When you want to increase the traffic that comes to your website, you need to improve your SEO game. One of the ways you can (and should) do that is by having a responsive web design. To learn more about how web design affects SEO, check out our article!
What if making one easy change could absolutely revolutionize your SEO game?
This may sound like a fantasy, but it can turn into reality really quickly. The first step, though, is changing how you look at SEO.
Instead of focusing on SEO alone, it’s important to incorporate responsive web design. Keep reading to discover five ways that it will significantly boost your SEO!
What Is Responsive Web Design?
Some sites are made to only be viewed on PC screens. This means that when they are viewed on mobile phones, they look weird and sometimes downright unreadable.
Responsive web design means the screen adjusts content based on the device reading it. This can give your SEO a shot in the arm in five key ways.
1. More Traffic
First, we’ll cut to the chase: adding responsive design boosts your traffic. This is because more people are now browsing sites through their smartphones than their computers.
It really is that simple. The majority of your customers will visit your site via their smartphone. Responsive design lets you ensure that they find the highest-quality website once they get there!
2. Enhanced Speed
Ever give up on a new website because of the slow loading speed? Newsflash: plenty of potential customers are doing that to your own website!
Responsive web design, though, gives you the kind of lightning-fast load speed that everyone craves. This invites customers to check out more of your site through the simple expedient of making your site easier to view.
3. Better Usability
Obviously, a website that adjusts screen size and loads fast is going to be more usable for visitors. And this usability can boost your SEO in some surprising ways.
Google’s search rankings take usability into account in many factors, including how long they are on a site. When you offer both fast loading speed and better usability, visitors will be on your site much longer than they otherwise would be.
Ultimately, this is the real “secret sauce” for boosting your SEO. The longer you can keep visitors on your site, the higher your site will jump in the search rankings!
4. Reduced Bounce Rate
A high bounce rate is bad news for your company. It’s not just that many of them are turned off of your site that one time. Instead, many may now associate your brand with the bad experience they had before.
The factors we mentioned earlier (better speed, better usability, etc.) will naturally reduce the bounce rate. This helps jump you up in the search rankings while also building your brand.
5. Reduced Duplicate Content
Some companies that don’t embrace responsive design end up building two sets of content: one for PC users and one for mobile users.
That sounds good in theory. In practice, though, duplicate content sometimes drives your search rankings way down because it offers little quality to the user.
In this way, responsive web design can boost your SEO and also save time: you’re creating only one set of content instead of two!
The Bottom Line
Now you know how important responsive web design is. But do you know how to get started with it?
At Reno Web Design, we are SEO and design experts. And we can give your site the responsive makeover that your users have wanted all along.
*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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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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If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime. You can call us at 775-870-0488.
I moved to the Reno Nevada area from Eastern Tennessee 15 years ago. I love the great, western outdoors and small town feel of the Reno area. Over the years, I have seen amazing growth and decline then more growth.
I have always ran either an online business and/or website design company. Tracking the amount of clicks and / or searches a particular keyword receives each month is part keeping my SEO Company very competitive.
Call Sandy @ +1 (775) 870-0488 for a free consultation of your website, social sites and marketing.
SEO Expert Sandy Rowley
“Thousands of searches are performed each day. Local Nevada citizens who are looking for products and services in the Reno Nevada area.” Sandy Rowley
A local, growing statistic is now showing that more and more Reno Nevada businesses are learning the value of ranking their websites on the first page of Google for local keyword searches.
Years ago, I would notice in my keyword research, that only a handful of companies would look online for an SEO company or an internet marketing expert. Fast forward 5 years, and how we have hundreds and in some months, thousands of searches for keywords like:
The opportunities to rank for these new keyword searches are extremely motivating for an online business.
What are those keywords? What are they looking for? How can I position my small business website at the top of the Google search page for those keywords?
To add to this excitement, people are now using Voice or Audio Search to look for local products and services. You can now use these popular keywords and add to them modifiers like “Siri, find me the best local SEO company in Reno” or “Where is a local SEO company” or “find me a local SEO expert”.
With this amazing growth also comes choices, decisions and business/life changing solutions that you as the business owner need to get right the first time. SEO can really grow your online sales if done correctly and within Googles guidelines of what is considered White Hat and/or safe SEO and PPC (Adwords) marketing strategies.
Before jumping in, do your SEO homework.
How to know what SEO expert to trust? Who will be there for you when you need them? Can I afford a talented internet marketing expert?
SEO is a very competitive market. The select few experts enjoy a nice paycheck along side some rock star status in their business community. They have fabulous real reviews on Google and Facebook. They also have a local address where, if needed, you can stop by for a quick visit to say hello. 😉
As with any business you choose to hire, you need to look into their history online. This is easy to do.
Here is a quick checklist to research the best SEO expert for your business:
Add them on Linkedin.com. Look at their reviews. No, really, look and read them. Do all of their reviews come from other SEO and Internet Marketing companies? If so, this is a HUGE RED flag. Why you ask? These are reviews from their potential competitors and is a tactic to game the LI system. Their reviews should be from real world customers that you can visit in person if needed.
Check out their Google search. Do a search for their business name. Do a search for the name of the owner as well. Check out what other activities, if any, they are involved in around town.
Also check out Facebook reviews, Google reviews and even on Yelp. Everyone in business has a few negative reviews. Some more than others. You want to look out for the SEO company with a million 5 star reviews from people or businesses you have never seen in Reno, Sparks, Carson or Lake Tahoe. These are fake reviews.
Give them a phone call and see how responsive they are.
Fill out their contact form on their website. Do they respond within a few days, weeks or never?
Does the SEO expert rank for their own keywords like: Reno SEO, Reno SEO Expert, Reno SEO Company and so on?
Do you like working with the person? Call them or take them out to lunch. (I love Laughing Planet and Great full Gardens hint hint) Get to know them.
Can you afford their marketing services? Do a quick review of your CPA or cost per acquisition. What does it normal cost you to acquire one new client? What is your average revenue? Then look at the CPC or Adwords cost per click and see how many searches are done on average each month in the Reno Nevada area. Example, your average CPA is about $75 a client. You use billboards, radio, tv, flyers, emails, friendly & helpful employees, website pages and so on to capture their attention and make the sale. There are about 500 people a month in the Reno area searches for your services and products. If you rank your website at the top of the page in Google search, you can expect to get 200 – 500 unique visitors/leads to your website each month. What is your normal close rate? How many people do you speak with and how many of them sign up for your products or services? Use that percentage to get an idea of what a good, local SEO expert can bring to the success in your business.
I have several budget plans in place for most business owners. I look at several factors in determining how much work and upkeep will it take for me to rank your website pages for relevant keywords in Google SEO.
Some clients pay $300 a month others pay thousands a month. It all depends. There is no one size fits all in the SEO field. I would be wary of any company selling a $45 a month SEO package. Most of these services are a waste of time and money.
My results speak volumes. I work with local painters, hvacs, lawyers, bail bondsmen, hair salons, co working spaces and startups. I also have clients located around the country.
I am committed to doing the best job I can for your business. I really do care about your success. I look forward to our first lunch meeting and/or phone call. Want to have a quick website review and audit? Click here for your free website report now.
All the best to you!
Reno SEO, Web Design & Marketing 800 Haskell Street Reno, Nv 89509
Local Reno web design expert providing SEO, Social and Internet Marketing with every custom website designed.
Sandy Rowley with RenoWebDesigner.com works to create websites and SEO marketing plans that convert views into sales for her clients. Call 775 453 6120 and ask for Sandy.
View examples of client Web design & SEO work below. Learn more about the web design process and related web design services below. Learn more about my custom website designs here.
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.
E commerce website design for Towelster.com
and several hundred more custom web designs….
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
December 16, 2016, Sandy worked with Jamie in the same group
Sandy is very insightful and a pleasure to work with. She makes SEO easy to understand!
November 21, 2016, 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
November 10, 2016, 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
October 27, 2016, 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.
Reno Coworking Space | Fusion@Midtown
October 21, 2016, Sandy worked with Jonathan in the same group
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 Fusion@Midtown 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 Fusion@Midtown 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.
August 14, 2008, 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.