How Much Does Your Website Maintenance Cost?

How much does it cost to manage a website?

We are proud to announce a new addition to our YouTube channel. With much request, we have decided to make a video with the question that we hear all the time.

The question is, “How much does your website management service cost?

Yes, that is right, we put together a 3-minute video answering that question.

With-in the video Matt just doesn’t answer the question. He gives details about the service as well. We feel that this must be the best video that we have produced yet. We are very excited about it and would like your opinion. You can let us know your opinion by commenting below or connecting with us on our Facebook page.

Matt McPherson talking about Website Management Service

Our services will work on many different CMS platforms including WordPress, Squarespace, and WIX. You can find out more about our packages on our website management service page. You can also go to and fill out our request to call back form and we will set up a time to talk to you over the phone.

We truly understand how busy it can be when managing a business. You must realize that if your business is not represented properly in the digital world. Then you are losing potential leads every day. It is a proven fact that most consumers have decided where to spend their money before they even walk through your doors or talk to you on the phone. Why not make sure that your digital image reflects and represents your actual business? The digital world will reward your business if your presence is consistently managed. Therefore, we have created three service packages to keep you digital image up to date, clean and secure.

What is Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

Matt Mcpherson in the Allshouse Designs studio

Based off of our research, we found the definition of “Bounce Rate” to be the percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page.

Now why is bounce rate so important?

In my eyes, I see bounce rate as an indicator of how well your website is put together and the quality level of users that are visiting your website. Basically, If your average bounce rate is 85% this means that 85% of visitors to your site are not going any farther than that first page that they were directed to.

So what does that mean for you?

Well there are two aspects that you should be looking at when you have a website that produces a 85% bounce rate. First, is this the rate you are looking for? For example, if you have a landing page and that is the only page you want your users to visit. Maybe it is a page with a subscription button, buy now button, or a web form to fill out. You would want a high bounce rate because you are not looking for your users to go anywhere else on your website. However, If it is to high and this is where the second aspect comes in. A really high bounce rate could indicate that you are not attracting the correct users, slow load time with your landing page, or your landing page is not designed correctly to take full advantage of the user’s visit.

In a nut shell, Bounce rate is a good metric to pay attention to. We shed more light on Bounce Rate in our latest YouTube video. “Tools & Tips – Episode 4 | What is Bounce Rate?”

As always we are growing and learning everyday. This is a great post for people to add their opinions about our video or bounce rate in the comment section below. We really enjoy this kind of stuff, so your comments are really appreciated.

Backlinks for Business Websites

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It’s no secret that Backlinks are an important part of a successful external SEO marketing program. Now there is a lot to know about backlinks. The most important aspect to know is that you must have quality backlinks to your small business website. Don’t know what a backlink is. Learn about backlinks on our News and Updates section of our webpage.

If you are looking for super high end quality backlinks. Allshouse Designs can help you out. I remind you that they are not cheap. Contact us if you are interested.

Use Tumblr Blog Feed to update your website’s content

women blogging with Tumblr

Hello Everyone and season greetings!  I hope your holiday season is going well so far. I just wanted to take the time to introduce a new content management service from Allshouse Designs. The service basically makes it possible to have a search engine friendly integration of a Tumblr blog onto your business’ website. If you haven’t used Tumblr before. Check it out, even Jimmy Fallen uses it for the Tonight Show. I have installed the service onto allshousedesigns.com and on our latest client’s website Miss Erica’s Piano Studio.

Tumblr in general is a great blogging network. I like to describe it as if Facebook and WordPress  got married and had a baby. The baby would be Tumblr.  With Tumblr you are able to upload videos, pictures, content, links and more. My favorite feature is that you can have your blog post auto populate your business’ Twitter feed and Facebook wall. I am really enjoying it myself and it as motivated me to post more information for my clients to help them with their online marketing needs.

If you are interested in this type of service contact Alec Allshouse  and I will happy to let you know what it will take to integrate a Tumblr blog feed into your business’ website.

 

Need Web Traffic? Online Marketing Works!

A well planned Online Marketing program equals high Web Traffic. We will help increase your web traffic at a very affordable rate. It all boils down to having a strong online presence for your business. If you don’t have one or the one you have is not that great. It can be difficult to make your business a success. To create a strong web presence you’ll need a responsive website that can easily be viewed on multiple devices and be optimized for all of the major search engines. It can take a lot of time and don’t forget all the money that you’ll spend on your mistakes trying to build a strong presence. So why take the effort? Don’t you think you should be spending your time running your business and most of all taking care of your clients?  Save your cash and effort by contacting Allshouse Designs to take care of your Online Marketing needs. With our programs we can create a strong on-line presence that will drive new clients to you. Allshouse Designs specializes in web design, domain services, website and emailing hosting, search engine optimization, social media management, click ads, content marketing, animated video ads and more. Schedule a consultation with an Online Marketing Professional to find out what we can do for your Business.

Allshouse Designs offers a truly affordable service for Small Business in Bothell and in the greater Seattle Area. Please take the time to view the Portfolio video on You Tube.

Providing the following Services for Small Business.
Logo Design
Website Design
SEO Services
Directory Listings & More

Below is a list of Small Business Websites that have been designed by Allshouse Designs.

Rgs Crawlspace Insulation
Northshore Midwives
Seattle’s Best Pest Detection
Scott’s Hardwood

Need a New Or Updated Site for your Business?

New construction of the Bothell's Court House

What You Need To Know About Designs

If you think that web design is just about the stuff you can see, you’re not alone.  In reality, web design is also about bringing all of the back-end pieces together while talking to search engines so people can find your site.

Let’s look at a few of the pieces—both front and back—that you need to make an effective website.

Page Layout

The way that the features of your site are presented speaks to your target audience.  There is a certain cadence in where things are placed on a page.  And you have your choice of any number of feeds, text boxes videos, images, shows, features, forms, and other pieces to work into your page.  The way that those are set up should lead your visitors toward a certain goal—often that will be to buy or contact you.

Remember your layout needs to be intuitive and clear for the people you want to look at your site.  More often than not, that means that it should be accessible for people even if they’re not tech savvy.  Sometimes, too, you might need to keep a single element consistent on every page of your site—often this will be a menu.  And also, be sure to read through everything on your site.  Make sure it’s consistent—if you ask someone to contact you, have a contact form on the page.

Font Choice

There are literally thousands—maybe millions—of fonts available.  Which do you choose?  Generally, you have your choice of one font for body text, one for header text, and maybe one or two more that you use for special bits like an image.  The text that you choose will inform people on the tone of your site, so pick a combination that speaks to your audience clearly and on their level.  You can be serious, factual, comical, casual, gaudy—whatever.  But never use a font that’s hard to read!

The Coding Question

It’s not uncommon to find a designer that is more involved with the appearance of a site.  In some cases, it’s good for your designer to know how to code.  Like if your project is especially intricate, custom, or specialized.  In these cases, you might need to seek out a designer who is also comfortable working deep in code.

On the other hand, there are a lot of solid options for templates and pre-built platforms.  If you’re on a budget, don’t have any needs that are out of the ordinary, or just want to see the work get done, it makes more sense to just find a designer who can use and work with those templates.  Usually, that includes setting up the back-end so that search engines can find you easily.

What’s your web design project like?  Have you got an idea of how you want your site laid out?  Have you found a couple of fonts that you like?  Determined if you need a custom-coded site or if a well-designed template will do?  Let us know with your reply!