There are so many website builders out there that create low quality or no value websites, a lot of them can barely meet up a clients’ requirement for a business website. And apart from that, there are also a ton of options that enable you build your own website using ‘slap-trick’ website development software. One may see these offers as convenient and the answers to all your website requirements but in the real sense sabotages the key aspects that are necessary in getting a quality, efficient and productive website that conveys the right information about the business.
A professionally developed website is an essential principle for getting traffic to your website and business in general.
A website that is created in a whim or by business owners will lack every bit of professionalism in it. The irony of it all is people tend to patronize these easy options at first glance but end up looking for professional to handle their website after they may have spent a lot of time and resources. Why do they eventually look for professionals after spending all that time and resources on the easy overnight web development? It’s simply because these types of websites do not meet up the business owner’s requirements, doesn’t generate the right amount of traffic, is of low quality and could end up defacing the business in the long run.
There are a variety of skills a professional web developer can harness that are in direct relation to the foundational appearance of a quality website and this comes easily because they have acquired a lot of experience from building websites that are presentable and search engine optimized, which is the major aspect that is crucial in driving traffic to the site.
As the name between professional and amateurs imply, there is a huge difference between the two:
A professional web designer possesses specific skills that makes the understanding of all website functionalities easy that most amateurs have no idea about. For example, coding and the use of unique keyword that would be crucial in search engine optimization and quality content sourcing, to mention but a few are some of the fundamentals required to create a functional website that fully meets the objective of the website. When “slap stick” is used to build websites, web crawlers can easily spot the websites and more often than not move them automatically to the bottom of its search list. If you can answer the question that says “a house built in a week by kids and a house built in a month or more by building contractors, which of the 2 houses do you think would stand the test of time and serve the needs of occupants and visiting guests to the house?” You would know better who to hire between a professional and an amateur.
Your expectations of a professional
Amidst the already present outstanding skill set possessed by a professional, other skills that should be expected of a professional web developer are;
- Knowledge of coding.
- Competence in graphic design
- Digital marketing proficiency.
- Search engine optimization.
- Be able to provide quality content.
- Knowledge in page ranking and search engine algorithms.
The variance is cost for both developing and maintaining websites is a growing segment because factors such search engine optimization algorithms seem to change from time to time, so a good web development company will take note of these changes, source for specifically related content and post them in strategic site with availability of backlinks to your site, this is cost effective. Also costing with respect to hosting your site is involved, and the servers that are responsible for hosting your site should be close to your business because this is the criterion that search engines like Bing, Yahoo and Google take into consideration.
Websites in the present generation play a major role in any business or company that you are running, and the need to get it done by a professional cannot be overemphasized. People like quality, and a quality presentation of what your business is about generates traffic leading to the success of such business.