Looking for a WordPress Website Designer in Warrenton, Virginia who can help your business get page one Google search results and more online visibility and exposure?
Herbst Marketing has designed custom WordPress websites for dozens of businesses serving Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier County, and surrounding Northern Virginia communities.
Every business needs a professionally-designed mobile-friendly website that has been optimized for local search to compete effectively and get the visibility and exposure that Google provides.
Stop losing out on business that could easily be yours.
Today’s consumers expect to find your business on Google and the internet.
We help local businesses attract and keep more customers with professional responsive website designs that are also search engine optimized. Our Local SEO services ensure that your new website will be found online for your company name and other top keywords and keyword phrases.
Your optimized website will help you attract more business easily, and give your business a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
Affordable Website Payment Plans
Worried about the cost? We offer affordable payment plans for every small business budget.
Herbst Marketing has developed and launched a new website for the Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge church in Sperryville, Virginia.
The Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge is an inclusive, accepting and caring community that welcomes all to worship. Sunday Services are held at 10:30 AM every Sunday morning at the Hearthstone School at 11576 Lee Highway in Sperryville, Virginia.
For more information about the Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge, call (540) 227-3037 or visit their Facebook page at: Facebook.com/UUBridge.
Are You in Need of a New or Updated Website?
Harper Fitzsimmons of Advanced Counseling: Children & Families in Catonsville, Maryland contacted me recently for help with her online web presence.
Harper found me online while searching for a Google expert and digital marketing professional who could help her get her business information to rank higher in Google for the search phrase Catonsville Counseling.
I learned that Harper did not have a website while all other Catonsville MD licensed professional counselors did have websites. I explained to Harper that it would be virtually impossible for her to rank in search results without a website.
Harper’s website requirements were simple and I was able to purchase a domain name for her and get a new website up and running for Advanced Counseling: Children & Families in less than 48 hours. You can see a screenshot of Harper’s website below. Click the image to visit her site:
If you or someone you know needs a new, simple website to enhance your professional presence, give me a call at (540) 729-4076 or CLICK HERE to schedule a chat to discuss your requirements. I would be happy to help!
Herbst Marketing has launched a new website for Blizzard Interior Design, a full-service interior design company serving clients throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Melissa Kasun, President and Founder of Blizzard Interior Design, needed a state-of-the-art mobile-friendly website that looked more professional than her outdated Vistaprint website.
You can see how the original website looked below.
Blizzard Interior Design original website
The New Website
Melissa’s new website is built on the mobile-responsive Divi WordPress theme and includes photo galleries that showcase her interior design projects, as well as a link to her affiliate shop offering home furnishings and home decor products from One King’s Lane.
New Website for Blizzard Interior Design
Blizzard Interior Design has served residential and commercial clients in Virginia, Maryland and on Capitol Hill for over twenty years and has contributed design work to the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center for AIDS research and treatment (Whitman Walker Clinic) in Washington DC.
Founder and Principal Designer Melissa Kasun holds a BA in Fine Art and Design with emphasis in Architectural Concepts and Spatial Design. While attending Virginia Tech she was honored with the opportunity to submit her work as part of the accreditation process for the University’s Design Department conducted by The Foundation for Interior Design Research. Her interpretations of trending design and implementation have also been published in The Washington Examiner.
Melissa lives in beautiful and historic Prince William County in Virginia with her husband of twenty-one years Michael, her two daughters, Victoria and Erica and their German Shepherd, Luna.
I got an email offer from Network Solutions today promoting a 5-day limited-time offer on professional website design and marketing.
Since I like to stay informed on competitor pricing for the kinds of services I offer, I clicked through to see what the deal was. Turns out Network Solutions is promoting “custom” websites built by Web.com.
I know the kind of time and skill it takes to build a “custom” website for business and this sounds too good to be true.
And – in fact – it is.
When you read the fine print at the bottom of the Network Solutions email message promoting this offer, this is what it says:
*The “Save Big Today” offer for a custom website includes $344.00 in savings when you pre-pay for one year. A one-time annual payment of $1,279.95 will be billed to your credit card or payment method on file when your custom website goes live, typically within 2 to 8 business days. The annual recurring charge of $1,299.95 will be automatically billed every 12 months thereafter, in advance of each billing cycle. If you do not wish to pre-pay for a custom website one year in advance, the standard rate of service for the custom website for one year is $1,624.35 billed in installments of $124.95 every four weeks. If you want to cancel these services prior to billing, you must call us at least one day in advance prior to renewal at 1-800-333-7680. This promotion ends September 26, 2015.
Note: That’s $124.95 every four weeks — not just monthly.
Assuming the client keeps this website for three years .. the true cost is $4,873.05.
So am I saying that’s too much to pay for a website? No it’s not — if it’s bringing you more business than it’s costing you to keep it.
All I’m saying is: Don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking it’s “free.” ‘Cuz it’s not.
Next time a website design prospect suggests they can get a better deal at web.com, I’ll tell them: “No problem! I’ll be glad to meet their price!”
Can a well-designed website really attract more customers and generate more sales?
As a professional web developer providing revenue-generating website design services to local businesses since 2008 I can tell you for certain: a well-designed mobile-friendly website can absolutely attract more perfect prospects and help you convert those prospects to loyal customers.
Your website is the virtual doorway to your business. As such, it needs to:
- Look inviting and professional
- Make it easy for customers to contact you by phone, email or in person
- Demonstrate credibility and trustworthiness
- Educate potential customers as to why they should choose to do business with you.
Almost every single customer and prospect you serve will visit your website before they hire you or buy from you. Just as you recognize the importance of making your physical store front inviting and customer-friendly, you should also think of your website as the digital front door to your office or place of business and take equal care to make it inviting and user-friendly as well.
Clearly, an uninviting entryway to your business can deter potential customers from choosing to do business with you. But what if they can’t even find your front door in the first place?
You might have the most beautifully-designed website in the world, but if your prospects and customers can’t figure out how to call or email you quickly from your website, they’ll move on.
This issue of “closed signs” hanging on businesses’ digital front doors is more common than you’d imagine. Have you ever noticed how some websites don’t provide a phone number ANYWHERE visible on the site? Or their websites are on outdated platforms that you can barely read or navigate from your smartphone screens?
It’s shocking how many small business websites are turning away leads and customers because it’s too hard to find the business phone number or email address, and /or they don’t have a clear invitation and call-to-action.
We’ve filled out contact forms on some of the best looking websites, only to find that we don’t receive a reply or phone call. This is the kind of stuff that is hurting businesses everywhere.
Take it from our long-time client, Sandra Brannock, a kitchen designer in Amissville, Virginia. Sandra’s do-it-yourself website was enough to get started when she was new in business, but as her client base and reputation grew, she needed a site that looked more professional and was more user-friendly. She needed a website that showcased her portfolio of kitchen design projects, promoted her design expertise, and attracted a higher quality clientele who were searching for kitchen remodeling resources and ideas online.
Sandra’s website also was not mobile-friendly. When she decided it was time to step up her game, she hired Herbst Marketing to help, and this is what she says about the results she’s experienced since working with us:
Before I engaged Herbst Marketing, new business came my way strictly by way of client referrals. After I engaged Herbst Marketing, website leads equaled my number of referrals. All but one became bona fide kitchen remodeling projects.
And Lora Gookin, owner of Gateau Distinctive Cakes, says:
Yvonne is very technically knowledgeable about website design, SEO and blogging. This is evident by the dramatically increased traffic to my website after I had her completely redo the site for Gateau. She is very easy to work with and I am thrilled with my new website.
Need a Website? Ready for a Website Makeover?
Call or email us today to schedule an introductory 15-minute consultation. We’ll discuss your website goals and how we can help you.
Call: (540) 729-4076 or Click Here to Contact Us by Email
If your website is more than two years old, there’s a good chance you can benefit from an expert business website assessment.
Are you wondering if your current website is outdated?
Are you dissatisfied with its performance?
Do you know if your website was built properly to maximize its marketing effectiveness?
Is your business getting found online by your ideal prospects and target marketplace?
Would you like to be attracting more ideal clients, and generating more qualified leads and sales with less expenditure of your time and effort?
Get On Track for Success With a Personalized Website Assessment
Well-constructed business websites save you time and earn you money.
Herbst Marketing can prepare a personalized business website assessment and customized online marketing road map that can improve your business.
Our analysis will show you what needs to be done to make your website a high-performing revenue-generating tool for your business.
Here’s What You Get in a Website Assessment
We will evaluate your existing website’s overall design and function and let you know what is working and what could be improved.
We will analyze your website to see if it:
- Has been properly optimized with unique page titles and descriptions;
- Has concise, well-written content that speaks to and attracts your ideal customer;
- Has been indexed by search engines so that your ideal prospects can find you online using your most important keywords;
- Has been listed in the most important web directories;
- Is easy to navigate;
- Guides your visitors to take a buying action or other action that can lead to more sales for you.
We will schedule a time to review our findings with you, either by phone, Skype or in person, and our recommended plan of action.
At the end of our review session, you will be given all the information you need to implement our recommended plan of action, or – if you prefer – a “scope of work” you can use to request proposals from experts who can help you.
How to Order
Click on the “Buy Now” button below. This will take you to a PayPal link where you can order your website assessment. (You don’t need to have a PayPal account to order your assessment online. You can also use your credit or debit card).
One-Time Fee: $298.00
Important: Once you’ve paid for your assessment, we will email you a questionnaire asking you to provide information we need to begin our analysis.
Once we receive your completed questionnaire, we will contact you to schedule our phone consultation. Allow one week from the time you submit your request to the time of our phone consultation. This will allow sufficient time to prepare your Business Website Assessment and Plan of Action.
Would you like to know how you can capture more leads and close more sales with less effort?
Grow Your Local Business with Internet Marketing
The internet is a fantastic marketing platform for local businesses — but you need to know the recipe for success to make it work for you.
Did You Know?
Today, 97% of all consumers use computers or mobile phones to find local businesses and research buying decisions. If you are the first business your best prospects find online, then you are ahead of the game.
The Internet Can Help You Capture More Leads and Close More Sales With Less Effort
Here’s a simple “recipe” that can help you attract more qualified leads online and close more sales with less effort.
1. Get a Website Designed With Sales In Mind
2. Make Sure Your Website and Business Information Show Up Fast Online
3. Create an Irresistible One-Time Offer Available Only To People Who Request It Online
4. Require Prospects to Provide Name, Phone and Email Address to Obtain and Redeem Your Offer
5. Follow Up Fast and Follow Up Regularly to Establish Trust and Cultivate Loyal Relationships
6. Position Yourself as the Top Local Expert
7. Deliver Social Proof That You Are the Best Choice for Your Products and Services
Step 1: Get a Website Designed With Sales in Mind
If you really want to capture more leads and close more sales with less effort, you need to start with a website that works.
Websites that work are designed in a specific way that will save you money, time and energy on advertising and marketing while funneling more qualified leads into your business.
If you would like immediate help to get a new website, or fix your underperforming website,
Call Today: 540-937-7234
Or Email Us To Schedule an Appointment
Herbst Marketing is pleased to announce a new Warrenton VA pet sitting website.
Furry Friends Pet Care Website After Makeover
Kelly Parrish, owner of Furry Friends Pet Care in Warrenton, Virginia, was perplexed when the do-it-yourself website she built on Godaddy’s Website Tonight platform didn’t live up to her expectations.
Like many small business owners, Kelly assumed that “if I build it, they will come.” She didn’t realize that Godaddy’s website-building tools were not enough to create a website that works. It takes specialized skills and know-how to build a website that works — experience that few small business owners possess, or have time to develop.
Kelly knew she had to do something different, because (more…)