Have you checked the speed of your website lately? How does your site compare to other sites on the web? Does your site have any errors? How fast should my site load?
These are all good questions and everyone should be evaluating their site with these questions in mind. In Google's Site Performance for Webmaster's video, they state 2 seconds is the threshold for e-commerce website acceptability. At Google, we aim for UNDER a half second."
It doesn't matter how good it looks if it doesn't work. Sites should be simple and intuitive providing a positive experience for the user!
Ask yourself the following questions:
Responsive Web Design - todays buzzword. On April 21, 2015 Google published, "We will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices."
What does that mean for my site? It means all sites should be mobile friendly or your Google ranking will be lowered if you're not mobile friendly.
Responsive Web Design is an approach to web design that allows desktop web pages to be viewed on all devices and all screen sizes. Responsive Web Design allows the content to adjust based on screen sizes. Take a look at our site on different screens. Look at it on your phone horizontally and vertically. The content is there on every page, it just moves around to fill the screen depending on how you hold your phone or tablet. The same is true on desktop. If you adjust your browser window with a mouse, you'll literally see the content move around based on the browser window size. THAT is Responsive Web Design.
Structured data is a system of pairing a Name, Address & Phone Number which helps search engines categorize and index your content. In English... that means having your information the same everywhere. Why is structured data important? Google says it's important. That's the answer that matters. Google now takes into account the QUALITY of information ( about your company as it looks across the entire web ) into rendering search results. This means your information had better be the same across the web. How do you do that? We do it 4U via structured data!
Look at it this way. Have you ever printed business cards? The information on them is the same on every single business card, right? Well Google looks at your information across the web and looks for discrepancies in your information. If you have discrepancies, you will be de-ranked in search results. Using our Structured Data, this will increase your search results. We have the ability to structure your data (make sure it's the same across the web) so Google doesn't see any discrepancies!
Want to know how your information looks across the web (For FREE)? Get My Free Structured Data Scan.
Fast, Functional & Mobile Friendly - That is what we do! We Design, Build, Host & Maintain websites for small to medium size businesses. A majority of the sites we build load in HALF of ONE second. Google says over 2 seconds is unacceptable and they target 500 milliseconds (half of one second). Most WordPress sites are SUPER slow and lethargic - that's why we don't use Wordpress. Wordpress is like training wheels for a bike; eventually you need to get rid of the training wheels! Web 4U Inc combines excellent customer service from start to finish using the latest and greatest user-friendly technology while delivering Fast, Functional & Mobile Friendly Websites & Web Apps. As a full service web design firm, we offer a variety of online services and specialize in customer service. Need maintenance on your site? No problem. We're here for you!
We meet with you one on one to help familiarize us with your business so we have a better understanding as to the scope of your project. This allows us to turn your vision into web-based technology.
We utilize the information gathered from discovery to design a mobile friendly (responsive) page that fits your brand. We use your feedback to further enhance the page. We don't stop until you love it—plain and simple!
Once you're 100% satisfied with the over all 1st page layout and we have your content (text, images, logos, etc.), we develop all of your pages. Time frame is dependent on quantity and complexity.
We present your new mobile friendly (responsive) site and take you on a test drive—page by page. Once again we value your input, gather your feedback, and modify your new site until you are 100% satisfied—plain and simple!
Once you are 100% satisfied, we launch your site using the appropriate hosting service. Upon launching your site we cross check browser compatibility, SEO, and submit to major search engines.
Yes, we snuck in one more point... we like to under promise and over deliver. Rest assured we're still here to maintain and update your site. We know you're going to have modifications—we're here FOR YOU!
We all know what it stands for; Keep It Simple... We're big fans of the KISS philosophy. We use this philosophy when building your site and interacting with you, our customers.