Vbiz can help you build a web presence. Today everyone expects you to have a web site and quite frankly it can save you a great deal of time and money.Point prospective customers to your web site so they can get information you may otherwise need to print, mail, have them pick up and then keep up to date. A good web site can do all of that and more.
Websites should reflect you AND your customers. If your typical customer just wants a simple way to get information about what you do or have done then keep it simple. People want most of all to find what they are looking for quickly and simply. Keep it simple (which also usually saves money as well).
About Google, there is no way for someone to send you straight to page one on Google no matter how much money you spend. In fact, Google spends considerable effort to make sure this can’t be done. Otherwise it would not be fair and those that could spend large amounts of money would own the first 100 pages.
SO how does your site get found on Google; common sense and planning mostly. There are things you can do that don’t really cost money and that will slowly increase your ranking: use unique words that a prospective client might use that is unique to your business. If you own a plumbing business, obviously the word plumbing should be used frequently on your site. But plumbing is also a regional type of business so you should also include the towns, cities, villages you service. If someone is looking for a plumber they are likely to add their location to the search otherwise they will find a plumber in a foreign country which is not likely to be helpful. Also there are likely not a lot of plumbers in your geographical region, so right away you are working your way to the front of the line.
Don’t fall for people or companies promising silver bullets on the web, keep it simple, move slowly, work with people you trust and remember the web is like any other tool in business; common sense goes a long way. Make sure you keep your eye on your return, what are you looking to get back from the tool and shop appropriately.
If you would like to get in touch with us we would be delighted to help. We have been doing business on the web since the mid 90’s. The web has changed and is changing a lot and is a really great tool for you, no matter the size of your business.