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Free Website Creation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Free website creation is a great method for small business to expand their digital footprint. Before I get started. Please note, if there is a price tag on your time then this strategy is not free. It is free in the sense that you don’t have to use a credit card to utilize the concept in this post. As per the title of this blog post states. What is the good, the bad, and ugly when it comes to free website tools?

Drilling down free website creation

Free website creation

The Good

Out of all the tools I have played with. By far, the easiest tool to use is Google My Business. That’s right, Google has now dominated the world of free when it comes to business web pages. This tool not only gives you a free web page it gives you a free listing on their network. There is no need to know any coding. Just follow the steps and you should be good to go. Now, if you need Google My business help. There are a lot of companies out there that will help you out.

The Bad

There are only a couple bad things about these type of free services. The first is that you do not have a domain name (web address) that reads only your brand name. Typically, free resources show your brand name and their brand name. This is how they advertise their brand. However, if you are willing to put down some cash. You can purchase your own domain name from them. When you do make a purchase it is super easy to connect to the free site that you have built. The second point is that you are limited to how much functionality you can have on your site. This can make it difficult to really show what your brand is about.

The Ugly

The only ugly thing about free web pages is that you do not have much control on what the site looks likes. They are also full of advertisements, banners and other branding material that can and will distract your potential clients to do something else then buy into your message. However, some of the companies are better then others when it comes to advertisements. It is best to experiment so that you can see how they place advertisements on their platforms.

Here are the Top 5 resources for your business to help build your digital footprint and increase your search ranking.

Google My Business
WordPress
WIX
Weebly
Brave Net

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Allshouse Designs Revamp Their Pricing Structure For 2018

Allshouse Designs, a well-regarded advertising and digital marketing agency, are proud to announce a change to their pricing structure for the new year. The design professionals continue to offer their unique, highly-personalized service that adheres to their commitment to providing quality at an affordable price.

Allshouse Designs have always sought to provide complete pricing transparency, and their new website management packages have solidified this commitment. Customers will be provided with the same great service, but now at easily-understood, and highly affordable, price points.

The new packages in detail

Thanks to their incredible understanding of the advertising and marketing world, Allshouse Designs have assembled a number of website management packages to ensure there is something to suit all sizes of enterprise.

The first package, available for just $195 USD per month, covers everything that a startup or small business might need from their website management. Allshouse Designs provide in-depth keyword analysis, a website of up to seven pages in size (with unlimited edits as required), on-page SEO, complete Google Webmaster tools and Analytics reports, and plenty of advice and recommendations on social media, content, and advertising.

The second package increases in size and breadth, making it perfect for established businesses and small-to-medium companies. As well as all the advice and support offered with the first package, the website will have two additional pages added per month, social media management, and off-page SEO. This package offers complete management and a focus for the future too, priced at just $600 USD per month.

Finally, the third package is the biggest and broadest of them all, making it perfect for large companies or small enterprises with big ambitions. Again, all of the services available in the first two packages are included, except now companies can enjoy five extra web pages per month, as well as complete social media, content and advertising management. Given the scope of this package, customers are advised to contact Allshouse Designs directly to discuss the pricing of this incredible package.

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Why existing customers love Allshouse Designs

As an established name in their field, Allshouse Designs have earned a reputation that recognizes their expertise, utilizing the company’s years of experience and commitment to always delivering the best to their customer. As well as their website management packages, Allshouse Designs offer a variety of services which includes Content Generation, Digital Marketing, and Advertising.

They ensure that they can draw together all of their years of experience to offer the most complete, reliable service in the industry. The pricing of these new packages helps customers to capitalize on this expertise, ensuring customers are reassured of a comprehensive website management package that will provide everything their business needs to flourish.

Experience the new package prices

With the new prices now established and ready-to-go on the Allshouse Designs website, curious customers can take advantage as soon as they wish to do so. Given the strong company reputation of Allshouse Designs, and the new and improved pricing structure, any business owner would be wise to consider this new offering. Get started today!

 

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Allshouse Designs EP8 | Sales Funnel Concept

Here at Allshouse Designs, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible information to everyone. Whether that be with your small business, website, or social media profiles. We enjoy providing this information to you and will continue to do so.

Over the years, there has been many lessons learned while experimenting with our own company and we want to be sure you can avoid some of those headaches by following our blog and our YouTube channel. One important piece of valuable information we would like to provide you with is an explanation of the sales funnel concept.

A sales funnel is a marketing strategy designed to lead a consumer through a process that ultimately ends with them becoming your customer. There are three main categories within the sales funnel; at the top, you have your leads, then prospects, then you finish with your customers. When you see this in diagram form, it looks like a funnel – hence the name “Sales Funnel”.

A sales funnel always starts with the same step, Generating Leads. One of the easiest and most common ways of generating leads is with a landing page. A landing page is the first page most people will see when they visit your site via a link. The purpose of this page is to educate potential leads about a problem that your business can solve. Often, at the bottom of the page they have forms on them or boxes where people can put in their contact details to hear more about a solution to their problem. This provides you with a means to contact them and follow up on your leads.
Now, I could go into explaining the next steps to a sales funnel, but, why not have Alec Allshouse tell you himself. Click on the video link on this page to hear everything you need to know about a sales funnel and how to apply it to your business strategy.


 
Have comments or experiences of your own on this subject? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you and talk with you about them.
Until next time, have a great week!

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Tools & Tips Episode 3 | Backlinks

Our Tool and Tips video, “episode 3” is now up on our YouTube Channel! Matt discusses what and why your business website needs backlinks. Allshouse Designs can help with creating, planning and executing a plan that will start building natural backlinks to your business website.


 
To get started with our natural back linking service. Please fill out our request to call back form  and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

If you weren’t aware, Matt and I are really into the local Seattle music scene. With years of enjoying what Seattle musicians have to offer. We felt that the way we could support the scene is play their music in the background of our videos. This week Matt has given a shout out to Honor Hall.   With that said, if you are interested in having your music played during our videos. All you need to do is contact us.

It is important to know what Google’s rules are about back linking. Allshouse Designs back linking service applies to those rules. We do not pay for back links or blog posts that have your back links in them. Instead we will work with you to build content that will create natural back links with in your community. A natural back link campaign is a slow process, but with dedication and patients. The results are very rewarding.  If you are not sure about the Google’s backlink rules. You can find what they say about link schemes here.

Thank you for visiting our post and we hope that this information will help you with your business. We would love to read your opinion about this post. Just comment below and we will get back to you. Thanks again!

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Yes or no for WordPress

wordpress-pro-cons-allshouse-designsWordPress is a great CMS platform and I have managed and designed plenty of WordPress sites in my day. Over the years, I learned quite a bit. The one major lesson that I learned is that it is better to host a WordPress site on a WordPress owned server. Now it does cost a bit more then hosting it on a private server, but the chances of being hacked becomes a lot less. Once a WordPress site gets hacked it can be very difficult and costly to fix. Last time I checked it was around a $100 per year to have a WordPress site hosted on wordpress.com and it can be between $250 to $1000 to fix a hacked site. Do the math and decide. WordPress is awesome, but it may not be the right fit for your business. There is a great pros and cons of WordPress post located in the Tips & Updates at allshousedesigns.com that you should check out. It should help you decide. If you have more questions about WordPress. Please feel free to post them in the comment section.

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The Pros and Cons of WIX.COM

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If you are thinking about using a WIX.COM based website for your business. It may be a great idea to make sure that it will work for your business model. Here at Allshouse Designs understand what WIX can do and when it is a warranted to use a WIX platform. We also know how to use the platform and maximize all of it’s wonderful tools. It does cost a monthly payment to make it worth your wild. See the PROS & CONS in our update section. 

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Digital Marketing at its Best

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Well, I don’t want to toot our own horn, but what the hell. We really give it all we can to all our clients! Learn about the digital marketing design services we provide for our clients.

We our proud to offer Logo Design, Website Design and Social Media Marketing services.

Contact us to talk about your business needs.