call on 01883 372488 or contact us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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By | January 25th, 2019|Web Design|Comments Off on Are You A Start-Up Business?

Local Services For Local Businesses

Local markets are often crucial to many small businesses and should therefore be high priority when it comes to the marketing of your services and products. Not only does proximity offer the ability to enhance sales, it can also play a pivotal role in creating a level of familiarity, both of which can prove to be hugely beneficial for any business.

Studies indicate that natural listings and Google Maps represent in excess of 80% of the clicks made by web users when they are looking for a local product or service. At Footprint Web Design our services are tailored to get you to the top of these whilst continuing to maximise the traffic streams to your website.

Local SEO services we offer

By placing an emphasis on the most beneficial areas of SEO, our local SEO marketing techniques can often take less time to produce effective results, therefore quickly helping to increase the levels of traffic to your website.

Footprint Web Design’s expertise in all aspects of SEO offers the chance to receive a swift and effective ROI.

  • Top of the Google’s Listings with Footprint Web Design Local SEO –Footprint Web Design and our team of SEO experts possess all of the skills needed to get your business to the top of Google’s natural listings and to appear on Google Maps & Places. These are vital if you want people locally to easily find your small business.
  • Achieving Fast Results –Google’s PPC (Pay Per Click) platform, Adwords, offers the most effective method of quickly attracting business on the internet. We will get your PPC Marketing up and running for you and have customers finding your business and services in the shortest possible period of time.
  • Social Media Interactions With Customers –Social Media for business is the fastest growing method of opening lines of communication between a small business and its customers. By allowing you to offer updates, receive feedback and get in on what your customers want – all a very low cost – social media platforms are quickly becoming one of the primary advertising methods for businesses throughout the UK.

What We Do

Footprint Web Design are Local SEO Experts and local search is all we do; so if you are looking for more local customers and want them to keep on finding your website over and over again we can help. We will ensure the SEO investment into your site will pay you back again and again and again.

Rather than targeting terms which may look great but are unlikely to prove beneficial, our local SEO services have been created to generate relevant traffic to your website from local searches which are proven to offer greater benefits.

Further Information

If you’d like to speak to us regarding any of our services, including our online marketing services, please give us a call on 01883 372488 or contact us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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By | January 18th, 2019|Local SEO|Comments Off on Local Services For Local Businesses

3 Continuing SEO Trends for 2019

Few things evolve quicker than SEO but there are also 3 key trends from 2018 which will make their presence felt well into 2019 and beyond.

Below we have outlined 3 of the areas of continued importance relating to SEO in 2019.

No. 1 – Mobile Indexing Will Continue To Be Put First By Google

The statistics prove that more people than ever are using mobile devices to conduct their internet searches. Whilst mobile usability has often been an afterthought for many businesses, the continued growth in mobile traffic has not gone unnoticed by Google. As such, Google has taken the inevitable step to change their index from desktop-first to a mobile-first model.

What does this mean for you though? As most people now use Google for mobile searches, it only makes sense for their intuitive ranking systems to look at the mobile version of a page instead of the desktop version. This will ensure that only the most relevant pages achieve the all important high rankings.

No. 2 – Does Your Website Load Quickly Enough?

It can come as no surprise that Google is increasingly acting upon something that is fairly obvious. A website that performs poorly is one that offers a poor user experience.

One of the primary factors in a poorly performing website is the speed at which it loads i.e. the slower the speed, the worse the experience. Therefore Google believes that sites offering poor user experiences deserve less promotion in search results.

Top Tip – Taking the steps to ensure your website loads quickly have never been more important.

No. 3 – Local SEO Has Never Been More Important

Google is increasingly trying to tailor search results to the location of the person making the search. When combined with the fact that nearly all modern day mobile devices can relate search results to the location of the person doing the search, local SEO has never been more important.

Understanding the way that people search can be absolutely pivotal to getting the most from local marketing and driving more enquiries and ultimately business through your website.

Further Information

If you’d like to speak to us regarding any of our services, including our online marketing services, please give us a call on 01883 372488 or contact us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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By | January 11th, 2019|SEO|Comments Off on 3 Continuing SEO Trends for 2019

4 Benefits of SEO For All Businesses

Do you think that your website is performing as well as it could? Whilst SEO can certainly help any company looking to help make the most from their website, it’s not just limited to big businesses. Small businesses may have even more to gain by the 4 benefits outlined below:

  1. Increased conversion rates (customers spending more money!!)
  2. Creating increased trust with your clients
  3. Advertising the keeps on giving (unlike some forms of advertising such as leaflet and newspaper advertising, SEO is designed to keep on giving)
  4. Increased feedback (the ability to leave reviews can be key in opening lines of communication with your customers)

Every business owner should have the goal of reaching page one on Google for terms relating to their products and services. The importance of being easily found on the internet couldn’t be any higher and whilst it can be tough to get there, once you are there SEO can become the investment that just keeps on giving.

4 Benefits of SEO For All Businesses

Modern Day Advertising

Unlike some traditional methods of advertising such as newspaper adverts or flyers, whilst an organic and well-planned SEO strategy can take a period of time to put into place, once the results start to come in, there is no upper limit to how great your ROI may become.

Depending on the type of business you run, the implementation of SEO does not have to cost a small fortune. Even small businesses which have a limited marketing budget will get effective help from SEO when it comes to increasing their visibility, rankings and more importantly, leads.

A Variety of Key Factors

There are a variety of external factors which are likely to determine just how difficult it will be to achieve a good ranking for a website and these factors are likely to vary greatly from business to business and sector to sector.

Although some competitive industries may require a larger SEO budget to achieve their desired results, through wise investment, many small businesses will be able to obtain the benefits of effective SEO which can make a significant difference to their business.

Further Information

If you’d like to speak to use regarding our ability to design you a quality website or perhaps how to maximise the potential of your existing website, please give us a call on 01883 372488 or contact us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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By | January 4th, 2019|Local SEO|Comments Off on 4 Benefits of SEO For All Businesses

We are hiring – Account/Office Manager

Currently Seeking: Account/Office Manager

Get paid to be on Facebook all day!  Well not quite so simple as that…

We have great relationships with our existing clients and have retained a very solid client base. We pride ourselves on retaining loyalty from our clients and are looking to expand upon this.

Due to expansion we are looking for an ambitious self-motivated person to join our team as an Account/Office Manager.

Working closely with our SEO and web design guys and building and maintaining solid relationships with our clients.

The role will include:

  • Managing the office on a day to day basis
  • Looking after existing clients
  • Working closely with our design team and SEO team
  • Managing new jobs/work as it comes in and allocating workload to our staff
  • Updating and maintaining our workflow software and keeping clients and staff updated
  • Marketing via social media, mailing campaigns and other on-line outlets for Footprint
  • Managing social media channels on behalf of clients
  • Being able and willing to learn basic aspects of SEO
  • Learn how websites work: design, content and SEO value to clients
  • Learn how our web servers work and set up and maintain client’s accounts on the servers
  • Liaise with all clients via email and telephone
  • Work with senior staff members, occasionally visiting clients and attending meetings
  • Managing SEO campaigns
  • Writing content for websites
  • Running reports and metrics for existing client’s SEO campaigns
  • Keeping up to date with Social Media changes, learning what impact changes will have to clients
  • Taking photos and videos for use on websites/social media (training given)
  • Attend external training courses – specifically for social media/SEO
  • Implement what you have learned and come up with new ideas yourself
  • Help Footprint staff with day to day problem solving

You would need to be:

  • Have experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Willing to assist everyone with daily challenges (we are a very busy small company)
  • Confident on the telephone and an expert and communicating via email
  • Enthusiastic, happy and eager to learn
  • We are looking for you to grow and flourish within the company so must be a fast learner and easy/comfortable to adapt to a changing industry
  • Clean driving licence and car

You will need to have experience and an understanding of social media, web design and SEO.  Training will also be given.

Excellent package inc very good salary and benefits.

This position is a full time position (would consider a parent with children at school so working around school pick-up etc).  You will possibly have the option to work remotely too after trial period.

 

If you are interested and can demonstrate the above please contact us or send your CV to: ant@footprint.co.uk

 

 

By | January 24th, 2019|recruitment|Comments Off on We are hiring – Account/Office Manager
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