WEBSITE DESIGN DERRY
Over 20 years of helping Derry businesses be effective online
WEBSITE DESIGN FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN DERRY
Financial, Legal & Construction
Web Design Derry
Are you looking to grow your business or get a more professional website design?
Derry Website Design and Marketing services
With our Derry website design, we help professional services businesses in Derry to be effective online to get the customers they really really want…
Many of our website design clients, like ourselves, trade in Donegal and Derry. We all have to contend with a border and multiple domains such as the .ie or .co.uk, .com, or .ni. Plus the fact that ranking their websites in Google search is affected by all these factors and so many more, including internet or broadband providers and hosting providers. Do people who are searching for Derry Website Design use Derry or Londonderry, Derry City, County Derry, Maiden City, Derry or even L’Derry in their search terms? Do these potential clients view your web pages on a desktop or a mobile view? Is their mobile service provider in NI or ROI?
Faster – More Secure – More Visible
As a past pupil in St Columbs College in Bishop Street (before Lumen Christi) and Buncrana Road at a time when crossing the border to Donegal had so many visual signs of separation, I understand that these are now less obvious digital signs, but they are still present. Doing business in Derry alone, or Donegal alone, makes life more straightforward. But if you want to appeal to both sides of the border or even the Foyle, there are complications that need to be addressed. If you want to expand your sales online in the UK that will be different from growing in the Republic of Ireland. Add to that the fact that Google and Facebook change their algorithms frequently and you have a full-time job keeping up.
We help you address the challenges, to appeal to the target markets that offer opportunities for you. And then work with you to maintain that advantage, as the local digital climate evolves. It is critical that your Derry website design and digital marketing stay ahead of your competitors in Derry, elsewhere in Northern Ireland, or wherever they are based. Good web design is a must, a basic requirement or table stakes, as is good content and optimisation. Search engine optimisation is not wee buns, so it needs an expert.
Why not have a no-obligation chat with Michael about Derry website design and get some local SEO tips, then find out if we could add value to your Derry-based business. See our SEO Derry packages, for search engine optimisation services in Derry.
Plan & Design
Develop & Market
Train & Maintain
Allow us plan, design & create your business website design or overall web presence. Then manage it and market it or train your team to do it, using independent metrics to show you the return on your investment using agreed set targets.
We get results, which makes us stand out.
Our aim is generally to find out who you are, who you serve in Derry and what is the problem you solve, then communicate that message to your target audience.
SOME OF OUR DERRY WEBSITE DESIGN CLIENTS
“Had the pleasure of working with Michael and his team. We came to them with a time sensitive project and they delivered on all fronts. Thanks to them our new website is live and generating us new clients. Would highly recommend.”
“Web is a nightmare – MEANit is a dream..” Michael and his team built a new website for me recently. I found Michael’s no jargon, no BS attitude was actually what I needed.
“We are currently working with MEANit on our new website. It is great to finally find a team who can relate to Start-Ups and are willing to work with us, in our time frame. I love the personal, friendly approach and feel confident that they will be our chosen partners as we grow our business. Happy to recommend this agency to all!!.”
DERRY WEBSITE DESIGN PORTFOLIO
WordPress Website Design Platform
A complete, easy to use, web-marketing solution for any professional services business
“Get your business or practice found in Google search and then get your visitors to actually connect or engage with you”
What type of website design do you need for your business? We do Business websites of all sizes. Generally our clients do not want a website, they want more customers or different customers, more sales or higher sales.
Each of our business websites is built on a WordPress CMS Content Management System, which allows you personally add, edit or delete your content, written or photographic. All our websites are responsive or mobile friendly by default.
WEBSITE DESIGN DERRY PRICING GUIDANCE
“We can only give a detailed quote when we truly understand what you want or need.
Prices below give a rough guide, as we are 100% transparent about everything”
WEB DESIGN BUILD
Get a clean, fast, mobile-friendly, custom-designed website that ticks all the boxes.
An online presence that makes a big positive impact on your business without investing a fortune initially.
Build your brand and grow your audience with a Mobile-friendly
WordPress websites typically have 5 to 10 pages
Training is provided, so you can grow your site yourself over time.
Ability to add your own content.
Search Engine Optimisation to get you found in Google search results over time.
Starter or small firms, practices, or businesses. who need a high-quality custom design website
without needing any large initial investment, but a platform that they can build upon over time.
WEB DESIGN BUILD
Get noticed with a totally custom-designed, fast-loading website built to your specific needs.
Engage your target audience with unique page layouts perfect for feature content and focused landing pages.
Full training is provided
Custom-designed WordPress website, typically 10 to 30 pages
Allows you to make all the changes you want.
And we can add in the critical Search Engine Optimisation, so your website ranks well in Google.
Plus a written plan for your team to follow.
Medium-sized firms, practices, or businesses ‘ who need a quality custom ’ website and a marketing plan along with some ongoing help every month to generate the leads they want.
WEB DESIGN BUILD
You probably have an underperforming website, but realise you need a better web presence. One that will consistently generate the ideal pre-qualified leads and work you really want.
However. you do not have the team time to be doing all this digital marketing stuff. So you want some expert help.
This allows your whole team to focus on what you do best.
Results guaranteed by us
Let’s start with a meeting, then we can write up a digital strategy or plan, to ensure we set some agreed goals or targets for us to deliver for you.
Growth focused medium sized
firms or practices, who want to outsource all the website management and digital marketing responsibility to generate new business
Built on WordPress
Each of our business websites is built on a WordPress CMS Content Management System, which allows you personally add edit, or delete your content, written or photographic. All our websites are responsive (mobile-friendly) by default.
Successful people want to be as professional online as they are off-line.
With so many experts and platforms and apps, it’s difficult to know where to begin, right?
Meet Michael from the MEANit Web Design & SEO Team in Derry
With over 20 years of experience in the web, we can help you develop an overall web presence to give you the opportunity to engage with your chosen audience in Derry or further afield. This helps ensure that you get to do what you want to do, with the people you really, really want. If that sounds interesting to you, get in touch now for a complimentary chat. Let’s see if we are ‘a good fit for you!’
OUR MEANit BUSINESS WEBSITE DESIGNS DERRY ARE MOST SUITABLE FOR:
Any professional practice, solicitors, accountants or financial advisors, architects, builders or engineers, etc. Get our FREE Guide to Planning a Successful Website.
Hands Up ! – We are NOT ideal web partners for Enterprise or Retail eCommerce, Hotels, or hospitality. This is not our jam.
We offer guaranteed results through smart business website design – however, really we strive to deliver transformation.
Better results – As we grow to know you, we learn to help you grow your business. We partner with long-term clients, where we achieve ongoing returns. This is how we get referred to new Clients, based on great customer satisfaction.
Better tools – Our Business website designs have easy-to-use Open Source WordPress CMS Content Management Systems, to help put you in control. No Contract and No IT guys are needed. See our FREE web design guide.
Tell us what you want to achieve on the web to…Sell more! Tell more! Be more!
Are you just looking for someone capable, that you can trust to produce what you need now and be there to support you in the future? Contact us now for a No Obligation chat.
“All you need to build good business websites is Time, Talent, and Cash – if you lack enough of any one then just double up on the others – it is no secret”.
WHAT OUR MEANit HAPPY WEB DESIGN DERRY CLIENTS SAY
WEBSITE DESIGN DERRY FAQS
Can you guarantee more sales ? Will we definitely make more money ?
We may be able to generate more traffic, better traffic, and more enquiries, however, it is still down to you to make the sale. If we get 100 more people a month to your door, how many can you convert? We can get you the right traffic or visitors in Derry.
And we will only take on a new client IF we feel that we can deliver the results they want. If we do work together you will get more pre-qualified leads and as long as you convert them you will grow your sales and make more money. We even offer money-back guarantees if we need to remove any worries or stress. We are not out to take money off you for nothing. Far from it, our work generates more profit for you, to a point where you will be very happy to be paying our invoices. It is a mutual benefit.
Talk to us and let us find out if we are a good fit for each other.
Is it a WordPress website?
WordPress is to web design, what flour is to baking. It is a basic, popular, simple ingredient. Throw a stone down any street off the Strand and you stand a good chance of hitting someone who uses WordPress. The North West Regional College trains students in the basics of WordPress, as wll as web development.
On top of the WordPress platform, we apply a page builder to make it easier for you to use the website. And we then ensure the website page load speed times are good. This is our jam 🙂 Or flour in this case.
Add to that the experience and talent of our team plus some well-chosen plugins to make your website better than your competitors. Isn’t that the whole idea?
CMS Content Management System - what do you get with this?
CMS Content Management System – everything a business website needs
Here is the full list of what you get typically from our Business Website Services (Long read).
This Business website solution is ideal for any Client who wants a professional-looking web presence that they can edit without the need for an ‘IT’ person or ‘Webmaster’. It is a tool for Non-Techs, as no coding is required and only basic computer skills are needed. The CMS or Content Management System can be upscaled to include other functionality such as an eCommerce module at any time.
- Content Management System – Easy-to-use WordPress software platform which allows you to make changes to your business website content, imagery, navigations, videos, maps, Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Optimisation, etc.
- Business Website Design Template – Every website needs to have a look that best suits or reflects your company brand. We recommend ‘custom graphic design’, but also have low-cost design themes for you to choose from. If your company has a unique design and brand required for the website, we can create this in the solution. The investment required for creating a web design template is dependent on the time required for our website designers.
- Responsive Theme – For Mobile or Tablet delivery of website content in logical format is included by default
- SEO Tools – Our CMS comes with a Search Engine Tool, allowing you to optimize each of your web pages, keeping you competitive in Google, etc. A good website design is not just for show, you will need customers to find your business ranking well in search engines. With this package, you will be given all of the means necessary to do so. A website without SEO will not rank well or be seen by Search Engines.
- Unlimited Web pages – The CMS is capable of storing unlimited web pages helping your website grow with your business. If your business needs that facility, this package is perfect as the website will deliver on the internet quickly whether it has 1 or 1000 pages.
- Content Entry – While this solution is completely customisable, we input sized content provided by you, as a first draft and you can start editing from there. We do the first agreed 10 or whatever a number of pages for you.
- Attachments & Downloads – Each Web page has a facility for attachments allowing visitors to the website to download files. Attachments can be added, edited, and deleted at your discretion on any or every website page.
- Image Gallery – Every website page has a photo gallery assigned to it, allowing you to display your projects, goods, etc. Like the content entry, you can add as many images to your gallery or galleries as you wish.
Google Maps – Our Google Maps feature allows you to help customers locate you, locate your projects or locate conference locations, etc. It is an easy-to-use copy & paste tool.
Integrations you can have included
- YouTube – Your website design can contain YouTube or Vimeo video content that you have the power to embed on each of your web pages. Video is a great way of demonstrating your product or service to your customers.
- Image Manager – Sometimes one image can explain so much more than a lot of written content. The image manager allows you to easily store your images and add them to your web pages while also allowing for linking to other areas of the website or other external sites.
- Preview Mode – The CMS allows you to make changes to the website not yet ready for the public’s eye. Preview mode allows you to view the website with the new content, while the public is unable to view your latest website design changes until you allow them to do so. You are in control in every way.
- Email Accounts – Email is essential for every “business website” – with this package you get an email account or accounts or forwarder.
- Query Form – The CMS comes equipped with a standard form that can be submitted by customers and is delivered directly to an email address of your preference. These details are not stored on mailing lists, the form’s sole purpose is to allow customers to contact you with a query and leave a contact detail for you to get back to them. It helps you gather customer contact info and opinion/queries. Other custom Forms are billable options and depend on the time needed to create them.
- Website Statistics – Once your business website is up and running you will want to know who was on your website, what they were looking at, and how they came to be on your website. We register you with Google for Analytics. And we add a panel in your website Dashboard to see your stats at a glance.
- Hosting – As professional business website designers we do not try to do hosting as well, so hosting is currently recommended with SG Hosting.
Sample Business Website Structure or Layout
How do you lay out a business website – what sort of navigation to use?
– Service 1
– Service 2
– Project 1
– Project 2
- Clients or Testimonials
- Blog or News
- Special Offers
- Contact Us
- Please Note: The navigation above is for demonstration purposes only and web pages can be titled at the client’s request. With a CMS you have the ability to add sub-sections to your navigations. Like using Word it is a simple ‘wysiwyg’ interface, simply meaning that you can see exactly which pages you have and where they are. Easy to find and easy to edit or delete. Bigger websites will have Mega Menus to make it easier to find something when a site has dozens or hundreds of pages. A visitor should find what they came looking for quickly when they come looking for it. Google will reward with high ranking any site that successfully answers a search term query and where people click on the result.
What does a good CMS Business Website Design Cost?
What Does a Good Business Website Cost?
Every website project is different, so talk to us about yours, so that we can give you a proper quote. Expect to pay about €250 per page to €350 depending on which services are required plus any custom design. Any less and you have to wonder if the web guy knows what he or she is doing. Imagine a doctor giving you a prescription, before doing a diagnosis, based on a consultation. See the details of the full website costs.
At a minimum, you want a Content Management System, plus Initial Content Entry for the first 10, 20 or so pages, (add unlimited pages yourself later), Attachment Management, Image Manager, Image Gallery, SEO Tools, Google Maps, YouTube, Preview Mode, Query Form, User Manual and/or training, Website Statistics/Analytics, plus Custom Website Design, if you have the budget for it.
Monthly Support & Maintenance or SEO Options if required:
A. CMS – Agree on a set monthly plan to cover website updates, security patches, server support, and any plugin updates, etc.
B. Ad Hoc hourly rates to cover site, server support, and any edit requests, etc. Monthly Support Deals Optional Business Website extras – agree on an hourly rate with your web partners for these: Website Content Editing or creation New Web Page to Website – Free if done by you SEF – to make a page Search Engine Friendly Image – produce, resized, insert Downloads – Add to articles Google Map – FREE and recommended YouTube Video – produce, resized, insert SEO – Optimise the website to get to your targeted market.
C. Ongoing SEO Services
Optional Business Website items or add ons offered
- Content Creation – do you want us to write it for you
- Content editing – can you edit your own text
- SEF – making pages Search Engine Friendly
- Image – Producing, sizing, and adding to the website
- Downloads – any pdfs, guides, ebooks, etc
- Google Map – adding location pins
- YouTube Video – adding and optimising video
- Google Analytics – set up reporting in Dashboard
- Google Business Profile – We can set this up or optimise it for you
If required, we can also refer Clients to industry Specialised SEO or Online Digital Marketing specialists for Enterprise eCommerce sites. Or we can use our tools to drive your business and get higher conversion rates. Good ‘Independent’ honest advice for you, is our way of doing things – no exceptions.
Want to see a Business Website Design Checklist & Layout Plan? Just click here.
Business Website Design Checklist & Layout Plan
Reduce the need for costly revisions by planning well. Get this list covered and it will help ensure a smooth delivery for you and your web developers. It is very common for web developers to fall out with their clients, simply because this list is not covered.
Brief – Write up an initial brief for yourself, your team, and your web developers, including the website designer as well as the digital marketer. Or get the agency to write this for you
Domain name – What is it, do you own it, who has control of it, is it on your credit card, what is your username and password to access it?
Hosting – Where will you host and can they manage your new website solution? Ensure that this is also in your name and on your credit card
Project manager – Who on your team will oversee the new website development for your firm?
Lead time – When are you going live and what are the milestones?
Budget – How much of an investment is needed to build, market, and maintain, and what are the payment terms?
Goals & Objectives — What results do you want – set SMART goals, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound targets, then include some metrics.
Problem – What problem will you solve? For you or your customers
Target Audience — Who is it – your written or photographic website content should talk to that persona or those personas
Look — How do you want to be seen? Big, Corporate, Local, Arty, Professional?
Design — Get a graphic design mockup done after the web designer reads your approved brief and sees your planned layout or wireframe. Let them know which websites you like or do not like. Have a look at WordPress Themes for business websites, if you are on a tight budget. BUT do not do the designer’s job, let them be creative.
Content — Plan a Menu structure, list the pages and then prepare good content for each one and work with the web Designer on the look, the developer on the layout, the digital marketer for the content
Functionality — What smart stuff do you want on your business website, payment gateway, booking engine, blog, contact forms, etc
CMS – Content Management System? – Can you edit the website or who will do that for you?
eCommerce – How will you take money securely?
Booking – How will you handle bookings or enquiries?
Digital Marketing — Who will look after this to get the right traffic to the website and convert the ‘right’ visitors to buyers?
Measuring – Once targets are set, check the metrics regularly, so that you have a plan and can see how you are doing.
NB: Our WordPress Open Source CMS packages let you add unlimited pages to your business websites.
Lastly, if this is too much for you when getting started, consider our Simple or Starter website option. You can do all this in stages or phases. Maybe start small, see some return and reinvest from profits gained.
How long will the project take?
The planning takes one week. The website design usually takes two weeks, plus any delay due to revisions at your end.
The Development takes two weeks from the time we receive your website content, written and photographic.
Then a week to optimise and test, so usually between 4 to 8 weeks.
Everybody asks how quickly can my website be built. Our answer is “Once we have all your content in Dropbox and you have signed off on this final content. We can schedule your website, which will be built in one week. We will schedule that within the forthcoming four weeks. So the website will take one week to be developed by the team in Donegal and it will be done within a month of having all the content ready. “
Does that make sense do you?
I see lower cost options, why?
CMS Business Website Design Costs explained
At a very basic level, anyone who can use a computer, can ‘build’ a website. Much like anyone with a calculator can add, but it does not make them an Accountant. Anyone who can get flour is not necessarily a baker, or a good baker.
If you choose a website designer in Derry, based on getting a low price, you will end up doing it all over again in the future. Remember that you are looking for a website that will deliver results, such as more sales or enquiries. It is not about the cost, it is about the return on investment.
Every website project is different, so talk to us about yours, so that we can give you a proper quote. Imagine a doctor giving you a prescription, before doing a diagnosis, based on a consultation – that is malpractice.
Expect to invest from £250 to £350 per page depending on which modules are required – Get a Free quote now.
Could you please clarify who will be doing the work?
Our own team is based here in Ireland, mainly in Donegal. We do not offshore our website design or web development work. The web developers and project managers are team members on the web design agency payroll. The graphic designers are all local in Derry or Donegal and hired per project, as they all have different styles. We match the right graphic designer with your web design project. All our websites are custom designed for you individually.
Will it be responsive and optimised for mobile viewing?
Yes, we actually design for the mobile-first viewing and then make the desktop work too. Mobile page load speed is very important, especially since Google introduced Web Core Vitals, as an important ranking factor in May 2021.
How many pages do you need?
Who provides the written content and photos for the website?
You do. We can get written content done for you by a writer. And we can buy photos for you too if you need them.
Where will my website be hosted?
We do not sell or resell hosting. It is too important to be used as a way of making a little side profit. We recommend suitable WordPress hosting for your specific WordPress requirements. The hosting, like your domain name, should be in your name and on your credit card – much like the deeds of your house.
Do we need a blog?
No, you do not. However we often recommend having one. This is to allow you add supporting content for your main service pages. If you have a service page called Conveyancing, then why not write a supporting blog article about what is required to get conveyancing done. Or what are the typical charges are in relation to conveyancing.
Will we be able to update our new website after it is delivered?
Yes, absolutely. We will set you up as a User. And we will provide you with a Website User Manual. Plus you can book training with us as often as required. The website is a Content Management System and is designed to allow you to add, edit or delete content.
What happens if you get knocked down by a 212 bus?
We are a web design agency with a team of people and we have someone to replace everyone. If one of us gets knocked down, you will still be in good hands.
If you get knocked down, we will be available to train up your replacement in how to use the website.
Genuine question from Johnny Quinn.
FREE Google tool to Test Your Website – Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI).
FREE Google tool to Test Your Website – Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI).
How good a job did your web developers do on your website? Do not take their word for it, run this FREE Google test, to find out for yourself.
Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI) is a FREE tool from Google. It tests your website and then gives you a report on the technical performance of a given page on both mobile and desktop devices. On top of that, it then provides suggestions on how this particular page can be enhanced. Page Speed Insights or PSI is useful for capturing true, real-world user experience.
The results do two things. Firstly, it gives you a score out of 100 for the mobile and for your Desktop versions of your website. On top of that, the report gives you all the data you need to improve your score, by improving your website.
Does this affect your search engine rankings – yes it does. Keep working on your website to get a score as close to 100 as you can. At least get it into the Green zone, scoring 89 or above.
This tool gives you control. Now you can see how Google sees your website. And it is FREE.
Can we put video on the new website?
Do you offer any kind of guarantees or warranty on your work?
Yes. Unusually for our industry, we do in fact stand over our work. We agree targets. We even offer money back because we only take on projects where we know we can add value. We have never had to give any form of warranty refund.
Imagine we are having a conversation three years from now. And you are very happy with your progress. What needs to have happened in order for you to be that happy?
Do you handle emails?
No. Website hosting and email hosting are two different things. Or they should be. You could set up email on your website hosting. But if the website is offline for a few days you will survive. Having your email services down for a few days is much more stressful.
What search engine optimization tactics or techniques are included?
This depends on what is agreed upon. We like to plan the SEO Search Engine Optimisation in advance. We can do the keyword research for you. Or you can do it. We can make all the pages SEF search engine friendly.
Or we can optimise all the pages for the agreed key terms or phrases. You decide how much SEO we do for you. We even offer ongoing SEO services if you require them. This is what gets the website found and converting visitors.
How does getting a new website design affect my current SEO and page ranking?
Very important question. If you have a website already, it is critical to bring over any Google history to the new website. This is so valuable, so we make the most of it. 301 redirects may have to be done. Getting is wrong is common place and can be very expensive in lost sales.
Can you guarantee Page 1 listing ?
No. Google does not allow for that. Otherwise, everybody would be at it. However, a good SEO specialist should have an idea of what they can do it. This is still a wild guess until the first few months have been done. But we do not spoof, so once we know what you want to rank for, we can check to see how challenging that would be.
Will people be able to find my website in a Google search?
Yes, we will submit a Sitemap to Google to let them know your website is live, including all of its individual pages. If someone searches your domain, you will be found. If they search your trading or company name you will be found within a few weeks. It does take time to rank on the top most pages. That is an SEO or Search Engine Optimisation issue. You may engage us to work on your SEO Derry or you may engage someone else or even do it yourself if you feel you have the skills. Where you do rank will depend on your SEO and your competition and how good they are at SEO.
What search engine optimisation tactics or techniques are included?
This depends on what you ask us to do. We can make the pages of your website search engine friendly. We can work on optimising your website for agreed key terms or phrases. We can even do the research on your behalf to determine the best key terms to optimise for in your case.
We will submit a Sitemap to Google to let them know your website is live, including all of its individual pages. If someone searches your domain, you will be found. If they search your trading or company name you will be found within a few weeks. It does take time to rank on the top most pages. That is an SEO or Search Engine Optimisation issue. You may engage us to work on your SEO Derry or you may engage someone else or even do it yourself if you feel you have these skills. Where you rank will depend on your competition and how good they are at SEO.
How long does it take to get on Page 1 in Derry ?
This is a very common question. The truth is that this varies depending on the competitiveness of your key terms or words or your industry. And how well your competitors in the Derry region do their Search Engine Optimisation. Nobody can honestly guarantee you a Page 1 ranking for Derry or Londonderry. However, a good SEO might give you an indication after the first month or two. It depends on how competitive your business is in search. As any golfer in Prehen or Portrush would tell you, it is all about playing the course in front of you on any given day.
Can you offer a lower price ? I see other people asking for less.
You will see people offering to do SEO for less money. Some will even guarantee more traffic or higher ranking for some words. Or higher CTR click-through rate. Usually, these guys just want your money and it is a numbers game for them. They are forever selling and getting more short-term clients. That is how they work. Check, in an Incognito window, for private browsing, if they even rank for the services they offer themselves. Look at their Google Reviews and see if businesses like yours recommend people like them.
What you invest in is up to you. The more you invest the better the results in leads or sales. If you could invest £500 and get back £1500 or invest £5000 and get back £15,000 – which do you want? However, the fact is that the first few months are a gamble, to find out if we can do what we say and deliver results. You decide where you want to start and commit to one SEO provider for Derry.
How many months are needed ? How long does this SEO take ?
SEO is never-ending. And if you do get more traffic and more sales, why would you stop doing it?
Only after a few months will be able to tell you how long it should take to rank for a keyword or term.
Pick someone to work with and try them for 3 or 6 months. That is the extent of your investment or gamble with them. Maybe have a review meeting after every 3 months.