Anne Arundel Co Web Programming

Anne Arundel Co Web Programming

Web Programming

 Web programming can enrich a web design by offering something completely unique to your business such as a Shopping Cart, Design Feature, Online Voting & Surveys and more. With Web Programming from Coastal Web Services, you can create solutions online for your business to work more efficiently. Take time to review your internal processes and find out where your weak links are located in your business. Then determine if technology could help your clients become more satisfied customers and your employees become more efficient.

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We work with businesses and organizations throughout central Maryland, including Harford County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. Give us a call for ideas and a quote on your next web programming project! Know more…

Contact us:

 Coastal Web Services 

323 Williams Street Suite C,
Bel Air, Maryland 21014.

Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

http://www.coastalwebservices.com/

Social Media Marketing Harford County

Social Media Marketing Harford County

Social media marketing is just what it sounds like. It uses social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and more, to market your business. Social media marketing allows you to reach hundreds of thousands of people who might not otherwise hear about your business. What makes social media marketing a worthwhile part of your overall marketing strategy is it is a relatively low-cost way to promote your business.

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Coastal Web Services offers social media optimization as part of our SEO and internet marketing services. We provide support in setting up your various social media accounts to mesh with your website, as well as training on how to use the various social media. We’ll add the social media buttons to your website, and link your accounts together. Know more….

Contact us:

Coastal Web Services Office
323 Williams Street Suite C,
Bel Air, Maryland 21014.
410-420-9390

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

Baltimore County Logo Design Services

Baltimore County Logo Design Services

Coastal Web Services provides custom logo design services to businesses and non-profits throughout central Maryland, including Harford County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. We create brand new logos for start-up companies as well as logo redesigns to update your existing logo.

Logo Design: The importance of a good logo design should never be underestimated. As your company’s major visual representation, your company logo anchors your brand and may be what customers remember about you (or not).

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A good logo design is also simple. It needs to work in very small and very large sizes. For instance, it needs to work on business cards and the company van. The right logo can be instrumental in your company’s growth by contributing to three important factors: your business’s credibility, memorability, and visibility. Know more….

Contact us:

Coastal Web Services Office

323 Williams Street Suite C,
Bel Air, Maryland 21014.
410-420-9390

http://www.coastalwebservices.com 

Digital Media Marketing Harford County

Digital Media Marketing Harford County

Coastal Web Services is a digital marketing agency as well as a web design and SEO services firm. Digital marketing can be incorporated into your website design from the very beginning, or added on to an existing website. Digital media marketing combines the Internet (digital) with traditional marketing strategies. Digital media marketing is NOT TV, radio, billboards, print marketing, etc. Digital marketing is all done through your website, or through social media. We discuss social media marketing on another page.

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Unlike the one-way communication of traditional marketing such as commercials, print ads and the like, online digital marketing is a two-way street that focuses on creating an experience for the user, and convert them into a customer. Know more…

Contact us:

Coastal Web Services Office
323 Williams Street Suite C,
Bel Air, Maryland 21014.
410-420-9390

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

Baltimore County Local SEO Company

Baltimore County Local SEO Company

 Coastal Web Services is a local SEO company serving businesses in central Maryland, including Harford County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. We think working with a local SEO company makes sense, because we develop personal relationships with our clients, and we get to know your business and business priorities inside out. We meet with you face to face on a regular basis. You can’t say that about an SEO company in another state, or even another country.

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If you’re thinking about hiring an SEO company, you probably already know that SEO stands for search engine optimization. SEO is taking over for business marketing where the Yellow Pages left off. As you may have noticed, printed advertising is declining in success and popularity. Most phone books end up going straight to the recycling bin. Some of today’s younger people have never used a Yellow Pages book in their life!  Know more….

 Contact us:

Coastal Web Services

323 Williams Street Suite C,
Bel Air, Maryland 21014.
Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

Anne Arundel County Web Design and Development Company

Anne Arundel County Web Design and Development Company

 

Coastal Web Services is an affordable website design company, offering mobile web design, search engine optimization, (SEO), graphic design, web video and web programming services. We are based out of Harford County Maryland but we serve customers from Maryland to California. Most of our website design customers are located in Baltimore and surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County and Howard County.

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When you are ready to design a website or re-design a website, we want to make sure the entire website development process is a win-win for both sides! We will sit down with you to determine your goals and come up with a web services plan to meet your needs. Read more…

Contact us:

Coastal Web Services

Forest Hill, Maryland
Phone MD: 410.420.9390
Phone CA: 949.682.6346

http://www.coastalwebservices.com

How Page Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line – Coastal web services

Page loading time is obviously an important part of a website user’s experience. But many times businesses let it slide to accommodate better aesthetic design, new functionality or to add more content to web pages. Unfortunately, most website visitors care more about speed than all the bells and whistles we want to add to our websites. Additionally, page loading time is becoming a more important factor when it comes to search engine rankings.

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Facts & Stats

73% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that was too slow to load.
51% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that crashed, froze, or received an error.
38% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that wasn’t available.
47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less.
40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
A 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost you $2.5 million in lost sales every year.

Source: Akamai.com

Our next blog addresses how to check your web site’s load time, and fixes for a slow website.

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Is your small business website and online presence giving customers what they want? According to the 2014 Web.com Consumer and Small Business Perception Survey,
the answer may be no. The survey uncovered a widening gap between how
well small business owners think they are doing with their business
website and how well their customers think the businesses’ use of
technology serves their needs.According to the survey, overall, small business owners realize it’s
crucial to have a business website to make their businesses appear more
professional and to enhance their personal relationships with
customers.  But only half of respondents say their business has a
website. While that number is up 8% from last year, it’s still a
shockingly low number in this day and age.

What’s holding entrepreneurs back from starting websites? Of those
without a business website, 59% say cost is the reason; however, 30%
simply don’t believe it’s necessary for their businesses. But in
reality, the survey found that whether you have a business website is
one of the biggest influencers in whether consumers decide to buy from
you or not. Smart small business owners are focusing not on the cost of
developing a business website, but on the ROI they can get from it.

What do consumers expect from small businesses? According to the survey, the top 5 are:

  • –       56 percent:   Special offers, promotions, discounts
  • –       54 percent:   Basic information (e.g. company information, product information, business hours, contacts, etc.)
  • –       47 percent:   Their own website
  • –       42 percent:    Customer reviews, ratings, recommendations
  • –       34 percent:    Incentivizing, rewarding loyal, frequent customers

If you don’t already have a small business website, consider hiring a
web design company like Coastal Web Services to help you. Working with a
web services company is a smart decision, because working with an
expert gives you more time to do what you’re an expert at—run your business.

Have you ever tried to find out Why Isn’t Anyone Coming to My Website?

OK, so assuming your website is up to date, looks attractive, is easy to navigate and the pages load quickly, if you’re still not getting much traffic, you probably are performing poorly with the search engines. Search engines today are like the Yellow Pages were ten years ago. Most people, when they’re searching for something on the internet, look at the first couple of results pages, maybe three. If your page is not showing up, they never get to see what you have to offer. So What Can I Do? Consider getting a free SEO analysis from Coastal Web Services. SEO stands for search engine optimization. A search engine analysis will show us where your site falls as far as search engine results as they relate to the key terms associated with your business. Once we know what the problem is, we can go about helping you fix it. Using some behind-the-scenes techniques and using text optimized for SEO, we can improve your ranking with the search engines, and improve your bottom line. A couple more things to consider that will increase traffic to your website include adding social media links and a blog. Social media is an effective way to get more visitors to your site, and blogging gives your site fresh content (Google loves fresh content), and if your blog is informative (How to Do This, Why Is That), your site will come up when people are searching for answers.

Web Site Design Tips for Small Business

Make your site inviting to new and existing customers

There’s nothing like an outdated, cluttered, clunky Web site with
spelling errors and broken links to drive away prospective customers.
How can you make your site an inviting place? Here are some tips for
improving key aspects of your web site.

Navigation – Your web site design
needs to have a well thought out layout, so customers can navigate it
easily. Make sure all important sections are prominently listed. Link as
many pages as you can into the main navigation bar, instead of having
subpages from pages. You can also link internally to other pages on your
web site through your web content.

Branding – Incorporate memorable elements of your
brand into your web site, such as your logo, company color scheme and
motto or jingle if you have one. Make your logo prominent on your home
page and put it on all other pages to promote your brand.

Home page – Visitors should be able to tell
immediately what your business does. Any call to action such as “Buy
Now” or “Call Now” should be visually prominent on the page.

Content – If your main business is offline, just
give enough clear, concise information to get customers to call or
email. If you sell your products or services online, provide complete
information to give customers the confidence to click and buy.  Either
way, consider having someone familiar with SEO do your web content writing.

Refresh content – New content draws customers back. One easy way to update your content without a lot of code changes is by starting a blog.

Think SEO – Keep search engine optimization (SEO)
in mind during web site design. Photos and splashy graphics may look
nice, but won’t be read by search engines. One fix: have a text link
that says “View portfolio” instead of a graphic button. Search engines
will read the text more easily.

Colors – Use complementary colors that make your
text easy to read. Clashing colors such as red text on a blue background
make text too hard to read and turn off visitors.

Be easy to reach – Make sure your contact information or an obvious link to it is at the top or bottom of every page of your site.

Sound good – Music or narration that starts playing
automatically when your site loads is an immediate turnoff for many
visitors. If you must have sound, make sure it’s easily disabled.

External links – Links that take visitors to another
web site should always load in a new window. Make sure your site stays
in front of the customer, even as you provide them with additional
resource information.