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Are you looking to have someone build a website design that helps sell your products and services online?
Hello there, real quick, I wanted to share with you who I am, so you know that you can TRUST that the information I am sharing here for free is actually useful and still relevant.
Why is this important? Glad you asked. 😉
I have been creating custom website designs for over 18 years. I have seen every fly by night web design company or solo web design entrepreneur you could imagine. Some are new budding web designers, looking to learn their craft off of your hard earned money, others are looking to make a quick buck, sell you the moon and leave town without saying good bye.
How are you to know what web design expert is qualified to help grow your business with so many choices online?
Great question. You can start by asking people that you know and trust. Compile a list from trusted friends and family. Next, hop on Google and search for ‘Best Website Design in Reno’ or ‘Top Reno Web Designers’ and see what local Reno web designers come up in the Google search.
Now, look through each listing and look for verified Google reviews. Who has the most 5 star votes? What web design company is most active on social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin and Pinterest?
Take note, if a website design or social media marketing company in Reno has a Facebook page or a blog that has not been updated in a few months, this is your warning sign. Worse, if they own social media sites do not have real followers or engagement, walk away man…just walk away.
You need a SUCCESSFUL website designer who knows how to do SEO and Social Media marketing that gets positive results, not some new millennial who has a few followers and not a flipping clue what he or she is doing, but would be more than happy to take your money.
DO YOUR RESEARCH, save your self some headaches and cold hard cash.
You know, as a successful Reno Business owner, that success comes from real hard work, not wishful ego mainiac dreams. If it is too good to be true, omg it is.
Want to test the waters with my SEO and Web Design skills? Join me for one of my free Reno Internet Marketing Workshops held at Swill Coffee & Wine.
View some of my local and national website design clients in my portfolio
I was so fortunate to have found Sandy Rowley to design my website. She is conscientious, attentive to detail, very patient, and highly collaborative. She has an easy going manner that is so helpful during the whole website set-up process. She is creative, organized, brings great experience, has well thought out ideas, and managed our expectations beautifully! No surprises – she delivered on time and gave us exactly what we wanted.
I’ve been struggling to figure out a new social media platform and Sandy really helped explain the “how to” in a very clear and concise way. The info I received was extremely helpful. Unlike many so called “social media experts” she definitely knows her stuff!
I was flying blind. After struggling to do everything myself while launching a garden tool product brand (@Peace Broom) for the last 4 years, I knew that I was in way over my head. Sure, I have over 25 years experience is marketing and advertising, but that world has changed, and continues changing faster than I can keep up, but I didn’t have any option – it still all had to be done. Website, social media, video/photo production, marketing posts, and making important social c…
Sandy’s marketing skill was invaluable to an event we worked on earlier this year. She is great at networking and the event wouldn’t have been anywhere near what it was without her outstanding contribution. She is professional, listens to feedback, and focuses on details.
Sandy is awesome. She brought my Etsy shop from what I was making to doubling it. I plan to have more sessions with Sandy to work on my store. Social media and more. Honestly she knows a wealth of information. She really rocks!!
Your website is your best bet for reaching new customers as fast and affordably as possible. With that being said, cheap website design will defeat the whole purpose of reaching new customers in search. Your business website needs to be mobile friendly (easily read on mobile devices like phones and tablets) as well as easy to use. Designing a unique landing page style website design is a good idea.
Reno local business sites range from cheesy templates to over the top and very expensive website designs. Our web designs are comfortably priced in the middle. We start the web design process with the most important questions.
What do your customers want from your website? What are their top priorities and needs? What do they want to buy securely online? and how can we present this information in a way that makes them feel comfortable, relaxed and ready to purchase your products and services?
We take this information and custom design an online experience that encourages trust and a strong connection to your brand. Sandy Rowley is an award winning web designer with over 18 years experience in hand crafting one of a kind custom web designs for small to large businesses around the world. Her wealth of experience and talents have been internationally recognized by The Webby Awards, Davey Awards and several other prestigious award associations. Last year listed on the leading research firm, Clutch website as Top Local SEO company in 2016.
Almost anyone can select a template that looks just like every other website online and slap a few paragraphs and photos on the site. At RWDR, We research what colors, words, video, styles and layouts appeal to your ideal client. We also test different designed landing pages in your marketing campaign to really hone in on the best message and design possible for your online success.
These conversion strategies are becoming more and more important in the world of online marketing. In order to compete, in order to thrive in this digital world. your business needs to be the front runner in your city. We can get you there.
Our web design services are the beginning of a successful business. We specialize in online marketing. SEO, PPC and Conversion Marketing are our flagship services. We have increased ROI for local Reno businesses and businesses across the country.
Designing a quality website is part of the larger picture for any successful online business. We integrate the top marketing strategies to help you leverage growth online. PPC Pay Per Click, SEO Search Engine Optimization and more services related to the ever growing and expanding SEO and Web Design market.
Web design is the first step in increasing your sales this year. Don’t be fooled into subscribing to a website template company. Most often, if you stop paying their monthly fee. You will lose your domain name and your website rankings. Choosing to have a custom designed website that you own and control is the smartest thing you can do to protect your business.
Reno Marketing, Web Design, Graphic Design, SEO, PPC and Social Media Marketing Services. We work in most industries, including the very competitive bail bonds, legal and medical segments. Always looking to branch out into new fields. Our SEO and Design services are highly tailored to match your unique needs and goals. We drive yourself to be the very best at helping your website earn its keep.
We are a local company. Real people, Real results.
Sandy has provided a clear and concise view of changes and improvements to our website and related material. She adds immediate value to us and our digital media.
Efficient Accounting and Business Solutions
Sandy worked with Jamie in the same group
Sandy is very insightful and a pleasure to work with. She makes SEO easy to understand!
Linda worked with Sandy but at different companies
Sandy’s skills shine in everything she touches. She is professional at all times. I would highly recommend Sandy for marketing, fundraising and business launches.
Owner at M. H. Mathewson & Associates
Sandy worked with Mark in the same group
Although my actual experience with Sandy is somewhat limited, I must say, in my experience, that that I find her drive, focus and enthusiasm for, not only her beliefs, but the good of her project and cause, to be full of life affirming intentions, her enthusiasm to be full gear and her focus to be right on tract. She gives of herself in her commitments & beliefs, in a worthy cause, and I would highly recommend her for her focus and the goals in which she pursues .
Anna Marie Leach
Spiritual Life Coach at Ashram Coaching
Anna Marie was a client of Sandy’s
Sandy outshines all competitors in her field and is the best, hands down! She is ethical and devoted to the success of others.
Sandy is an SEO wizard. She takes her search engine expertise and doles it out in relevant, digestible chunks of pure marketing power. She’ll let you know exactly what you need to do in order to get started and ranking, keep you up-to-task on daily SEO exercises that instantly boost brand visibility, and provide tips on how to form the best search optimization habits.
I’m building a community at [email protected] Premier Coworking, the newest addition to the Reno coworking sphere. We’re a collection of unique business owners, starters, and creative independents that are revving the engine for economic growth in Reno’s lively Midtown District. As a new business, search and earned media are the most important marketing tools for us. Unfortunately, finding a passionate, savvy SEO authority is more difficult than most people imagine. Sandy is the real deal and the best part is, she understands that the digital marketing world is changing on a daily-basis and she uses that understanding to stay ahead of the game. Sandy is a proud member of our [email protected] coworking family and brings a considerable amount of value to the table. We’re glad to have her and hope that her connection with this collaborative work space will lift the community up as a whole.
CEO at RSI, INC.
Sandy was a client of Clark’s
Sandy is one of my best clients. She has vast experience in the web development business, and a knack for what is up and coming in web trends.
Jump Switch Media, and Megastar Media are absolutely a pleasure to work with, and have a stable of some of the highest quality sites I have seen on the net.
I highly recommend Sandy’s services to anyone interested in dominating the space in which they want to occupy online. Whether it is social networks or high end flash sites, Sandy’s team is up to the task.
As a business partner I have enjoyed working with Sandy, and will continue to for a long time to come.
Best, Clark Covington
Website Conversion and design to WordPress for Coan Rents in Reno.
Dan J. Lovell, P.C. Services offered: custom web design, maintenance, SEO, PPC and tech support.
Web Design for a Reno Business Workshop. Services: web design, SEO, social media and marketing strategy www.CatalystLiveReno.com
Web Design and SEO Rankings for Memphis Bail Bond Company All N One Bail. This company is now ranking in the top positions for very competitive keywords in the legal industry.
Custom web design for Award Winning Gaming Development company, Zero8 Studios. www.Zero8Studios.com. Serivces included custom graphic design, web design, SEO, conversion landing page design.
Legal SEO and Marketing for Reno Bail Bond Company BailBondUnlimited.com. This company is now ranking in top positions for very competitive keywords in the bail bond and legal industries. Services offered are SEO, Web Design and Support.
SEO Marketing for www.LightningBail.com. Fast growing bail bonds company located in the Las Vegas area. Services offered are : web design, SEO, PPC, social media, graphic design, reputation management and support.
Co working SEO & Marketing www.FusionAtMidtown.com. Web site updates, SEO, social media marketing, reputation management and design services.
Sciron Consulting Business Incubator in Reno Nv. Web Design and SEO.
Do It Yourself Web Design Versus Hiring a Professional Web Designer – Website Design in Reno Nv
Obviously I would rather you contact me to design and build your company’s website, but if you have extra time on your hands and a little tech know how experience, you should be able to setup a decent static website in a week or two.
Have you seen the commercial where the father had decided to setup his own website and save a few thousand dollars? LOL then it takes a lifetime to actually get the site working correctly. Reno Web Design.
Many website builder company’s claim that their web software makes it super simple to set up a website, even a kid could do it. The truth of the matter is that not all website builders are easy to use or worth the effort of learning a new web software.
Everything and everyone you know has at least one flaw, if not several of them lurking around the corner. We all try to put our best face forward; web builder companies are the same.
Do a quick web search in Google for the name of the website builder and add the word complaints or bad reviews after like so: Shopify.com bad reviews or Shopify.com complaints. You will see hundreds if not thousands of bad reviews. This is the same for all large hosting and /or website builder sites. Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper, say page 2 or 3 to see the real reviews of a website company.
Most of the time you will find yourself on hold with tech support (if they even have phone support) or waiting in line to chat with a tech support person who could care less about your needs. Hours and hours of time wasted when you could have been watching your favorite show or out on a hot date with the love of your life. Seriously. This stuff is a pain in the but most days to deal with. I don’t want to just pick on BlueHost.com.
All hosting and web site builder companies have bad reviews, it is part of being in a very competitive and booming industry. It is important to look through these bad reviews to see what problems you may experience by choosing that website builder. Then ask yourself if this bug, problem or concern is something you can live with.
Whether you decide to jump into designing your company website on your own or hire a professional web developer, I have put together a guiding list of items you will need on your website creating journey.
Secure a domain name for your new website. Godaddy is great middle man to do this. They charge about $9 a year for your domain name. Make sure to register this name for 5 years or more. Never let your contact information with the domain registrar become out dated for your domain name. Always keep your email, phone and/or mailing address updated. If not, you could lose it to a competitor. Try to register a name that matches your business name. Do not use abbreviations as they are difficult for your customers to remember. Keep the domain name short, memorable and try your best to get the .com version.
Now that you have a great domain name, you need to have hosting setup. Think of hosting like renting office space on the world wide web, much like renting office space in a busy shopping mall. Hosting plans range in price from free to thousands of dollars a month. Most small business websites can make do with an affordable web hosting plan from Hostgator or Blue Host for about $10 a month. Hosting will house your website files, your emails and other important software needed to run a website. Make sure to purchase Site Lock and Backups for your hosting account to protect your website from attackers, hackers and hi-jackers.
Most hosting companies offer free website builders. There is usually a learning curve with any new web building software. Research the name of the web site builder online to check and see what problems are associated with this free builder. Even pay as you go web site builders have their bugs and headaches. Shopify starts at $29 a month and is super easy to use, BUT, they do not have site backups. A BIG problem for anyone in business to actually sell something. You can buy a website already designed online for about $89, but then you need to learn how to setup correctly and install all the plugins and/or features needed to make the site work. Most theme websites offer an install service for about $600+ per site. You could use a free WordPress theme as well. Your site might not look the greatest, but at least you have it up and running with the basic information needed like office hours, location, customer testimonials and pricing.
Test your new website in multiple browsers and platforms. Open your new website in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. Are there any weird bugs? Can you live with them? Or are they breaking the website making it difficult to read? How about your mobile phone? Load your website on an Android and an iPhone and see if the site is easy to navigate and read. Mobile ready websites are extremely important feature to have.
After you have your new domain name, hosting and website setup, you need to setup all of your online social media profiles. Protect your brand online by registering accounts with all the major social networks like Facebook.com, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Yelp. Add these social icons to your new website.
Technically that is all you need to know to have a website up and running. Building your website is the first step. Marketing is the
Building a good website takes time, effort and courage. There is always something new to learn and a bug to fix. Browsers update and change all the time. You need to regularly check in on your websites health, making sure that it is running as it should.
A professionally designed website is proven to increase sales and customer loyalty. Every business needs a website. Most new customers research a business before buying. Your website is your best chance at persuading them to choose you over your competition.
Marketing your website is a critical last step in this process. A true necessity if you are wanting to see growth in new customers. SEO (search engine optimization) is the art and science of ranking your website high in the search results for the keywords your customers use when looking for similar products and services you sell.
A good SEO company can rank a well-designed website within a month. The goal is to rank for as many keywords as you possibly can. SEO tools can give us a good idea of what popular words are being searched in Google, but it takes time to weed out the useless keywords and find the real gems that will convert a website view into a real paying customer.
2017 SEO is all about user engagement and interaction with your website properties. If you rank a website for a top keyword and the website viewers do not engage in your website, you will start to lose rankings for that keyword.
The goal is to really WOW your website viewers so much so that they either share your site onto their social media profiles, sign up with their email, watch a video or two, bookmark the site and of course buy something from your website.
This new Rank Brain algorithm makes black hat SEO more difficult. Either your website is fulfilling a need with your customers or it will lose rankings no matter how many back links you have.
Content is KING. The most important marketing expense you will ever have for your business is to hire a great copywriter. Sales copy writing can be pricey, but is worth the extra time and money. This investment will last for years to come.
Working with an SEO company, a copywriter and branding consultant can really help set the tone for a successful website. Why even build a website for your business in the first place if all you put on the site is something from your brochure?
The goal of your website is to convert views into customers. The difference between a homemade website and a professionally designed company website is simple. One of them will generate new clientele for your business and the other will hurt your reputation down the road.
A face only your mother could love
Most often, the do it your self-websites look very unprofessional, but you’ve put so much darn time and energy into it, your proud of the work you have done. This makes you blind to the fact that you now have a poorly designed, half-baked company website.
Often clients will call asking for help with these website builder sites after they have exhausted every free evening and weekend they had. Even though they know they should just hire someone already, they now want to invest more time and dollars by hiring someone like me to make the ugly go away. Even then, they LOVE the website they created with these template sites. Not because the site will win the hearts of their customers, but because they hung in there and finally got something half way decent to share. Not a good business plan if you ask me.
Sometimes the truth hurts, but I promise to make it feel better.
You have to ask yourself, can you handle the truth?
Do you want to impress your future customers? Squash your competitors? Rule the world… 😉
Most custom websites I create cost a onetime fee of $600 – $1500. I need about 2 weeks to work my magic. You can go golf, hiking, a cruise, take a long nap…whatever your heart desires. Leave the heavy lifting to me.
The goal of your business website is to boost your bottom line. You have better things to do than slave over your computer. Step back from the computer…Take a deep breath, pick up the phone and dial 775-453-6120.
Internet marketing encompasses all online efforts to capture customers. SEO (search engine optimization) the art and science of ranking a webpage on your website on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. PPC (pay per click) which ranks paid ads at the top of Google Adwords or Social Media PPC and SEO services that reach new and existing clients when they are looking for your exact products, events and / or services. I currently work in all areas of SEO & PPC, but have a strong background in working for attorneys, bail bond companies and competitive markets.
Lets Meet up for coffee or tea. I am happy to freely give advice and tips in return.
I’m so impressed with the value I received from my marketing session with Sandy. She combines long experience, technical know-how, a broad range of application and has a lovely creative side. Her pricing is fair and affordable (unusual in her field) which is very appreciated. I look forward to working with her again and recommend her services enthusiastically.
Response from the owner
a week ago
Jill the pleasure was all mine. I am excited to see the growth for Le Trip’s shopping tours in 2017. Your clients adore you and the passion you have for all things France is contagious. Looking forward to following your Love Letters from France email list. I can just imagine sitting on a warm beach in Aix en Provence next Spring! Keep me in the loop on this latest marketing campaign. I would like to share with my followers on Pinterest. They are going to LOVE following your blog on French Shopping Tours.
Absolutely fantastic. After working with multiple companies, hours and hours of research, and nothing but excuses money and time, all it took was working with the right people. The nightmare that used to be SEO is long gone. Marketing your company should not be a DIY project. Thank you Sandy for your incredible work!! Can not recommend enough.
Response from the ownerin the last week
OMG Travis! What a great review. I love working with your and your team and looking forward to really kicking SEO Butt in Reno for all words related to Bail Bonds… Your company rocks! Happy to help anytime.
I will unconditional recommend Reno SEO marketing and Design. We engaged Sandy and her team to refresh our old outdated website. There were conditions that included her working with just general guidelines since we were not sure what we wanted. She came through for Sciron Consulting and we could not be happier with the clean design ease of navigation and the increase in activity
Response from the owner a week ago
Thank you Norman! Your team at Sciron Consulting always keeps me on my toes. I look forward to the next project. and appreciate your consulting help with the start ups in the office.
Sandy with Reno SEO, Marketing and Design is amazing. She handles all of my Website and SEO needs flawlessly. I have seen our numbers grow and page by page. She has earned my trust and gratitude 10 fold. I will be referring everyone that asks
Response from the ownerin the last week
Very happy to be working for you and your team. Always here if you need anything. All the best!!!!
Can’t recommend Sandy Rowley enough. She’s the real deal and has been doing SEO the right way for years. Fast, reliable search engine optimization advice that’s tailored to your business’s needs. She understands online marketing and stays ahead of the game.
She is an SEO authority and as someone who’s in the business of growing other businesses (I run a new local coworking space called [email protected] Premier Coworking), her expertise is indispensable. I’m happy to say that having Sandy in our shared workspace has driven us up the rankings in a matter of days and boosted our online visibility almost instantly.
If you want a friendly SEO expert who can help guide you through the new digital marketing jungle, just ask for Sandy Rowley.
Response from the owner in the last week
You are welcome Jonathan! I love working at [email protected] Very thankful to be working with such a great community of startups, small business owners and creative artists. Reno is so lucky to have such a great co working space. Excited to see how much you grow in 2017. Keep up the great work! Reno businesses need your services for sure.
Webby Award Winning Web Designer & SEO Marketing Expert