The modern internet world is filled with free websites bearing countless iterations of templates. Though templates can serve a purpose and provide a quick entrance into the online medium, cookie cutter template websites aren’t as unique or useful as a custom website. When dealing with a personal website, the ability to manipulate the look and content attached to it should be a flexible, yet easy, process. Search Engine Optimization Generic free sites generally aren’t built to be SEO friendly. For this reason, individuals will find it is very unlikely the site will rise in search results. With a custom website, the entire spectrum of SEO can be utilized to make a website more visible and discoverable. Custom websites can help funnel potential customers to a target site to provide services or products they are searching for. Branding Custom websites can be tailor-made to mimic branding preferences and achieve a cohesive look between products or services offered by a company. This attention to detail will make a business seem more reputable and distinguished in the eyes of potential customers. A custom, professional website can create a positive first impression to generate sales. Tech Support If a custom website is designed and hosted by a trustworthy firm, technical support is guaranteed to be included. This means business can focus on sales and not on the technical side of keeping a website functional. Content updates and expansion can always be a delicate procedure without ruining a website’s functionality, having a professional to implement it will save time and money in the future. If your business is in need of a professional, functional website, with the ease of use customers will appreciate, call us today or contact us through our online form! We would love to help build the custom website needed to grow your business.
We’ve been telling you the past couple weeks about some of the amazing new websites the team at Skynet Solutions has been creating and we have one more we want to share with you today. When Advanced Pest Solutions came to us for a website overhaul, we were excited to have the opportunity to work with them because of the great reputation they’ve built for themselves in Bartlesville. As a local, family-owned and operated pest control company, Advanced Pest Solutions is a staple of the Bartlesville community and provides quality pest control services for communities across Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeastern Kansas. Working with a company that has such a good reputation and strong ties to its community is always fun. However, it also presents a unique set of circumstances to work within. Many local, family-owned businesses, like Advanced Pest Solutions, have customers who have been using their services for years, decades even. And when they change something about their business, whether it’s the location or the hours or the website, they have to do it in a way that is accommodating to their old customers. But, as any business-owner knows, you also need to continually innovate and improve to attract new customers and stay ahead of your competition. Advanced Pest Solutions wanted a new website to be able to better attract new customers, as well as better serve their long-time customers. They needed a site that was clean and inviting, informative and easy to use and that would be easily recognized by their old customers, even in its new and improved form. Our team got to work developing a new website, designing new graphics and images and writing fresh content for the site, including an introductory blog post to help them get their blog page off the ground. Skynet Solutions also hosts the Advanced Pest Solutions website, so we can help them troubleshoot any technical issues they have. One of the skills our team prides itself on, is the ability to meet the varied and unique needs of any client. We’ve developed and designed websites and written blogs and website content for multiple pest control companies, including Arrow Exterminators, Emtec Pest Control and Xtreme Pest Management. However, we’ve manage to make each of these sites and all of their content and blogs unique and different. We tailor all of our work, no matter the size of the project, to the client and their specific needs. The ability to make interesting, relevant and unique websites and content for all of these clients shows the creativity of our design, development and content teams, as well as the personal attention to detail that you get when you work with Skynet Solutions. We take the time to meet with each client, to really listen to them, to learn what they want and need from their website and then have a discussion about the best way to achieve that creatively, functionally and within their budget. The Skynet Solutions team takes the time to get a feel for your company and how you want your business to be displayed. You know what you want customers to see, think and feel when they come to your website. It’s our job to make that vision a reality. As a small business, we understand that the perception customers have of you is extremely important, and we want to work closely with you to maintain and enhance the good reputation you’ve spent years building. When you spend as much time as you do running your business, serving customers, training employees and more, the last thing you need to be worrying about is whether your website is sending the same message. Do what you do best and keep your business powering ahead; leave the website to us. Get in touch with the experts at Skynet Solutions for help with any design, development or marketing needs, including your online business listing, website development, marketing or anything else you need to help make your business succeed. With our diverse range of skills and experience, we are sure to have the tools you need to make 2016 your business’s best year yet. You can fill out our online contact form on our website to get started today. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!
Xtreme Pest Management, a Tulsa-based pest control company that specializes in commercial pest control for the restaurant industry, needed a new website to showcase all the services they offer highlight certain aspects of their business that weren’t previously highlighted on its website. They’re one of the most trusted names in Oklahoma pest control so naturally they turned to the most trusted name in Oklahoma website design and development—Skynet Solutions. Their old website was a little clunky and didn’t showcase everything that Xtreme Pest Management was capable of. We gave it a new and improve back-end to make it quicker and easier for customers and employees to use and freshened up the content and graphics to make it seem more modern. Each piece of a website says something about the company or organization it represents. From logo design, font choice and color scheme to content, graphics and load-time, each of these makes and impression on the people that visit your website and help tell the story of your company to everyone else. Having a well-designed and accessible website, with beautiful photos, detailed content and visually-impactful graphics show customers—and potential customers—that you take your business seriously and produce excellent work. A website that loads slowly, doesn’t have much information and doesn’t seem to have a coherent design scheme can sometimes send a message that you’re unorganized or don’t care about the image of your company. That’s definitely not what you want your customers to think about you and your business. We know how much work you put into running your business and keeping your customers happy. You don’t want one piece of your business—your website—to drag all the other pieces down. Skynet Solutions is here to help. We know how to take your website from good to great and make it stand out above your competition so that you can keep your mind focused on what really matters to you—running your business! Keeping your website up to date is extremely important for any business, no matter your industry or your size. Even the best websites need a little “TLC” from time to time. Did you know that the lifespan of a website is only about three years? That means if your website hasn’t been significantly updated or completely overhauled in the past three years, everything from the graphics to the backend are outdated and are probably less current that your competition. Your website also might not be mobile friendly anymore, which is a huge detriment to customer engagement and retention. And in today’s competitive marketplace, no small business can afford to lose out on customers that way. This is even more important for local businesses, like our friends at Xtreme Pest Management. According to Google, the majority of searches are now made from mobile devices, not desk tops. And if your website isn’t mobile friendly, your customers and potential customers will go to another site that is. Also, more than half of all mobile searches are made with the hope of finding local results such as an address or business hours; and two-thirds of those searches result in a purchase. The bottom line is, if your website isn’t up-to-date, mobile friendly and easily found in search results, then you’ll be missing out on tons of potential customers. Take some time today to look at your businesses website and see if it is up-to-date. Is it mobile friendly? Is it less than three years old? If the answer to both these questions isn’t yes, it might be time for you to overhaul your site. In the meantime, you can always get in touch with the experts at Skynet Solutions for help with any design, development or marketing needs, including your online business listing, website development, marketing or anything else you need to help make your business succeed. With our diverse range of skills and experience, we are sure to have the tools you need to make 2016 your business’s best year yet. You can fill out our online contact form on our website to get started today. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!