Website Design and Hosting
Website Design & Hosting Services
We are not simply a directory service... We also provide many local businesses with fully optimised, W3C compliant, updatable websites at very competitive prices. A website allows you to display your business services to customers in much more detail. You can include service details, prices, client testimonials, image galleries and much more. It is very important to us that all of our sites are search engine friendly, and a lot of effort goes into getting clients sites into a high ranking position on Google and Yahoo. Our websites can all be edited and updated by clients themselves at the touch of a button. Take a look at our PORTFOLIO to see a range of our existing sites.
How It All Started THE SUCCESS STORY
Bath Business Web is a successful online directory and web design company based in Bath. We have been established for over 4 years now and have built up an impressive reputation within Bath and the South West. The business was started by Duncan and Jackie Short. Duncan came from a successful career in the traditional paper directory industry, but began to feel that the UK market place were increasingly turning towards the internet for their every day needs, with Google becoming a way of life for many people. He thought long and hard before eventually leaving BT to set up his own online directory specifically dedicated to the local area.
Bringing years of skills and knowledge of the directory industry Duncan and Jackie established the online business directory www.bathbusinessweb.co.uk. Originally based from home, Bath Business Web rapidly expanded and now operates with a team of 8 experienced staff from offices on Pierrepont Street in Central Bath. We now own 6 popular online directories spanning the Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire areas.
Bath Business Web are well known within the local area thanks to our large database of clients and the high volume of visitors we receive on our directory sites every month. We always try to give something back to the community and often contribute towards local charities, recently donating to the British Transplant Games held in Bath.
Our team bring with them degrees in a range of design and multi-media related fields, including, Animation, Web Design and a masters in Brand Design. We are constantly striving to be at the forefront of the market place, and have now built over 500 web sites for clients in and around the Bath area.
It also became clear to us over time that a vital element of web design is being able to achieve strong results for your clients in Google, Yahoo and other search engines. After all, if your website cannot be found by potential customers using your chosen search terms, eg; ‘Flooring Bath’, your investment may be wasted. Duncan has worked hard to gain a solid knowledge of search engine optimisation, ensuring that the team are fully educated on the latest methods of SEO. Every site built by Bath Business Web is professionally optimised before being made live, and thanks to this we have achieved hundreds of front page results for our clients. In fact many of our customers have more than one website with us as they were so impressed with the results that we had achieved for them. It is thanks to our reputation for quality design and impressive results that we are forever growing.
Amongst our many front page results, a couple that spring to mind are a number 1 result on Google for a company called Bathroom Solutions under the term ‘Bathrooms Bath’ out of 21 million results and 23 front page results for a local event prop hire company, including national front page results for 2 of their search terms.
The team are very dedicated to their clients and a high percentage of them have been with Bath Business Web for years. We believe that customer service is paramount, as well as client rapport, and Duncan often calls in on existing clients to ensure that everything is okay.
Duncan has great passion and enthusiasm for the business and is incredibly proud of the front page results he achieves. He says “It gives me a great feeling to hear of success stories from my clients and that is why we put their testimonials onto our directory websites”.
What Sets Us Apart
Before any client joins with us we arrange a personal appointment at their premises or at our own city centre office, during which Duncan and his colleagues will actually sit down and get to know your business needs. We have years of experience in understanding how various businesses work, and as such understand that the needs and requirements of every company are different. We carry out a ‘fact find’ to ensure that we are clear on which areas of your business are most important to you and which you feel need to grow. Many businesses class themselves as busy, but further discussion can often reveal that they are doing a lot of the wrong type of work meaning that their net profit is failing to grow year on year. Once Duncan has built up a clear understanding of your company he is then able to offer a custom package tailored to your needs.
When purchasing a web design package the customer will also be listed in our online directories. You can choose from various directory categories and a choice of areas. Being listed on the directories will double your chances of being found in Google, as not only will your own website be displayed in the natural listings, clients may also find you via the directories, which themselves are often featured on the front pages of Google. The Bath Business Web directory alone has hundreds of recognised pages in Google and Yahoo and also over 5000 quality back links, giving extra strength to our clients websites.
When we go on to build your website we use the information we have gained from you to optimise the site for your key services. This means that Google will recognise the SEO work we have done behind the scenes and rank your site accordingly, meaning that whenever somebody searches for one of these terms on Google the site should be found near the top of the listings. Increasing your Google presence will hopefully go on to increase your business opportunities.
SEO is a complex process and it has taken our team years to build up the level of skills and knowledge they have now. Many people think that all they have to do is fill their website up with keywords. This is definitely not the case and if it were then anybody could be on the front pages of Google! In reality there are many techniques and skills which much be implemented, and it is only with this level of background knowledge that you can be sure to achieve the high ranking results needed. We also build all of our sites to W3C standards meaning that they are fully validated.
All in all we offer a service that fits our customers needs and offers maximum opportunities to grow their business. Hundreds of our clients express how they have seen their business grow over the past few years thanks to Bath Business Web and are constantly bringing in quality turnover from their enquiries.
If you want to grow your business and are considering a website, or perhaps have a website already but find that it isn’t performing, then call Bath Business Web today on 01225 920503 or 07809 472817 and you could be part of the success story.