A website is the identity of any business in the current days; it talks about everything about it. Starting from the origin, the history, about the company, the services/products they offer, way to contact them, and also the company terms and conditions, privacy policies, and more. Apart from the eCommerce companies (their website itself runs the company), or any job portals, marketplaces, or membership portals such as matrimony websites, dating sites, academic websites- companies who mainly runs their business offline, even they need fully functional websites nowadays in order to showcase their skills, impress the clients, and to promote their businesses.
In such situations organizations that don’t have an online presence are surely at the back foot, facing a huge struggle to beat the competition. It happens due to budget issues for small companies who cannot build websites (they think building a website is way too costly!). Also, not all the small business owners are technically skilled to develop a website of his own or can afford to hire a web developer for the same. The worst part is, many web developers and web design & development companies take advantage of such situations, charge huge amounts from the clients who have less awareness of the technical parts, and finally deliver nothing! Yes, you heard it right, they deliver absolutely nothing! That is one of the main reasons, why company owners who are unaware of the technical parts, don’t even think of building a website, which is mandatory nowadays!
This gives us enough reason to write an article on “how to choose the best web development company for you?” where we’ll try to show you what are the things to look for when you choose a web development company and what controls you should have with you so that the web developer or the company cannot cheat on you. If you are in the same boat and still struggling to build the first-ever fully functional, top class, dynamic website for your business, then stick around till the end.
- Collect Reviews from Previous/Existing Clients
This is the first and foremost thing to consider while choosing the web design & development company for you. As discussed earlier, there are many frauds, incapable web developers exist nowadays. So take reviews from their previous/existing clients about their services and play safe.
- Do a Research and Gather Basic Knowledge About Websites/ Domain/Hosting/ Server etc.
There are chances that even after getting good reviews about the company, they might explain weird stories to you about websites and web development, hosting plans, etc. So before finalizing any deals, research yourself about various sectors of website development and then take decisions, in a step-by-step process.
- Check the Server Location
Your website looks fine, opens smoothly, and attracts an audience-all fine. But if the hosting server is located far away from the country which sends most of the visitors, the website will gradually become slow. So check that too.
- Know the Platform
- SSL Certificate
See whether the web development company provides you with the SSL certificate, which is mandatory nowadays to run a successful website- an unsafe website doesn’t have SSL.
- Apply Basic SEO Operations
It’s the responsibility of the web development company to complete the basic SEO settings for their clients’ websites, as that is the basic necessity of the website to rank on the search engines.
Finally, it comes to pricing, check whoever offers you the best deals with the best packages, and go with them. But yeah! Try negotiating for the deals you make. But yeah! If you are unaware of even the very basic web development stuff, then they will surely try to snatch the most from you.
So, do your researches properly, collect reviews, and check out the points mentioned above to stay safe, also don’t focus on the very cheap stuff, but purchase branded ones.