I specialize in custom website designs, optimized to rank high in Google search. All of my website designs include onsite SEO optimization as well as mobile version needed for a quality website design project.
Example clients that I have either created custom web designs, SEO, marketing plans, coaching or logo design for are:
We have designed and developed thousands of custom website projects over the past 18 years. All of our web designs have their own vibe. We pride ourselves on creating one of a kind web experiences. Have questions?Call or text Sandy Rowley 775-870-0488.
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Web Design History
Website designs have evolved over the past 20 years to be more entertaining and engaging. From text based websites that focused solely on providing well organized lists and links to more resources, to websites that have embraced the future with Augmented Realities and Robot “maids” to provide information at the click of a button.
Early web designs used itemized lists with bullet points and were very basic in user appeal and design.
Did not use many images for design
Often pages were long
Difficult to navigate
Wikipedia describes web design as:
Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up. Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.
Present day web design
Over the past years, we have learned that an entertaining and helpful website that keeps users engaged on a website page, are usually better at selling more products and services as well as ranking higher in the search engines.
One of the most important features all websites need to do well in Google search as well as with your customers online, is making sure that your website is mobile friendly.
Page load times are an important part of good SEO and/or search engine optimization to help your business website rank high in Google search.
Best Web Design Examples
Mobile usability and page load times are important not only for SEO, but for customer conversion rates. Most of your website visitors are most certainly using a mobile phone to view your company website. They are often in a hurry and need to find the information quickly. If your website takes too long to load, they will simply hit the browser back button.
Listed below are great examples of custom web designs that entertain, provide value and offer interesting content to their website users without making the site too large to load quickly or not load at all on a mobile phone.
Web designs created in 2018 are trending more towards the flat design elements seen on popular websites like Air Bnb and others are moving the design trends into some interesting and fun areas.
Web designs should load fast, and be mobile responsive, but they should also achieve the goal of the following:
Sign up newsletter subscribers
Buy a product or service
Share on social media networking websites.
Click phone number to call
Website visitors need to perform an action on your website in order for it to count as a conversion. If a website user visits a page on your website, then leaves, Google counts this like a bounce or if a website visitor hit the back button while viewing your website.
If your website has a high bounce rate, your website will not be able to hold your rankings in Google search for long.
According to Google, “a bounce is a single-page session.” Put more concretely, a bounce occurs whenever a user enters your page and does not further interact with the elements on said page or any other pages on your site. A bounce might be triggered by any number of events:
Returning to search results
Closing the browser
Entering a new URL in the address bar
Following an outbound link
Staying inactive and timing out the session
Reading the entirety of a page but not triggering any events, and then leaving
It makes sense that most of the devices with the highest bounce rates are on mobile phones.
“Slow sites have a negative impact on revenue, and the opposite is also true.
For Mobify, Every 100ms decrease in homepage load speed worked out to a 1.11% increase in session-based conversion, yielding an average annual revenue increase of nearly $380,000. Additionally, a 100ms decrease in checkout page load speed amounted to a 1.55% increase in session-based conversion, which in turn yielded an average annual revenue increase of nearly $530,000.”
Takeaway: Poor Performing Competition Can be Your Strength
Most websites owners are unaware that their websites are doing poorly in mobile and Google search. I always recommend doing a full technical SEO audit each year to make sure your web design is in compliance with the many changes and updates to the Google algorithms.
Most SEO audits cost less than a few thousand dollars, but their findings usually generate many thousands more in SEO rankings, customer acquisition and out ranking of competitor websites.
Who can do a technical SEO audit for a website design? Usually it is a person that has web design as well as web development skills and experience.
What style of web designs would your customers love to see?
Flat, modern, video, simple, highly creative or corporate in nature?
All of my custom web designs begin with that very question. What would my clients, clients want to see in their website?
*Cut to the chase and speak with a local Reno website designer with a 5 STAR verified Google ranking as well as a 5 STAR ranking on Facebook, Linkedin and on Youtube. 775-870-0488
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
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Is your web design impressive?
Hello, my name is Sandy Rowley. I am a local Reno Nv web designer with a special talent for ranking your website at the top of Google search results. Why does this matter? If your website is not SEO optimized or designed correctly, you are definitely missing out on new clients, sales and leads. Re Design your website to attract the crowds of new clients looking for your products and services in Reno. Request a friendly review of what you need over the phone with Sandy.
AWARD WINNING WEB DESIGN
Reno is a fast growing city. Your website must be up to date, impressive and mobile ready. I can have a professional website design ready and live in little as 2 weeks. Lets chat soon about your opportunity to grow your business this year online. Located in the heart of Midtown, Reno Web Designer is conveniently located close to all the action. 800 Haskell St, Reno, NV 89509.
We are the only SEO & PPC firm in Northern Nevada that GUARANTEES our marketing work. If we do not rank your website for your keywords, we do not charge you for the month. PERIOD. Your marketing account will be monitored closely for opportunities, potential pitfalls and competitor analysis to ensure your business is the local authority for your field.
Your website design needs to be unique, impressive and easy to use. We take the time it takes in order to create a one of a kind experience for your clients. Most custom website designs start at $1500 – $8500 and includes SEO optimization, mobile ready and conversion rate optimization for the most optimal results online.
Do you need a new web design?
Hello, my name is Sandy Rowley, I am a local Reno Web Design expert with over 18+ years experience in creating unique web designs that help clients increase their rankings in Google search and sales.
Designing a new website should be one of the highest marketing priorities for your business this year.
Websites that are custom designed for a sales goal provide more ROI (return on investment) than template sites you will find on Wix.com and Squarespace.com
Why is this the case?
Put yourself in your customers shoes.
Say I am in the market for a new car. I hop onto Google.com and search for ‘Buy a new car in Reno”.
These are there results that I see first in Google search:
Notice that the top 3 results are all paid ads. Each time a customer clicks on those links, the business pays Google $5 – $45!
Notice the results below the paid ads, those are in the free clicks area. Each time your customers click on those links, you get a sale and do not have to pay Google anything.
Sounds nice huh?
How can you get your small business website to rank in the free clicks section of Google?
Its easy. There is a reliable algorithm or trick to do this.
I am creating a small business SEO marketing class to be released soon. Make sure to sign up for the release.
Now, lets get back to the stuff you need to know now.
Creating a web design for your business is very important, so why would you use a free template that thousands of other business use for their business? Seriously? Do you want your business web design to look exactly like the plumbers website down the street? LOL I hope not!
That is what you get when you use sites like Wix and Squarespace or God for bid, Godaddy website builder!
I can’t tell you how many calls a year I get from small business owners in a frantic rage once they realize that they spent months “designing” their company website, only to realize that their site matches a competitors site down the road.
Yep, I spent 60 hours on a website design that looks like hell.
Or worse, a new customer called them up confused because they visited your website and though you were XYZ competitor!
You have to ask yourself, are you a web designer or are you a XYZ business owner who has enough to deal with each day, let alone trying to become a super star web designer on your off time.
Designing a meaningful and easy to use website is hard work. The rules are constantly changing. What website looks good on a PC will often look horrible on a mobile phone and vice versa.
Did you know that there are thousands of mobile devices the average web designer has to design for?
You have better things to do than spend what free time you have, learning how to design a website with a free template. Like, growing your business, keeping your clients happy and beating the competition.
If you tallied up the amount of time it would take you to learn how to design your own website with one of these “easy” web design sites, you could be looking at another 60 hours of work at least. And for what? To end up with a template website that is not quite right and looks like the bail bonds companies website who used the same darn template.
What is your hourly rate? Seriously? Are you super cheap web designer billed at $10 an hour or do you bill your time at $140 or more per hour?
Figure this one out. Why would you spend 60+ hours designing your website from a cheesy template when you could hire a web design expert who will do all of the top level design and marketing work required to launch a truly professional website for your business?
Also ask yourself, what would you pay an employee per hour to design your website who has no previous experience designing websites and or does not really have the business savvy to understand what type of website converts eyeballs to cash at the end of the day? My guess would be that you would start them off at $8.25 an hour, right? So, you would be paying your new employee $8.25 an hour to learn how to design your most important marketing piece for your business, your website! Wow a whopping $425 to design a website. Sounds like a good deal to me. But wait, there’s more.
Now you have a 5 – 10 page website, that most certainly looks like all the thousands of other companies who used the same template to design their site.
You also have a site that is not SEO optimized to rank your company in the free clicks section of Google.
You also have a website that is not mobile ready or works well on smart phones. Mobile counts for at least 50% of your website traffic fyi.
And to top it all off, you have an employee that is seriously considering opening up his new web design company, thanks to your investment in his early web design career.
All of the above items holds true if you took the time to learn how to design your own website. Your hourly rate is at least $65 an hour right? Wow, now your looking at $3900 to design a cheesy website that is an embarrassment to your sales reps on the floor.
Why not invest $1500 and hire a seasoned web design professional who will design an amazing website in 2 weeks or less, include SEO optimization needed to help your search rankings in Google and OMG is mobile friendly?
Best $1500 I have ever spent on my business.
Take the $1500 tax right off and go on a vacation, which you probably need.
Web design is hard. And to get it right, you need to be in the trenches every day learning, growing and learning some more to stay ahead of the pack.
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
★★★★★a month ago
With Sandy’s expertise our company sky rocketed up the search engine list. Her professionalism, SEO skills and customer service is second to none. Thanks to her the Pure Glow Salon has experience a substantial increase of web hits, phone calls and most importantly dollars to our bottom line. If you are looking to do the same for your business the only option is Reno SEO, Marketing & Design.
CEO,Pure Glow Salon & Spa
★★★★★a month ago
I have worked with few other seo companies in California in the past but I wasn’t happy at all . I found Sandy at Reno seo on Google and I called her and she was great and explained to me everything i need to know and she did a full report on my site , then we met and she talked more about my site and how she can help me rank better . She put together a plan for me so I can start on my own and she’s giving me 2 hours of training which I’m very excited about . She’s very responsive and very quick responding .
CEO,Sally Piano Music
★★★★★5 months ago
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.
CEO,Bail Bonds Unlimited
★★★★★a month ago
Very professional and clearly knows her stuff. Highly recommended.
Dan J. Lovelle
Attorney At Law,LVlitigation.com
★★★★★3 months ago
What a great job! Pleasure to work with. Smart & Responsible. She’s mine, all mine. Excited to launch my new website for Towelster!
★★★★★5 months ago
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
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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!!