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2016 Has Landed—Is You Have Website Optimization?

2016 Has Landed—But Is Your Website Still Stuck In 2006?

If your website hasn’t been optimized, you might as well be invisible to your next customer…With some 86% of consumers checking out business online before making a single purchasing decision, it’s time to smarten up your website to ring in the changes—and ring up the register!

You might feel that you have no time to maintain your website—but consider this: it is your most visible marketable resource. A tweak here, a blog post there and a little redesign there will have your page views and sales steadily climbing up Google’s page ranks. Make 2016 the year you optimize your website and watch your online presence and sales grow—and if you really don’t have time, why not contact the experts?
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4 tips to Improve Your Website in 2016

A quick and helpful checklist to improve your Website in 2016. If you are doing very little in regards to marketing your business, your website is an untapped resource for you. So ensuring that it is in tip top shape will ensure that your investment will be worth it.
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Anchorage Alaska Web Design | Why Mobile Sites are Vital for Alaska Business

We live in a mobile world. It’s no secret that every part of our lives have been infiltrated with quick access to Google via our smartphones. Our phones have become an extension of our daily lives. As consumers are changing, so is how businesses are forced to relate to them. Enter the world of mobile  […]

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5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make in Alaska Web Design

5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make in Alaska Web Design Everyone in business understands that your web presence is a vital part of small business marketing and your company brand. Whether your market is in Alaska or beyond, it’s importance is understood.

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Why Google’s Trying to Drop You; Mobile Website Design and SEO Management

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Beautifully branded websites, that work the way they should!


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6 Traits to Look For In a Web Design Company – Why a FREE Website isn’t BEST

Web design is a critical part of marketing and branding your business. Finding out if your business is ready for a website is fairly easy, finding a provider to expedite the design process is another story.

When you are ready to begin the search for an Alaskan web design company, you will see that there are many choices. Some good, some not so good. Finding the right design company for your Alaska business is important- they will help guide your vision and create a web design that represents you, your brand, and your company.

As with any other business, there are traits to look for when finding an Alaskan web design company.

Pricing from a Web Design Company

Defining a set price on a website, company to company, seems exhaustive as a business owner. The range of web design available out on the internet is anywhere from free to tens of thousands of dollars. The best approach to finding a web designer for your business is to approach the project as a service, and not a final product. Web design, should be divided into phases; initial web development and ongoing web maintenance. You do not want to hire a web designer thinking that once your site is up and running you will be able to maintain it alone. Here is an article on Forbes.com that gives a good idea of what and how to approach website pricing.

Your website is a living organism that has to be fostered in order to be utilized as a business tool. You need monthly maintenance, as well as consistent content updates to stay relevant in Google searches. Developing a content strategy isn’t something that all web design companies provide, but it is imperative to the vitality and fruitfulness of your website. Refreshed and regular content is necessary to showing Google that your business is continuing to stay relevant in the market.

Modern Web Design

You want your company’s web design to be on the cutting edge of design and marketing. An Alaskan web design company that follows trends and implements those that work for their clients is crucial to a modern design that speaks to your audience. A company stuck in the past will keep your company there with it. Stay current, stay modern making sure your company gives the best first impression possible.

History of Web Design

An established Alaskan web design company will have contacts and connections that may come in handy when creating your own company web design. A company that has been around for a little while will have successful examples to show off their work and happy clients as references.

Comprehensive Support for Your Website

You may hire a web design firm based on cost or because it’s your half-brothers, cousin long lost bff, but I’d implore you to put more value into your future website than that. Although, they may get the final product up….do they offer comprehensive support? Do they provide with ongoing design needs? updated plugins? routine maintenance? emergency HELP? and most importantly ongoing branded written content! If the provider you choose doesn’t offer these additional features, you may have saved some money at the beginning of your venture, but how much will your brand and marketing pay in the back end? At some point….it will cost you.

I get being in business for yourself, and wanting to do things cheaper now and you intend to put more money into it later. However, if you have no budget you have no brand. It’s better to take your time and stretch out the timeline of your brand and web development in order to do it the right way to start.

Flexibility| Web Design

There’s an art to combining the needs of the client with the trends of the market. A web designer that is flexible and willing to look at options that may be available for your Alaska business web design is important for fulfilling the needs of your business. You want a designer who will ensure you have all the options you need and will help guide you to the choice that is best for your business. There are many choices for Alaska web design companies but looking for these traits will help get the right company for you.

Trustworthy Web Designer

Referral, Referral, Referral. Testimonial, Testimonial, Testimonial.
Do NOT work with a designer that doesn’t have a GOOD track record of  testimonials and clients that will offer referrals. Why? because it’s good business. You are putting your money and faith into, to start, an intangible product. Make sure you request referrals and do your due diligence as a consumer. Want to see what people are saying about Bianca Frank Design? Check out our great client referrals here.

Contact us and see how we can help grow your Alaska business.

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Bianca Frank Design offers a comprehensive brand and brand development package that can be utilized to begin or reinvigorate your small business marketing strategy. Whether you are in need of small business marketing strategies, graphic design, brand design, web design, or just need brand or design consultation on where to start. Drop a note and we will be in touch soon.

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5 Quick Steps to Start Design and Marketing For a New Business

Starting a marketing campaign for small business can be a daunting task.
Where you do you start as a small business owner to market your products and services? These 5 quick steps can help point you in the right direction.
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Make a Plan for Design and Marketing

The first thing is to think about how you want to portray your business. Do you plan to have a mostly online marketing presence, print marketing, or media driven?

Have a Logo Professionally Designed

Every business needs a logo. Your logo represents your business in any facet of marketing and becomes the most recognizable part of your small business marketing.

Target an Audience with Design and Marketing

Your small business marketing needs to be geared toward the right market. Who will your customer base be? This will determine the kinds of marketing you should focus on. A tourist market should have ads in magazines and on posters; local customers will see marketing on local TV channels and local newspapers.

Design a Website for Marketing Your Business

These days, a website is crucial to a business’s marketing success. When a potential consumer hears your company name, they should be able to pull out their smart phone, type your name into Google, and get a mobile optimized site that tells them the basics they want to know.

Get Constructive Feedback on Your Design and Marketing

Your friends and family are there to support you with your small business. Ask them for honest feedback about your marketing. Have they seen your ads or flyers around town? Are they effective?

It can be hard to find the right people to get feedback from that won’t have their feelings hurt if you don’t take their advice but they’re out here! You don’t have to go at it alone! Contact us today to see how we can help with the marketing for your small business.

Bianca Frank Design offers a comprehensive brand and brand development package that can be utilized to begin or reinvigorate your small business marketing strategy. Whether you are in need of small business marketing strategies, graphic design, brand design, web design, or just need brand or design consultation on where to start. Drop a note and we will be in touch soon.

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Do You Need Design Services for Your Anchorage Business?

Taking your passion from vision to profitable business requires a consistent visual brand, a working knowledge of your industry, and an ongoing brand management strategy.

It may require long hours, but it’s a labor of love to see your Anchorage small business grow. Anchorage design services can help your small business grow by visually connecting customers to your brand.

Expertise

The business you have developed is centered on something you are knowledgeable about. You may even be an expert.

Unless your business involves design or marketing, your best bet is to find a local Anchorage design expert to develop your brand recognition.
Even with artistic abilities, running a business takes a lot of time and resources; you may not have the bandwidth to also design a logo, website, and other ongoing marketing materials for your Anchorage business.

Utilizing design services means a professional eye will help you visually connect customers to your brand.

Packages

An Anchorage Design firm can provide design packages that include not only logo design services but also a website, business cards, posters, flyers, or any other type of material you may need. Also, after developing your initial brand or rebrand, it’s imperative that you build on those visuals with a cohesive brand management package.

This brand management package ( or content management ) will assist in growing your companies brand and exposure by developing branded content for your business. We consult with you, your budget, and your needs to determine how & what new content is needed to keep your brand at the forefront of your consumers mind. We pair this content with branded visuals and your message is powerful, memorable, and effective.

A cohesive message from all parts of the design of a business “look” can greatly improve the impression you give potential new customers. A design service can offer suggestions and insight into the best ways to portray your company image.

Stay Local

Give your business to a local business!
Supporting another small business in Anchorage with your design needs is a great way to boost the local economy and make local connections. Using a generic design service available on the internet is impersonal and doesn’t give you the personal attention your small business deserves. We know Alaska and we know design. You get the best of both worlds.

Contact us today to see how we can help your local Anchorage small business with your design needs!

How to Develop Your Business Web Strategy

Your Alaska business’s web presence is an important part of your business success.

Whether you use the web just for providing contact information or updating your customers on everything related to your business, there are a few things you should consider.

What is your goal?

You need to ask yourself what is the goal of your presence on the web? Some websites and social media pages are simply informational- a customer searches for a service and gets your FAQ and contact information. Simple. Other websites house information on products, events, customer portals, or athlete bios such as Joey Junker. Other considerations for your web strategy include more elaborate social media which is an excellent marketing tool when used correctly.

Who are you targeting?

Whether you are targeting new clients over existing clients with your web strategy, you will need to consider how information is being portrayed. New clients want to know about the company- the mission, the reputation, and the product.Existing clients want to know about upcoming specials, events, or news that they care about. Targeting new and existing clients is important and keeping a balance between these two targets will give you maximum exposure.

Anticipation

If you are a new company starting out, targeting new clients right now, over the next 3 or 6 months, or even a year, your web presence will need to adapt. An existing customer base has already seen the new company marketing.They want to see your plan for change and they want to see any new and exciting things happening with your company.
Working along with a designer for your logo and website, talk about your options and goals and make sure you are portraying the vision you want your clients to see.

Contact us today to see how we can help develop your Alaska business web strategy!

Need Web Design For Your Anchorage Business? We Answer 3 Common Questions.

Are you considering some new web design for your Anchorage Alaska business, but you’re not sure where to start? Tons of questions come up when starting to look for web design for your Anchorage business; we answer 3 common questions below.

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What’s The Most Effective Kind of Web Design?

Each market is specific in its own “most effective” kind of marketing and design. Depending on your target clientele, you may find it more effective to put more time into your website over an email blast campaign, or vice versa. Knowing your market and your business will help determine the most effective design for your Anchorage business.

How Do I Get Started?

Everything starts with an idea. What do you want to tell your clients about your Anchorage business? Jot down a few ideas and key phrases. Sketch something if you’re artistically inclined. Gather color ideas in fabrics or paint swatches, look at other web designs that you like and see if you can explain why you like them. Voicing your idea is one of the hardest things about design- figuring out how to express WHY you like something is incredibly useful in getting your design to look the way you want!

Do I Really Need a Web Designer?

Of course you know my answer is going to be a resounding “yes”, but let me tell you why! A designer will help get the idea you have in your head onto paper (and the web!) as a real, tangible vision with a plan. Designers speak the language of color, line, and feel and can help bring your vision to life. Someone with experience in web design can ensure your concepts become something alive and effective for your audience.

Your Anchorage business needs a designer Contact us for more details!